Every win counts but the one against the Buffalo Bills in Week 5 should be a bit more special for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Not only did they find their groove on offense but they also showed that they can keep up with the best teams in the AFC. That said, the 2023 season is still relatively young and there's plenty of work to do.
Next on the Jags' schedule are the Indianapolis Colts. Outside linebacker Josh Allen conceded Sunday that the win over the Bills was huge but the next game could be even bigger.
"It was definitely a big game, a statement game. The next one can be even bigger," Allen told the media. "Next one is a division opponent, so I believe two games in one, so it's a must-win. But the confidence that we're practicing, to know that when we are on our game offensively, defense, special teams, we're a team that can't be beat."
"And we stay with that confidence, stay with that swag. Leading into Texans week, we expected to win that game and we came out and did what we did. This week, we work to win. And that's our motto. I'm excited to see what this week has in store for us. Big game this week, we already played the Colts. Personnel is probably still the same, but I'm excited to play against them again," Allen said.
Both the Colts and the Jaguars enter Week 6 with a 3-2 record, so whoever comes on top will be in sole possession of the No. 1 spot in the AFC South. For the time being, here's a power ranking of the division following last week's action.
No. 4 AFC South Power Ranking Post-Week 5: Tennessee Titans (2-3)
The Tennessee Titans were seemingly making progress after a slow start to the 2023 season. However, the same issues that have routinely plagued them this year surfaced against the Colts in Week 5. Although they were able to move the ball, they stalled out once they reached the end zone, going 1-of-4 in those situations. To make matters worse, their usually reliable defense had no answer for running back Zack Moss, who toted the rock 23 times for 165 yards.
Add the Titans' inability to stop Indy on third-downs and it's easy to understand why they drop this game. On the bright side, DeAndre Hopkins isn't washed up, catching eight passes for 140 yards. Moving forward, the coaching staff needs to find ways to keep getting him the ball.