Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 10/19/11
Never has the opportunity been more golden, primarily for the Texans but also for the Titans. The Peyton Manning-less Colts are not going to win the AFC South this season, leaving the door ajar for the Texans, Titans and, to a lesser extent, the Jaguars, to kick in authoritatively. NFL players claim that their lone concern is what happens in their locker room, but the Texans realized the Colts' vulnerability once Manning was sidelined following his second neck surgery of the offseason. And though they had designs on securing their first AFC South title and corresponding playoff berth with or without Manning calling the Colts' signals, the Texans understand that division dynamics have been altered. Indianapolis has won seven of nine AFC South titles. "You can look at what Peyton has done the past 13 years with his track record with Indianapolis," Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph said. "But for us, if Peyton was playing our mentality was not going to change about going 1-0 each we...
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