RTC: Texans amplify negatives

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Pete Prisco of CBS Sports muses on Week 1 and touches every team in the AFC South. He thinks Jacksonville backup tackle Guy Whimper may be the worst lineman in the league.

Houston Texans

The negatives are amplified because the Texans were expected to thrive, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Gary Kubiak wasn’t happy with the Texans' run game in the season opener, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Five ways the Jaguars could upset the Texans, from Tania Ganguli, who used to cover Jacksonville and now covers Houston.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are waiting to find out how long they might be without an injured Dwight Freeney, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

After a five-turnover opener, Indianapolis knows it has to avoid turnovers to have a chance at success, says Chappell.

Brian Billick of Fox Sports reviews rookie quarterback performances, including Andrew Luck.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars haven’t had the luxury of fielding their full, healthy team, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

“It’s time to move on to a new sobering reality: The Jaguars might have to switch gears and let a Blaine Gabbert-led offense carry the defense for a little while. Who could have imagined that kind of turnabout?” Gene Frenette’s column from the T-U.

It was a sluggish start for the run game, which managed just 3.3 yards per carry, says Ryan O’Halloran.

Tennessee Titans

His injured non-throwing shoulder isn’t likely to prevent Jake Locker from quarterbacking the Titans in San Diego, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Mike Munchak isn’t about to revamp the Titans' run game based on the woeful start, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Tom Brady’s protection in the Patriots’ win over the Titans was ridiculously good, says Nate Dunlevy of the Bleacher Report.