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Peyton Manning and the Colts have changed expectations in the division, providing more security for Jack Del Rio and Gary Kubiak, says Chase Stuart.

Houston Texans

The Texans should sign Vince Young as the No. 2, says Richard Justice.

Texans on offense who might not be back, from Houston Diehards.

Indianapolis Colts

Jacob Lacey and Justin Tryon are hardly household names, but they’ll be covering well-known receivers Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards, says Phillip B. Wilson. Tryon might be as good a symbol of the Colts ability to fill holes this season as they have. He’s been surprisingly solid.

Set fancy passing stuff aside, the playoffs are all about running it, says Bob Kravitz.

Pierre Garcon is looking forward to matching up with Antonio Cromartie, says Phil Richards.

Mike Tanier with a great Xs and Os look at the Colts vast options out of a vanilla set. (Hart tip to 18to88.)

Lockout fears are not slowing preparations for the 2012 Super Bowl in Indy, says Kravitz.

Can the Jets pressure Manning? Tony Monkovic considers.

The Colts look like a contender, says John Czarnecki.

Guys who’ve performed beyond what we could have expected, from Stampede Blue.

The Jets need to pressure Manning and protect Mark Sanchez, says Pat Kirwin.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mel Tucker needs help to bolster the defense, says Gene Frenette.

Tennessee Titans

Jeff Fisher won the big one, says David Climer.

Reaction from some Titans to the Young news, from John Glennon.

Finding the next quarterback will take a while, says Jim Wyatt.

A team source says Young was still having problems calling plays in the huddle, says Don Banks. What an indictment.

Five teams that should consider Young, from Shutdown Corner.