Indianapolis Colts beat Jacksonville Jaguars, sit atop AFC South


The Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-13 in overtime on Sunday. It’s a win that is absolutely crucial in a tight AFC South that looks to be the second-coming of the 2014 NFC South.

The Colts now have two wins over division opponents, after beating the Tennessee Titans 35-33 in Week 3.

At 2-2 they are now alone on top of the AFC South. Following them are the 1-2 Tennessee Titans, 1-3 Jacksonville Jaguars, and 1-3 Houston Texans.

While the entire division is up for grabs and the Jacksonville Jaguars could win it, this division advantage is critical as the Indianapolis Colts look to own the AFC South once again.

For the Jaguars, this is a terrible loss that could dictate how the entire division ends up shaking out. For the Titans, who lost to Indy last week and got a week off to think about it, they are also going to have to claw back against a division rival. The Texans, meanwhile, look like they’ve had the wheels fall completely off.

The Colts have not dominated the Titans or the Jaguars this season and will still have to face both teams once more. That, however, may be the worst of it. While the games have been close, the Colts continue to slip past the opposition and finish with a better record in the division and overall.

.500 might be good enough to win the AFC South in 2015 and if the Indianapolis Colts are able to keep their 15-game winning streak alive against the division, then they will have a much easier go of it than the other teams. It’s still wide open, but another win against a division opponent really puts the Colts ahead of the rest for now.

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