Reading the coverage: Jags minus key guys

Peyton Manning, Chris Johnson and Brian Cushing get year-end award votes from Clark Judge.

Houston Texans

Bob McNair should know Gary Kubiak’s fate already, says Jerome Solomon.

The Texans can make history and erase a lot of bad moments with a win over New England, says Dale Robertson.

Bernard Pollard and Tom Brady revisit the battle of the wounded knee, says John McClain.

Mario Williams’ potential has been unmet, says Richard Justice.

Matt Schaub has some history against the Patriots, says McClain.

Where the Texans would land if they did make the playoffs, from Alan Burge.

Indianapolis Colts

Jeff Chadiha sees a silver lining in the Colts’ storm clouds.

Curtis Painter is in line to get a lot of work, says Mike Chappell.

Snow is expected in Buffalo, says Chappell.

Adam Vinatieri won’t play, says Chappell.

Justin Snow has added tackling to his repertoire, says Phillip B. Wilson.

The NFL will look into teams pulling starters, says Chappell. But what can it do?

John Oehser’s preview includes consideration of the vibe around the team and town.

The 2009 draft class has been hit and miss, says Tom James.

Pat McAfee has worked to be ready as an emergency quarterback, says James.

Seven things to look for in Colts-Bills, from Deshawn Zombie.

Who to root for from the Colts’ perspective, from 18to88.com.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars will be without Rashean Mathis, Marcedes Lewis, Torry Holt and Attiyah Ellison (who’s on IR) says Michael C. Wright.

A look at Jags who could be involved in their final game Sunday, from Wright.

GM Gene Smith returns to his home state for the season finale, says Ryan Robinson of Jaguars.com.

The playoff scenario may not be as crazy as you think, says Big Cat Country.

Tennessee Titans

The Seahawks stand between Johnson and several records. Jim Wyatt’s matchups.

Johnson’s pursuit is a rare individual record that matters, says Mike Tanier.

His players want to pay Chuck Cecil’s $20,000 fine, says Jim Wyatt.

His knee injury won’t affect Keith Bulluck’s asking price, according to his agent, says Wyatt.

Sacks have been scarce, says Gary Estwick.

Matt Hasselbeck is looking for a big finish.