Around the AFC South
By Chase Maher
Courtesy: Titan Sized
Houston Texans: The Texans looked good against a weak Miami Dolphins team. They got pressure on Tannehill and picked him off a few times. Still, I expected them to start off with some more fire. Foster and Tate combined for a measly 2.4 yards per carry and it seems that the right side of the line struggled. Schaub looked sharp and Andre Johnson has returned to form, but will Owen Daniels hold up as the 2nd target all season long? Next up they travel to Jacksonville to face MJD and Blaine Gabbert.
Tennessee Titans: The Titans never got into a rhythm against a way more experienced Patriots team. The injury to Colin McCarthy and the absence of Kenny Britt hurt this team badly. Belichick remains undefeated against quarterbacks making their first start, but it was certainly not all Locker’s fault. Chris Johnson only managed 4 yards on 11 carries. That is beyond unacceptable for a running back of his caliber…or maybe he isn’t of that caliber anymore. He needs to bounce back if Tennessee wants to win in San Diego on Sunday. History states that the Titans will have a tough time getting a win as they have lost seven straight to San Diego.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Blaine Gabbert showed improvements in his first action against the Minnesota Vikings, but don’t jump the gun just yet because the Vikings may have the worst secondary in the NFL. They lost the game, but consider it a moral victory because Gabbert took some shots and stood tall. MJD should have his legs under him for the divisional game against the Houston Texans on Sunday. Jones-Drew is a monster when running up the middle and it just so happens that the Texans are weak in this area.
Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck didn’t have the coming out party of his counter-part RG3, but he looked sharp for the most part. He had a couple miscues, particularly overthrown passes to a wide open Reggie Wayne. His 309 yards passing is quite impressive, but Luck needs to settle down a bit and realize that check downs are okay. Going 23-45 will rarely get your team in the win column. Next up they travel to Minnesota, I expect Luck to have a much better day. The defense was better than predicted, but they will have their hands full with Percy Harvin, Adrian Peterson and Kyle Rudolph.
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