Checking in on the AFC South after Week 5 Results within the division.
For the first time since Week 2, the AFC South does not have a tie for first place, with Jacksonville again taking a one game lead on the rest of the division. They head into Week 6 with a 3-2 record, riding on the back of a dominant defense that forces turnovers and Leonard Fournette, who is proving his worth as a No. 4 overall pick each and every week, with at least one touchdown in his first five games.
The rest of the AFC South all sports a 2-3 record, but this belies how each team has looked at the beginning of the season. Houston has played better than their record indicates, but they have faced some high quality teams like the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. Indianapolis has two wins, but they both came against winless teams. The Titans followed up quality wins over Jacksonville and Seattle with two horrible performances in Weeks 4 and 5. However, only one win back from the division-leading Jaguars, all three teams have plenty of time to earn a playoff bid.
After five weeks, the standings in the AFC South are as follows.
- Jaguars 3-2
- Texans 2-3
- Titans 2-3
- Colts 2-3
Let’s examine the results from Week 5 for each AFC South team and what it means for their playoff hopes.