4 Reasons the Texans' Lock-Down Secondary Will Force the Lions to Run the Ball

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4 Reasons the Texans' Lock-Down Secondary Will Force the Lions to Run the Ball
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This Thanksgiving Thursday, the Houston Texans' stingy defense faces off against a high-powered Detroit Lions offense. The Texans' secondary will look to force the Lions to run the ball, because Detroit is far less dangerous on the ground than they are through the air.

Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are one of the deadliest quarterback-receiver combinations in all of football, and the Texans will need to keep them from getting into a rhythm. 

Here's a look at why the Texans' stout secondary will be able to shut down the Lions' passing attack and force them to run the ball. 

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