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Houston Texans

It was a statement win for the Texans over the Colts, says John McClain.

Arian Foster fueled the Texans in their opener, says Richard Justice.

Foster and the line made it a long day for the Colts, says Jeffrey Martin.

The Colts absorbed a lot of hits on both sides of the ball, says McClain.

Connor Barwin’s ugly injury will end his season and left Antonio Smith feeling guilty, says McClain.

Owen Daniels was nervous as he returned to action, says the Chronicle’s notebook gang.

McClain’s report card includes two A-pluses.

Foster gave the game ball to his offensive line, says Mark Berman.

As they’ve forgotten tough losses, the Texans need to put this one behind them too, says Justice.

More on the run-game success from Anna-Megan Raley. (Video.)

Raley breaks down Foster’s runs.

Things this win will start to change, from Lance Zierlein.

Indianapolis Colts

Old problems resurfaced for the Colts, says John Clayton.

The Texans ran all over the Colts, says Phil Richards.

The two comeback Colts, Bob Sanders and Anthony Gonzalez, both got hurt, says Mike Chappell.

Fret, but don’t panic, says Bob Kravitz.

Kravitz gives the run defense an appropriate F-minus in his report card.

All is not lost for the Colts, says Rick Gosselin.

A look ahead to the Giants, from Phillip B. Wilson.

Peter King is pleased that he advised you to draft Foster.

It’s important to keep it in perspective, says John Oehser.

The biggest questions should be about coaching, says Nate Dunlevy.

Anatomy of a defensive collapse from Stampede Blue.

Jeremiah Johnson’s game review.

Jacksonville Jaguars

It was the kind of game the Jaguars hope leaves fans wanting more, says Vito Stellino.

Jacksonville moved Aaron Kampman around as the pass rush came alive, says Tania Ganguli.

Kampman set the tone, says Gene Frenette.

Derek Cox got benched in the second half for David Jones, says Don Coble.

The Jaguars and Broncos showed union solidarity, says Ganguli.

Tim Tebow was low impact, say Gary Smits,

The Tebow sideshow was a waste, says Mark Kiszla.

Tebow critic Pete Prisco had a lot of material to work with.

The Jaguars’ hottest game ever was also delayed by lightning, says Coble.

New faces played big roles, says Jay Gray.

“The town and the team bonded. They are one, again. Isn’t love grand?” Vic Ketchman of Jaguars.com puts an awful lot on one game.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans got a complete effort in an opening-day win, says Jim Wyatt.

On the heels of his mother’s funeral, Will Witherspoon played a big role in a rout, say Wyatt and John Glennon.

A big pass rush made a big difference for the Titans, says Glennon.

Michael Griffin looked like he was back to his old form, says Glennon.

Nothing’s certain yet, but the Titans looked good, says David Climer.

Quick takes on four Titans issues from Climer.

The defense set the tone, says Joe Biddle.

What Bob McClellan learned from the Titans’ win.