Before the 2023 season started, it looked like the AFC South wasn't going to be competitive at all. The Jacksonville Jaguars, led by Trevor Lawrence and head coach Doug Pederson, seemed poised to win the division for the second straight year. Meanwhile, the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts went into rebuilding mode. For their part, the Tennessee Titans didn't have enough firepower on offense. However, nobody has managed to separate themselves from the bunch.
The Jaguars had control of the AFC South after Week 1 but everyone in the division is currently 1-2 with no clear frontrunner. In particular, Jacksonville has looked embarrassing the last two games and unless they get back on track, they'll find themselves having to catch up with their divisional foes.
So how are the Jaguars looking after Week 3? How do they stack up against the rest of the AFC South? This ranking attempts to find out.
No. 4 Post-Week 3 AFC South Power Ranking: Tennessee Titans
The Titans gave their offensive line a makeover in the offseason. Gone were guard Nate Davis, center Ben Jones, and long-time left tackle Taylor Lewan. Aaron Brewer moved to center, rookie Peter Skorinski took over at guard and Tennessee signed Andre Dillard in free agency to fill the void left by Lewan's departure.
While the group as a whole did fine in Week 3, they came undone against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3. They couldn't afford Ryan Tannehill adequate protection and failed to open running lanes for Derrick Henry. Not surprisingly, Tennesse only managed a paltry three points.
Leaving aside the offensive line struggles, Ryan Tannehill was dreadful, going 12-of-25 for 104 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions. If the Titans can figure their issues up front, maybe they can get back in the division race. But for the time being, they sit at the bottom of the AFC South staring up at everyone.