RTC: Freeney, Mathis have fewer chances

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Houston Texans

Duane Brown and the Texans' offensive line have grown into a top unit, says Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle. It may be the most underappreciated unit in the NFL, but if the Texans keep winning, attention will follow.

Derrick Mason admits to looking at the remaining schedule, says Jeffrey Martin of the Chronicle.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts have gone as Curtis Painter has gone, and it hasn't been very good, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Sack chances have dried up for Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, says Chappell.

Chris Sprow of ESPN.com said the idea of blowing up the Colts is silly. “The best quarterback switch a team has made after a disaster season is the 2007 Miami Dolphins, who inserted Chad Pennington and went from one win to 11. Think about that: Pennington has been the best upgrade for a league-worst team in the following year for 15 years. With (Peyton) Manning back next year, the Colts would be going from the worst quarterbacking in the league to something close to the best. The win improvement will be dramatic.” (Insider.)

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Colts have gone from a dynasty to a debacle, says Tania Ganguli of the Times-Union.

Ganguli breaks down the Jaguars-Colts matchup.

Tennessee Titans

It’s a dual challenge to stop Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for the Titans in Carolina today, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Jim Wyatt and David Climer of The Tennessean break down the Titans-Panthers game.