- Indianapolis Colts (12-4)*
- Houston Texans (10-6)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (7-9)
- Tennessee Titans (3-13)
There’s no question about the AFC Souh’s mediocre ways. Last season saw the Jacksonville Jaguars win three games and the Tennessee Titans win only two.
2015 will bring much of the same for Ken Whisenhunt as Marcus Mariota will struggle mightily during his rookie campaign. However, the Titans will be the only bad team this year.
Gus Bradley and David Caldwell have a plan in place in Jacksonville that’ll rapidly progress this season. While the jury will still be out on second-year quarterback Blake Bortles, the personnel on the team will show its worth as much improved.
Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts will take the division easily by default. Actually, they’ll take the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC.
I say default, though, for a very good reason. I’m not a believer in what they did this past offseason.
Instead of realizing and understanding that Luck brought a very average personnel grouping past the the point they deserved the last three seasons, Ryan Grigson and the powers that went about their business this past summer as if they were only a few guys short of a championship.
In reality, they’re much more than a few guys away.
The offensive line is still horrid. The defensive line isn’t much better. And while they could’ve taken their time to build it right, they went for the veteran add-on with Frank Gore, Andre Johnson and Trent Cole.
They’ll hold off a constantly improving Bill O’Brien Houston Texans team (due to them not having a capable quarterback), but I don’t see an AFC championship in Luck’s future this season.