Two of the Tennessee Titans’ AFC South rivals got weaker on Saturday night.
While two teams in the AFC South did not have a good night on Saturday, the Tennessee Titans were sitting pretty as two of their division rivals are all of a sudden much weaker.
The Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts each lost a key player on offense in one night, obviously one of them being a much bigger loss than the other.
The retirement of Andrew Luck
For the Colts, it was the retirement of quarterback Andrew Luck.
The news came out of nowhere, with Luck making it clear he was worn out having to deal with injuries and playing hurt. We were stunned to say the least.
And just like that, Indy will lose one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and a big reason why it was considered an AFC South favorite. Not to mention, Luck’s dominance over the Titans with an 11-0 record is now over.
The Colts will attempt to bandage that gaping wound with Jacoby Brissett, who is a major downgrade from Luck.
One thing’s for certain: the Colts are no longer favorites to win the division after losing their star quarterback.
Lamar Miller might have torn ACL, Texans look awful
While it hasn’t been made official yet, Texans running back Lamar Miller might have torn his ACL after suffering a leg injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He was carted off the field during the team’s Preseason Week 3 contest against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Texans now have Duke Johnson for a backup, along with a slew of other running backs that aren’t at the talent level of Miller. It’s safe to say the Texans could be in the market for another back.
As if that wasn’t enough for the Texans, the team overall looked awful in a 34-0 loss at the hands of the Cowboys.
Here’s a rundown of the results of the three plays Deshaun Watson ran with the Texans’ first-team offense on Saturday night, courtesy of our own Will Lomas.
Not a great night indeed. Watson wasn’t even able to complete a pass in the game.
The Texans’ issues aren’t only at running back and offensive line, either. The problems start at the top of the organization and extend all the way down to the field. It’s easy to see how this season could go badly for Houston.
In just one night, the Titans’ two toughest competitors in the division got a lot weaker. Things couldn’t be looking better for the Tennessee Titans in 2019.