This was a pretty good week for half of the teams in the AFC South. Both the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts won while the Tennesse Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars lost.
Heading into Week 12, it looks like the Titans will represent the divison. Then again, Indy is getting hot and could sneak in the postseason as a wild card. Meanwhile, the Texans and the Jaguars sit at the bottom of the AFC South. Neither team looks like a good bet to win more than five games in 2021 and could benefit from losing, as that would mean getting a better slot in next year’s draft.
Still, there are seven weeks of football things could take a turn for any of the four teams in the AFC South. In the meantime, here’s how the division looks.
The Jacksonville Jaguars fall to last place in the AFC South.
After beating the Buffalo Bills in a convincing fashion, the Jaguars have come crashing down in the last two weeks. They made things interesting in Week 10, nearly pulling off a comeback against the Indianapolis Colts. Although their offense struggled to move the ball and convert third downs, their defense kept them afloat. While the loss surely hurt, things got even worse against the San Francisco 49ers.
That’s right, the Niners simply proved to be too much for the Jags and handed them arguably their worst loss of the season. Jacksonville’s offense was able to muster just 200 total yards and the defense had a down day.
Although there are reasons for optimism in Jacksonville, mainly the play of quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the defense, it will be one more year before the Jaguars can go toe-to-toe with their division counterparts.