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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
RTC: Texans seek first 3-0 start

By Paul Kuharsky

Reading the coverage ...

A review of the Texans' win over the Jaguars from Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus.

Houston Texans

The Texans have never been 3-0, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “If the Texans want to be taken seriously -- if they want to earn the kind of respect perennial Super Bowl contenders receive -- they should defeat the Broncos in Denver.”

Gary Kubiak on penalties, the right guard rotation of Antoine Caldwell and Ben Jones and the progress of Derek Newton, from McClain.

The Texans' win over the Jaguars was an example of "our guys are better than your guys," says Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report.

Indianapolis Colts

The old guys splashed around the Colts’ roster, like kicker Adam Vinatieri, are showing the kiddie corps the way to do things, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Center Samson Satele (left knee) and other injured Colts don’t appear to be in line for long layoffs, says Phil Richards of the Star.

When Andrew Luck threw for Donnie Avery, his passer rating was 112.9, says Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Despite a glute muscle injury, Blaine Gabbert is expected to play Sunday in Indianapolis, says Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union.

Cornerback Rashean Mathis, coming off knee reconstruction, is getting more playing time, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Times-Union.

All the Jaguars need is average play from their quarterback. I agree with that premise from Jack Dickey of Slate. He’s confident Chad Henne can be average. That’s where our opinions diverge and I wonder if Dickeys’ seen Henne practice.

Tennessee Titans

Mike Munchak isn’t benching anyone, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. “You guys are trying to bench everybody after two games,” he said at his Monday news conference.

More from Munchak on sticking with a Michael Griffin-Robert Johnson combination at safety: “It’s not as hard to fix as you may think, so as far as that combination, we plan on moving forward,” Munchak said, per John Glennon of The Tennessean. Which begs this question: If it’s not that hard to fix, why isn’t it fixed?

The Lions-Titans game is a sellout.