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At this point, the only injured player sure to miss Sunday’s game at Tennessee is outside linebacker Brooks Reed (groin), says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Left tackle Duane Brown is pretty confident Ndamukong Suh’s kick at Matt Schaub was intentional, writes Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.
The Texans maximize players with character to minimize problems, says Ganguli.
Why the Texans' office rates as a great place to work, from Tim Monzingo of the Houston Business Journal.
“The Colts are 6-1 in one-possession games -- games decided by eight points or fewer,” writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. “Only Atlanta is better, at 7-1.”
Guard Mike McGlynn picked up the tab to cover stolen Christmas presents for a local family, says Phillip B. Wilson.
With a damaged ACL in his right knee, defensive lineman Fili Moala is out for the season, says Chappell.
Mike Mularkey rated Chad Henne’s performance against the Titans as gutsy, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.
Some of the seven sacks the Jaguars gave up Sunday resulted from very basic mistakes according to Mularkey, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Times-Union.
What happened on the Titans' seven sacks? O’Halloran looked at each one.
Tight end Jared Cook on the firing of offensive coordinator Chris Palmer: “We have too many weapons on this offense to be looking mediocre, to be looking like we can’t put points on the board. It just feels like we have too much talent on offense, and it was evident to everybody. I feel like most everybody liked Coach Palmer as a person, but we had different levels of understanding. Do I think it is the right move? Time will tell.” Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean on the big development.
Safety Michael Griffin needs to do a better job leading with his hands when he tackles, not his helmet, Mike Munchak told reporters. John Glennon's notebook also discusses Darius Reynaud bringing too many kickoffs out of the end zone.