AFC South Season W-L Predictions
In the first edition of predicting records for all 32 NFL teams we looked at the AFC East division. You can find that article at wholeninesports.com. This article will be featuring the AFC South division. Last year this division had two playoff teams in the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans. Those teams aren’t going anywhere, and the Colts made some big splashes this offseason to both sides of the ball. Who will come out on top this year?
The Jaguars may be in for a rough 2020 season. This offseason they got rid of multiple veteran starters in Calais Campbell, Nick Foles and A.J Bouye. They do have the easiest schedule of anyone in the AFC South and will play all their home games in Jacksonville for the first time since 2012. The Jaguars will be contending for the worst record in the league this year which may not be a terrible thing this year. A certain QB from Clemson could change this organization next year.
Season Prediction: 2-14
The Indianapolis Colts made one of the biggest splashes in free agency by signing Philip Rivers to take over for Jacoby Brissett. They also added DeForest Buckner to their defense and added rookie offensive weapons Jonathan Taylor and Michael Pittman Jr. in the draft. Their schedule is not that hard as they only play 1 playoff team from last year in their first 8 games. If Phillip Rivers can get the Colts off to a fast start, watch out for them sneaking into the playoffs.
Season Prediction: 9-7
The Tennessee Titans fresh off making a run to the AFC championship game signed their two most important players to long term extensions in Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry. The Titans will face much higher expectations than they did last year due to their playoff run from last year that saw them knock off the Patriots and Ravens. They have some challenging road games as they have to go to Green Bay, Minnesota and Baltimore. Expect them to again lean heavily on the NFL rushing leader from last year in Henry.
Season Prediction: 10-6
The Houston Texans are coming off a puzzling offseason which saw them trade star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for running back David Johnson. They also acquired Brandin Cooks from the Rams and signed Laremy Tunsil to a record deal. The Texans face the 8th toughest schedule in the NFL and it doesn’t start out easy for them. The first week they travel to Kansas City and then in Week 2 they host the Ravens. Reaching the playoffs in this division will be hard for everyone including the Texans.
Season Prediction: 9-7