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Texans' solid run defense focused on Peterson

Adrian Peterson (Matthew Stockman/Getty)

The Texans have the fifth-ranked run defense in the NFL for a reason – they focus, with great success, on limiting a running game and have stopped some impressive runners so far. We look at the numbers and get reaction from head coach Gary Kubiak.

With all of the focus being centered on Adrian Peterson and his assault of the all-time NFL single-season rushing record, the Houston Texans may be the absolute worst opponent he could face. Armed with one of the strongest defenses in the league, the Texans have done their job the old-fashioned way – stopping the run consistently. Through 14 games, opponents have run just 315 times against... Recommended Stories