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Ranking Colts Position Groups in the AFC South: Week 3

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  1. Houston Texans
  2. Tennessee Titans (+1)
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars (-1)
  4. Indianapolis Colts
  • Ryan Tannehill 18/24, 239 yards, 4 touchdowns.
  • Rivers is still a solid quarterback, and a big upgrade for the Colts, but Watson is elite, and Tannehill/Minshew are playing really well right now.
  • Minshew is starting to look like an above-average NFL quarterback, which is somewhat threatening.

Running Backs

  1. Colts
  2. Titans
  3. Jaguars (+1)
  4. Texans (-1)
  • Rookie Jonathan Taylor racked up 101 yards and a touchdown in his first career start, Jordan Wilkins is a great complementary back.
  • UDFA James Robinson looks like a viable starting option for the Jaguars right now.
  • If Derrick Henry continues struggling, do not be surprises if the Titans drop to the last spot next week.
  • David Johnson is not looking like a running back worth trading your superstar receiver for.

Wide Receivers

  1. Texans
  2. Titans
  3. Jaguars (+1)
  4. Colts (-1)
  • Colts lost starting slot receiver Parris Campbell for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, meanwhile T.Y Hilton is still struggling and rookie Michael Pittman Jr. has failed to make a considerable impact.
  • The Texans still have the most complete and deep wide receiver group in the AFCS.
  • Keelan Cole is emerging as a legitimate #2 receiver to D.J Chark.

Tight Ends

  1. Titans
  2. Colts
  3. Texans
  4. Jaguars
  • Jonnu Smith and Mo Allie-Cox showed up in what was an overall solid week for the AFCS tight ends.
  • Once Jack Doyle and Trey Burton return, the Colts have the potential to easily overtake the Titans.

Offensive Line

  1. Colts
  2. Jaguars
  3. Titans
  4. Texans
  • Colts getting the top spot here is beyond any reasonable argument.
  • The Jags offensive line is sneaky good, they are providing time for Minshew to throw the ball and also opening up holes for Robinson in the running game.
  • Texans starting tackle Tytus Howard was banged up on Sunday, but is expected to play. If he goes down then the Texans offensive line collapses. Laremy Tunsil is still good, but the rest is not dependable.

Defensive Line

  1. Colts
  2. Jaguars (+1)
  3. Texans (+1)
  4. Titans (-2)
  • J.J Watt had himself an excellent game against the Ravens, racking up two sacks, a pass deflection and three quarterback hits. The Texans are putting a lot of faith in him staying healthy and so far it is paying off.
  • The Titans failed to pressure Minshew consistently and were also pushed around in the running game. So far it has been a disappointing start to what was supposed to be an elite unit.


  1. Colts
  2. Jaguars
  3. Titans
  4. Texans
  • Darius Leonard is the best linebacker in the entire AFC.
  • Zach Cunningham has impressed me a lot this season, but the Texans still have the worst linebacking group in the AFCS.


  1. Titans
  2. Colts (+2)
  3. Jaguars (-1)
  4. Texans (-1)
  • The Colts secondary had an impeccable game versus the Vikings, overcoming injuries to Rock Ya-Sin, Xavier Rhodes, and Malik Hooker, who is done for the year. Rookie safety Julian Blackmon and depth corner T.J Carrie stepped up and helped the Colts shutdown Kirk Cousins.
  • Tannehill ripped apart the Jaguars secondary.

Special Teams

  1. Jaguars
  2. Texans
  3. Colts
  4. Titans
  • AFCS kickers did not miss a single kick on Sunday after a rocky start to the season.