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The Broncos find all four teams in the AFC South on their schedule in 2013.
@ Houston Texans
The Texans beat Denver at home in 2012 in the third week of the season. Granted, the Broncos were not playing like the same team that finished out the regular season as the number one seed in the AFC West; but neither are the Texans.
It's like the two teams did a role reversal. Houston started out the season playing strong solid football then slid the last four games of the regular season; even winning their first round playoff game ugly against the Bengals. In contrast, Denver started out slow and won eleven straight games to finish the regular season.
Denver and Houston have a chance to meet again in the AFC Championship if Houston's defense can disrupt Tom Brady enough and the Broncos defeat the Ravens at home.
Prediction: It will be a tough road game but Denver comes out victorious.
The Jaguars are a mess. They finished 2012 with a record of 2-14 and are currently on deck with the second overall spot in next year's NFL draft.
With wide speculation that Tim Tebow will be in a Jaguar uniform next season, things could get interesting for Jacksonville; and not in a good way.
Just ask the Jets. The media circus and the crazed fans that come with Tebow are enough to cause dysfunction in any locker room. I do not see a vast improvement in the Jaguars this offseason, at least not enough to defeat the Broncos.
Prediction: Denver rolls at home.
@ Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis surprised many members of the football community with their performance in 2012. Finishing the regular season with an 11-5 record was way beyond the expectations of this young team that was supposed to be in a rebuilding phase.
In Andrew Luck, they now have a young, extremely talented quarterback that will be the foundation for this franchise moving forward. With a few key moves this offseason, the Colts could find themselves heading to the postseason again in 2013.
Prediction: Peyton Manning's first game back to Indy as a Bronco is too much for this Colts team. Denver wins.
The Titans finished third in the AFC South with a record of 6-10 in what was a pretty forgettable season for this franchise. Tennessee ended 2012 ranked in the bottom third in all categories on both sides of the ball.
Injuries to the Titans offensive front line did not help the numbers for running back Chris Johnson, however he was one of the bright spots of this team, rushing for 1,243 yards. Quarterback Jake Locker was a disappointment and failed to convince anyone that he is a viable starter for Tennessee.
Defensively, the Titans need severe improvement this offseason in order to stop Denver's multiple offensive weapons.
Prediction: Denver wins big at home.