With a national audience watching, the Houston Texans won last Sunday night’s battle of the NFL’s top two defenses when they defeated the Chicago Bears 13-6.
The two teams entered that contest as the only two teams in the league that had stopped their opponents from scoring on 75 percent or more of their possessions.
In the Bears-Texans game, the Texans allowed only two field goals in the Bears 14 possessions. The Bears gave up a TD and two field goals in the Texans’ 13 offensive drives.
This week Houston faces the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team with one of the worst offenses in the NFL. It could mean the Texans defense will have another big game.
With allowing only two scores in last Sunday night’s game, the Texans reclaimed the top spot in this week’s NFL STOP Factor rankings. Houston is at a 76.6 percent STOP Factor for the season, leading the Bears who are at 76.1 percent for the year.