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Is Brown an answer for Texans?

HOUSTON -- The Texans let it be known this week that Steve Slaton would be back as their starting running back.

But it’s Chris Brown who’s gotten a big share of the work for them so far and is a more physical option.

The Titans are playing defenses that prioritize stopping Andre Johnson, who hurt them badly in the first meeting.

The Texans are playing defenses that prioritize stopping Chris Johnson, who hurt them badly in the first meeting.

So will Brown or Slaton be able to prompt Tennessee to add a defender to the box? Or will Vince Young make the Texans pay for leaving corners singled up?

Or both?

Or neither?

The answers may tell the story of this game, currently knotted at 7-7.