In the common trend of the AFC South this season, the Jaguars fell to a division rival while the rest of the division took one step forward The Jaguars are falling further and further behind each week it seems. Meanwhile, the Bears failed to conquer the Texans and the Titans decided to show up against the Dolphins.
The Titans had a strong performance against a decent Dolphins unit on Sunday. The game was never in doubt after three touchdowns in the first quarter. The Dolphins couldn’t move the ball against the Titans on the ground and Ryan Tannehill had three costly turnovers (one returned for a touchdown). Chris Johnson got his legs back under him for 126 yards on 23 carries with one touchdown. The Titans needed every yard they could get out of Johnson since Jake Locker returned to start at quarterback and only posted 122 yards passing while completing just nine of his 21 passes.
The Colts decimated the Jaguars on Thursday night last week. Andrew Luck posted a decent 227 yards passing and had two rushing touchdowns to go with. Reggie Wayne had 96 yards and the Jaguars passing defense wasn’t able to hold off the Colts as they surged after taking advantage of a costly fumble and an interception a piece from Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. After throwing for 209 yards and an interception, Gabbert re-injured his left, non-throwing shoulder and left the game to let Chad Henne mop up the rest of the fourth quarter. The Jags scored their lone touchdown of the game behind Henne who finished with a touchdown, and interception, and 121 yards while completing 10 of 16 passes.
The Texans had the game of the week for the AFC South in a touch matchup against the Chicago Bears. In a battle of the best defense the Texans came out on top. Despite a terrible offensive showing by both teams, the Texans managed to come out on top yet again. Their defense did what Chicago has been doing all year, by taking the ball away. The Bears never had an opportunity to get things going and then lost Jay Cutler at the end of the first half. Arian Foster was the lone bright spot of the day with 102 yards on the ground and another 15 receiving with the lone touchdown of the game. Matt Schaub never threw for 100 yards, finishing with 95 for the day.
Here are your AFC South scores:
Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars: 27-10
Tennessee Titans @ Miami Dolphins: 37-3
Houston Texans @ Chicago Bears: 13-6
– Luke N. Sims