1. The Jaguars are still in control of the AFC South after beating the Titans in Week 11
In the upcoming days, you will hear chatter about the Jacksonville Jaguars being back but the truth is that they didn't go anywhere. They just hadn't played like the good team they are. Keep in mind, that they were 6-3 heading into Week 11 but it felt like they were close to going 0-17 if you took a look at social media.
Just a couple days ago, there were calls for offensive coordinator Press Taylor's job. They won't completely fade away but the noise will most definitely subside (at least for a week). Also, the Jaguars' defense rebounded nicely. As Mike Caldwell said, the team you saw going against the 49ers is not who they are.
The Jags showed in Week 11 that they're capable of winning games and could do big things if they can stop shooting themselves on the foot and execute. It helped that they played a Titans team that has hard to get anything going on offense in recent weeks but good teams take care of business. Jacksonville most certainly did Sunday, and find themselves at the top of the AFC South for one more week.
At the same time the Jaguars were disposing of the Titans, the Houston Texans were playing the Arizona Cardinals. Despite the fact that the Cards took things to the wire, the Texans got the win and are now 6-4 and No. 2 in the AFC South. Had the Jaguars lost, Houston would be in control of the division.
Now, these two foes will face each other in Week 12 for the No. 1 spots in Week 12. While there are a handful of tough matchups left on the Jaguars' schedule, it's not hyperbole to say that the Texans game could shape the rest of the 2023 season, at least when it comes to the AFC South but possibly in the AFC playoff seeding too.