AFC South Power Rankings Week 4: Jaguars hold onto top spot tightly

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No. 2 team in the AFC South ahead of Week 4: The Indianapolis Colts

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Things can fluctuate considerably in the NFL from one week to another, and clubs that were on life support can suddenly perform like playoff contenders. While the Indianapolis Colts aren’t among the top teams in the league, they showed in Week 3 that they’re better than they seemed in Week 2, when the Jaguars shut them down.

Indy didn’t play flawless football against the Kansas City Chiefs but they capitalized on their mistakes and just like the Titans, they won their first win of the season. Matt Ryan proved that he’s no longer the quarterback that won MVP honors in 2016 but still has a few roars left in him. The veteran lion went 27-of-37 for 222 passing yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

On the other hand, running back Jonathan Taylor had somewhat of a down outing, toting the rock 21 times for 71 rushing yards. Then again, it’s a good thing that head coach Frank Reich isn’t trying to force-feed the 2021 rushing leader, and there’s a good chance his stock will go up as temperatures drop, which makes it difficult to pass and sets the tone to pound the ball on the ground.

The Colts’ defense only got to Patrick Mahomes once but they made him uncomfortable throughout the whole game, which lead to an interception toward the end of the game to seal the deal.

It’s too early in the season to dismiss the Colts but they will need their wide receivers to step up and their defensive front to consistently create havoc at the line of scrimmage to make some noise in 2022.