The Unabashed Blogorrhea stirring and shaking this holiday season while wondering if history sort of repeats itself this next Sunday at Reliant.
The now two-time reigning AFC Champion Texans collide with one of the greatest all-time from the Great State has he chases NFL history and another all-timer from Texas.
Adrian Peterson returns to his home state needing 188 rushing yards to crash the 2K club and 294 to break Eric Dickerson's standing ultimate big-boy hard-knock standard of 2,105.
Given the current declining state of the Texans run-game resistance and Peterson's current insane pace, that former total is well within Peterson's reach Sunday and the latter is not absolutely out of the question.
It would perhaps be fitting for Peterson to romp past the record in Week 15 against Houston's NFL outfit given that Dickerson did exactly that in Week 15 1984 against Houston's NFL outfit.
Dickerson's day was December 9 in front of less than 50,000 in Anaheim Stadium with marginal quarterback Jeff Kemp against an Oiler rag-tag outfit slumping their way to a final 3-13 record.
Peterson arrives in Houston December 23 for a forever sold out Reliant Stadium with marginal quarterback Christian Ponder against an AFC-best 12-2 bunch still ranked among the top-five against the run featuring the game's resident individual defensive dynamo.
J.J. Watt's entire season of destruction and his most recent demolition take-down on the Colts defies description.
Peterson's running tear through the NFL defies its own description on its own merits but particularly given that twelve months ago his tear involved both the ACL and MCL of his left knee.
Yes, for Christmas 2011 Adrian Peterson received an MRI that confirmed an occupational disastrous injury that most in football figured would at least sidelined him for nine months and make it difficult for him to return for the start of the next season.
Peterson returned. For the Vikings season opener. He now arrives in Houston in the midst of the biggest eight-game rush-fest in league history - 1,313 yards.
He is one of only four running backs with more than 250 carries while averaging more than six yards a carry. The others are Jim Brown in 1963, Barry Sanders in 1997 and O.J. Simpson in 1973.
Did The Unabashed mention that twelve months ago Peterson ripped up both the ACL and MCL of his left knee?
Are you kidding?
Better than fiction.
In 1984 Dickerson was the best-ever for one campaign in only his second NFL rodeo.
He busted the Oilers for 215 yards to move past O.J. for single-season rush king status.
He ran over them, through them, past them. And then ripped them for their running their collective mouths.
"The were saying dirty things from the start," Dickerson said after the game. "They were grabbing my face mask, taking cheap shots. They were twisting my knees and ankles after the play. I had hoped to do it (break the record) in San Francisco on national TV (the next week) but they got me mad with all their talking and cheap shots."
More Dickerson: "I was getting ticked. I told them, 'It's gonna be rough on y'all today.'"
Yes, yes it was.
How rough will Sunday prove to be for the Texans with Adrian Peterson back in the Great State motivated and properly primed for the greatest single-season rush season in NFL history.
Unless of course the Texans are determined to not let history sort of repeat itself.