Reading the coverage ...
“A victory Sunday would break a lifetime of futility against the Baltimore Ravens plus give the Texans control of their conference and their quest for home-field advantage in the playoffs,” writes Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle.
Reviled by Texans fans, Jacoby Jones returns as a member of the Ravens with his head held high, says Randy Harvey of the Chronicle.
That the Ravens are banged up provides no guarantee of success for the Texans, says Dale Robertson.
Living on the edge with a rookie quarterback can make for interesting football, writes Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. Two of them, Andrew Luck and Brandon Weeden, will square off today.
The Browns have 16 rookies or first-year players while the Colts have 13, says Chappell. Reggie Wayne says facing such youth is dangerous, as everyone is trying to make a name for himself.
Maurice Jones-Drew has cause to question the Jaguars’ offensive direction and struggles, but instead he’s not yelling about anything unfolding in Jacksonville, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon versus Raiders cornerback Michael Huff should be one of the big matchups, says O’Halloran.
Bryan Anger’s great punting has been negated by two major factors: a 29th-ranked defense and a 32nd-ranked offense, says Gene Frenette of the Times-Union.
The Tennessean’s crew breaks down the game. Writes Jim Wyatt: “The Titans are coming off what should be a momentum-building win against the Steelers, and they’ve had extra time to rest. They won their two most recent games in Buffalo, including last season’s visit. But the Titans have been miserable on the road this season, outscored 106-31 in losses at San Diego, Houston and Minnesota.”
Kendall Wright’s a prime target for the Titans on third down, and against the Steelers there was finally a long reception, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.
Breaking down the Bills with Tom Gower of Total Titans.