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Reading the coverage: Jags back to a 4-3

Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

Houston Texans

  • “After blowing a chance to force overtime on their last possession for the third time this season, the Texans need to call a mechanic to do a tune-up. The Texans cough and sputter like some jalopy that can’t run smoothly for 60 minutes without breaking down,” writes John McClain.

  • Few teams could self-destruct the way the Texans did Sunday afternoon and still have a chance to defeat one of the NFL's two unbeaten teams, writes Richard Justice.

  • Bernard Pollard shined in a homecoming game, say McClain and Jeffrey Martin.

  • I just missed it,” Kris Brown said of the 42-yard field goal that would have forced overtime. McClain’s story.

  • A perfect storm of TV, confusion and luck helped the Colts on a key challenge, writes McClain. I wrote extensively on this, too, here. Alan Burge said the Texans staff was asleep at the wheel.

  • Dunta Robinson said it was the toughest loss he’s suffered as a Texan, says Justice.

  • The Texans are still chasing the lead horse, says Steve Wyche.

  • Gary Kubiak thought holding the Colts to 20 points should have been good enough, says Martin.

  • McClain’s report card.

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