RTC: Texans' Vickers a physical factor

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Houston Texans

The Texans feel like they became more physical when Lawrence Vickers was inserted at fullback, says Jeffrey Martin of the Houston Chronicle.

A win in Baltimore could rival the 1979 Oilers upset of San Diego as the city’s biggest NFL playoff upset, says John McClain.

We could see a test of will between the Texans' offensive line and the Ravens' defensive front, says Edward Less of the Baltimore Sun.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts new GM will face some major decisions: The fate of Jim Caldwell and the staff, an evaluation of Peyton Manning’s health and future, the No. 1 pick in the draft and a rebuild of a roster. Mike Chappell’s run down from the Indianapolis Star.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tania Ganguli’s Tuesday night story from the Florida Times-Union on the swift hiring of Mike Mularkey.

Mike Mularkey is a roll of the dice like Blaine Gabbert was, says Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union. “Looking at Mularkey's overall body of work, there's no question that Gene Smith is banking on him developing (Blaine) Gabbert the way he brought along (Matt) Ryan. In fact, Smith, who begins his fourth year as the Jaguars' GM, is staking his future on Mularkey doing just that.”

Tennessee Titans

Tennessee hopes that Kenny Britt and Jared Cook will be healthy and productive at the same time, forming a threatening pass-catching duo, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

The Titans denied the Bears permission to talk with quarterback coach Dowell Loggains about coordinating the passing game in Chicago, says Wyatt. I wonder if they’ll get another request from Jeff Fisher once he’s in place as a head coach again.