Texans, rest of AFC South winless after Week 1

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No teams in the AFC South, including the Houston Texans won a game in Week 1

The memes have been made about the Houston Texans and the rest of the AFC South following Sunday’s loss as none of the four teams were winners in the season opener of the 2022 NFL regular season.

The Texans and Indianapolis Colts ended Week 1 with a tie score of 20-20, while the Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the Washington Commanders 28-22, and the Tennessee Titans fell to the New York Giants 21-20 in a game that came down to the wire.

So with no teams in the AFC South gaining a win — even with two of the teams facing each other — the question is should there be a concern for the division, or is the reaction of having the memes and jokes about the AFC South a bit premature?

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It was just one week, and at least for the Texans and the Colts they didn’t get the loss, but Houston’s concern is they didn’t stand strong for four quarters as a team, resulting losing the lead and a win slipping away.

So with Houston and Indianapolis leading the division at 0-0-1 overall, while the Jaguars and Titans are 0-1, what’s next for the four teams as they prepare for Week 2?

The Texans are scheduled to face the Denver Broncos on the road with a 3:25 CT start this Sunday, while the Jaguars host the Colts in an AFC South battle on Sunday afternoon. The Titans are one of the two Monday Night Football games for Week 2 with Tennesse on the road against the Buffalo Bills at 6:15 CT (7:15 ET).

This will be a tough slate of games for the AFC South even with the Colts and Jaguars as Jacksonville played better than last season in their season opener, so maybe they are an improved team from what we’ve all watched the past couple seasons. Indianapolis still has the best running back in the game, so that’s going to be tough for Jacksonville to stop as Jonathan Taylor had 161 yards rushing in Week 1.

This division is better than their winless record it had after Week 1. Mostly likely the Colts and Jaguars won’t tie in Week 2 — though who would have predicted a Week 1 tie — so the odds are in favor of a winner happening for that game.

The Texans and Titans don’t have easy games either, especially the Titans facing a Bills team that gained a win against the Los Angeles Rams in the season opener this past Thursday.

If Week 2 is a competitive as this past week was then football fans are in for a treat. Texans fans will have the chance to see the team compete for their first win of the 2022 season, and being competitive is all we can ask for at this point of the season and rebuild of the franchise,

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