Someplace between heaven and hell, there exists a land generally known as the AFC South. It’s the Mad Max space of the NFL, the place all the things is a barren wasteland and nothing grows.
It’s very early, but it surely’s wanting just like the AFC South goes to be the worst division within the NFL. The division went 0-2-2 on opening weekend, and the one cause there’s a 2 within the third column is as a result of the Texans and Colts tied after a horrendous sport of soccer.
We’ll begin in Houston, the place the Texans underneath new head coach Lovie Smith (and his stunning beard) took on Frank Reich and his new Colts QB Matt Ryan. Nothing on this sport really labored offensively, with each groups actually struggling to seek out any creases:
Then, we have now the kicking. Each kickers missed potential sport successful subject targets, and by the top of the sport, Lovie Smith determined to punt on fourth down as an alternative of going for the win, and settled for the tie. Solely within the AFC South.
The Jaguars have been in Washington to face Carson Wentz and the Commanders, and tried to get new coach Doug Pederson his first win as a Jaguar. After all, it didn’t go that means, because the Jaguars misplaced 28-26 and the Jaguars offense sleepwalked by way of the primary half, placing themselves in a gap that they couldn’t get out of. The retooled offensive line had the identical previous issues, because the Washington defensive entrance terrorized the Jaguars offense.
Then we have now Tennessee, who appears to lose video games in spectacular methods. At residence towards the Giants, Tennessee succumbed to a Daniel Jones landing cross then a Saquon Barkley 2-point conversion to go down one. Titans QB Ryan Tannehill threw a terrific cross to Kyle Phillips to set them up for a sport successful subject purpose…which they promptly missed as a result of kickers within the NFL can’t have good issues, apparently.
The AFC South must be gained, however the path to that time can be filled with twists, turns and probably horrendous soccer.