RTC: A discussion of faith with the Texans

December, 23, 2012
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Houston Texans

A look at football and faith on the Texans, which extends well beyond Christianity, from Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. "It's such a violent sport," running back Justin Forsett said. "People want to feel protected. … Any time you go into somewhere you might not come out of, people want to hold onto something to give them hope."

Duane Brown remembers getting abused by the Vikings Jared Allen as a rookie and is looking forward to the rematch, says Ganguli.

Earning home-field advantage in the playoffs guarantees nothing, says Dale Robertson of the Chronicle.

Indianapolis Colts

Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson are great comeback stories, but when Chuck Pagano returns to the Colts on Monday, it will be the greatest comeback story of all, says Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star.

It’s simple for the Colts in Kansas City today: Win and clinch a spot in the playoff field. Mike Chappell’s story from the Star.

His recent deceleration in catches isn’t bothering Reggie Wayne, says Chappell.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Three longtime Jaguars are pondering the possibility that today marks their final home game: Center Brad Meester, fullback Greg Jones and cornerback Rashean Mathis. Ryan O’Halloran’s story.

O’Halloran’s breakdown of the Patriots-at-Jaguars game.

The Jaguars tend to play better against better competition, but they can’t explain it, says John Oehser of the team website.

Tennessee Titans

All three Tennessean writers who cover the Titans see them losing in Green Bay by double digits.

The Titans have dealt with a slew of injuries on their offensive line, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Chris Johnson thinks he should have won the MVP in 2009 and that Peterson should win it now, says Wyatt.

Enemy intelligence from Tom Gower of Total Titans. The Packers’ 2-4-5 Psycho package could cause problems for the Titans' backup-heavy offensive line.

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