Lamar Miller is x-factor for Texans against Chiefs

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Lamar Miller
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Lamar Miller /

The Houston Texans’ need running back Lamar Miller to have a big game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Let’s face it, the Kansas City Chiefs are going to load up the box on Sunday night in order to force rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson to beat them through the air, by shutting down running back Lamar Miller.

You would think the Chiefs wouldn’t want Watson to throw the ball against them, given how well he’s been playing over the past two weeks. But Kansas City already has 11 sacks in four weeks. So they know how to get pressure with their front seven.

If the Chiefs are able to keep Miller in check and make the Texans’ offense one-dimensional, they will then be able to unleash star pass rusher Justin Houston and the rest of their defense to get after Watson.

If the Texans are able to establish a running game, it will take a lot of pressure off of Watson and help them be more balanced on offense. This would in turn keep the Chiefs’ on their toes since they wouldn’t know what to expect from Houston’s offense.

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The Chiefs are giving up an average an of 111 yards per game on the ground, so Miller should have a chance to move the chains.

The only problem is that Miller was struggling up until last week’s game against the Titans, where he rushed for 75 yards and one touchdowns on 19 carries. He also hurt Tennessee as a receiver after hauling in four passes for 56 yards and one touchdown.

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