Will the defense find their groove against Houston? Horse Tracks - 12/21/2013

Doug Pensinger

The glaring weakness on this team is it's defense. There has been turmoil from the beginning with Von Miller's suspension and Champ Bailey's injury. Key starters have missed games due to injury, and some like Kevin Vickerson have been lost for the season. Regardless, this unit has not played up to snuff. Sunday will be yet another opportunity to right the ship, one of two left before the postseason begins.

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