Andre Johnson's absence is hurting Texans' offense

Without Andre Johnson to double-team, Texans opponents are committing an extra defender to stop the run. The Texans are 0-2 without Johnson this season. They were 2-1 without him last season.

"We're getting played different," coach Gary Kubiak said. "There's a level of consistency when Andre's on the field with what people try to do.

"I don't think it has affected where Matt (Schaub) goes with the ball. (Sunday) we went toe-to-toe with a dang good team, and we needed a new hero. Until Andre gets back, someone has got to assume that responsibility."

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