Elite Sports NY’s 2016 NFL Preview & Predictions

Aaron Doster, USATSI
Aaron Doster, USATSI

AFC South

  1. Indianapolis Colts – 9-7, 4-2
  2. Houston Texans – 9-7, 2-4
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars – 8-8, 3-3
  4. Tennessee Titans – 3-13, 1-5

colts_150Suddenly, the AFC South looks good on paper. Even the Tennessee Titans are on the uptick. What we’re doing is simply betting on the best player in the division: Andrew Luck.

What most media members failed to realize a season ago, when the Indianapolis Colts were the preseason AFC favorites, was that the offensive line is still critical to a team’s success. Hopefully for Luck, and this health, general manager Ryan Grigson did enough to improve that putrid o-line.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will also be competitive all season long. Their defense is flat-out sick. Dante Fowler Jr., Malik Jackson and rookie Jalen Ramsey are just three names that’ll flourish all year long.

Although the win totals won’t be on the high side, this division will be competitive from start to finish.

The Colts aren’t even close to the best team in the AFC South. They simply have the best player at the most important and influential position.

NEXT: AFC West

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