NFL Picks 2022: Predicting every division ahead of the 2022 season

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AFC South NFL Picks for the 2022 season

1. Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts are the definition of balanced, almost to the point of boring. Indianapolis is going to play good defense in 2022 once again, although we’ll see how the loss of Matt Eberflus affects that unit. They have one of the best offensive playmakers in the game in running back Jonathan Taylor. Can Matt Ryan get this team back over the hump? Frankly, the AFC South might be the worst division in football but the Colts look like the best team.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars

Depending on how things go in the AFC South this year, is it possible that nine wins could win this division? If so, the Jaguars could be one of the candidates out of the AFC to go from worst to first. I think we’ll see huge improvements from Trevor Lawrence under Doug Pederson. I think we’re going to see improvement from this team defensively with the combination of Travon Walker and Josh Allen coming off the edge. This should be a much smoother operation in 2022.

3. Tennessee Titans

The Titans were the top seed in the AFC last year and what has really changed for them? Well, they traded away their best receiver with AJ Brown heading to Philadelphia, replacing him with Treylon Burks. Is the loss of AJ Brown really going to take this team from the no. 1 seed to out of the playoffs? Probably not, I just feel like the Titans have been overachieving the last handful of seasons. We’ll see in a few months if I’m dead wrong about that one.

4. Houston Texans

The Houston Texans look like they could be one of the more interesting rebuilding teams in 2022. Last year, I thought the road ahead was about to be miserable for this team, but things are really looking up after the surprising development of Davis Mills. The Texans now have an interesting young quarterback, a potential phenom rookie running back, and some actual building blocks defensively. Another huge win? They got rid of Deshaun Watson.