RTC: Pride triggered Titans' big day

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Houston Texans

It made “editorial sense” to compare these Bears to the Super Bowl shufflers, but Sunday night’s shutdown of Chicago is what the Texans do, says Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle.

These Texans are hardly climate controlled, says Don Banks of SI.com.

Brian Urlacher said it was simple: The Texans’ defense outplayed the Bears’ defense. That’s part of Michael Silver’s piece on the Bears overcoming the loss of Jay Culter.

It was the Houston defense that dominated, not the Bears, says Clark Judge of CBSSports.com.

Defensive line coach Bill Kollar is in a Chicago hospital with a blood clot, says John McClain of the Chronicle.

Danieal Manning had a happy homecoming, says Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.

Arian Foster’s solid night included a beautiful diving touchdown catch, says Greg Silva for the Chronicle.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are making the playoffs, almost by default, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Missed this one, and hat tip to Dunlevy: Jaguars GM Gene Smith “serves as an interesting case study in why some of the league's personnel decision makers fail when given a role as a key decision maker,” says Bill Barnwell of Grantland.

Tennessee Titans

Pride triggered the Titans’ bounce back from the blowout by Chicago to a blowout of Miami, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

For one week at least, the Titans played up to expectations, says David Climer of The Tennessean.

A week after seeing a dominant defense first hand, the Titans played like one, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Jake Locker’s legs bought his arm some time, says Glennon.

Chris Johnson’s did more good work in the win over the Dolphins, says Wyatt.