Reading the coverage: A read-and-react edition ...
The team’s demeanor indicates major maturity, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
This was one area to watch coming into the season: How do they handle and react to success. The answer is in. They know how to be good and how to handle it.
Arian Foster rated the crazy, controversial ending of the Packers-Seahawks ending as drama that’s “great for business.”
He’s right, of course. (Or is he being #sarcastic?) But it’s not the kind of drama we’re looking for and it’s not a good business plan to do something that’s so debatable even if it drives drama.
The Colts didn’t go conservative, they did the right thing says Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star.
It’s not flashy to call running plays that get the opponent to burn timeouts instead of passes that stop the clock if they fall incomplete. But it is smart.
Receiver Nathan Palmer from the 49ers practice squad looks to be the replacement for Austin Collie, says Kyle Bonagura of CBSSports.com. (Hat tip to Stampede Blue.)
So sad that Collie is done for the year with his knee injury. But he’s safe from further concussions now.
The Jaguars hope Sunday’s dramatic win in Indianapolis is a turning point in the season, writes Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
It’s what you’re supposed to say and feel at this stage. But the belief factor and the feeling of winning simply can’t trump talent, and with this team so banged up, the talent isn’t what it needs to be.
Cornerback Derek Cox felt good about his return to the lineup, says Ryan O'Halloran of the T-U.
It was god for them to get him back. They really, really need outside linebacker Daryl Smith back, too. And Mike Mularkey has said it won't be this week.
The big win didn’t cure all of the Titans' warts and they know they haven’t arrived, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
This is the big question for this team right now. Is it able to hold Sunday’s drama in perspective and continue to work on some major areas of concern?
Jordan Babineaux didn’t only get back in the starting lineup, he played every snap. Tom Gower of Total Titans runs down the snap report for the Titans.
Babineaux is no Pro Bowler. But he’s got to be on the field ahead of Michael Griffin. The Titans insist it’s a game-to-game decision. If they play Robert Johnson over Babineaux against the Texans, it’s coaching malpractice.