This week the Texans continued to roll through the tour of undeserving NFL franchises as they moved to 5-0 on the season. The Titans and Jags both sunk to 1-4 and look desperate for a win that may only come against each other. The Colts showed that they are way ahead in development and can rally.
Matt Hasselbeck returned under center for the Titans after Jake Locker was injured last week. He couldn’t find any balance on offense, just like Locker, and the Titans were manhandled by a Vikings defense that only allowed three points to Tennessee. The Titans need Chris Johnson to be a consistent threat. He hasn’t been and the receiving corps just isn’t consistent enough to be effective either. The defense, which was considered strong in the offseason, is showing that it isn’t as powerful as anticipated.
The Colts managed to look very good against a Green Bay team that is a little off. After finding out that head coach Chuck Pagano has leukemia, the Colts rallied and shrugged off a 17 point deficit to beat the Packers. Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne are making this team look superior on offense. While Green Bay was threatening late in the fourth quarter, the Colts managed to hold on for the win. It was a very well orchestrated win for a team that desperately needed to rally.
The Jaguars looked miserable in their loss to the Chicago Bears. The Bears destroyed all hopes of the game remaining close by scoring 28 points in the fourth quarter. Blaine Gabbert’s streak of a touchdown in each of the last four games came to an end on Sunday. The Jags’ defense is clearly not as strong as it was last year. The Bears were able to score on offense and defense, making the offensive line look poor as they got to Gabbert and didn’t allow Maurice Jones-Drew to get settled into the game. The Bears are one of the league’s best and showed that by stomping on the Jags.
Speaking of the league’s best, the Texans stand apart in a league overwhelmed by parity. While some teams like the Packers and Patriots struggle and hover around .500, the Texans rise above all and cast their shadow on every opponent they meet. This week it was the New York Jets. The Jets couldn’t seem to do anything to stop the Texans. New York tried every trick in the book but failed to make a dent in the armor of the Texans. Matt Schaub showed he could win games for the team last week. This week he didn’t have to do much work with Arian Foster gaining over 150 yards on the ground.
Here are your AFC South scores:
Houston Texans @ New York Jets: 23-17
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Chicago Bears: 3-41
Tennessee Titans @ Minnesota Vikings: 7-30
Indianapolis Colts vs Green Bay Packers: 30-27
– Luke N. sims
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