Reading the coverage: Roughing calls way up

Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

The league is on pace for 36 percent more roughing the passer penalties, says Phil Richards.

Houston Texans

  • Matt Schaub is more road warrior than road worrier these days, writes Dale Robertson.

  • Schaub doesn’t like to talk about himself, but if he keeps up his play he’s going to get a lot of attention, says Pete Prisco.

  • The Texans have concerns about Steve Slaton’s ball security.

  • Forbes Traveler says the Texans have the NFL’s best tailgating, says David Barron.

  • Andre Johnson’s recovery is going well, says Robertson.

  • The Texans are actually in the playoff conversation, says Richard Justice.

  • It’s early, but what kind of pace in Schaub on? Nick Scurfield of the team’s Web site considers.

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Dirk Koetter is looking to mix it up against the Titans, writes Vito Stellino.

  • The Jags are ready to face Vince Young, says Michael C. Wright.

  • A simpler rulebook that’s easier to enforce is on Vic Ketchman’s wish list.

Tennessee Titans