For the first time this season, the Texans got off to the quick start that head coach Bill O'Brien preached about during training camp.
In the mediocre AFC South, which Houston (2-1) leads, losing its best player could bring the defending division champion back to the field - as uninspiring as the Titans, Colts and Jaguars might be. With the Texans coming off a no-show at New England, visiting Tennessee could be feeling pretty frisky
Heading into the 2016 season, fans of the Indianapolis Colts breathlessly awaited the return of a healthy Andrew Luck . With their quarterback back in the fold, the belief was that the Colts would quickly regain their perch atop the AFC South...
The Houston Texans are setting the bar higher than a 9-7 finish, which was good enough to get them into the playoffs last season. The AFC South is ripe for the taking and coach Bill O'Brien knows it.
The Tennessee Titans have been the worst team in the NFL for the past two years. New safety Rashad Johnson believes the AFC South is up for grabs and the Titans could leap to the top.
Andre Johnson has been working out every day since March, making sure he would be ready when an NFL team called for the services of the man with the most catches and yards of anyone still playing. The 13-year veteran jumped on a plane Friday night and flew to Tennessee, making the Titans his third stop
The architect of the defending AFC South champions is sticking with his project. The Houston Texans have extended general manager Rick Smith's contract through 2020.
It might not be playoffs or bust in Jacksonville, but losing double-digit games is no longer acceptable. The Jaguars spent the last four years rebuilding the roster, growing it mostly through the draft, and then supplemented the makeover by spending more than $350 million (nearly $150 million guaranteed
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley is respected around the division, but that won't buy him another year unless his team posts a winning record in 2016.
Is Brock Osweiler enough of a known quantity that Houston will be able to avoid the growing pains that come with young quarterbacks?
The Texans' offense got much faster in the offseason, but will the addition of faster skill position players solve their offensive woes?
The AFC South was supposed to be won by the Colts in a landslide last season, but that didn't happen. And going into 2016, the division seems to have gotten better.
To hear Drew Brees explain it, it could be more than a coincidence that Coby Fleener ended up in New Orleans the year after the NFL schedule pitted the Saints against each team from the AFC South. Fleener's potential to produce in the Saints' passing game has been evident during mandatory minicamp this week, highlighted by a leaping first-down reception in 11-on-11 drills. Having thrived as a r...
Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson recently explained how he uses music to connect with players. Will the GM's Jay Z knowledge help the Titans drop the mic on the AFC South this season?
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins thinks his Houston Texans will again wear the AFC South crown in 2016. "I feel like we've earned that title to be the team to beat in the AFC South...
The AFC South has been a laughingstock for years now, but there are signs of a turnaround brewing for the Jaguars, Colts, Texans and Titans. Bill Barnwell grades each AFC South team's offseason.
Andrew Luck enjoys reading books a lot more than reading NFL defenses. Now the Indianapolis Colts quarterback wants fans to join his club, although this one doesn't play in the AFC South. Luck announced Monday he was starting an online book club that will include live question-and-answer sessions on social media with readers.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been a mainstay near the top of the NFL Draft for nearly a decade. Instead, Jacksonville has won just 19 of 80 games (23.7 percent) over the last five seasons, finishing no higher than third in the mediocre AFC South. -Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., the third choice in 2015: After quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota went first and second, respectively, ...
The Houston Texans have their franchise quarterback. Or at least they think so. Coming off a season in which they won the AFC South despite a revolving door under center, the Texans pilfered Brock Osweiler from the Denver Broncos in free agency...
A gulf has been filled on the Giants' defense and the Texans' offense. Then the Texans replaced the hobbled Arian Foster at running back with Lamar Miller. Both are gambles, but even after winning the AFC South last season, the Texans were well aware of their deficiencies at those two positions.
Houston should move on from Arian Foster, and the Colts should get out the eraser on the spending spree of the past offseason. Those are just two of 20 moves for teams in the AFC South.
The Texans clinched their third AFC South division title in five years Sunday following the Saints' win on Sunday. Houston also wrapped up the regular season with a 30-6 win over the Jaguars.
The Houston Texans seem to change quarterbacks every week, but they are closing in on the franchise's third division title. Brandon Weeden led the way to a 34-6 victory in Tennessee.
