Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky
Don Banks hits on Colts and Texans in "Snap Judgments."
Given the context, the Texans may have played the worst game in their history, says John McClain.
“It's not just that they lacked toughness or smarts or resolve. It's that they lacked all those things,” says Richard Justice.
Andre Johnson and Steve Slaton were non-factors while Matt Schaub was ineffective, says Dale Robertson.
The Jets were too good on third down and in time of possession, writes David Barron.
Gary Kubiak takes the blame but Chester Pitts says he shouldn’t, says Robertson.
The Texans looked intimidated, blogs McClain.
Kubiak said Schaub wasn’t himself, says Richard Justice.
Justice wasn’t crazy about Dunta Robinson’s shoe message or the bigger Slaton.
Texans football is soft as butter, says Lance Zierlein.
The bully Jets beat up the weakling Texans, writes Alan Burge.
The defense did big work, says Phil Richards.
Anthony Gonzalez’s injury overshadowed Reggie Wayne’s big day, says Mike Chappell.
Opening drive interceptions on opening day are a trend that disturbs Peyton Manning, writes Chappell.
Kravitz’s report card ranges from A- to D.
Dwight Freeney feasted on Eugene Monroe, writes Phillip. B. Wilson.
Manning tied Johnny Unitas’ team record for quarterback wins and Jim Caldwell got a win in his first game as head coach, says John Oehser.
For the Colts, there is life after Tony Dungy, says William Rhoden.
Caldwell showed his gambling side, says Jarrett Bell.
This win came down to the stellar fourth-quarter defense, writes Tom James.
“Postgame mortem” from Deshawn Zombie.
Jacksonville found no magic in its opener, says Vito Stellino.
A one-trick offense squandered its opportunity, opines Gene Frenette.
Reggie Hayward is hurt, Derrick Harvey may have been benched and the Jaguars played a lot of 3-4, says Stellino.
Losing Hayward hurts the already anemic pass rush, says Frenette.
The Jaguars' rookie tackles got an early lesson from a pair of premier pass-rushers, writes Michael C. Wright.
Derek Cox’s debut was a mixed bag, says Wright.
Wright’s rundown of how the game was lost.
No impact for rookie receivers, says Frenette.
Jack Del Rio expected to win, says Vic Ketchman of jaguars.com.
Game analysis from Jonathan Loesche.