AFC South Is on Cruise Control and Other Top Stories from Around the Division

Nate DunlevyGuest ColumnistSeptember 18, 2012

I told you it was going to be tough!
I told you it was going to be tough!Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Two weeks into the 2012 season, there have been no surprises in the AFC South.

The Titans are struggling with a tough schedule.

The Jaguars are sinking fast.

The Colts lost to a good team and beat a bad team.

And the Houston Texans are making hay while the sun shines.

Normally in this space, I'd link to an article of the day, but honestly, there wasn't anything that piqued my interest today, in part because the division has been so predictable through two weeks.

Fans of the Titans should be patient, and fans of the Texans should be cautious. Neither team is as bad or as good as they've looked through two weeks. The schedule makes a big difference in the NFL, and the Titans drew a brutal one, while the Texans have cruised.

After two weeks of easy-to-call games (I'm 7-0 in the division so far), Week 3 will bring more interesting matchups.

We'll know soon enough if the early season results are trustworthy or just a mirage.


General Interest

Mark Mizerle of The Victory Formation looks at what it means that the NFL is a passing league.

Chase Stuart of Football Perspective wonders why teams down eight points lose more often than teams down nine.


Houston Texans

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle writes that the Texans have never been 3-0.

McClain posts some notes.

Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle delivers Gary Kubiak's explanation for the rotating guards.


Tennessee Titans

Paul Kuharsky of has a ridiculous stat about Chris Johnson.

David Boclair of The City Paper says Jake Locker is losing his chance for a good first impression.

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean says the Titans are sticking with Locker.

John Glennon of The Tennessean reports there will be no change at safety this week.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus writes up the Jaguars and Texans game.

Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union says Blaine Gabbert will start despite an injury.

Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports Rashean Mathis is seeing more playing time.


Indianapolis Colts

Kyle Rodriguez of Bleacher Report has a report card.

Phil B Wilson of the Indianapolis Star posts notes on a lot of topics.

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star says young players can learn a lot from veterans.

Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus looks at the Colts and Vikings.