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  1. How Phillips fares against Manning

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Atlanta Falcons defense was shapeless for a long time against Peyton Manning, disguising for as long as possible before players got to their spots. It was very effective at confusing Manning, who struggled against the Falcons. But it doesn'...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  2. A look at some play-calling tendencies

    Paul Kuharsky

    All kinds of things factor into play-calling. This week, STATS shared some interesting numbers on the propensity for teams to hand the ball off after a successful run play or to throw it after a successful pass play. They looked at successful p...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  3. RTC: Shahid Khan's yacht for sale

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans The Texans-coached AFC squad won the Pro Bowl, writes Nick Scurfield of the team's website. While the votes were really spread out, more players at the Senior Bowl said they'd like to play for the Texa...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  4. Titans are out; Texans draw Bengals

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Tennessee Titans will have to accept a 9-7 season and second place in the AFC South as progress, as their playoff hopes have been snuffed out. The Cincinnati Bengals won the final AFC berth and will play in Houston against the Texans next week...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  5. Koetter, Dennison lose out to John Fox

    Paul Kuharsky

    Two AFC South offensive coordinators -- Jacksonville's Dick Koetter and Houston's Rick Dennison -- missed out on the Denver Broncos head coaching job as the Broncos hired John Fox on Thursday. Previous head coaching experience was an important fac...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  6. Schedule: Where I want to be

    Paul Kuharsky

    Let's look at the AFC South week by week. These are subject to change, of course. But If I set my schedule now, the games in bold are where I'd like to be on Sundays (and some Mondays and Thursdays) this fall and winter: Sunday, September 12 ...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  7. Background tidbits on Dennison

    Paul Kuharsky

    A few interesting bits of context from the Texans news release on Rick Dennison's hire as the new offensive coordinator: The 51-year-old Dennison is entering his 16th season in the NFL as a coach and his 25th year in the league overall. Dennison ...

    Blog | January 13, 2010
  8. Big plays in the AFC South

    Paul Kuharsky

    Big plays make and break teams. Interestingly, the AFC South boasts the best big play defense in the Colts and the best big-play offense in the Titans. Let's look at both categories in charts out together by NFC West maven Mike Sando with informat...

    Blog | December 23, 2009
  9. Assessing wild-card chances

    Paul Kuharsky

    Despite their loss Sunday in San Francisco, the Jaguars are still in line for the AFC's final playoff berth. They edge the Ravens and Steelers, who also have 6-5 records. The Texans and Titans are part of a group of four teams a game off that pace at...

    Blog | November 30, 2009
  10. Strength of schedules changes from here

    Paul Kuharsky

    AFC strength of schedule: Weeks 9 through 17 Team Opp. record Opp. win pct. New England Patriots 38-28 .576 Indianapolis Colts 38-29 .567 Kansas City Chiefs 35-31 .530 New York Jet...

    Blog | November 05, 2009
  11. Do runs for losses indicate bad run teams?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky Good running teams get stopped for a loss less often than bad running teams. I knew it wouldn't stand to figure so simply when I decided to look at whether runs for losses indicated anything last season. After...

    Blog | September 09, 2009
  12. Britt, Casey featured in rookie TV show

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky Two rookies from the AFC South are among the seven featured in "Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL" Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Here's a description of the show provided by ESPN's PR department: "Hey Rookie, ...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  13. A look at 2009 strength of schedule

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky In a league where teams go from big losers to big winners in the span of a year, these numbers mean far less than they used to. Still, strength of schedule is one of the only ways we have to measure what's c...

    Blog | February 02, 2009
  14. Familiarity breeds confidence for Kubiak

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky The theory says there are just six degrees of separation between each of us and anyone else on the planet, that in only six steps we can be connected through common acquaintances. It's only natural in a leag...

    Blog | January 22, 2009
  15. Gibbs is in as Texans DB coach

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky David Gibbs is the Texans' new secondary coach. He has a deal and things will be finalized by next week. It's no big surprise as coach Gary Kubiak basically indicated at the recent press conference annou...

    Blog | January 15, 2009
  16. Updated: Bush is Texans new defensive coordinator

    Paul Kuharsky

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky Gary Kubiak didn't go far to find his new defensive coordinator. Frank Bush was already on his staff as senior defensive assistant. Kubiak will talk about Bush shortly, and I'll come back in this post to...

    Blog | January 13, 2009