The Indianapolis Colts were supposed to challenge the Tennesse Titans for the AFC South title in 2022. Matt Ryan was expected to stabilize the quarterback position and help Indy get over the hump.
However, things haven’t gone the way Colts general manager Chris Ballard probably expected, and the team is struggling to keep up with their division foes. On the other hand, the Jacksonville Jaguars have taken advantage of the weakened state of the AFC South and currently find themselves at the top.
So how are things looking for the AFC South ahead of Week 3? Glad you ask, here’s a power ranking.
No. 4 team in the AFC South ahead of Week 3: The Houston Texans
The Houston Texans sit at a familiar spot after losing 16-9 to a Denver Broncos team that currently lacks direction at the coaching level. The Texans were always going to have a hard time beating the Broncos but they looked overwhelming throughout the whole game and only mustered three field goals.
Davis Mills went 9-of-38 for 177 yards and fumbled twice. That kind of performance won’t help him when building his case to keep his job beyond 2022. In Mill’s defense, he wasn’t the only Texan that failed to show out against Denver. As a whole, the offense totaled 234 yards and had a measly15 first downs.
On the bright side, the defense logged 3.5 sacks and Dameon Pierce logged a respectable 15 carries for 69 yards. Moving forward, Houston needs to consider getting him more involved, which could prove to be tough if they start trailing in incoming games.
Next, the Texans will fly to Illinois to take on the 1-1 Chicago Bears.