AFC South Predictions


By Andy Benoit,

AFC South Predictions

1. Indianapolis Colts

Hard to pick against five consecutive division titles – especially if the defense continues to perform so well.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars

If they were in the NFC, they would maybe be the Super Bowl favorite.

3. Houston Texans

Capable of winning 10 games if everyone stays healthy, but they’re in an unfortunately tough division.

4. Tennessee Titans

The offensive and defensive lines have both taken a step back. Thus, this team gets doubted for another year.

Best Offseason Move

The Titans franchising defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, ensuring another contract-year effort from the star and forcing him to prove his long-term value.

Worst Offseason Move

The Titans allowing guard Jacob Bell to get away in free agency.

Biggest Question

What force is needed to disrupt the status quo that has come to define this division?

Quick Hits

Team Bests

Passing Game 1 Colts, 2 Texans, 3 Jaguars, Titans

Running Game 1 Jaguars, 2 Colts, 3 Titans, 4 Texans

Offensive Line 1 Colts, 2 Jaguars, 3 Texans, 4 Titans

Pass Rush 1 Colts, 2 Texans, 3 Titans, 4 Jaguars

Run Defense 1 Jaguars, 2 Texans, 3 Titans, 4 Colts

Pass Defense 1 Colts, 2 Jaguars, 3 Titans, 4 Texans

Special Teams 1 Texans, 2 Jaguars, 3 Titans, 4 Colts

Coaching Staff 1 Colts, 2 Jaguars, 3 Titans, 4 Texans

Front Office 1 Colts, 2 Texans, 3 Jaguars, 4 Titans

Home Field Advantage 1 Colts, 2 Texans, 3 Titans, 4 Jaguars

Player Bests

Pure Athlete Andre Johnson, Texans

Big Play Threat Vince Young, Titans

Gets Most out of Talent Kyle Vanden Bosch, Titans

Gets Least out of Talent Matt Jones, Jaguars

Breakout Prospects Fred Bennett, Texans

Tony Ugoh, Colts

Amobi Okoye, Texans

Breakdown Prospects Ahman Green, Texans

Reggie Hayward, Jaguars

Jeff Zgonina, Texans

Best Leader Peyton Manning, Colts

Unsung Hero Ryan Diem, Colts

Impact Veteran Acquisition Jerry Porter, Jaguars

Impact Rookie Duane Brown, LT, Texans



QB Peyton Manning, Colts

RB Joseph Addai, Colts

RB Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars

WR Andre Johnson, Texans

WR Reggie Wayne, Colts

TE Dallas Clark, Colts

LT Michael Roos, Titans

LG Ryan Lilja, Colts

C Jeff Saturday, Colts

RG Jake Scott, Titans

RT Ryan Diem, Colts


DE Mario Williams, Texans

DT Albert Haynesworth, Titans

DT John Henderson, Jaguars

DE Dwight Freeney, Colts

OLB Freddy Keiaho, Colts

MLB DeMeco Ryans, Texans

OLB Keith Bulluck, Titans

CB Rashean Mathis, Jaguars

FS Antoine Bethea, Colts

SS Bob Sanders, Colts

CB Cortland Finnegan, Titans


K Rob Bironas, Titans

P Matt Turk, Texans

RS Andre’ Davis, Texans

ST Kevin Bentley, Texans

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One Response to “AFC South Predictions”

  1. gwake says:

    1. Indianapolis Colts: With the return of Hall of Fame, and Pro Bowl players back to the roster the Colts are sure to coutinue there quest to perfection. Lets not forget the fans and hype that Lucas Oil Stadium will bring.

    2. Jacksonville Jaguars: They can change the defense they can change the coaching staff but they can’t change the experience Payton has over their organization gained through two games a season since he arrived in the NFL.

    3. Tennessee Titans: Vince Young has what it takes to win games, but the team still has not surrounded him with the weapons he’ll need to overcome Indianapolis or Jacksonville. Sure the addition of Crumpler will improve the pass game and the red zone offense, but it will only be enough to keep them from falling to last in this powerhouse division.

    4. Houston Texans: Lots of talent, lots of youth. The Texans are sure to become playoff contenders in a few years but the most dominate NFL division is not one that you climb very quick.