Jacksonville Jaguars can win the AFC South
The Jacksonville Jaguars have never won the AFC South. Since the division’s creation in 2002, the only team to not win the division at least once has been the Jaguars.
Even the Tennessee Titans have managed to get a title! (two, in fact) The Jaguars, meanwhile, have never been better than wildcard qualifiers for the playoffs in the AFC South, even with over 11 wins in 2005 and 2007.
In 2015, that could change.
With the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans, and Indianapolis Colts all tied at 1-2 for first or worst in the division, it’s clear that anybody could come out on top.
While the Colts were considered the best team in the division before the season started, it’s clear something is going wrong and with a 0-2 record to start the year the division games become even more important. The Colts proved they were here to compete with a win over the Titans in Week 3.
The Texans barely beat the abysmal Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3 and they continue to look like a lost team.
The Titans have looked competent at times and young/inexperienced at others. That happens, but to me they look to be trending upward. They could have beat Indy in a close game during Week 3 to sit atop the division, but they failed to do so.
So far the only team with a division win is the Indianapolis Colts and they could come away with a commanding lead of the division with a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4.
The Jaguars cannot let that happen.
2015 is a year to keep everything open in the AFC South. The six division games that each team plays will be critical in deciding who goes to the playoffs and who stays home. While I hope we don’t end up with a reenactment of the 2014 NFC South and send a sub-.500 team to the playoffs, we could see the AFC South won by an 8-8 or 9-7 team.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are young. The Jacksonville Jaguars are still learning. But 2015 is a rare opportunity and the team needs to get its act together and seize it.
The AFC South is up for grabs in 2015 and the Jags are still in prime position to make a play for their first title ever.
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