Week 3: Defeated Denver 31-25
Next: Hosts Tennessee
The Texans have a stranglehold on the AFC South after week three. They are dominant on defense, and after a win in Denver the offense has shown its quick-strike ability to go along with their typical grind-it-out one-two punch running game. Though they have some questions on the offensive line with apparently rotations now at both right guard and right tackle, they are far, far and away the best thing going in the AFC South. Barring injury, the Texans will run away with the division. They’re already on their way.
Week 3: Lost to Jacksonville 22-17
Next: Open week
The Colts squandered a golden opportunity to keep pace and stay one game behind the Texans by losing at home to the Jaguars. The Jaguars? At home? Good God, Colts. I know they are going to experience growing pains and Andrew Luck isn’t who he is one day going to be – but I still think the Colts right now are a better team than the Jaguars. That said – they are both one thing… BAD. The Colts get an early off week to think back about how they let Blaine Gabbert beat them in the waning moments.
Week 3: Defeated Indianapolis 22-17
Next: Hosts Cincinnati
The Jaguars do have one thing going for them. Maurice Jones Drew clearly has backed up his claim that he stayed in shape and would be ready to go when he returned from his holdout. Even with a new offense and system, he has excelled and absolutely gashed the Colts in week three. The Colts defense is so predictably bad that they gave up a long passing touchdown to Blaine Gabbert at the end of the game. Ah yes, Gabbert actually did improve this week! Congratulations, Jaguars. At this pace, by the time the Jaguars end up in Los Angeles, Gabbert might put back to back games together with 200 yards and a 55% completion percentage!
I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that not only did the Jaguars select Blaine Gabbert with the TENTH PICK OF THE FIRST ROUND in the 2011 draft – they TRADED UP to do so.
Week 3: Defeated Detroit 44-41
Next: at Houston
The Hill People hornswaggled Detroit on special teams, took advantage of some truly awful Lion football, and made some plays themselves on their way to one of the wildest wins in recent NFL history. Jake Locker has been up and down, but he can certainly make some plays with his legs. As Rivers and Brett mentioned on Battle Red Radio, a quarterback who can run can do well against a Wade Phillips defense. I’m sure he will be an irritant with his feet, but with the Texans in a good position to stop the run, Locker will have to make plays with his arm if the Titans are going to have any shot.
But they don’t have any shot. Also mentioned on Battle Red Radio, the barefoot meth-addicts are giving up a Frank Bush-esque 463 yards per game this season. That’s PER GAME! As an aside, the Saints are the only team worse, giving up 477 yards per game. Wow. Sunday should be fun for Houston fans, and Sunday evening should be GREAT for meth dealers in Nashville.