Reading the coverage…
One side effect of the Texans being good: merchandise sales are up. Ronnie Crocker of the Houston Chronicle looks at the traffic at the pro shop and beyond.
A bye-week review of the offense from Nick Scurfield of the team’s web site.
If the Colts don’t win a game, Ernie Sims and Dan Orlovsky will be part of a winless team for the second time, says Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.
Who to root for if you’re a Colts’ backer, from Nate Dunlevy of 18to88.com. The wrinkle: These picks maximize the chances of the Colts getting the top draft pick.
Cornerback Rashean Mathis faces a cloudy future, says Tania Ganguli of the Jacksonville Times-Union. His contract is expiring and he just tore an ACL.
The Jaguars found answers at safety, says Gene Frenette of the T-U, who remembers how bad the position was a year ago.
The quality of the Titans’ pass protection and their run blocking don’t match up, writes John Glennon of The Tennessean. The disparity between the two is the largest in the league.
Tennessee expects chippy play from the Falcons offensive line, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.