The AFC South was one of the most competitive divisions in the league last season. Should the Colts be the favorite to win it this season?
For the last few years, the AFC South had been looked upon as one of the weakest divisions in the league. Last year, that perception changed. They had three teams in the running for the playoffs, and two of them made it. Now it’s looked at as a tough division.
The Colts were able to beat the division champion Texans in the playoffs. The Texans won the division rather easily after turning around their slow start. But should Houston be the favorites to win it again in 2019? They will certainly be in the conversation.
As of right now, it looks like it will be a two team race. It will be between the Colts and the Texans. Both teams got better in the offseason and are young and still building talent. The Titans were the other team last season who had playoff hopes, but they have lost a lot.
Jacksonville are still the bottom feeders of the division, but they will be better than they were a year ago. They won’t roll over easily and will give teams some fits, especially others within the division. But they are no threat to win it in 2019.
The Colts should be the favorite based off of their performance late in the year and in the playoffs. They will only be better as their young players have a full offseason. But winning the division won’t be easy.