The Houston Texans are the leaders in the AFC South.
No, this isn’t a drill and you’re not being punked. After the first week of the season, the Houston Texans sit atop the standings of the division. Of course, that helps when you’re playing a team that’s as bad as the Jacksonville Jaguars are, but the point still stands.
This is rather unlikely to happen next week as the team prepares to go to battle against the Cleveland Browns. So how did the AFC South really do outside of Houston and Jacksonville? Here’s how the Texans were benefitted from Indianapolis and Tennessee losing.
Houston Texans need to thank the NFC West for the helping hand
Russell Wilson almost had more touchdowns than incompletions (18/23 passing, 4 TDs) as the “Let Russ Cook” campaign came back to start off the same way it did in 2020. Carson Wentz threw for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns, but the Colts defense had major problems trying to keep Seattle from big plays. Plays such as this bomb from Russell Wilson to WR Tyler Lockett.
It was Indianapolis’ eighth-consecutive Week 1 loss.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) September 12, 2021
Arizona Cardinals help Houston Texans by throttling Tennessee Titans
Cross this off the list of the least expected wins in Week 1. The Tennessee Titans were looking to be supercharged after acquiring Julio Jones to pair with Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill. What was supposed to be a blowout win for the Titans turned out the polar opposite way.
The Arizona Cardinals were so dominant that Chandler Jones sacked Ryan Tannehill five times (tying a franchise record) and Kyler Murray had five total touchdowns. Tennessee had looked completely lost in the first half, as they were doused in boos as they went into halftime. The only points Arizona didn’t score was a missed field goal late in the game, but the damage had been done.
It might be the only time the Texans fans get to see this, so enjoy it and let’s get ready for next week!