Reading the coverage: Manning from all angles

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    <p><em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em></p> <p>Here's what's worth reading on the AFC South this morning.</p> <p>Did I miss anything? Send it and any questions, complaints, commentary, suggestions or last-minute Christmas gift ideas for my parents back in Jersey to <a href="http://proxy.espn.go.com/chat/mailbagESPN?event_id=21417" shape="rect" target="_blank">the mailbag</a>.</p> <p><strong>Houston Texans</strong><br clear="none" /> Dunta Robinson has made a <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6172615.html" shape="rect" target="_blank">remarkable comeback</a> from a horrific injury, says Steve Campbell.</p> <p>Sunday's <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6172464.html" shape="rect">best matchup</a> in Oakland will pit Andre Johnson against Nnamdi Asomugha, writes Megan Manfull.</p> <p><a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6172209.html" shape="rect" target="_blank">Those hits</a> by Cortland Finnegan on Matt Schaub and Owen Daniels cost him $25,000.</p> <p>John McClain <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6172419.html" shape="rect" target="_blank">reminisces</a> about Slingin' Sammy Baugh.</p> <p><strong>Indianapolis Colts</strong><br clear="none" /> That's <a href="http://www.indystar.com/article/20081219/SPORTS03/812190424/1100" shape="rect" target="_blank">eight consecutive wins</a> and seven consecutive playoff berths for Peyton Manning and the Colts, writes Phil Richards.</p> <p>The defense got <a href="http://www.indystar.com/article/20081219/SPORTS03/812190426/1100" shape="rect" target="_blank">the two plays</a> it needed, says Mike Chappell.</p> <p>Manning wasn't great, <a href="http://www.indystar.com/article/20081219/SPORTS15/812190425/1058/SPORTS03" shape="rect" target="_blank">he was sublime</a>, says Bob Kravitz.</p> <p>Manning may have <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AgQlBK6j11Cdupef1P.65KI5nYcB?slug=jc-manningformvp121809&prov=yhoo&type=lgns" shape="rect" target="_blank">taken the lead</a> for MVP, opines Jason Cole.</p> <p>Manning was definitely <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8963262/Manning-carries-Colts-to-postseason" shape="rect" target="_blank">dialed in</a>, writes Alex Marvez.</p> <p>Manning <a href="http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/11180750" shape="rect" target="_blank">is the MVP</a>, says Pete Prisco.</p> <p><strong>Jacksonville Jaguars</strong><br clear="none" /> A game they could have won <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2008-12-19/game_slips_away_late_as_jaguars_fall_to_indy" shape="rect" target="_blank">slipped away</a> from the Jaguars, writes Vito Stellino.</p> <p>Maurice Jones-Drew <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2008-12-19/drew_gallops_again_vs_colts" shape="rect" target="_blank">has a fan</a> in Tony Dungy, says Michael C. Wright.</p> <p>Gene Frenette says the Jaguars just <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/columnists/gene_frenette/2008-12-19/too_tough_to_keep_up_with_peyton" shape="rect" target="_blank">couldn't handle</a> Manning.</p> <p>Garry Smits' <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/columnists/gene_frenette/2008-12-19/too_tough_to_keep_up_with_peyton" shape="rect" target="_blank">report card</a> includes an F for pass defense.</p> <p>Richard Collier <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2008-12-19/return_amazing_to_collier" shape="rect" target="_blank">was back</a> at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, writes Michael DiRocco.</p> <p>Another fourth down <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2008-12-19/jaguars_notebook_gambles_work_on_fourth_down" shape="rect" target="_blank">conversion</a> for the offense, says Michael C. Wright.</p> <p><strong>Tennessee Titans</strong><br clear="none" /> Kerry Collins is trying to figure out his <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20081219/SPORTS01/812190374/1027/RSS0201" shape="rect" target="_blank">slow starts</a>, writes Jim Wyatt.</p> <p>David Climer says the Titans <a href="http://tennessean.com/article/20081219/COLUMNIST0202/812190372/1002/SPORTS" shape="rect" target="_blank">shouldn't use</a> Vince Young unless it's necessary.</p> <p>Jeff Fisher will <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20081219/SPORTS01/812190363/1027/RSS0201" shape="rect" target="_blank">watch his son</a> play for a national championship tonight, writes Chip Cirillo.</p> <p>Kyle Vanden Bosch <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20081219/SPORTS01/812190364/1027/RSS0201" shape="rect" target="_blank">feels good</a> after his surgery, says Gary Estwick.</p> <p>Cortland Finnegan plans to <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20081219/SPORTS01/812190362/1027/RSS0201" shape="rect" target="_blank">appeal his fines</a>, reports Jim Wyatt.</p> <p>The Titans always get <a href="http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/news.php?viewStory=64894" shape="rect" target="_blank">revved up</a> for Steelers week, says Terry McCormick.</p> <p>What to <a href="http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/news.php?viewStory=64897" shape="rect" target="_blank">watch for</a> in Steelers-Titans, from Terry McCormick.</p>

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