AFC South…Some might say a preview

This is one of a series we are doing on the NFL Divisions. The Predicted Division Finish was compiled by looking at the schedule week to week. I know some of them look outlandish but that is how the dice fell. Crazy, huh?

The Poll results are taken from polls at There is NO Offseason.

Previous entries:

NFC South

NFC East

NFC West

NFC North

Predicted Division Finish:

Colts 12-4
Jaguars 11-5
Titans 6-10
Texans 5-11

TINO Poll results
Colts 91%
Titans 8%
Jags 0%
Texans 0%

Member quote: (Barnburner)

Hard to get a debate going for this division. But I would like to see Houston
start turning the corner.

The rundown…

Barnburner makes a good point. It’s hard to have any debate in this division outside of the Colts winning the division. The Jags can easily make a wildcard appearence this season. The Titans and Texans should be coming up soon but this is still a “building” year on what is to come from those teams.

Quick take:

What can you say? This entry is coming in a little later than planned so we have all seen what the Colts are capable of this season after dismantling the Saints last night and making them look like they were from the Archie Manning era. The defense is improved despite losing both starting corners from last season and Booger in the middle of the line. Tarik Glenn’s absence doesn’t look so scary now. When will the talk of 16-0 start?

Big game:

Week 9 hosting the Pats. This is likely a preview of the AFC Championship once again. What we may be playing for here is home field.

Would be a big loss:

Week 13 hosting the Jags. There are not likely many games that are going to matter after this. The Jags seem to hang with the Colts and this would be a big loss just from the home field standpoint or gaining W’s.

Quick take:

The Jaguars should be a playoff team this year despite letting Byron Leftwich go. If nothing else they don’t have to be worried about if he is going to be on the field or the trainers room. The D is still stout and help keep David Garrard out of trouble.

Big game:

Week 13 at the Colts. The Jaguars faired pretty well in Indy last season and this could set the tone for the last few weeks as the wildcards are shaping up.

Would be a big loss:

Week 17 at Houston would be a bummer. Houston will be looking to end the season on a positive note of another negative season. Jax can’t look past this game as they are looking at playoff seeding.

Quick take:

What the hell is this team going to do at RB? They brought Chris Brown back, drafted Chris Henry thinking he can be an every down back and are flirting with the idea that LenDale White could be an every down back. Vince Young should continue to improve and can “will” some wins for this team. Don’t doubt him.

Big game:

Week one at Jacksonville. Starting the season against a division opponent your not supposed to be able to beat would be huge. They follow up with games against Indy and a New Orleans team that should have things figured out by then so an early win would help.

Would be a big loss:

Hosting the Texans week 13. Could determine who sits at the bottom of the rankings until 2008.

Quick take:

The Texans have made some impressive improvements on both sides of the ball. No blockbuster names but enough to make a difference and show that they really want to win. This team can start winning at any time but until they string some W’s together nobody is going to take them seriously.

Big game:

A week 17 win at home against a likely playoff bound Jacksonville team would do wonders going into the offseason. Of course there is always going to be the Titan games and what if of Vince young.

Would be a big loss:

Until the Texans start winning games there is not a game on the schedule that they should win so no loss is a surprise.

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One Response to “AFC South…Some might say a preview”

  1. NFL Footballderdash/Week Eight « TINO Sports Page Says:

    […] in to the the season I was expecting big things for the Jaguars. I even called an 11-5 season. I was laughed at taking their D late in fantasy […]

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