AFC South power rankings heading into Week 1

Do the Titans have a shot at the AFC South this year? We think so.
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With Week 1 kicking off, it's time to take a serious look at the Tennessee Titans and their chances of not just winning the AFC South, but making some noise in the postseason.

Last year was tough, but Tennessee is hopeful that enough changes were made where they could do some damage, starting within the division. A recent AFC Championship participant, the Titans aren't too far removed from being one of the elite teams in this conference.

But, as we start this season, where do they rank in comparison to the rest of the division? Let's check in on our latest power rankings.

4. Houston Texans

It is pretty easy to say that the Houston Texans are still the worst team in this division, but that's not necessarily a death sentence. Houston has a ton of young pieces in place, and if they develop correctly, the organization could see an upward trend begin sooner rather than later.

Of course, much of that depends on the development of rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, who looked up and down throughout preseason, in limited action. Between guys like Stroud, John Metchie III, Tank Dell and Xavier Hutchinson, the offense has a ton of youth with their position players.

Defensively, it's going to be on Will Anderson Jr. to become the leader of this group and the true, elite threat at pass rusher that he was drafted to be. How the Texans ended up wtih both Stroud and Anderson is still hilarious, and if these two become what many think they could, the Texans are set up for a bright future.