Can the Houston Texans Go Undefeated and Other AFC South Must-Reads

Nate Dunlevy@NateDunlevyGuest ColumnistSeptember 27, 2012

NO! Don't you dare inflict Mercury Morris on us! Don't you do it!
NO! Don't you dare inflict Mercury Morris on us! Don't you do it!Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Is this what we've been reduced to?

A team wins three games, and people are forced to write articles about whether they can go undefeated?

Today's article of the day comes from Matt Williamson of (pay piece) who analyzes if the Houston Texans can win out.

I have two words for this: stop it.

While I agree the Texans are the best team in football right now, it's also only September. For the love of Christmas, can we at least get to the bye week before flooding the web with nonsense?

It's not Williamson's fault. He gets the answer right, and I sense from the article that he doesn't take the question seriously. Some overzealous editor in Bristol, Conn. gave him the ridiculous assignment.

The Texans are a very good team. They are not an all-time great, go-16-0 juggernaut.

Can't there be some middle-ground these days? Does everything have to be THE BIGGEST THING EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD or complete complete crap?

If the Texans go 8-0 then we can have breathless articles about dates with destiny. Until then, they'll have to be content with "yeah, they are playing great football right now."


General Interest

Scott Kacsmar of Bleacher Report has his Thinking Man's Guide to Week 4 up.

Bill Barnwell of Grantland thanks you for not coaching.

Mike Kurtz and Tom Gower of the Football Outsiders have their always-entertaining Scramble for the Ball.

Ryan Riddle of Bleacher Report goes inside what practice is like for players.

Chris Brown of Grantland teaches us about the zone blitz, its origins and future.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union says the Jaguars are nearing full health.

Vito Stellino of The Florida Times-Union says Paul Posluszny is self-critical.

Gene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union says the Jaguars need Marcedes Lewis more involved in pass plays.


Tennessee Titans

Tom Gower of Total Titans says Tennessee is in need of better adjustments at the half.

David Boclair of The City Paper says Craig Stevens has an impact despite limited practice time.

John Glennon of The Tennessean says Nate Washington was blase about his great catch.

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean says players are glad the real refs are coming back.


Houston Texans

Kuharsky says the Texans are fine rotating their linemen.

Stephanie Stradley of The Houston Chronicle talks about the return of the refs.

Tania Ganguli of The Houston Chronicle says the AFC South has quarterbacks at all stages of development.


Indianapolis Colts

Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star says Reggie Wayne is off to a blazing start.

Kacsmar, writing for Colts Authority, breaks down Andrew Luck's performance.

Ben Savage of Colts Authority uses the All-22 film to look at the Indy D.