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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
RTC: Why would Manning want to stay?

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

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Houston Texans

Gary Kubiak is 46-46 as coach of the Texans, says Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle. It’s fitting that as the team overcomes serious injuries and continues to win this season, he can get over .500 for the first time Sunday in Cincinnati.

A Texans win and a Titans loss Sunday would clinch the division for the Houston, and it could happen without Andre Johnson on the field, says John McClain of the Chronicle.

T.J. Yates got good reviews after his first start, says McClain.

Indianapolis Colts

Is there a good reason for Peyton Manning to want to stay in Indianapolis? There is a growing schism between the quarterback and the front office and he especially dislikes insinuations that he’s pulling strings behind the scenes, says Bob Kravitz on the Indianapolis Star. Kravitz asks why Manning would want to be part of a dysfunctional mess like the Colts.

Cornerbacks Jerraud Powers and Terrence Johnson are the newest guys out of the mix because of injuries, says Mike Chappell.

The Patriots didn’t take the Colts seriously, says Tom Curran of Comcast Sportsnet.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Despite all the change and promise, the Jaguars endured the same result, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.

The Chargers exploited the Jaguars’ injury-depleted secondary on "Monday Night Football," says Tania Ganguli of the T-U.

Maurice Jones-Drew continued to carry the load for Jacksonville, says Don Coble of the T-U.

The city of Jacksonville and the Jaguars’ defense have taken way too many hits, says Gene Frenette of the T-U.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans hope Jason McCourty recovers from a concussion in time to have the Titans at full strength to defend Drew Brees and the Saints, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Cortland Finnegan is the Titans' Walter Payton Man of the Year for the second consecutive season, says Wyatt.

Tennessee is excelling on special teams, says Wyatt.