Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...
Many faces were new for the Texans on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, but the result was mostly the same, writes Karen Crouse of the New York Times. She draws comparisons between Wade Phillips' last head-coaching gig and his interim role.
Marc Vandermeer checks in with HoustonTexans.com to give his view on the Texans' latest loss. He says 2013 joins 2005 and 2010 as the three worst seasons the Texans franchise has endured: all seasons in which the Texans were supposed to be good but weren't. The difference between 2013 and the other two seasons, though, is that this season making the playoffs was just supposed to be a formality on the way to Super Bowl contention.
Randy Harvey of the Houston Chronicle thinks fans shouldn't be angry at the Texans, they should feel sorry for them. Injuries mounted during the Texans' loss to the Cardinals. Dale Robertson of the Chronicle writes that Kareem Jackson suffered an injury to his sternum and will have an MRI on Monday. Brian Smith of the Chronicle says the Texans' defense is at the core of the disappointment this season.
Not his game column, but Chris Baldwin of Houston Culture Map noted Texans quarterback Case Keenum's choice of introduction for "Sunday Night Football" last weekend. He said he was from the University of Houston and The Third Ward. Baldwin explains the significance.