Reading the coverage…
Reviewing offensive line play around the league, with Phil Gaskin of The Pulling Linemen.
As the Texans continue their ascension from pretender to contender, they have to negotiate the speed bumps designed to derail them. With what looks like a tough schedule, a game like Sunday’s in Jacksonville is one they have to win, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Rookie receiver Justin Blackmon will likely be a handful for Johnathan Joseph and the Texans’ defensive backfield, says Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.
A replay of McClain’s chat.
A close look at Richie Incognito doing the sort of thing Antonio Smith was complaining about, from Battle Red Blog.
“[F]ootball is designed for hysteria -- that's why we love it -- and no issue makes the locals more hysterical than anything involving (Peyton) Manning, (Jim) Irsay and The Decision (Indianapolis Edition).” Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star reacts to the overreaction of one week of Manning in Denver and Andrew Luck in Indy.
The debuts of Coby Fleener, Jerrell Freeman and Donnie Avery were promising.
Did Dwight Freeney’s injury sink the Colts’ defense in Chicago? Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report considers.
The Jaguars were great on third and long, but the down side of it was that something obviously went wrong on first and second down, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. The goal now is to make third down more manageable.
Things to watch as the Jaguars start to prepare for a visit from the Texans, from O’Halloran.
The Vikings made key adjustments in the game’s final moments, says Vito Stellino of the T-U.
Offensive playing time against Minnesota from O’Halloran.
Blaine Gabbert wasn’t victimized by as many drops as some indicated, says Dunlevy in an edition of his Truth Detector.
The Titans released defensive end Pannel Egboh and offensive lineman Troy Kropog, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
Five questions with cornerback Jason McCourty, via John Glennon.
Darius Reynaud has freedom in the return game, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Breaking down Chris Johnson’s runs against New England with Tom Gower of Total Titans.