Where do the Houston Texans sit in AFC South standings before Week 5?

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The standings of the AFC South and the Houston Texans haven’t been much to look at the past couple seasons, and entering Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season, the Texans are tied for second place in the division.

Houston is currently 1-3 overall, tied with the Indianapolis Colts, who also have the same overall record at 1-3. The last-place team in the division is the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are 0-4 and don’t seem to be in contention for a win anytime soon.

With the Texans and Colts tied for second, and the Jaguars in last, that leaves the first-place team being the Tennessee Titans, who have a one-game lead in the division with a 2-2 record on the season.

The Titans have been outscored 95-111 in ’21 through the first four games, as they (and the Texans) are 1-0 in games against the AFC South. Tennessee is 1-1 both at home and on the road.

Individually, the first-place Titans are led by Ryan Tannehill at quarterback with 1,054 yards passing, while their rushing leader is Derrick Henry with 510 rushing yards. Julio Jones leads Tennessee with 204 receiving yards.

Now let’s take a look at the Houston Texans and their individual leaders though the first four games, including last week’s 40-point loss.

Houston Texans: Individual leaders for the team so far through four weeks

In the first four weeks of the 2021 season, the Texans have used two quarterbacks with Tyrod Taylor in not even two full games leading the way in passing yards with 416 yards through the air. Here is the tough part, and that’s the Texans’ rushing game, which has been abysmal this season.

The Texans’ leading rusher is Mark Ingram II with 171 yards on the ground. Next is David Johnson with 67 yards rushing, and then Taylor (who hasn’t even played two full games) with 55 yards rushing, and he’s the quarterback.

Brandin Cooks is the leading receiver for the Texans with 369 yards receiving.

When looking at the Texans and their individual leaders, they are lucky to be tied with the Colts in the standings, and only one game back of the Titans in the standings. The AFC South could be very close this season due to teams not living up to expectations and some poor play early so far in ’21.

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