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Inside the Numbers: Rush Defense

DT Antonio Johnson (AP/Darron Cummings)

The run defense has been an issue for a number of years for the Colts and was an issue in 2008. How can they fix it? We take another look inside the numbers.

Problem: The Colts defense finished 2008 ranked 24th against the rush and 16th in average yards allowed per rush. Inside the Numbers: Given that they faced the seventh most attempts in the NFL last season, it's actually fairly impressive that Indianapolis didn't give up more rushing yards in 2008. Obviously, they were on pace to be historically bad when the 2008 season opened and rebounded...

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