Texans try to address red-zone issues



HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Gary Kubiak started the week by meeting with his offense and reviewing all the Texans’ plays inside the 20-yard line over the first three games.

No one liked much of what they saw.

The Texans (2-1) are tied with New England for the most trips inside the red zones with 16, but they have only five touchdowns to show for it. The inefficiency cost them in a 40-33 loss to New Orleans last week, and correcting the problem has been the focus heading into Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh (2-1).

Houston should get a boost this week, with 2010 NFL leading rusher Arian Foster expected to start after nursing a sore left hamstring for several weeks. Foster led the league in rushing touchdowns (16) last season.