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  1. 1999 AFC Champs now without two players

    Paul Kuharsky

    The 1999 AFC Champions haven't held a 15th reunion yet. When they do, two members of the team will be missing and mourned. Steve McNair was murdered on July 4, 2009. Now we've learned that running back Rodney Thomas, Eddie George's backup, pass...

    Blog | June 15, 2014
  2. Reassessing the Texans' needs

    Paul Kuharsky

    They are two-time defending division champs and have been to the second round of the playoffs two consecutive seasons. Teams like that are not typically prime players in free agency. They have players they have to spend to retain, limiting the cas...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  3. RTC: Our daily divisional tour

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage from Indianapolis ... Houston Texans The guide to the game from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle: Quarterbacks and the play of their lines will be key in Texans at Broncos. He's changed uniforms, but Peyton Manning ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  4. Camp Confidential: Houston Texans

    Paul Kuharsky

    HOUSTON -- For a long time, the Texans were a popular pick to break through. Coming off the season in which they finally did, they rank as the favorite to repeat as AFC South champs. But the tone in Houston hasn't changed a bit. Steady coach Ga...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  5. Jacksonville Jaguars schedule analysis

    Paul Kuharsky

    Breakdown: Mike Mularkey has a shot at a good start in his first season as coach of the Jaguars, with an opener at Minnesota and a Week 3 trip to Indianapolis sandwiched around a home game against defending division champ Houston. Last year the Ja...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  6. Houston Texans schedule analysis

    Paul Kuharsky

    Breakdown: The lone prime-time game in 2011 was on the road, and the AFC South champs didn't feel like they had a sufficient chance to show off to a broad audience. They'll get that chance in 2012. Five times they will play in the national spotlig...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  7. For comparison's sake ...

    Paul Kuharsky

    The New York Giants put their fingerprints all over the Vince Lombardi Trophy Sunday night while the rest of the league watched jealously. It's a copycat league and every other team should, and will, now measure itself against the Super Bowl champ...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  8. Wrap-up: Panthers 28, Texans 13

    Paul Kuharsky

    Thoughts on the Texans' 28-13 loss to the Panthers at Reliant Stadium: What it means: The AFC South champs saw their winning streak end at seven and their record fall to 10-4. They await results from games involving New England, Baltimore and Pitt...

    Blog | December 18, 2011
  9. Final Word: AFC South

    Paul Kuharsky

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 3: Watch the Jaguars' defense: It did not play badly in New York, it's just that the Jets were given so many chances by the Jacksonville offense. Cam Newton is due for a comedown, and a defense that loaded up o...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  10. Power Rankings: Top 10 NFL cornerbacks

    Paul Kuharsky

    ESPN.com's NFL writers rank the top 10 cornerbacks in the league today. Next week: Top 10 quarterbacks. Positional Power Rankings have produced some wild variations in voting. But none has had so many players mentioned as cornerbacks. Previous...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  11. Leading Questions: AFC South

    Paul Kuharsky

    With the offseason in full swing, let's take a look at one major question facing each AFC South team as it begins preparations for the 2011 season: HOUSTON TEXANS How do they fix the secondary? New defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is cha...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  12. Vance Joseph: CBs will challenge routes

    Paul Kuharsky

    Good defensive backs should have short memories. Typically that cliched line is applied play-to-play or game-to-game. In the case of the Houston Texans, season-to-season would be good, too. Houston had the worst pass defense in the NFL in 2010, yi...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  13. Wish you were (still) here: Tramon Williams

    Paul Kuharsky

    If and when there is free agency, the Texans need to dip into it to try to solve their issues in the secondary. I think they should throw open the vault and be sure to land either Nnamdi Asomugha or Champ Bailey. But as Green Bay prepares to play ...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  14. RTC: Texans should target veteran CB

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans The Texans need to pursue Nnamdi Asomugha or Champ Bailey, says John McClain. Wade Phillips needs to bring out the best, consistently, in Mario Williams, says Richard Justice. Rick Dennison said it ...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  15. Revelations from Colts' win over the Jags

    Paul Kuharsky

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Sunday's 34-24 win over Jacksonville put the Colts back in control. Win at Oakland and against Tennessee, and the Colts will be AFC South champs. Though both teams are 8-6 and they split the season series, Jacksonville would los...

    Blog | December 19, 2010
  16. Running down division title possibilities

    Paul Kuharsky

    If the Jaguars win at Indianapolis next week, they are AFC South champs so long as the Texans lose one of their final four games. The worst the Jaguars could finish then is 9-7. The best the Colts could finish then is 9-7. And the Jaguars would wi...

    Blog | December 13, 2010