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Rich Seubert ready to rumble in hostile Houston

Giants offensive linemen Rich Seubert, Kareem McKenzie and

Giants offensive linemen Rich Seubert, Kareem McKenzie and Chris Snee stretch together during training camp at the University at Albany. (Oct. 24, 2011) Credit: Jon Winslow

This is the ninth NFL season for the Houston Texans, and they have yet to make the playoffs. But at 3-1 and with a win over Indianapolis under the belts, the Texans have command of the AFC South and are rolling behind quarterback Matt Schaub and NFL-leading rusher Arian Foster.

It will be a tough spot for the Giants Sunday at Reliant Stadium, but guard Rich Seubert said he's looking forward to the environment. "I've been down to Houston once," Seubert said. "It's loud. It's a fun place to play. I enjoy going on the road. Our crowd was great Sunday night. They were loud. It was special being in the new stadium, they were going nuts cheering for you. But I kind of like it on the road. We've played in some pretty hostile places. It gets me jacked up just to leave them quiet at the end of the game."

Seubert is hoping running back Ahmad Bradshaw's ankle is well enough to allow him to perform, but if Brandon Jacobs is the starter, he still believes the Giants' running game can get the job done and keep the offense balanced. "I like the way everybody has been running," Seubert said. "Brandon did a heck of a job, too, when he got in there [against Chicago]. Ahmad has been running hard.

"Our running backs, I don't have to question their toughness. They're there with you. If I was in a street fight somewhere, I'd want those guys on my side. They're going to give it everything they've got every week. I give Brandon a lot of credit for what he's been through and the way he ran last week. It means a lot to us."

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