AFC South flexes early muscle


It's only Week 1, but the AFC South had a very impressive start to the 2010 season. Perhaps the biggest surprise of all is that the defending AFC champion Indianapolis Colts were not part of the fun.


Texans 34, Colts 24

The Texans snap a six-game losing streak against the Colts and improve to 2-15 all time against Indianapolis. The Colts' 15-1 record against the Texans entering the game was the best record by a team against a single opponent among current franchises. (The Colts still hold that mark with a 13-1 record vs the Falcons.)

Most Rush Yards in Season Opener

Arian Foster rushes for a Texans-record 231 yards and ties a team record with three rushing touchdowns. Foster's 231 rush yards are the second-most in a season opener in NFL history (O.J. Simpson - 250 in 1973). The Colts lose their season opener for the second time in three years. Peyton Manning throws for 433 yards, the third-highest total of his career, and three TD. His 14-yard scoring pass to Reggie Wayne is the 62nd time the two have hooked up on a passing TD, third-most in Colts history.


Titans 38, Raiders 13

Chris Johnson rushes for 142 yards and two touchdowns as he extends his streak with 100-yard rushing games to 12 straight dating back to last season. That's two shy of the record held by Barry Sanders in 1997.

Most Rush TD of 75+ Yards

Johnson also scored on a 76-yard run, his fourth career rushing touchdown of least 75 yards, one shy of O.J. Simpson's NFL record. The Raiders have lost eight straight season openers, the longest active streak in the NFL. Oakland allowed 205 rush yards, the 12th time it has given up at least 200 rush yards in a game over the last four seasons, the most in the NFL in that span. Jason Campbell had 180 passing yards with a touchdown and interception in his Raiders debut. The 38 points are the most by the Titans in their season opener since 1991, and tied for the fourth-most in an opener in franchise history. Dating back to last season, Tennessee has won six of its last seven at home. Vince Young threw a 56-yard TD pass to Nate Washington, the second-longest of his career (66-yd TD pass to Chris Johnson in 2009).

Jaguars 24, Broncos 17

David Garrard records his fifth career game with three touchdown passes and becomes the second Jaguars QB to throw for three scores in a season opener. Marcedes Lewis records his first career multi-TD game. In fact, his two receiving TD ties his career-high for a season. The Broncos have lost five straight games and nine of their last 11 since starting the 2009 season 6-0. The Broncos turned the ball over twice and forced no turnovers. Denver has lost its last 18 games with a turnover margin of -2 or worse. Brandon Lloyd (five receptions, 117 yards) records his fifth career 100-yard receiving game and his first since 2008. The Broncos have lost three straight games against the Jaguars.