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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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2). (Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports) /

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The Jacksonville Jaguars could struggle to catch up with the Colts.

The Indianapolis Colts were off to a slow start in 2021, losing their first three games. Since then, they have bounced back and have won two of the last three. Moreover, they look like a complete team, not a team that got lucky. In fact, they could have beaten if the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6 had they not collapsed in the second half.

The Colts soundly defeated the Texans in Week 7, and two of their best players played a key role. Quarterback Carson Wentz went 11-of-20 for 223 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions while All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard logged an interception, seven total tackles, and one pass defensed.

Heading into Week 7, Indy’s defense ranks just outside the top ten. Wentz has thrown nine touchdowns and one interception in 2021. Looking back, they might not have minded trading a conditional 2022 second-round pick and a 2023 third-round selection for the second overall pick in the 2016 draft. It will be interesting to see if they keep getting better or they cool down. Next in their schedule is a San Francisco 49ers team that has been inconsistent this season, so this would be a great opportunity to gain ground in the AFC South.

The Colts may not be a threat to the Titans right now but that could change in a few weeks. These two teams will face off each other in Week 8, and that game could end up becoming key in the division race and playoff tiebreakers.