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Sunday, January 1, 2012
RTC: Fred Taylor rooting for Jones-Drew

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Reading the coverage…

Houston Texans

Nose tackle Shaun Cody provides the comic relief for the Texans, says Jeffrey Martin of the Chronicle.

The field could be an issue today at Reliant Stadium after the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Saturday, says Jerome Solomon.

John McClain of the Chronicle sees a narrow Texans win.

Indianapolis Colts

This is the end of an era for the Colts, says Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star. It’s a meaningless game that’s deeply meaningful.

The Colts have been here before, and in 1997 it meant a clean sweep. Lives will change after this game, and perhaps the very fabric of the franchise, too, says Mike Chappell of the Star.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Florida Times-Union has a thorough tribute to Wayne Weaver as the Jaguars ready for their final game with him as owner. NFL fans in North Florida should always be grateful for his work to bring a team to the region.

Fred Taylor would like to see Maurice Jones-Drew surpass his record for rushing yards in a season, says Tania Ganguli of the T-U.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans need to win, then wait, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. If the day pans out for them the way they hope it will, they’ll be celebrating results that produce a playoff berth on their flight from Houston to Nashville.

To beat the Texans, Tennessee will have to handle Arian Foster a lot better than it did in the first game between the two teams, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.