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  1. RTC: Ground game was priority after half

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans: The Titans proved again they'll fight to the end, and this time it broke a three-game losing streak and a dreadful run in the AFC South, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. The Titans defense proved i...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  2. QBR: T.J. Yates' solid Saturday

    Paul Kuharsky

    Saturday's quarterback performance by Texans rookie T.J. Yates resulted in a 97.7 passer rating and a 58.0 QBR. The Texans relied mainly on their ground game Saturday, as Yates attempted only 20 passes, completing 11 for 159 yards. Only four of Ya...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  3. AFC South High Energy Player of the Week

    Paul Kuharsky

    A look at a player who gave his team a significant boost in Week 15. The Colts turned all of the pregame thinking about their ground game inside-out in their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. They shut down the Jaguars' physical run att...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  4. Texans looking for help in ground game

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN's Darren Lyn HOUSTON -- The Texans averaged 382 yards per game last season, which ranked third in the NFL. Rookie running back Steve Slaton, who rushed for 1282 yards, was a big part of that offensive output, but with the release o...

    Blog | April 22, 2009
  5. Audible: AFC South Thanksgiving preview

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Tennessee Titans (10-1) at Detroit Lions (0-11), 12:30 p.m. ET The Titans have gotten away from the sort of ground game they pride themselves on and have to look at the Lions and see a sure-fire cure. Chris Johnson ...

    Blog | November 26, 2008
  6. Scouts Inc.: The secret to Slaton's success

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by Scouts Inc.'s Doug Kretz Rookie running back Steve Slaton is sparking what had been an anemic Houston Texans ground game. The Texans appear to have the franchise's first 1,000-yard rusher since Domanick Davis in 2004. Slaton already has 701...

    Blog | November 21, 2008
  7. At issue: Jaguars run defense

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky The Jaguars rank 20th in run defense, hardly the sort of presence they expected to have this year against the ground game. In seven of 10 games this season they have given up at least 103 rushing yards. Two out of t...

    Blog | November 18, 2008
  8. Scouts Inc.: Running on Ravens not easy, but Titans can do it

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson The Titans haven't exactly feasted on patsies to stay undefeated and at the top of the AFC South. But for a team that relies so heavily on the ground game, the Ravens' No. 2-ranked rushing defense has to be con...

    Blog | October 04, 2008
  9. On the temptation to stray from one's defensive assignment

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Poor gap fits, undisciplined play and bad tackling have all been significant factors in the Titans' poor run defense. They're giving up a league-worst 141.5 ground yards per game. That they are still answering questions abou...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  10. Rules interpretations and clarifications

    Paul Kuharsky

    Two rules issues showed themselves in a big way in the two AFC South games Sunday. In Houston, Arian Foster got a touchdown taken away for failing to complete a catch, putting the ball on the ground to hold himself up. In Philadelphia, Austin C...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  11. Chat's at 3 p.m. ET, everybody's joining us

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky HOUSTON -- Last week I managed to chat from Indy. This week, I have another road game. Can I successfully chat about the AFC South from the Houston Chronicle's special, dimly lit press room on the ground lev...

    Blog | August 20, 2009
  12. Can a failed third-and-2 spark run-game revival?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Donald Miralle/Getty Images Instead of trying to convert a critical third-and-short on the ground during a playoff game against the Chargers, the Colts chose to pass with regrettable results. Posted by...

    Blog | August 13, 2009
  13. Rapid Reaction: Steelers 26, Jaguars 21

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky The Jaguars identity is based on their run game. When they fell to 0-2 to open the season, it was in large part because they could not get it going on the ground. When they bounced back with two consecutive wins, it...

    Blog | October 05, 2008