Verdict in: Texans defense rests

Posted: 29th September 2009 by Jim McCurdy in NFL
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By Jim McCurdy á HOUSTONùAs the verdict has it: the defense rests. Big play after play is the difference between a 2-1 and a 1-2 start. Through three games, the Houston Texans defense ranks last in the NFL in yards per game allowed at 436.3. Opponents have converted on third-down on 20 of 40 occasions against Houston. They've been successful on three of four fourth-down plays. "We canÆt hide anymore, about whatÆs wrong and whatÆs right," Texans rookie linebacker Brian Cushing said. "Some things have to be done, and they will be.ö The Texans have registered only two sacks thus far. That's something that's become disturbing to a team that has one of the best defensive linemen in the game in Mario Williams and added free agent Antonio Smith in the offseason. Williams has ...

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