WATCH: Teammate strips Texans’ Arian Foster, Falcons TD ensues

Arian Foster's first game back featured a fumble caused by teammate Derek Newton.

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In a season filled with plenty of obstacles for the slow-starting Houston Texans, it’s a safe bet running back Arian Foster wasn’t expecting he’d have to contend with one of his own offensive linemen stripping the ball from him.

Foster, who made his season debut in Sunday’s game against the Falcons after having groin surgery in early August, was on the wrong end of an odd play in the second quarter. 

With the Texans trailing by 14 points, the Pro Bowl running back took the handoff from quarterback Ryan Mallett, only to have right right tackle Derek Newton inexplicably reach in and jar the ball loose.

 

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