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Monday, December 26, 2011
RTC: Colts' defense has turned it up

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

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Houston Texans

If Cincinnati beats Baltimore, then the Bengals will be the Texans’ first-round playoff opponent at Reliant Stadium, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. If the Ravens win, Houston could draw the Bengals, the Titans, the Raiders or the Jets.

Indianapolis Colts

In the last 10 quarters, the Colts' defense has been excellent, says Phil Richards. They are plus-three in turnovers and have allowed conversions on just 30.3 percent of third downs.

Nate Dunlevy of 18to88.com doesn’t believe Bill Polian should be fired, but if he was arguing the case for it, here are the points he would use.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Both the Jaguars and Colts would be better off in the long term with a loss Sunday, writes Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union. But the Jaguars also have a lot of reasons to play to win: the rushing title for Maurice Jones-Drew, a big send-off for outgoing owner Wayne Weaver and a good finish for interim coach Mel Tucker.

Tennessee Titans

Defensive end Derrick Morgan is beginning to look like the guy the Titans expected when they took him in the first round in 2010, says John Glennon. He’s got 19 tackles in his past three games. The Titans need to be able to count on him to be a consistent producer moving forward.