Bleacher Report’s experts predict if Colts will win AFC South
With the 2022 NFL season approaching, the experts at Bleacher Report predicted whether or not the Indianapolis Colts will win the AFC South.
The Indianapolis Colts have the most AFC South titles with nine but they haven’t been able to win the division since 2014. In the seven seasons since, the Houston Texans were champs four times, the Tennessee Titans have won the division the last two years, and even the Jacksonville Jaguars have been the king of the AFC South once.
However, the drought may be coming to an end. The Colts had a talented roster last season and they have made several acquisitions that should make them the best team in the division and one of the better teams in the league.
Additionally, the Titans seem to have taken a step back and the Jaguars and Texans are still in rebuilding stages. That means the division should come down to Indy and Tennessee once again, with Indy having a slight advantage.
At least that’s how it seems. How do experts that cover the league think the AFC South will shake out? Recently, Bleacher Report polled five of its writers and analysts to predict next season’s division winners. For the AFC South, Indianapolis was the majority pick to win with three votes. Both of the other two votes were for the Titans.
Colts predicted to win AFC South by Bleacher Report
The experts believe Indy should be the favorite to win the division because the Colts have made moves to be better while the Titans are seemingly moving backward. While additions like Matt Ryan, Stephon Gilmore, and Yannick Ngakoue were noted for Indy, the writers were concerned for Tennessee saying, “Titans will fall as Ryan Tannehill continues to regress following the departure of offensive coordinator Arthur Smith and wide receiver A.J. Brown.”
These trends bode well for Indianapolis as Frank Reich is looking for his first division championship and the Colts are trying to make it back into the playoffs. With the AFC as stacked as it is, winning the automatic berth is the best way to secure a playoff spot because the fight for the three wildcard spots will be madness.