Reading the coverage: Wheeler to play some end

Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

Houston Texans

  • Nnamdi Asomugha against Andre Johnson is as good a matchup as you can get, says John McClain.

  • Richard Justice: Time for someone on defense to step up.

  • Jacques Reeves’ hand injury could keep him out Sunday.

  • The Raiders are a mess, but Texans fans should be worried, said Alan Burge.

  • Roster moves following Chaun Thompson’s injury, from Mark Berman.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Dwight Freeney claims he’s a fast healer, says Mike Chappell.

  • Michael Lombardi wonders what Peyton Manning is worth now.

  • The Colts can blow you out or win a close one, says Phil Richards.

  • John Oehser considers Reggie Wayne, the possibility of the Colts leading the division wire to wire and Kyle DeVan’s push for the right guard job.

  • The Seahawks are likely to be without Matt Hasselbeck and Walter Jones.

  • Philip Wheeler could be part of the plan to fill in for Freeney, says Oehser.

  • Peyton Manning discusses how important Edgerrin James was to the Colts as the running back prepares to return as a member of the Seahawks, writes Oehser.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Wayne Weaver on the possibility of playing some in Orlando: "I still believe [the Jacksonville] market is a great NFL market and will be a great NFL market. I don't see this as an opportunity to go play half our games somewhere else. Absolutely not. I see it as an opportunity to play some out-of-market games and develop a market that's close by if the opportunity is right.” Vito Stellino’s story.

  • Mike Thomas is a small guy capable of big plays, writes Stellino.

  • Maurice Jones-Drew is the AFC offensive player of the week, says Michael C. Wright.

  • Vic Ketchman thinks the Titans are a good team that’s found ways to lose.

Tennessee Titans