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AFC South Week Ten Update: Quiet Week for the Division

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We take a weekly look at the AFC South.

Joe Robbins

The Colts were on a bye this weekend, but how did the rest of the division do?  Let's take a look at how each of the four teams in the division fared:

Houston Texans (4-5)

Place: 2nd

Last Week:  Bye Week

This Week: at the Cleveland Browns

The Texans were on a bye week this week, so there's not a ton to mention.  They remain in second place in the division but still two and a half games behind the Colts.  This weekend they travel to Cleveland for a matchup with the Browns, who are in first place in the AFC North and who present a tough challenge for Houston.

Tennessee Titans (2-7)

Place: 3rd

Last Week: Lost 7-21 to the Baltimore Ravens

This Week: Host the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Titans took a 7-0 first quarter lead on the Baltimore Ravens… and then gave up 21 unanswered over the final three to lost 21-7.  Tennessee managed just 210 yards of offense, committed 9 penalties, and turned the ball over twice without forcing a turnover.  Rookie Zach Mettenberger was largely ineffective, completing 16 of 27 passes for 179 yards, a touchdown, and a pick.  It was a pretty dismal outing for the Titans in a terrible season, as they fell to 2-7 on the season.  The only thing keeping them out of last place is being in the same division as the Jaguars, who still have just one win on the year.

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9)

Place: 4th

Last Week: Lost 17-31 to the Dallas Cowboys

This Week: Bye Week

The Jaguars were 1-8 in America, so they traveled to London to see if they could do any better.  The answer?  Nope.  Blake Bortles completed 22 of 37 passes for 290 yards and a pick, while Denard Robinson continued to impress by rushing for 60 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 4 yards per carry.  Cecil Shorts caught 5 passes for 119 yards as well, and Jacksonville actually racked up 333 yards of offense - though also turning the ball over three times.  The Cowboys led 31-7 entering the fourth quarter, when they took it easy a bit and the Jaguars scored 10 points in the final period.  The Jaguars remain among the bottom teams in the league and fall to just 1-9 this season as they enter their bye week.

Indianapolis Colts (6-3)

Place: 1st

Last Week: Bye Week

This Week: Host the New England Patriots

The Colts were also off this past weekend, making for two of the four AFC South teams on a bye in week ten - and the two biggest stars in the division in Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt.  The Colts still have a comfortable lead in the division going into a huge matchup against the New England Patriots in Indianapolis this Sunday night.