RTC: Jaguars used familiar formula to lose

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Houston Texans

The temptation is to suggest this is the beginning of yet another slide or, worse, collapse, the likes of which are all this franchise that has never reached the postseason has ever known. Thus writes Jeffrey Martin of the Houston Chronicle.

Was there ever a moment when you thought the Texans might win, asks Richard Justice of the Chronicle.

Jacoby Jones has been taking heat, but caught a big touchdown pass against the Ravens, says Jeffrey Martin.

If the Texans can’t run, they can’t hide their deficiencies. And they couldn’t run very well in the loss at Baltimore, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Former Texan Bernard Pollard made a big defensive play against his old team, say McClain and Martin.

Indianapolis Colts

It turns out the Colts are a one-man team, says Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star.

Once again, the Colts could not find a way to finish in the end, says Mike Chappell of the Star.

The defense in the fourth quarter gave the Colts a chance to win, but it was not enough, says Chappell.

Pat McAfee took the blame for a bobbled hold on a blocked field goal, say Chappell and Richards.

Jacksonville Jaguars

In the end, Sunday’s 17-13 defeat was another galling indication that Jacksonville’s get-over-the-hump year still falls short of expectations. In a season of almosts, the Jaguars found a way to match the team’s longest losing streak in a decade, says Gene Frenette of the Times-Union.

It was a familiar formula, says Vito Stellino of the T-U.

Shuffling on the offensive line hurt the Jags, says Tania Ganguli of the T-U.

Frenette’s report card.

Jack Del Rio changed his mind on a big fourth down, says Stellino.

Tennessee Titans

A bye-week assessment of the Titans so far from David Boclair of The City Paper.

It’s time for Chris Johnson to start living up to his contract, says David Climer of The Tennessean.