This is the October 5, 2012 news archive. View today's AFC South rumors and news.
AFC South News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
After Sunday’s Titans-Texans game, several Houston players complained that Tennessee guard David Stewart was playing dirty. Looking over the tape, the league office found one play on which it agreed. The NFL has confirmed that Stewart was fined $7,875 fShare Tweet
Colts super thin at CB for PackersWe wrote a bit earlier in Final Word that the Colts could face serious problems against the Packers even with a healthy secondary. It turns out that starting corner Vontae Davis (ankle) and nickel back Justin King (groin) are out of Sunday's Indianapoli…Share TweetOn Thursday, Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jim Jerry Gray made the following comments to The Tenneseean: More »Share TweetAnd, as if on cue, Kenny Britt has found another way to miss time. The Titans wide receiver tweaked his ankle in practice Thursday and didn’t work Friday. He’s listed as questionable on the injury report, but Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean said he’sShare Tweet
Final Word: AFC SouthFive nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Favorable matchup: Per ESPN Stats and Info, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not connecting on mid- to long-range throws. On balls in the air 15 yards or more, he’s at just 28.6 percent and has not completed mShare TweetAs the Colts prepare to attempt to match their 2011 win total with a game against the team that won 15 regular-season games last season, their interim head coach has a message for all fans of the team. “We cannot allow the Cheeseheads to come in here anShare TweetIt would seem to be a good sign for the Colts defense that linebacker Dwight Freeney has been able to practice fully on both Wednesday and Thursday after missing the team’s last two games with a high ankle sprain. Coming off a bye week with plenty of reShare TweetThe Jets are coming off a bad effort with a terrible result and the Texans are expecting a big bounce-back effort out of their hosts Monday night at MetLife Stadium. They had a rough week last week. Everybody in this business goes through something like…Share TweetThe Jaguars haven’t officially announced wide receiver Laurent Robinson’s status for Sunday’s game against the Bears, but they sent a pretty good signal that he won’t be on the field after suffering his second concussion in as many weeks. The teamShare Tweet
Archie Manning: Peyton, Brady will enjoy rivalry more laterPeyton Manning and Tom Brady have downplayed the significance of their personal rivalry this week, saying it’s more about the Broncos and the Patriots. But Archie Manning said he wished he’d have been able to have had something similar in his day, andShare Tweet
RTC: A close look at Tyson AlualuReading the coverage … Houston Texans AFC Defensive Player of the Month J.J. Watt is the first player since Kevin Greene in 1998 to have multiple sacks in each of the first four games in a season, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Sacks becaShare Tweet
Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlightnytimes.com Oct 5, 2012The top games this weekend feature a classic quarterback matchup (Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning) and meeting of top young quarterbacks (Matt Ryan vs. Robert Griffin III).Share TweetColts coach Chuck Pagano has a treatable form of leukemia. His brother, John, who serves as Chargers defensive coordinator, said Thursday that, so far, Chuck is doing well. “It’s been tough for my brother with what he’s going through,” Pagano saShare Tweet
'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New York JetsOct 5How will the Jets move forward after a loss last Sunday? Our analysts discuss the injury to Santonio Holmes and how the Texans' pass rush could cause issues for Mark Sanchez.
'Playbook': Chicago Bears vs. Jaguars JaguarsOct 5The "Playbook" crew explains whether the Jacksonville Jaguars will be able to move the football against a tough Chicago Bears defense in Week 5.
'Playbook': Green Bay Packers vs. Indianapolis ColtsOct 5How will the Green Bay Packers' pass rushers do against the Indianapolis Colts' offensive line? Watch "Playbook" to find out.
Luck continuing to growOct 5Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck joins the show to discuss the team's reaction to Chuck Pagano's illness and how the Colts are preparing for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.