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Run game in focus as Texans get set for Cards

Despite a dip in the last two games, the Texans offense has run the ball well this season. 

Bill O'Brien and company are focused on eliminating the dip.

“We need to establish the run a little bit better," O'Brien said Wednesday. "I think we’re still in the top five or six in the league in rushing but the last two games haven’t been great, so we just need to do a better job, starting with me."

Houston ran for 94 yards in the loss to the Colts, and 89 yards last week at Los Angeles. They're now sixth in the NFL with 127.9 rushing yards per game. Getting back closer to that mark, or above it, is a priority and a bonafide possibility for the likes of Lamar Miller, D'Onta Foreman and Alfred Blue. 

"Definitely," Foreman said. "But it comes with us just being at practice and just keep working on it. I'm very confident in me and Lamar and Blue, as well. Every back in the room I'm very confident in. I feel like we all can produce."

Despite the downturn the last two games, Miller's carried the ball a combined 21 times for 111 yards. Continuing that production, and coupling it with more carries for more yards from Foreman and Blue would go a long way towards helping Tom Savage.

"Running game’s important for a pocket quarterback, just to kind of get the defense off and it helps with some of the play-action," Savage said. "I think we got two really talented running backs or three or four, however you want to look at it. They’re doing a good job.”

The Cardinals' defense is on tap this Sunday at NRG Stadium, and Arizona's allowed just 97.7 yards per contest, which is the 8th-best mark in the NFL. 

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