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Houston Texans

The odds are this defense can’t be as good as last year’s, writes Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle. But this group is so confident, the odds just might not matter.

A guide to the game from the Chronicle’s John McClain, who says the team that runs best will win.

See the post before this one for a link to a moving profile of defensive tackle Earl Mitchell.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts have winnable games this week and next, so if we don’t see results now it could be an especially long year, writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

The Colts are taking their lumps this season in terms of finances, carrying $37 million in salary cap dead money, says Chappell. A slideshow of the players and the money.

An alternate reality: Three Star writers ponder what things would be like if the Colts decided to keep Peyton Manning.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars have done a lot to enhance the game-day experience, and the unveiling begins today, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

Four keys for the Jaguars in today’s game against the Texans, from Ryan O’Halloran.

Five stat projections for the game from O’Halloran. He checks back early in the week to see how the game played out in these areas.

Tennessee Titans

The Tennessean’s preview of the Titans-Chargers game with positional comparisons and game predictions from Jim Wyatt and John Glennon.

Jared Cook has taken the next step and is heading toward becoming an elite tight end, offensive coordinator Chris Palmer tells Wyatt.

Four keys to a Titans upset, from Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.