On Sunday, Alfred Blue rushed for over 100 yards for just the second time this season. In the 16-10 win in Indianapolis, the second-year running back was a big part of the Texans offense.
"Alfred Blue, other than the fumble, he ran with a purpose and I think that was a big part of the game," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "There was no fare dodging out there, he ran with a purpose and give him a lot of credit and give our line and our tight ends a lot of credit."
Blue led the team with 107 yards rushing on 20 carries, a season-high 5.4 yards per attempt. O'Brien wasn't deterred by Blue's fumble, which occurred on Houston's second offensive series. He wanted Blue back in the rotation as soon as possible.
"We felt like he was running hard," O'Brien said. "We felt that he had some good runs up to that point, so we were going back to him."
Blue may have had some extra motivation too. He didn't start last week against New England and contributed only on special teams because he was "banged up," according to O'Brien. Blue had something to prove.
"Yeah, I would say I just had the mindset to just going in there and making an impact and showing everybody out there, coaches and everybody that I can contribute to the team," Blue said.
In addition to Blue, six different Texans contributed to the 155 yards on 37 carries in the Week 15 win over the Colts.
The (7-7) Texans will travel to Tennessee to face the (3-11) Titans on Sunday. Kickoff is set for noon CT.
The Texans faced the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 15.