The AFC South is still terrible
For nearly it’s entire life, the AFC South has been a one team race with multiple teams falling over each other. 2016 is no different, except this time around there isn’t anything resembling a clear front runner. All four teams are bad and I’m taking them down.
The AFC South has been a punchline in the NFL for the past 14 years, despite fleeting years of competition that go largely unnoticed. For the near entirety of it’s existence, the AFC South has been dominated by the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts have won it nine times, the Houston Texans three, and the Tennessee Titans twice. The Jacksonville Jaguars have yet to take home the crown. This past season saw two of the teams own draft picks in the top five (the Titans traded away the first overall pick) and the winner fail to crack 10 wins.
Heading into 2016 there isn’t a clear favorite and two of the four seem destined for a top 10 draft pick once again. One of these teams will make the playoffs, simply because they have to (and will inevitably be dropped out of the playoffs in embarrassing fashion.)
(Editor’s note: we are fully aware of Deadspin’s series and the Reddit roasts, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun at the division’s expense too.)
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