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Reading the coverage: Insomnia edition

Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

Houston Texans

  • Ten years later, Bob McNair’s Texans remain a work in progress, says Dale Robertson.

  • Will the winds of Ralph Wilson Stadium affect the game plan of Gary Kubiak and Kyle Shanahan? John McClain ponders.

  • The Texans were aggressive on first down, says Lance Zierlein.

  • How the fans graded the Texans against the 49ers in McClain’s blog.

  • The Texans are just outside looking in at the playoff field in the AFC right now, writes Alan Burge.

  • Houston took a look at John David Booty, says Burge. I wouldn’t read much into it.

Indianapolis Colts

  • The Colts are getting good mileage out of three obscure defensive linemen, writes Phillip B. Wilson.

  • Wilson’s Colts-49ers matchup page.

  • Dwight Freeney’s about a lot more than numbers, says John Oehser.

  • Passer ratings are getting inflated, at least in part because of the bad teams at the bottom of the league, says Deshawn Zombie.

  • Football Outsiders puts Pierre Garcon’s bad day into some context. Thanks to Stampede Blue for the link.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • The Jaguars are preparing for both Kerry Collins and Vince Young, says Vito Stellino. Given any doubt, teams always do, which makes the whole competitive advantage stance from the Titans' side rather silly.

  • Mike Sims-Walker would like to be a college receivers coach some day, he tells Michael C. Wright.

  • The respect card gets overplayed, but the Jags as a three-point underdog is an occasion to play it, says Big Cat Country.

  • A broken finger might sideline Rashean Mathis.

  • Richard Collier testifies he didn’t see his shooter, writes Paul Pinkham.

Tennessee Titans