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Old 10-22-2011   #1
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This game may not be the cake walk some think it should be.


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1. Try the run. After a week off, it's now or never in regards to Chris Johnson. Chris Palmer will get him some major work early on to kick his tires. On Sunday, the Texans gave up over 100 yards to Ray Rice and have been giving up an average of 132 yards a game all season, fifth most in the NFL. I'll go ahead and say it: If Chris Johnson doesn't have a good week this week, I don't think he will have a good week all season. The fact is, if this team is going to get anywhere this year, they can't have the worst run game in the league. I would love to see some more from Jamie Harper in the second half if CJ isn't going anywhere.We're [Titans] the worst rushing team in the league with CJ running, so what's to lose?

2. Watch the run. Let's be honest. Matt Schaub's great and all, but Andre Johnson was the heart of the Texans' receiving game. Their two top receivers now are Jacoby Jones and Kevin Walter. Hardly great. Schaub gets rolling when the run game is working, so the focus for Jerry Gray's defense has to be to shut down the run game. Arian Foster has been dinged up for most of the year, but when he gets rolling he can be very dangerous. Houston is ranked 20th in yards per carry, averaging just 4.0 yards, but still running the ball 187 times all season, second in the league only to the Raiders. The Titans have the NFL's 10th-ranked run defense, and opposing backs, including Ray Rice, Peyton Hillis, and Maurice Jones-Drew, are averaging just 3.8 yards a carry.

3. Keep Hasselbeck up.
The Titans offensive line has been superb to this point in regards to giving Matt Hasselbeck his time, with a league-low seven sacks allowed and only 11.6% of pass attempts under duress. This week will probably present the tough challenge yet, as Wade Phillips has been relentless getting after the QB. Houston's defensive line is very underrated, even with Mario William
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Mario's a huge piece to getting after Hasselback--no doubt about it. But there are others that need to get after him. Hopefully JJ has a good game.
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1. Try the run. After a week off, it's now or never in regards to Chris Johnson. Chris Palmer will get him some major work early on to kick his tires. On Sunday, the Texans gave up over 100 yards to Ray Rice and have been giving up an average of 132 yards a game all season, fifth most in the NFL. I'll go ahead and say it: If Chris Johnson doesn't have a good week this week, I don't think he will have a good week all season. The fact is, if this team is going to get anywhere this year, they can't have the worst run game in the league. I would love to see some more from Jamie Harper in the second half if CJ isn't going anywhere.We're [Titans] the worst rushing team in the league with CJ running, so what's to lose?
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I'm still trying to figure out what our run defense really is. The coaches said over the first 3 games or so, our focus was on the passing game & we admittedly gave up a few yards early on, by scheme.

The last two games, not so much. Ray Rice ran for "over 100" yards alright, 101 on 30 carries for 3.8 ypg (which they noted later as a good point for their run defense). DMC, we held him to 3.2 ypc.

our pass defense hasn't been terrible these last few weeks either. Against the Raiders, you can say Campbell was our best pass defender. Against the Ravens, we struggled.. more bend don't break kind of stuff though.

If we give CJ2K a crease... we could be in trouble.

I honestly have no expectations for this game. I'm just going to watch & enjoy. & see what's what when it's over.

These are always good games.

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mods how did this thread end up in the archives when it was originally posted in texantalk?
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