Could this finally be the year there is a changing of the guard in the AFC South? After years of not being able to get over the hump, the Houston Texans have a golden opportunity to take over their division.
In the AFC South, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans are both teams in transition as they have just drafted rookie quarterbacks and will be grooming them for the future. That leaves just the Indianapolis Colts for the Texans to deal with.
In the past the Colts would have been more than enough of an obstacle to keep Houston from the top of the division, but for once Peyton Manning appears as though he may not be invincible.
It is looking more and more like Manning probably will not play in this opening week game, and without him the Colts are an average team at best. A win against the Manning-less Colts may not mean as much to the Texans but it could be a glimpse of the not-too-distant future for both teams.