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1. Indianapolis Colts
Yes, Peyton has lost Harrison, and Dungy, but the Colts still have Manning. Manning just always seems to get things done, and that's really all I can say.
As a Jags fan it is hard to watch them win year after year (besides last year), and the only explanation is that Peyton Manning will get it done just like he always does.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars are picked by many to be the bottom feeders of the division. Now I may not be able to sway many Titans/Texans fans on this one, but I truly believe that this Jags team could be even better then the '07 one.
Every single area is improved from last year, besides losing Fred Taylor, who was a terrible player to let go. But lets start at the top where the offensive line of the Jags is very arguably the best and deepest in football.
With a starting lineup of Eben Britton/Tony Pashos, Vince Manuai, Brad Meester, Mo Williams, and Tra Thomas/ Eugene Monroe, the Jags will make holes for Maurice Jones-Drew.
And MJD will make plays which will give David Garrad more time so he can go back to close to the form he was in '07. I know many find this a bad pick, but I am convinced the Jags will not be last.
Plus Peter King, who jinxed us last year, said on the radio station (on describing why Jason Campbell on the cover) that they wouldn't want like a Jacksonville Jaguars QB on the cover of SI, thus jinxing Garrard to have a good season, and thus the Jags winning again.
3. Tennessee Titans
I will say that the Titans have the best defense in the division, but they don't have the best offense. Chris Johnson although fast and speedy, created controversy by claiming that thunder and lightning didn't exist and he wanted to be his own name.
One year gone to his head. And thus negative chemistry formed. Also, in the preseason game Johnson looked a little soft, and really didn't appear to be better then White, who looked far more impressive then Johnson.
Secondly, Kerry Collins has never put up back-to-back great seasons. He took the Giants to the Super Bowl one year and I don't remember hearing from him for quite some time after that. I will bring up Albert Hanysenworth, who I do believe will have some, but not as much as people think, impact on the defense.
Overall Tennessee could overtake Jacksonville but I like to stick to my team.
4. Houston Texans
This team reminds me of the Arizona Cardinals. They are becoming this years hot pick to be the Cinderella story. But just like the Cardinals, the Texans will win when people finally give up on them.
And that hasn't happened yet. They have the talent, but it needs another year or two. Then just like the Cardinals this season, they will make a run.