Selected daily links from around the worldwide web:
With training camp in the books, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle writes about the Texans' **quest to make the playoffs**.
Chronicle columnist Richard Justice lists **"10 unscientific reasons"** that the Texans can earn a berth in the playoffs this season.
Justice says that the Texans' talented defensive line needs to **step up and assert itself**.
Minnesota VikingsJudd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune discusses the reported **"schism" in the Vikings' locker room** over the recent addition of quarterback Brett Favre.
Zulgad blos that Vikings coach Brad Childress and star running back Adrian Peterson **don't see the locker room issues** that are all the rage on ESPN and in the blogosphere.
John McClain writes about the impending **return of Sage Rosenfels**, the former Texans backup quarterback, to Houston.
The Star-Tribune's Chip Scoggins writes about the **stiff competition at linebacker** for Minnesota.