NFL: Predicting the AFC South

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Each season, experts try to do their best in predicting things that may happen in the NFL. This starts with predicting the division winners, award winners, playoff teams, and even the eventual Super Bowl Champion. Over the next four weeks, we will do our best to line up each division. Next up is the AFC South.

  1. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are a team on the mend. Their franchise QB returns after more than a year from throwing a football. He has looked the part too. Meanwhile, they still have issues with the offensive line. That, in turn, could lead to bigger issues on offense. Defensively they are making strides and could be a surprise on that side of the ball. Nonetheless, the other teams in the division are much better. Record 5-11

  1. Tennessee Titans

The Titans are heading into 2018 under new leadership. Mike Vrabel takes over for Mike Mularkey. This is after Mularkey took the Titans to the playoffs in 2017. I believe that offensively the Titans should be ok. It is defensively that I see them struggle. Record 8-8

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars

Last year’s division winner will see a regression in 2018. The let go of most of the major weapons for a flourishing Blake Bortles. It seems as though they want to rely heavily on Leonard Fournette and the play action game. That could be the downfall of this team. Especially of Bortles is a step back from his 2017 performance. The defense will once again win them football games. Record 10-6

  1. Houston Texans

There was no doubt that this was the best team in the AFC South prior to the injury to Deshaun Watson. With healthy Watson returning in 2018, that should once again be the case. Look for the Texans to return to the top of the division and maybe even challenge for the best record in the conference.  Record 11-5

The AFC South looks to be a two-team race. However, if the Titans catch a couple of breaks, they could throw a wrench in the whole thing. Look for this to be one of the stronger divisions in 2018.

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