AFC South Roundup: Week 1

The AFC South is the most consistently ignored division in football when it comes to the national media, so we’re going to help you keep up with the comings and goings of the Colts, Jaguars, and Texans — and how those developments impact the Titans — in a weekly feature breaking down the biggest takeaways from the previous week’s action. So let’s jump right in.

Indianapolis Colts (0-1)

Week 1 Result: 27-20 loss at Jacksonville

It’s hard not to chuckle a little bit about the outcome in this one. The Colts spent the offseason getting pumped up by the media as a sleeper Super Bowl contender after adding DeForest Buckner and Philip Rivers in free agency. The Jaguars spent the offseason shedding talent — including some big names in A.J. Bouye, Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, and Leonard Fournette — and looking like a team that might be trying to tank.

So of course the Colts come out and get beat by Jacksonville in Week 1, ruining teasers and moneyline parlays across the country.

From the Indy perspective, this was a game that they had no business losing. The Colts out-gained the Jaguars 445 to 241, got 27 first downs to just 17 for Jacksonville, and their punter didn’t get off the bench for the entire game. Indianapolis was in control for the vast majority of this game and clearly looked like the better team to me.

So how did they lose?

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Author: Mike HerndonAfter over 20 years of annoying his family and friends with constant commentary about the Titans, Mike started writing down his thoughts in 2017 for Music City Miracles. He loves to dive into the All-22 tape and highlight the nuanced details that win and lose football games. You can now find his tape breakdowns and Anthony Firkser love letters at Broadway Sports. Mike also spends time laughing at Lebowski and yelling at Zach on the Football and Other F Words Podcast.


    1. Yeah, Mike, I’ve silently followed your writing for quite some time now. Rarely does another writer rival your critical analysis, film-study, or general thoughtfulness about the Titans. Excited to see you now on a stronger, cleaner platform with such a strong team alongside of you, and everyone making great strides in the craft of sport-writing. There really isn’t a better site out there for thorough, intelligent Titans coverage. Kudos & thanks!

      1. Really appreciate the kind words! We worked hard on putting this together and are fired up about what it can become. I really think we are just getting started here. Glad to have you on board!

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