Urlacher: Texans' Foster a 'badass'

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Urlacher: Texans' Foster a 'badass'

Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has seen Adrian Peterson a couple times a year for the last half-decade. He saw Chris Johnson last week in Tennessee. None inspired his vocabulary quite the way Arian Foster did on Sunday.
Hes a bad ass, Urlacher said after Foster ran for 85 yards in the first half and 102 total in the Houston Texans 13-6 win on Sunday night. You watch him on tape, you watch him on TV, you cant really get a grasp of how fast he is, how big he is. I had no idea.
Foster became just the second back in the last 20 games to rush for 100 yards, although the second in two weeks after Johnson netted 141 for the Titans last Sunday.
But where 80 of Johnsons came on a garbage-time gallop in the fourth quarter, Fosters were methodical 41 on eight carries in the first quarter, 44 on nine carries in the second, with no run longer than 21 yards.
Hes so patient, said defensive end Corey Wootton. Its not so much that hes explosive. He waits on his blockers, makes good decisions and then really hits the hole he picks.
The Bears schemed to take Foster away in the second half, with eight and nine men in the box (10 sometimes, according to Houston coach Gary Kubiak).
Houston had seven runs of 11 yards or longer in the first half. They had three in the second.
Theyre one of the best teams in the NFL, said Foster, not quite going with Urlachers descriptor for the Bears defense. We feel like we are, too.

Preview: Cubs continue series with Nationals tonight on CSN

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The Cubs continue their series with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night in the nation's capital, and you can catch all the action on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com and via the NBC Sports app.

Coverage from the District of Columbia with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies begins at 6 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the game for reaction and analysis on Cubs Postgame Live.

Tonight's starting pitching matchup: John Lackey (5-8, 4.74 ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (8-2, 3.57 ERA)

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Preview: Carlos Rodon makes season debut as White Sox face Yankees on CSN

Preview: Carlos Rodon makes season debut as White Sox face Yankees on CSN

Carlos Rodon makes his season debut as the White Sox take on the New York Yankees tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN Plus and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Tonight’s starting pitching matchup: Carlos Rodon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 5.74 ERA)

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