AFC South Roundup week 2: Colts in good shape
After two weeks, the Colts look to be in a decent spot in the AFC South. Here is how the other teams fared in their week 2 matchups.
The Colts needed a win on Sunday to bring themselves back to .500 and not be too far back in the divisional standings. Teams that go 0-2 to start the season don’t go on to make the playoffs very often. So the Colts won 21-9 against the Redskins. How did the other teams in the AFC South do?
Tennessee and Houston played each other. They both came into the matchup 0-1, so someone was going to leave with their first victory. That team was the Titans behind Blaine Gabbert. They had a trick play that went 66 yards for a touchdown too. Preseason darlings Houston don’t look very good and aren’t in good shape in the division early on.
Jacksonville played New England. This looked like a game the Jaguars would lose and would leave three teams tied at the top of the standings. That was not the case, as the Jaguars won in surprising fashion 31-20.
Jacksonville did play this game at home, so it made it a little easier for them. But it was still an impressive victory. They shut down Rob Gronkowski and showed that their defense is no fluke. They look like the best team in the division and will be tough to overcome.
Tennessee goes to Jacksonville next week. That looks like a loss for the Titans the way the Jaguars are playing. Houston plays at home against a bad Giants team, so they might be able to get their first win of the season.
Meanwhile, the Colts face off against the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, in Philly. That will be an extremely tough matchup. But the Colts surprised us on Sunday, so they might do it again in week 3.