Is the AFC South the Worst Division in the NFL?


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In 2013, the AFC South has not been the most competitive division in the NFL.  In fact, the AFC South may have dropped down to the worst division in the NFL this season.

What was once a tightly contested race every season, quickly become a mess of massive proportions. The Indianapolis Colts dominated the AFC South for a decade, but the Houston Texans have taken over that title. In that time, the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars both stood their ground, as well. As it stands in 2013, the AFC South has totally fallen apart.

The Jaguars (1-9) did not win a game in 2013, until defeating the Titans in week 10. Tennessee (4-6) has been up and down, due to injury and inconsistency this season, but are still the closest team to the Colts in the AFC South. Indianapolis (7-3) has looked liked greatness (and garbage) at times this season. The Colts have a hard hold on the AFC South right now, but there are no guarantees. The Houston Texans (2-8) may be biggest letdown in this division. From losing their best running back, to booing their quarterback in injury, the Texans fans have not helped this team pick themselves up, and defend their division title.

As a whole, the AFC South has a league-low record of 14-26. The next-lowest total division record is the 19-22 AFC North, which includes the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals, and the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens.

It just goes to show, that anything can happen in the NFL, on any given Sunday, and on any given season.