Sep 9, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates a sack against the Miami Dolphins in the third quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Dolphins 30-10. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Around the AFC South: Week 2

Greetings, Spin Zone readers. Welcome to our weekly coverage of the AFC South, where we will bring you scores from last weeks game, break down who’s on the Injury Report this week, as well as bring you the top ten news stories from around the division.

 

AFC South Scoreboard

Houston Texans: 2 – 0

Indianapolis Colts: 1 – 1

Jacksonville Jaguars: 0 – 2

Tennessee Titans: 0 – 2

Injury Report

Houston Texans:

Bryan Braman, LB – Hamstring, Did Not Participate In Practice, Questionable
Brice McCain, CB – Foot, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Antonio Smith, DE – Ankle, Limited Participation in Practice, Probable
Brooks Reed, LB – Hip, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Antoine Caldwell, G – Ankle, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
J.J. Watt, DE – Elbow, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Arian Foster, RB – Illness, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Chris Myers, C – Ankle, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Johnathan Joseph, CB – Illness, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Shaun Cody, DT – Back, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Brian Cushing, LB – Ribs, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Tim Dobbins, LB – Neck, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Wade Smith, G – Wrist, Full Participation in Practice, Probable

Indianapolis Colts:

Austin Collie, WR – Head, Did Not Participate In Practice, Doubtful
Winston Justice, T – Head, Full Participation in Practice, Questionable
T.Y. Hilton, WR – Shoulder, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Pat Angerer, LB – Foot, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out
Dwight Freeney, DE – Ankle, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out
Joe Reitz, G – Knee, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out

Jacksonville Jaguars:

Uche Nwaneri, G – Ankle, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Derek Cox, CB – Hamstring, Limited Participation in Practice, Questionable
Rashad Jennings, RB – Knee, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out
George Selvie, DE – Knee, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out
Daryl Smith, LB – Groin, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out
Mike Harris, CB – Hamstring, Full Participation in Practice, Probable
Austen Lane, DE – Foot, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out
Eben Britton, T – Ankle, Did Not Participate In Practice, Questionable
Cameron Bradfield, T – Ankle, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out

Tennessee Titans:

Sen’Derrick Marks, DT – Knee, Full Participation in Practice, Questionable
Jake Locker, QB – Left Shoulder, Full Participation in Practice, Questionable
Nate Washington, WR – Calf, Did Not Participate In Practice, Questionable
Colin McCarthy, LB – Ankle, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out
Kenny Britt, WR – Knee, Full Participation in Practice, Questionable
Mike Otto, T – Knee, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out
Javon Ringer, RB – Elbow, Did Not Participate In Practice, Out
Leroy Harris, G – Knee, Full Participation in Practice, Probable

News Stories From Around the AFC South

- Chris Johnson has fewer rushing yards than Jake Locker. With 19 carries for 21 yards through two games, Johnson has Titans fans and fantasy owners equally worried, as the season may turn out to be a bust for he and the Titans.

- Andrew Luck gets his first NFL victory. Luck played like everyone wants him to. En route to completing just shy of 65% of his passes, he threw 2 touchdowns and no picks, to go along with 224 yards and a 107.5 passer rating.

- Houston Texans look poised to win the division. Houston has looked like the team to beat in the AFC South. The offense has picked up where it left off without Andre Johnson, and defensively J.J. Watt is bringing the heat.

- Blaine Gabbert has yet to throw an interception this season. After a very rough inaugural season, Gabbert looked efficient and poised in week 1, while regressing in the second week. Still, 0 interceptions to 3 touchdowns is a good sign for this young quarterback who was a question mark heading into the season.

- Maurice Jones-Drew has yet to score a touchdown. After a slightly nasty holdout, the running back could have done better to deliver a score in the first two games to make his case.

- J.J. Watt gets AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Having already posted three sacks throughout two games, J.J. Watt is showing the world why the Texans felt confident in letting Mario Williams walk.

- Maurice Stovall will play Tight End for Jacksonville this season. The seven year veteran was signed by the franchise after the decision to wave Stephen Spach. The franchise will utilize him at the tight end position.

- Chris Palmer is under fire as the OC of the Titans. Many people are starting to grumble that the last two seasons of ineffectiveness from Chris Johnson has more to do with Chris Palmer’s inability to use him correctly.

- Andrew Luck can run with the football. Hearing that Luck has put up 533 yards passing is not as much of a shock as his 6 rushes for 30 yards. He has shown an ability to take-off when necessary, but not until absolutely necessary. His ability in this regard is similar to Aaron Rodgers.

- The Texans can run just as well as they can throw. After a disappointing initial outing from the run game, Houston responded by running the ball as a team 48 times for 216 yards. This offense is primed to remain a powerhouse.

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