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AFC South Week Two Update: Colts Tied for Last

We take a weekly look at the AFC South - a division that the Colts are currently tied for last in. 0-2 will do that to you.

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Last year, the AFC South was easily the worst division in football.  While it's improved this year, it's really too early to tell just how improved it is as a whole.  One startling truth about the division after week two, however, is that the Indianapolis Colts are tied for last place.

In first place is the undefeated Houston Texans (2-0), fresh off of a 30-14 victory over the (terrible) Oakland Raiders.  Arian Foster ran for 138 yards and a score while Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for two touchdowns without a turnover.  J.J. Watt, the all-world defensive end, even caught a touchdown pass.  Houston forced four turnovers and didn't turn the ball over once, rolling to a big victory on the road, albeit against what is quite possibly the NFL's worst team.  The Texans are alone in first place after week two with a trip to play the New York Giants coming next week.

In second place in the AFC South is the Tennessee Titans, who are 1-1 on the year.  After a big win over the Kansas City Chiefs in week one, the Titans lost handily to the Dallas Cowboys last week, 26-10.  Jake Locker threw two interceptions and the Cowboys' Dan Bailey kicked four field goals (all from 44 yards out or more) to lead the Cowboys to a road win over the Titans.  Despite being 1-1, the Titans are in sole possession of second place in the division.  The Titans face the undefeated Bengals in Cincinnati this weekend.

That leaves the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Indianapolis Colts tied for last place with an 0-2 record.  Of the seven winless teams left in the NFL, two of them reside in the AFC South.  The Jaguars last week got dominated on the road by the Washington Redskins.  Kirk Cousins threw two scores and Alfred Morris ran for two more for the Redskins as the Jaguars managed just 25 yards rushing and 2 yards per carry in the game.

The Colts lost to the Eagles on Monday Night Football on a game-winning field goal as time expired, as we've discussed quite a bit this week already.  They're 0-2, but it's not the end of the world.  Both losses have come to playoff teams and the Colts have lost by just 10 points combined, having plenty of chances to win both games.

The Colts are the highest scoring team in the division with 51 points, though they've given up the second most points in the division with 61.  Keep in mind, however, that they were playing the top two offensive teams from a year ago in the Broncos and the Eagles.  The -10 point differential does rank third in the division, but it's well ahead of the Jaguars and isn't that bad considering the 0-2 record.  There's still a lot of time left this season for the division to play out, but there's a division matchup coming up this weekend that could be pretty important, as the Colts travel to Jacksonville to play the Jaguars.