Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 1/8/13

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 20: Vince Wilfork #75 of the New England Patriots smiles during warm ups gainst the Cincinnati Bengals during their preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 20, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has seen it all, and his ability to diagnose opponents' strengths and tendencies is evidenced by the on-field instinct he displays.With the Houston Texans coming to town Sunday for a Divisional Round bout, Wilfork is preparing to defend the cut block. "That’s something that they do very, very well," Wilfork told reporters Tuesday, via Patriots.com. "Their zone running scheme, stretch runs [and they] mix in a couple scheme runs. But playing cut blocks is always a big challenge when you’re facing a team like this because it seems like – I don’t care if you’re getting cut on the front side or the back side, that running back sees it and he hits it right off that cut block."Led by Arian Foster and his 1,424 yards, the Texans averaged 4.2 yards a carry in the regular season. Houston had 15 rushes of 20 yards or more and scored via the ground 19 times.Conversely, New England has been solid defensively against the run, surrendering just 3...
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