Jaguars power rankings: Week 4 wasn’t kind to AFC South

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). (Imagn Images photo pool)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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35. . 2-2. . Tennessee Titans. 1. team

This Jacksonville Jaguars’ foe sits at the top of the AFC South for now.

The Tennessee Titans had a job in Week 5, beat the lowly New York Jets. They looked like the better team on paper but looked overwhelmed and gave the Gang Green their first win of the year. The Titans spent the offseason making upgrades to both sides of the ball but don’t have much to show for it.

Heading into Week 5, Tennessee’s offense ranked 15 in points scored. The Jets’ defense spent the whole game disrupting quarterback Ryan Tannehill and sacked him seven times. Although running back Derrick Henry was his dominant self, racking up 33 carries for 157 yards and one touchdown, the Titans lost 27-24.

Although Tennesse currently ranks first in the division, they don’t look like a contender. In fact, the AFC South as a whole doesn’t look good at this moment. Maybe things will change down the road. What’s surprising is that the Titans made several additions in the offseason that were supposed to propel them to the top of the conference. Besides signing Bud Dupree, they traded for Julio Jones. Those two moves alone should have helped them get to the upper-echelon of the NFL but that hasn’t been the case.

The Titans will have to do some soul searching ahead of Week 5. The Jaguars won’t hesitate to beat them while they’re down. Will Tennessee lose to winless teams in back-to-back wins? We’ll find out in a few days.

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