Running games, coaching stability give AFC South the edge

The AFC South will be hard-pressed to repeat its .656 winning percentage from '07, but it remains the toughest division in the NFL, writes Paul Kuharsky.

Originally Published: September 4, 2008
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com

The NFC East can certainly make a reasonable claim, but heading into the 2008 season there are still many reasons to expect the AFC South to be the NFL's toughest division.

Last year's collective 42-22 record produced a .656 winning percentage, the best for a division in NFL history. Indianapolis, Jacksonville and Tennessee all went to the playoffs, and last-place Houston finished 8-8.

Can they match that this year? Probably not.

But look for them to outperform ...

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