Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
Brian Cushing was disruptive right from the start of the Texans' home opener. He greeted media with his 11-month-old son in his arms Sunday evening after a performance that included 11 solo tackles (a number that could go up after the coaches review game tape). "Cushing has found another gear physically and a higher plane metaphysically," writes Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle.
The Texans' defense gave up 4 yards in the third quarter. This on the heels of giving up just 10 yards after the Chargers' first possession of the third quarter in Week 1. Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com takes a closer look at their performance.
Bernard Pollard said something inflammatory. His point, writes Moisekapenda Bower of Houston Culture Map, was that the Titans are more physical than the Texans.
A week after needing the biggest comeback in franchise history to beat San Diego, the Texans needed to recover from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Ultimately, they wore out the Titans defense, writes Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press.
Jerome Solomon of the Chronicle loved a joke he made on Twitter and in the press box so much he brings it to us all again, this time in column form. Solomon writes that Randy Bullock has missed as many field-goal tries (four) in his first two NFL games as he did his entire senior season at Texas A&M. Three of those misses came yesterday.
The Chronicle's John McClain breaks down coaching decisions that made a difference in the Texans' home-opening win.
Randy Harvey of the Chronicle is not amused by the Texans' flair for drama so far.