And just like that, things became interesting in the AFC South. The Jaguars beat the Miami Dolphins in Week 6 and are coming off their BYE. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans easily disposed of the Kansas City Chiefs. The Indianapolis Colts also took care of business and outlasted the San Francisco 49ers in less-than-favorable weather conditions.
The Jags have certainly improved and look much better than they did in the season opener. However, they’re not currently in the thick of the division race. On the other hand, they could play a significant role in the AFC South. If they manage to beat the Titans or the Colts later in the season, the loss could become a tiebreaker when deciding which team will make the playoffs.
Without further ado, here’s how the division looks heading into Week 8.
The Jaguars should be able to beat the Texans in their next matchup.
Isn’t it funny how much a difference six weeks make? Back in Week 1, the Houston Texans looked like a decent team and beat the Jaguars. Looking back, it looks like an outlier, as they went on to lose their next five games. To exacerbate matters, they have scored just 30 points in the last four weeks. They were shut down by the Buffalo Bills in Week 4 and just mustered five points against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7.
It would be one thing if the Texans were able to keep up with other teams, but they have looked overwhelmed. Things won’t get any easier for them in Week 8 when they face off against the 6-1 Los Angeles Rams. Currently, the Jaguars look like the better team. Don’t be surprised if Jacksonville beats them in Week 15 and splits the series.