Checking in on the AFC South after Week 3 results within the division.
The rich got richer in Week 3 in the AFC South. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans both won and increased their leads on the struggling Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts. This represents a drastic shift in power from just one year ago in which the Texans and Colts were the established playoff teams taking advantage of the weak Jacksonville and Tennessee squads.
In Week 3, the Titans started slow for the second week in a row but were able to put up 33 points on a strong Seattle Seahawks defense for a win. Meanwhile, Jacksonville dominated the Baltimore Ravens across the pond and hung up 44 points on another defense that was considered amongst the upper echelon of defenses heading into last weekend. The Colts beat a Cleveland Browns team that is still searching for its first win of the year and the Texans lost to the New England Patriots at the hands of a final ditch, signature 2-minute drill by Tom Brady.
After three weeks, the standings in the AFC South are below.
AFC South Standings
- Titans*: 2-1
- Jaguars: 2-1
- Texans: 1-2
- Colts: 1-2
*Due to divisional record, the Titans are in first with a 1-0 record in AFC South, whereas Jacksonville and Houston both have one divisional loss.
Let’s examine the results from Week 3 for each AFC South team and what it means for their playoff hopes.