Jacksonville Jaguars trending up in AFC South rankings ahead of Week 7

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /
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The Jacksonville Jaguars weren’t the only AFC South team that won a game in Week 6. The Tennesse Titans and the Indianapolis Colts beat the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Texans, respectively. This means that the division standings remain mostly the same as last week.

On the other hand, it’s good to see the AFC South wake up (at least for a week) after struggling early in the season. After all, the Jags got their first win until Week 6. Indy lost three straight to start the season and the Texans haven’t earned a victory since beating Jacksonville in Week 1.

The Titans are currently leading the division with a 4-2 record and the Colts are second at 2-4. Meanwhile, the Jaguars and the Texans hold identical 1-5 records. While looks like the favorite to win the AFC South crown, the division will be full of intrigue for the remainder of the season. Here’s how things looks ahead of Week 7.

. 1-5. . Houston Texans. 4. team. 10

The Jacksonville Jaguars are no longer the “worst team” in the AFC South.

The Texans beat an unprepared Jaguars team in the season opener but if they faced off against each other right now, Jacksonville would most likely get the upper hand. In Week 1, Houston looked like a competent team despite the fact that they were without quarterback Deshaun Watson. Rookie Davis Mills is showing flashes but doesn’t have much talent around him. That’s why the wins won’t probably come often for them in 2021.

Since Week 1, the Texans have lost five straight games are in a nosedive while the Jaguars keep getting better. They just got pummeled 31-3 by the Colts. Things won’t get any easier next week when they take on the undefeated Arizona Cardinals.