It was tonally kind of weird when I spent half of Any Given Sunday last week talking about the Texans run defense being bad. They had just won a football game! Against the New England Patriots! But it was something that has been an anchor for them since the bye week and it's something that stood out to me. In Week 14, they re-inserted Brennan Scarlett into the starting lineup and did alright at stopping the run -- they made it to -14.6% run defense DVOA, their best game in a month.
But with no pass rush without J.