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Friday, December 4, 2009
Reading the Coverage: On Slaton's slump

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Houston Texans

The Texans' investment in pass-rush help -- Bill Kollar, Antonio Smith, Connor Barwin -- hasn’t paid off yet, says Dale Robertson.

Brian Cushing was defensive player of the month, says John McClain. I think he’s making quite a case for defensive rookie of the year.

Steve Slaton leads this Pete Prisco piece on sophomore slumps.

Key matchups for the game against the Jags from Battle Red Blog.

Indianapolis Colts

Is a perfect season really a big deal when the goal is the Super Bowl? Phil Richards examines the question.

A look at the five games ahead.

Phillip B. Wilson’s thorough matchup page.

The Colts are ready for Chris Johnson.

Robert Mathis was recognized for a big November, says Mike Chappell.

Old-timers are getting it done, says Wilson.

Johnson rates as the biggest concern for the Colts, says John Oehser.

A look at how the defense has gotten better, from Deshawn Zombie.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Derek Landri is gone and James Wyche was promoted off the practice squad, says Vito Stellino.

The Jaguars' receivers have a different attitude, says Stellino.

The Texans have found a lot of ways to lose, says Michael C. Wright.

Repositioning the umpire would be good, but how would he call holding, asks Vic Ketchman.

The rise and fall of Landri, from Big Cat Country.

Tennessee Titans

Chris Johnson is gunning for Eric Dickerson’s rushing record, writes Jim Wyatt.

The Titans' defense has gotten better as Chuck Cecil settled into his job, writes David Climer.

Mike Heimerdinger is what’s happened to Vince Young, says Clark Judge.

Kenny Britt’s given the Titans a lift, says Gary Estwick.

In case you missed it, my gigantic column on Young from Thursday.

Is LenDale White back in good graces?

The Titans aren’t thinking playoffs, says Terry McCormick.

Michael Griffin intends to play with pain, says Wyatt.