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Wade Phillips is torn about the idea of leaving the Texans, he told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. But the defensive coordinator will interview for the head-coaching post with the Buccaneers on Friday.
The Texans are unfazed by drawing another trip to Baltimore, says McClain.
Says Jerome Solomon of the Chronicle: “There are eight days, 1,500 miles and 71,000 rabid Ravens fans (not to mention a 40-degree temperature drop) between the Texans’ spectacular performance in the franchise’s playoff debut and their first postseason road game.”
Ten things the Texans need to do to win in Baltimore, from Solomon.
More than a third of Houston’s television households watched the game, says David Barron.
Battle Red Blog jots down all the things to remember about the win.
Jim Irsay sparred via Twitter with Adam Schefter and disputed a report about the potential for Peyton Manning’s bonus date to be pushed back, says Phil Richards. The owner has indicated he expects to be finished interviewing general manager candidates by the end of the day.
Gene Frenette monitored Jacksonville’s favorite son in Denver: “(Tim) Tebow, who has spawned endless debate about his worthiness as an NFL quarterback with up-and-down games all season, showed in his postseason debut that the Jacksonville native really can pull the trigger.”
If it’s close, the Titans have to go with Jake Locker, says John Glennon of the Tennessean. A belated look at this assessment of the Titans’ quarterback situation going forward.