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Green is the 2 in the 1-2 Punch

While Steve Slaton tried to carry on as if he could easily manage a 16-game season, coach Gary Kubiak could see his rookie running back struggling. Green is there when Slaton needs a break.

Instead of having Slaton run until his legs could no longer churn out the yards, Kubiak took a risk for the team and rested him against Baltimore two weeks ago. He gave the rookie only four carries and told him to take a break. Without their starting running back -- and any sort of running game, the Texans suffered their most lopsided loss of the season to the Ravens. But a week later...

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