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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Turner, Jones will play against Texans

By Paul Kuharsky

HOUSTON -- The Texans’ defense won’t get any major help from injuries today.

Atlanta running back Michael Turner and receiver Julio Jones, who both came into the game as questionable, will play Sunday at Reliant Stadium.

Houston will need to slow both and have a solid defensive effort to maximize the chances for rookie quarterback T.J. Yates to guide the Texans to their sixth consecutive win.

Turner is a load, and sure tackling with quick-arriving support will be a necessity.

The Falcons are without two of their top four cornerbacks in Brent Grimes and Kelvin Hayden, which could mean increased opportunity for Yates to connect with Andre Johnson. Dominique Franks will start at left corner for Grimes.

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