Found December 10, 2011 on Fox Sports Houston:
HOUSTON - Of the lasting images from the Texans' masterful defensive effort against the Falcons last Sunday, perhaps the most memorable was that of nose tackle Earl Mitchell sprinting to and then hurdling a pile of bodies to assist on a tackle of Atlanta running back Michael Turner. The defender at the bottom of the scrum, the first on the scene wrapped around the robust legs of Turner: Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson. That Jackson tackle preceded his jarring hit later in the afternoon, one so vicious that a collective groan emanated from the Reliant Stadium crowd before an official reflexively tossed a flag out of the belief that Jackson's strike was flagrant. The penalty was waved off and play continued, but the collision reinforced what has long been apparent. The Texans (9-3), aligned in a 3-4 scheme supposedly susceptible to the run, rank fourth in the league against the run in part because of the physical play of Jackson and his cohort, Johnathan Joseph. To watch bo...
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