At the start of the fourth quarter, with the Texans on top by four, they faced a 4th-and-goal at the Jacksonville 1-yard line.
On the three plays prior, Arian Foster was stuffed for a loss of one, he gained that yard back on the next play, and Ryan Fitzpatrick was stuffed for no gain on third down. The Texans could've attempted a chip shot field goal that would've given them a 20-13 advantage. But Foster didn't want that. He wanted the ball, and he made sure head coach Bill O'Brien knew it.
"He told me: 'I'm scoring,'" O'Brien said. "So we went for it there."
Foster ran right and into a wall of Jaguars before reversing his course, sprinting left and gliding in for a score. After the Randy Bullock extra point, the Texans were on top with a commanding 24-13 lead. For Foster, the decision was a no-brainer.
"It was a critical moment in the game," Foster said. "I don't think any offense can drive 99 yards on our defense. I didn't think we had much to lose."
The run itself impressed his head coach.
"Anytime you score like that in the NFL and break some tackles, and actually end up on the other side of where the intent of the play was, that's a heck of a run," O'Brien said.
J.J. Watt, who tallied three sacks in the 27-13 victory, was impressed with Foster's effort on the touchdown run, and boiled it down very simply.
"That's a playmaker making a play," Watt said.
Foster finished the day with 127 yards on 24 carries, and also caught a pair of passes for 21 yards. He reached the 1,000 yard mark for the season on a run in the first half, and it was his seventh game in 2014 with 100 or more rushing yards.