Reading the coverage…
The Texans are lacking the sort of big plays that help make things easier, says Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle.
The reaction to news of his irregular heartbeat gave Arian Foster hope for humanity, says Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com illustrates strong play by Glover Quin and missed shots by Matt Schaub. “If Schaub doesn't do a better job of reading the field and taking the better options, the Texans will have no chance to make a Super Bowl run -- no matter how well they run the football.”
Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star knows what Bill Polian would be doing in Sunday’s game, and he’s glad the new regime won’t be resting guys.
The Colts could pull the upset in this one, says Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders. A very interesting nugget: “The Texans rank fifth in the league against the opposing team's top wideout, but 28th against No. 2s.”
Gary Kubiak takes heat for being too conservative while the Colts are seen by some as too aggressive, says Marcus Dugan of Colts Authority.
Considering who could be the quarterback for the Jaguars in 2013 with Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Note the graphic on the left side that breaks down guys they could get.
The Jaguars got good pressure on Tom Brady. Is that something to build on, asks Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.
Chris Johnson has proven pretty durable in his career and is expected to play Sunday despite an ankle injury, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. Also, Byron Stingily is getting a second start at right tackle.
Kenny Britt’s knees continue to swell and bother him, and he’s determined to get to the bottom of the problem during the offseason, says Wyatt.