3. TE A. Okwuegbunam; 45 Rec, 446 yards, 135 yac, 6 TDs
Defensive Stat Leaders
1. LB M. Jack; 56 tackles
2. FS T. Stevenson; 40 tackles
1. DE J. Allen; 5.5 sacks
2. DE Z. Carter; 5 sacks
1. CB C. Henderson; 5 interceptions
2. LB J. Schobert; 4 interceptions
1. SS J. Jones; 2 forced fumbles
2. LB J. Schobert; 1 forced fumble
Passing offense rank: 24th (2579 yards)
Rushing offense rank: 17th (1440 yards)
Passing defense rank: 4th (2592 yards)
Rushing defense rank: 22nd (1586 yards)
Points scored per game: 29th (25 ppg)
Points allowed per game: 11th (27 ppg)
The Jaguars started off the season hot, but then unfortunately the head coach came down with Covid-19 and was unable to coach the teams for weeks. While he was gone, the Jaguars only won 1 game and the season was slipping away. Luckily, the head coach has made a full recovery just in time to come back and try to lead his team to an AFC South championship during a season in which every team in the division has been battling mediocrity. With 4 weeks left and 4 teams with 5-7 or 6-6 records in the division, anything can happen! But it sure is great to finally have their Head Coach back healthy in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars control their own destiny for the most part in their home stretch to make the playoffs. With 3 division opponents left, they have a good shot at winning the AFC South if they win out the rest of their schedule. The Eagles will likely be the toughest test on this schedule, but maybe the Jaguars will catch them on a day where they’re resting for the playoffs.
The Colts are playing some of the best ball of the cycle and it might lead to their first division title. Their leaning behind the ground game of Jonathan Taylor and that stingy run defense led by Deforest Buckner. After starting the season 2-5 the Colts have won 5 of their last 6 which has them sitting at the #4 seed with 3 games left. The Colts are a solid team that has a recipe of many successful teams which is controlling the clock and playing defense. The colts problem early was finishing games but seems to have got that under control which led to the major turnaround. The Colts are a tough out and if they make the tourney watch out for them knocking off a coach or two
Sitting at 7-6 with three games left the Colts are in good shape and I would be SHOCKED if they don’t clinch a playoff berth. They have the Jets, Raiders and Jags left on the schedule which are trap games but if he locks in they shouldn’t be a problem as he’ll definitely be the favorite in each game. If they finish 10-6 it looks like their playoff matchup will be Vs the Pats/Bills so it’s tough sledding either way but looking forward to see how they handle the pressure of the pml playoffs
Starting the season on an 0-4 skid, this team’s season started to turn around with an upset victory over the Baltimore Ravens in week 5. The Titans have dropped a few games since then, but seem to have found a way to win games that they were previously losing. Aaron Rodgers has been Aaron Rodgers, and Derrick Henry has been impossible to tackle. Despite not having gaudy numbers, the future Hall of Fame quarterback has led this team to a top 10 passing attack, throwing to weapons like rookie Garrett Wilson, AJ Brown, and Jonnu Smith. This offense has dynamic talent that allows them to be successful even when things aren’t clicking for them. Their defense has gotten picked apart through the air but has been very strong against the run. This could be because teams simply pass more against the Titans due to the strength of their front seven. Jayon Brown has been lights out in the middle of this defense and continues to be a leader. Despite their losing record, the Titans have a chance to not only make the playoffs but win their division.
Managing to overcome a rough start, the Titans have put themselves in a position to control their playoff destiny. The road is not easy, with three decisive games on the way. The Chiefs have the explosive talent to pull off an upset any week, and the Football Team and Texans are both going to be fighting for their playoff lives. Those games are going to be extremely difficult and all are must-wins for every team. Down the stretch of the season, we are going to see quite a few games that may as well be playoff games. This team is going to need Aaron Rodgers to step up and lead them if they want to make noise in the AFC.
Season summary: The Texans have had an up and down season. Its hard to gauge who the real team is. One minute they are looking like Super Bowl contenders, and the next they are looking like a they don’t belong in the post season. At the moment they are not in the playoffs, but the AFC is so wild that they can easily still sneak in with a late season run, which they are more than capable of doing.
Playoff outlook: I’m not even going to get into it. There are WAY to many scenarios in the AFC wildcard race. Just know this team has just a good chance to get in as they do to be eliminated.