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Broncos DB corps present big challenge for Texans

The Texans are going up against Number One.

Denver's defense is atop the NFL with a League-low 182.3 passing yards per game allowed. 

Cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris, Jr spearhead the secondary, that also features safeties T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart. A multi-time Pro Bowler, Talib's picked off 33 passes in his 9-year NFL career, and also scored nine touchdowns in that span.

Harris, meanwhile, has been selected to the last two Pro Bowls, and has started 69 games since entering the NFL in 2011.

"Two Pro Bowl corners," Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins said. "Two of the best at their position. Always excited to go up against upper echelon corners."

Head coach Bill O'Brien agreed with Hopkins, and explained whey they're both "excellent" players.

"Good man-to-man," O'Brien said. "Good zone. Lot of experience. Good ball skills. Good tacklers. They're one of the best tandems in the league."

Offensive coordinator George Godsey attributed a lot of Talib and Harris' success to their smarts.

"They're very good, it seems like, students of the game," Godsey said. "They've played a lot of football, have seen a lot of different routes, seen a lot of different patterns and know the skillset of the receiver that they're going against."

The Broncos defense has permitted just 5.58 yards per passing play, and only 18 points per game in 2016.


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