Will Yoder
Wednesday December 14th, 2011

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will take a medical leave of absence, according to Mark Berman of Fox26.

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Phillips, who is serving his first year as the Texans defensive coordinator, is expected to return this season.

Under Phillips the Texans defense has allowed the fewest amount of yards per game in the NFL this season. The club has also allowed the fourth fewest points against in the league. Despite the team's offensive injuries, the Texans have posted a 10-3 record, which ranks them atop the AFC South. The 64-year-old  Phillips has previously served as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys (2007-10), Atlanta Falcons (2003), Buffalo Bills (1998-2000), and the New Orleans Saints (1985). Overall he has posted a career 82-59 record as an NFL head coach.

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