RTC: Pondering Luck's neard (neck beard)

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Houston Texans

Gary Kubiak knows what his coaches and players can do and makes room for them to do it, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Ben Tate and Darryl Sharpton are close to returning to action, says the Chronicle.

See where Bill Barnwell of Grantland ranks Arian Foster and J.J. Watt in his current MVP list.

J.J. Watt wore a microphone up for a Play 60 community appearance. (Video.)

Indianapolis Colts

Pondering Andrew Luck’s neard -- that’s a neck beard, with Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star, who gets a monstrous assist from Pat McAfee.

The Colts rookies go well beyond Andrew Luck and have been great, says Phil Richards. “There's an old saying: every rookie you start should cost you a game,” Bruce Arians said. “It's amazing because we don't win without them."

Luck's maturity is apparent everywhere, says Chuck Culpepper of Sports On Earth.

Kravitz is ready to shave his head.

Colts-Patriots is a preview of Luck-Tom Brady hype, says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The AFC South represents a stiffer, week-to-week test for right tackle Cameron Bradfield than his days in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference did, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

With the running game stalled, Rashad Jennings is taking the blame, says Vito Stellino of the T-U.

Ten things the Jaguars must do to beat the Texans on Sunday, from John Oehser of the team’s website.

Tennessee Titans

Deuce Lutui’s brought a dash of fun to the Titans' offensive line as he’s stepped in for injured right guard Leroy Harris, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

A look at a Chris Johnson run out of the diamond formation the Titans have been using, from Music City Miracles.

Akeem Ayers and Zach Brown are among the worst tackling linebackers in the NFL, says Michael Rener of Pro Football Focus.