Re-ranking Houston Texans and AFC South after the 2021 preseason

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The Houston Texans finished 2-1 on the preseason and kept their same ranking heading into the 2021 regular season.

As the AFC South readies for the regular season, a post-preseason (a fun play on words there) set of rankings is due. The division has seen players be done for the year with injuries and also seen some very important players come back well ahead of schedule.

The Titans come into the 2021 season as the defending division champs, ending Houston’s back-to-back claim in 2018 and 2019. This division has been one in a relative often flux of who’s on top. At least every team has had one title since 2010. So can Tennesse get it done again this year?

The Colts also nearly laid claim to their 10th division title last year. Had it not been for an incredible game-winning kick from Sam Sloman, Indianapolis would’ve had a home playoff game. The health of Carson Wentz is critical to their success, as well as running the ball consistently.

Jacksonville is in a massive rebuild and with two Clemson teammates being drafted in the first round that’s where their future lies. But they’ll have a much harder time with one of them out for the year.

Without any further ado, let’s get into the rankings. Yes, the preseason means nothing- but now there is a two-week gap before Week 1 of the regular season, so let’s get to reading!