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Monday, October 31, 2011
RTC: Jaguars think Texans are dirty

By Paul Kuharsky

Reading the coverage…

Houston Texans

The defense ensured the Texans got their fifth win, writes John McClain of The Houston Chronicle.

Arian Foster led a grind-it-out offense, says Dale Robertson of the Chronicle. Foster’s stature just grows and grows.

The Jaguars accused the Texans of playing dirty, says McClain.

Brian Cushing continues to play real well and had a key interception against the Jaguars, says Jeffrey Martin of the Chronicle.

Rookie outside linebacker Brooks Reed is making plays as a starter, says McClain.

Quality special teamer and backup linebacker Darryl Sharpton was lost for the season with a torn quad, says the Chronicle crew.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts sputtered right from the start, says Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star.

The collapse from last year is of epic proportions, says Bob Kravitz of the Star.

Indy’s offense was inept when it counted, says Mike Chappell of the Star.

Kravitz’s report card.

Kerry Collins is all but certain he’s done playing, says Mike Chappell.

The Colts aren’t showing much life and aren’t doing much to explain it.

There is no end in sight, says Reggie Hayes of the News-Sentinel.

Nate Dunlevy of 18to88.com questions what exactly accountability means, then examines the primary issues at play for the Colts.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars are halfway to nowhere after a loss in Houston, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.

Blaine Gabbert didn’t make excuses for a game filled with bad passes, says Tania Ganguli of the T-U.

Before our eyes, the Jaguars’ offense is shriveling like a dried prune, says Gene Frenette of the T-U.

Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton doesn’t like or respect the Texans and thinks they are dirty, writes Vito Stellino of the T-U.

A wild fumble return set up the Jaguars’ first touchdown, says Ganguli.

Frenette’s report card.

Tennessee Titans

There isn’t a lot of relief with a win over the Colts as it was a game the Titans were supposed to win, but things took a turn for the better, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

The win didn’t do anything to bolster confidence in Chris Johnson and the run game, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Beyond that, the Titans’ simmering soap opera at running back superseded everything that happened Sunday at LP Field, says David Climer of The Tennessean.

The defense did a lot to set up the offense, says Glennon.

Wyatt’s report card.

The Titans were hands on in the win, says David Boclair of The City Paper.