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AFC South News and Rumors
As the Jacksonville Jaguars spiral toward a top 2 draft pick in next April’s draft, the team was forced to place three more players on injured reserve Monday. The Jaguars placed wide receiver Cecil Shorts, linebacker Greg Jones and running back Rashad JUpvote Share Tweet
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says leading receiver Randall Cobb is too valuable to take off of kick returns for safety reasons.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Munchak confident he can fix Titans problemsTitans owner Bud Adams sent a pretty strong signal to coach Mike Munchak when he went public with his decision to stop watching Sunday’s 55-7 loss to the Packers. He sent an even stronger one when asked directly about the coach. “I like Mike, I reallyUpvote Share TweetWhat I think they’re thinking at the headquarters of the Indianapolis Colts this evening… He’s back. How cool was it to see Chuck Pagano back at the front of the room today? It’s going to register as one of our career highlights to have given himUpvote Share TweetThe NFL Most Valuable Player award seems to be a two-man race heading into Week 17, with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning the contenders. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has already gone on the record as saying th…Upvote Share Tweet
What I think the Texans are thinkingWhat I think they’re thinking at the headquarters of the Houston Texans this afternoon… How many teams make it through a season without an unexpected loss? Denver doesn’t have one. New England lost to Arizona. Baltimore lost to Philadelphia. We lostUpvote Share TweetThe Vikings have already said that running back Adrian Peterson will play through any abdominal problems this week and cornerback Antoine Winfield is also going to try to power through injury. Winfield hurt his hand in Sunday’s victory over the Texans,Upvote Share Tweet
Texans' biggest issue: Third downThe Houston Texans have plenty of concerns after losing two of three. They need a win Sunday in Indianapolis to grab the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. If they lose, they may wind up playing a first-round game. Foremost on Gary Kubiak’s mind is problemUpvote Share Tweet
What I think the Titans are thinkingWhat I think they are thinking at the headquarters of the Tennessee Titans this afternoon… Let’s hold together. Jake Locker was really bad Sunday in Green Bay, but he was under constant pressure from the blitzing Packers against an overmatched offensiUpvote Share TweetFrom ESPN Stats & Info, here are all the scenarios for the Texans on Sunday: No. 1 seed TEXANS: HOU win OR DEN loss + NE loss No. 2 seed TEXANS: HOU loss + DEN win + NE loss OR HOU loss + DEN loss + NE win No. 3 seed TEXANS: HOU loss + DEN win + NE winUpvote Share Tweet
What I think the Jaguars are thinkingWhat I think they’re thinking at the headquarters of the Jacksonville Jaguars this afternoon… What familiar theme shall we hit on this week? We played better, we gave a good team a fight. But we couldn’t hold a lead. We couldn’t finish. We couldnâUpvote Share TweetWe hear irregular heartbeat and can't help but think it's serious and worry. Houston running back Arian Foster and coach Gary Kubiak both said that Foster's issue during Sunday's loss to Minnesota was not a big deal. Foster tweeted this morning that he'…Upvote Share Tweet
RTC: Texans 'inexcusable'; Colts 'improbable'Reading the coverage… Houston Texans “For a veteran team to come out flat without a sense of urgency when it has a chance to earn home-field advantage is inexcusable,” writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. To which I say: They can make thisUpvote Share TweetThe Kansas City Chiefs have not had a good season and major change figures to come almost immediately after they close out the season next Sunday. All of that struggle doesn’t mean they can’t set a record, although the record they set in Sunday’s 20Upvote Share Tweet
Monday morning one-linersWe may be nearing the end of an era in Buffalo, as both coach Chan Gailey and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick could be gone this offseason. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has gone four games without an interception. Said Patriots S Patrick Chung of the Jaguars’ offenseUpvote Share TweetThe AFC South had just one happy team and one happy fan base Sunday. The Colts won in Kansas City and celebrated a playoff berth. The Texans and Jaguars lost at home, the Titans lost in Green Bay. Still, you went to games and at least had some fun. And …Upvote Share Tweet
NFL morning after: Don’t overlook the PackersWith 11 NFL games played simultaneously early Sunday afternoon, there were half a dozen big ones with playoff implications. The Vikings pounded the Texans. The Bengals snatched the final AFC playoff spot away from the Steelers. The Redskins held on to b…Upvote Share TweetVikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice time in the days preceding Sunday’s win over the Texans with a groin/abdomen injury. After the game, coach Leslie Frazier said that Peterson was held out of the game late because of an abdomen problUpvote Share Tweet
Pagano's Effect On ColtsDec 24Merril Hoge discusses Chuck Pagano's return and what it means for the Colts.
Reaction to Chuck Pagano's returnDec 24Jeff Darlington joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about the reaction to Chuck Pagano returning as the Colts head coach, along with what the transition for the Colts will be like to switch coaches.
'The Coaches Show': Pagano ready to goDec 24How will Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano's return impact the Colts? Our coaches discuss the role that Pagano will have now that he is back with the team.
Houston, we have a problem?Dec 24How much concern is there with the Houston Texans after their dismal performance vs. the Minnesota Vikings? John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has the latest on the team's current condition.
Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are comingDec 24While many are in the spirit of the holiday season, numerous coaches can't enjoy it because they're on the hot seat, writes John Clayton.