Originally Posted by Fiddy
DD isnt a threat to hit a 60 yard TD run so teams focus all their attention to the WRs and will be willing to give up 3-4 yards a rush for DD and stop the pass at all cost.
That would be fine if Texans only wanted to run up the middle, Lions can stop that, but the Lions DE's are not that good. That is where Jones got all his yards last week. Those off tackle plays that are 3-4 yds against most teams could be 10-20 yd plays against the Lions. If you force the Texans to throw, there is a better chance for TO's. I'm not saying this is what the Lions will do, and there is a reason I'm not a NFL coach, but that is what I would do.