AFC South: 2013 NFL Midseason Report AFC South

Midseason Report: Houston Texans

November, 6, 2013
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The Houston Texans' season hasn't gone as they'd hoped after two consecutive years as AFC South champions. Nearly every unit has played well at times, but they've all cost the team in their own ways, too.

The result is a 2-6 record that is shocking to many people in the building.

The Texans haven't admitted defeat on the season yet, but time is running out to turn it around. Here's a look at how each unit has played so far.

 

Midseason Report: Tennessee Titans

November, 6, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Halfway through the Tennessee Titans' 2013 campaign, they're very much alive as a playoff contender.

While their 4-4 shows improvement from last season and they are certainly a better team than the one that finished 6-10, they've blown multiple chances that could have left them in better position.

They let a lead slip away in Houston in Week 2 and lost in overtime, and could have pulled an upset against Kansas City or Seattle in Weeks 5 and 6.

If they had won one of those games, they'd be in the lead for the AFC's final playoff spot.

Sunday's win in St. Louis saw the Titans finally manage to play as they desired, running the ball very effectively. The second half of the season will tell us if that was an aberration or the start of something.

 

Midseason Report: Indianapolis Colts

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The team’s best receiver? Out.

The best tight end? Out, too.

The best running back? Yep, he’s right there in street clothes with them.

And the Indianapolis Colts as a whole? They’re sitting at the top of the AFC South with a two-game lead over the Tennessee Titans.

The Colts have overcome season-ending injuries to Reggie Wayne, Dwayne Allen, Vick Ballard, Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Thomas to put themselves in position to control their own destiny in seeking their first division title since 2010.

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It has been an ugly first half of the season for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

They’ve lost every game by double digits -- the average margin is 22 points -- and are riding a 13-game losing streak that dates back to a Nov. 25, 2012, when they beat Tennessee. They rank last in the NFL in total offense and rush defense, 31st in rush offense, and 27th in total defense.

They haven’t scored a touchdown at EverBank Field since the first quarter of the 2012 regular-season home finale.

Ugly, indeed.

There have been slivers of good work in parts of the team in the first eight games, but the overall body of work deserves an F.

In breaking that grade down, it's clear this midseason report card isn’t going to be pretty. In fact, it’s the kind of report card that gets you grounded for weeks:

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