Originally Posted by ChampionTexan
I think there's been a perception problem about the run D based on a couple of isolated instances (Chris Johnson's game against us for one). The longest run against us this season has was 19 yards which is best in the league.
Overall, it's 4th in the league at 83 YPG, but even on a yards per carry basis it's top 10 at 3.9.
I'm not saying it's a stone wall, but it's not as porous as some folks seem to believe it is either.
Numbers like that (the 83 YDS per game) can be a little misleading. The Texans have the 2nd least rush attempts against them. Baltimore, a great rushing team, only had 55 yards on the Texans, not because the Texans shut them down, but because the Ravens only ran it 12 times because they fell behind.