Titans vs Colts: With 9 Games Left, Who Wins the AFC South?

Titans vs Colts: With 9 Games Left, Who Wins the AFC South?

Oct 20, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) catches a pass for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half at LP Field. The 49ers beat the Titans 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Week 8 offers no “real” AFC South football (nobody cares about the Jacksonville Jaguars). Sounds like the perfect day to sit back and see what each team needs to do to win the division. Let’s take a look at the remaining schedules (Week 9-17) for the Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans.

Indianapolis Colts Schedule (Week 9-17): 5-2
at Texans 2-5
vs Rams 3-4
at Titans 3-4
at Cardinals 3-4
vs Titans 3-4
at Bengals 5-2
vs Texans 2-5
at Chiefs 7-0
vs Jaguars 0-7

Tennessee Titans Schedule (Week 9-17): 3-4
at Rams 3-4
vs Jaguars 0-7
vs Colts 5-2
at Raiders 2-4
at Colts 5-2
at Broncos 6-1
vs Cardinals 3-4
at Jaguars 0-7
vs Texans 2-5

Houston Texans Schedule (Week 9-17): 2-5
vs Colts  5-2
at Cardinals 3-4
vs Raiders 2-4
vs Jaguars 0-7
vs Patriots 5-2
at Jaguars 0-7
at Colts 5-2
vs Broncos 6-1
at Titans 3-4

It doesn’t look promising for Houston. Four of their last nine games come against teams with a 5-2 or 6-1 record. Even if they win half of those, that puts them at seven total losses. A 9-7 record probably doesn’t win this division. If it does, then sweeping the Colts is a must.

Expect the Colts to receive favorable point spreads in seven of nine games. They’ll face difficult—yet winnable—road assignments when they play the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs.

For the Titans to have any chance of winning this division, they’ll almost certainly have to sweep Indianapolis. They can’t afford to drop games against inferior opponents. A loss to Jacksonville or Oakland would all-but-eliminate them from making a comeback for anything more than a wild-card berth.

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Topics: NFL, Tennessee Titans

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