The Colts laid an egg against the Raiders this week, but it didn’t cost them their lead in the division. Here is how the other teams in the division did this week.
We all know that the Colts lost 31-24 at home against the Raiders. It was a big loss, and a disappointing one. But they still have a hold on the top spot in the division because of some other teams within the AFC South faltering as well.
Houston is the other team in the division that lost. They lost to the Panthers 16-10 at home. It’s a bad loss because the Panthers still are using their backup quarterback. It also keeps them from taking the outright lead in the division and moves their record to 2-2. They face the Falcons next week,
Speaking of the Falcons, they lost to the Titans 24-10. That makes them 0-2 against the AFC South so far. The Titans are 2-2 with both the Colts and the Texans, but are 0-1 in the division because of their loss to the Colts. They face the Bills next week.
Jacksonville won yesterday too on the strength of a game-winning field goal. They beat Denver 26-24. They are also at 2-2, making the entire division at .500 four games into the season. Carolina is the next team they face on their schedule.
Every team is still in the division race this early into the year. All the teams have the same record. But if the Colts don’t turn things around, they could be looking up at the other teams very quickly.