The AFC South is a mess this season, but there's plenty of hope for the future. Especially in Jacksonville, where tackle Luke Joeckel sees a Blake Bortles-led attack with "a swagger and a confidence."
The Tennessee Titans finally showed they could win on their own field, ending a 420-day drought. This franchise has not had back-to-back victories since the end of the 2013 season, wins that almost deserve an asterisk coming inside the AFC South against Jacksonville and Houston. Jacksonville is the only team the Titans have beaten in Nashville the past two seasons, but they believe their 42-39 ...
The Texans have won four straight games to improve to 6-5 and keep pace with Indianapolis for first place in the AFC South. A much-improved defense powered by J.J. Watt, who leads the NFL in sacks with 13 1/2. The Texans have tightened up their play since giving up 44 points in a loss to the Dolphins in the game before the streak began.
At some point in the next six months or so, the Indianapolis Colts will sign quarterback Andrew Luck to a contract that will likely rank among the largest in NFL history. That's hardly surprising...
A disappointing performance from the Jacksonville Jaguars dropped them to 4-7 on the season. The 31-25 loss to the San Diego Chargers now makes the race for the AFC South that much harder, and the Jaguars did little to provide hope for their chances.
The Houston Texans (6-5) remain tied with the Colts atop the AFC South after knocking off the New Orleans Saints (4-7) 24-6 on Sunday. Here's what you need to know.
The Jacksonville Jaguars (4-6) host the San Diego Chargers (2-8) in an important Week 12 matchup that could be a leveling win in the AFC South...
The Jacksonville Jaguars have gained ground in the AFC South despite persistent problems in the red zone. The Jaguars (4-6), who have won three of four, have scored just four touchdowns in their last 14 trips inside the 20-yard line. It's the biggest issue for coach Gus Bradley's surging team and one the Jaguars surely will make a priority over the next 10 days.
Tennessee Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey pledged Friday to stay the course with his struggling team, the day after it lost for the eighth time in 10 games. The Titans (2-8) fell 19-13 at Jacksonville on Thursday night as the Jaguars scored 10 fourth-quarter points to pull out a victory over their AFC South rival. The Titans are now 2 1/2 games behind division co-leaders Houston and Indianap...
Thursday's victory over the Titans gave the Jaguars their third win in four games and kept them alive in the AFC South. "We haven't been in this situation for a long time," said LB Paul Posluszny.
With their Thursday night victory over the Tennessee Titans, the Jacksonville Jaguars remain viable contenders to win the AFC South. That sentence explains all there is to know about the 2015 NFL season...
Washington (AFP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars scored 10 points in the last four minutes of a 19-13 NFL win over Tennessee, making slight headway in the weak AFC South division.
Even with plenty of opportunities provided by the Jacksonville Jaguars to take the game, the Tennessee Titans still couldn't get the big divisional win to stay alive in the AFC South, losing 19-13 Thursday...
Thursday night's AFC South battle between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tennessee Titans was almost unbearable to watch. And considering the situation the Jaguars were facing late in the fourth quarter, it was almost capped with a disgusting loss.
Supposedly, there was a football game played in Jacksonville Thursday night. Allegedly, the Jaguars won this game, and in defeating the Tennessee Titans 19-13, the Jaguars "rose" to within a half-game of "first place" in the AFC South...
Jacksonville made a ton of errors in the game but Tennessee's just happened to be more costly. The Jags now have a chance to make noise in the AFC South if they can stack some wins.
Blake Bortles struggled, but the Jaguars are right in the middle of the AFC playoff race after Thursday night's win. The team took advantage of good defense and Rashad Greene's long punt return to defeat the Titans.
The Jacksonville Jaguars survived a sloppy AFC South showdown with the Tennessee Titans on Thursday evening to capture a 19-13 win at EverBank Field and improve to 4-6...
It was a defensive struggle, but the Jacksonville Jaguars capitalized on Rashad Greene's 63-yard punt return to defeat the Tennessee Titans 19-13 on Thursday night.
Texans coach Bill O'Brien's job is safe -- for now. But without a franchise QB, the tougher his situation will become. Especially in the AFC South, where others have QBs they like.
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