RTC: Texans looked to mail it in

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Houston Texans

Another horrible start meant the end of Houston’s playoff hopes, says John McClain.

Teammates tussled in a frustrating first half, says John McClain.

The Texans seemed disinterested in competing, apparently ready to pack their cars and head for those offseason vacations, says Richard Justice.

Same song, different verse, says Dale Robertson.

A mix-up between defensive backs produced a big-gainer for Kenny Britt, say Robertson and McClain.

McClain’s report card.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts seized control of the division, says Phil Richards.

Big brother played a different kind of game, says Bob Kravitz.

The Colts stuffed the run, silenced the critics, says Phillip B. Wilson.

Kravitz’s report card.

For the third time in seven weeks, Austin Collie left a game after a shot to the head, says Mike Chappell.

Collie’s injury sets the Colts back again, says Jason Cole.

The bruised Colts show they won’t go down easily, says Alex Marvez.

The Colts are back in their usual position, says Chris Harry.

Why the Colts hold the tiebreaker if they win out and the Jaguars finish 10-6.

Whether the Colts can finish strong remains to be seen, says John Oehser.

It was a big win, but the loss of Collie may more than offset it, says Nate Dunlevy.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars lost control of their fate with their loss at Indy, says Tania Ganguli.

A radio malfunction helped lead to one of Jacksonville’s turnovers, says Vito Stellino.

This loss was more than tough luck, says Gene Frenette.

Stellino and Frenette discuss the game. (Video.)

Mike Thomas was involved in two crucial plays, one good, one bad, says Stellino.

The Jaguars now have to root for help, says Frenette.

A Colts timeout helped foil the onside kick, says Stellino.

David Garrard downplays his hamstring but hurt a finger, says Ganguli.

The Jaguars didn’t play their game, says Vic Ketchman.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans ended their skid, so their unlikely playoff hopes live on, says Jim Wyatt.

Another day, another Vince Young subplot, writes David Climer.

Britt gave the offense a big boost, says John Glennon.

Sustained drives by the offense and a big lead gave Jason Babin a chance for his two sacks, say Wyatt and Glennon.

Cortland Finnegan had a quieter day this time, says Climer.

Bo Scaife was a surprise healthy scratch, says Glennon.

The Titans’ fourth-down gambles paid off, says David Boclair.

The patchwork defensive line held up and made plays, says Jerome Boettcher.

Jeff Fisher seems to be relishing every opportunity to zing Young in some form or fashion, says Bob McClellan.

The Titans were at the game, says Terry McCormick.

Coach Jeff Fisher presented offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger a game ball.