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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The AFC South has been one of the weaker divisions in pro football recently and right now the Tennessee Titans are leading the division with a 5-3 record. Tennessee has been impressive up to this point getting the job done with some strong defense performances. Other than the Houston Texans game the Titans have been pretty good at keeping teams out of the end zone. Really the underlining factor of this team’s success has been the fact they’ve been pretty good against the run. However the achilles heel for Mike Mularkey’s football team is their passing game. Marcus Mariota has struggled at the helm of the 27th ranked passing offense in the league (199 yards per game). Unless this team finds a way to make more plays through the air there is no way they’re going to be able to hold off Jacksonville. The Jaguars lead the league in three major categories right now including rushing yards per game (166.5), most sacks on the season (35), and least passing yards surrendered (156.4). When you review all of these stats and see the Jags leading in some many different phases of the game it becomes obvious that they have a very special group right now. Those outcomes are a direct reflection of the talent Jacksonville has on their roster and you have to belief that will lead this team to an AFC South title by the end of the season. The Titans are getting better and with another off-season they should be a for real contender. At this point though the Jaguars are going to be too tough to beat and expect them to stand victorious when all the chips fall in the AFC South. The best teams always find a way to win and that’s why Jacksonville will squeeze it out over the next eight games.
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