Week 1: Defeated Dolphins 30-10
Next: at Jacksonville
The Texans are the (only) class of the division, and should post their first division win Sunday against Jacksonville. Houston had a troubling amount of difficulty with their running game against Miami, and it would not be a shock if they struggled against a big, physical, and able Jacksonville defense. The Texans made life miserable for QB Blaine Gabbert last season. If they can stop Maurice Jones-Drew fresh off his 19-carry debut and put the game on Gabbert’s shoulders, things could get out of hand quickly.
Week 1: Lost to New England 34-13
Next: at San Diego
The Titans got their heads kicked in against the Patriots at home, and looked bad doing it. 2nd year QB Jake Locker separated his non-throwing shoulder and is expected to play in week two with the help of a brace. RB Chris Johnson aka “CJ4YPG” managed to quit for a grand total of four yards on 11 carries Sunday. That is an impressive amount of quit for Johnson, who was THE most dynamic and dangerous weapon in the NFL just a few years ago. Now all we can do is sit back, relax, and marvel at all the quit.
Week 1: Lost to Chicago 41-21
Next: Hosts Minnesota
Andrew Luck was a dud in his NFL debut, but he’ll (eventually) be fine. For now though, the Colts have problems. Big problems, as expected. Their defense is going to struggle all season long, and I’m not exactly sure what the Colts have in their offensive line right now. In some of the highlights I saw, Luck was really forcing the ball to the sideline, and that is a very dangerous game at the NFL level. Okay, there wasn’t a lot of derision there but hey – here comes my paragraph on the Jaguars!
Week 1: Lost to Minnesota 26-23 OT
Next: Hosts Houston
The Jaguars nearly pulled off a nice road win in Minnesota before Gabbert went Gabbert in overtime. Nearly 2,800 households in Jacksonville paid their electric bill, then looked on with astonishment as their sort-of-loved Jaguars managed to convert half of their third down opportunities – MANY OF THEM USING THE FORWARD PASS!! Next up, the Jaguars will pray Jones-Drew can get the running game going against Houston, else see a repeat of last year’s sackfest. Then again, the Jaguars DID use a third round draft pick on a punter, which you should absolutely do when you are just one punter away from a championship-caliber team.