Who to root for to maximize the chances of your AFC South team either making the playoffs or, in the case of the Jaguars, get the top pick in the draft, from Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.
“Running back Arian Foster is on an impressive roll when it comes to games played on the road and games that are nationally televised,” says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The Texans need to make sure he’s fed the ball on Thanksgiving.
If Johnathan Joseph is out with a hamstring injury, everyone in the secondary will have a hand in trying to slow Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson, says McClain.
The game against the Jaguars was the worst performance by the Texans’ safeties in two years, says Lance Zierlein.
The Buffalo Bills bring one of the worst defenses in the NFL to Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, says Phillip B. Wilson.
Like with Peyton Manning, the Colts see value in rookie quarterback Andrew Luck playing start-to-finish even in a terrible blowout, says Wilson.
Chad Henne made five throws in Houston that really mattered and that made Mike Mularkey’s decision for him, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Out of a bad defensive day, the Jaguars still saw good things from Paul Posluszny and C.J. Mosley, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.
Jacksonville added receiver Jordan Shipley, says O’Halloran.
Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean selects five surging Titans, including rookie linebacker Zach Brown.
Mike Munchak believes sometimes it’s a disadvantage to have too much time to get ready for an opponent, says David Boclair of the Nashville City Paper. So the Titans didn’t over-prepare for Jacksonville during their bye.