Reading the coverage: Manning clams up

Houston Texans

The Texans were denied permission to interview Atlanta quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave and Miami receivers coach Karl Dorrell, says John McClain. Such denials are not uncommon.

Three Texans were among players who went to Capitol Hill, says Alan Burge.

Indianapolis Colts

Jim Caldwell is never unprepared, says Phil Richards.

Caldwell stays true to his beliefs, says Richards.

The Colts have a nasty defense too, says Bob Kravitz.

Jets vs. Colts still means a lot to Joe Namath, says Curt Cavin.

If Jerraud Powers can’t go, Jacob Lacey is ready, as usual, says Chappell.

On the biggest stage of his life, Pierre Garcon is doing all he can to help in Haiti, says Cavin.

The Jets feed off Rex Ryan’s style, says Phillip B. Wilson.

Steve Weatherford is scrambling for tickets, says Wilson.

Wilson’s matchup page.

Counterpunchers have become sluggers, says Judy Battista.

Peyton Manning and the Colts are looking to shed a reputation as playoff underachievers, says Nancy Gay.

Jarrett Bell looks at Manning’s propensity to clam up at playoff time. Manning spoke for less than 10 minutes this week. It's not unreasonable to expect at least double that from the league's MVP the week of the AFC title game.

Jim Trotter breaks down the game.

John Oehser’s thorough game preview.

The Jets running game poses the big challenge, says Tom James.

Reasons to love the Colts, reasons to hate them, from Shutdown Corner.

Eighteen things to watch for in Jets-Colts, from Deshawn Zombie.

The Jets ran well and still lost often this season, says Zombie.

Remembering the last Colts-Jets playoff game with Big Blue Shoe.

Called on to hold for field goals for the first time, Pat McAfee’s been reliable, says Larry Hawley.

Jeremiah Johnson would like to see Edgerrin James, who is an honorary captain for the game, get the Deuce McAllister treatment and actually be on the roster. I’m against turning former players into mascots as the Saints did with McAlister last week.

Super Bowl III will be replayed Saturday night.

Jacksonville Jaguars

There is no deal in place yet for assistant coach Joe Cullen, says Vito Stellino.

A continuation of Chris Harris’ conversation with Jack Del Rio.

A look at who the Jaguars beat from Jonathan Loesche.

Tennessee Titans

Kenny Britt’s uncle defends him for posting bail for an old friend, says Jim Wyatt. People who are jumping to conclusions and wondering if Britt’s the next Pacman Jones need to slow way down here. He’s done nothing wrong.

Found some interesting numbers on Nick Harper in this Aaron Schatz piece on cornerback tackles.