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The Texans played down to the competition, timid on offense and confused on defense, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
The only thing that matters is that the Texans won, says Randy Harvey of the Chronicle.
On the big stage, the Texans rediscovered their running game as Arian Foster had a giant night, writes Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.
“Days like Sunday are why (Bruce) Arians decided to hold off on a life of perpetual golf. Days like Sunday, when a team of brothers comes together and plays above its talent level, a day when a team becomes a family and dedicates its heart and efforts to a fallen leader.” Bob Kravitz’s column from the Indianapolis Star.
Five positives Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star pulled out of the win over the Packers.
Mike Mularkey’s team can’t produce and lacks talent, but he’s not at a point where he’s discounting the playoffs, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
Austen Lane and C.J. Mosley started on the defensive line against the Bears and fared well enough that they will stay in those spots, writes Ryan O’Halloran of the T-U.
The Titans are in need of a spark, but it is not going to come from any sort of shakeup, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Matt Hasselbeck will start Thursday night against the Steelers as the Titans look for a possible return for Jake Locker on Oct. 21 in Buffalo, say Wyatt and John Glennon of The Tennessean.