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Houston Texans

How the Texans respond to the Dallas game will tell us a lot, says John McLain.

The Texans are a week away from Brian Cushing’s return and he’s super-motivated according to Cushing’s trainer, says Jerome Solomon.

Houston’s got to crank up the defense, says Jeffrey Martin.

Andre Johnson is in limbo, says Dale Robertson.

Indianapolis Colts

Speed is essential, especially in the Colts’ scheme, says Phil Richards.

Who’s the fastest Colt? “I am,” say several guys. Good idea from Richards.

Pondering Peyton Manning’s longevity, with Bob Kravitz.

With touchdown catches in the first three games, Austin Collie joined exclusive company.

A look at the matchups from Richards.

Daniel Muir considers himself a king of the kitchen, says Mike Chappell.

John Oehser wonders if Manning can keep this up.

Jason Whitlock looks at the racial makeup of the Colts offense last week.

Eighteen things to look for in Colts-Jaguars, from Nate Dunlevy.

The University of Tennessee named a classroom after Peyton Manning.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Manning is at his best against the Jaguars, says Tania Ganguli.

Deji Karim is ready to do some returning, but it’s unclear if he’ll go this week, says Vito Stellino.

Maurice Jones-Drew is trying to keep a cheery outlook, says Phillip B. Wilson.

Stellino and Ganguli preview the game. (Video.)

The difference between the Jaguars of 2007 and 2010 from Vic Ketchman.

Jones-Drew is the spark the Jaguars need to get going in this game, says Ketchman.

The Jaguars have to force the Colts to run it, says Alfie Crow.

“What I am seeing is an accumulating pile of evidence that talent evaluation and player [judgment] is seriously flawed in our team,” says Terry O’Brien.

Tennessee Titans

Chuck Cecil is helping the Titans defense gain a reputation as tough, says Jim Wyatt.

The Titans might look to lighten the load of Chris Johnson with Javon Ringer, says John Glennon and Wyatt.

The guy to compare Vince Young to in his fifth year is Steve McNair, says David Climer.

Brett Kern’s happy about the way things have worked out, says Wyatt.

The Titans are looking forward to Gerald McRath’s return, says Glennon.

Tony Brown isn’t the first guy Jeff Fisher’s rested during the week and used on Sunday, says David Boclair.

As Fisher prepares for his 250th game as the head of the Titans, Bob McClellan wonders if there is a Hall of Fame candidacy.