THAT'S SAYING THUMBTHING

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To one of the league's great early season success stories, Texans running back Arian Foster. Undrafted last year, Foster spent 2009 on the Texans' practice squad. Now, through three games, he leads the league in both rushing (406) and yards from scrimmage (502). If he rushes for at least 94 yards Sunday, he'll become just the 10th running back in the last 40 years to rush for 500 yards in the first four games of the season. And if he does that and also has 4 receiving yards, he will be only the third running back in history to total more than 500 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards in the first four games of a season. The other two? Emmitt Smith and Billy Sims.

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To Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum for suggesting that the reason wide receiver Braylon Edwards was benched for the first quarter of last Sunday's game against Miami wasn't "as much" about his DUI arrest as it was about him being out until 5 in the morning. For starters, his comment minimizes the culpability of (alleged) drunk-driving . Secondly, two of Edwards' teammates, offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson and linebacker Vernon Gholston, were passengers in the car Edwards was driving. If being out late was the real no-no, then why weren't they benched as well, Mike?

- Paul Domowitch