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“At some point this season, if Houston is indeed going to host a Super Bowl parade in February, the Texans will have to play well and beat a team as good as the Chicago Bears in prime time. This would be a good time to prove they can do it,” writes Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle.
Long-snapper Matt Overton thinks the best sushi in America is served in Omaha, Neb. But even a teammate from the state doesn’t give him credit for a great find. Phillip B. Wilson looks at the crazy stuff that can come up in locker room chit-chat.
The Jaguars need brooms, mops and garbage cans to clean up what they’ve done in the first half of the season. Four of six midterm grades from Florida Times-Union’s columnist Gene Frenette are Fs. “Mike Mularkey was hired specifically to jump-start an anemic offense, but there’s no evidence of the Jaguars being an improved product.”
Karl Klug was a rookie surprise a year ago. Now, he’s hardly seeing the field, says John Glennon of The Tennessean. Mike Martin’s dented his playing time, and with the Titans trailing so often, they find themselves gearing up to stop the run rather than rushing the passer.