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Texans' run defense a positive

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Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
By Mike Wilkening

The Texans' defense has had a disappointing season overall, but their play against the run has been a strength. Through 12 games, the Texans were allowing just 3.9 yards per carry. While teams have attacked Houston with the pass with great success, they haven't completely abandoned the run against the Texans; note that opponents averaged 25.9 carries vs. Houston through Week 13. The Texans' solid play vs. the run is a carryover from a season ago, when they allowed just 84.3 rushing yards in their final 13 games. The Texans, who were among the NFL's worst teams at defending the run up the middle a season ago on a yards-per-carry-allowed basis, have made strides in his area despite opponents being on pace to attempt more middle runs in 2010. One Texans player who's playing especially well vs. the run is DT Amobi Okoye, the way we hear it. 

 

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