I’m getting the feeling that nobody wants to win the AFC South on the super bowl bet. The Titans continue to hold a strong lead in the division, but that is only due to a complete lack of competition from the other three teams.
There isn’t a decent team in the bunch, and the bottom three squads have just nine total wins between them.
If a division could undergo a rebuild, the AFC South would be at the top of the list.
- Odds to win AFC South -1400
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- Odds to win Super Bowl +4500
The Tennessee Titans still lead the AFC South, but their recent results have us second-guessing their chances to make any noise in the playoffs. The Titans are coming off back-to-back losses to the Bengals and Eagles in Weeks 12 and 13. While both are Super Bowl contenders, the Titans also fancy themselves in that group. But the results, especially against the Eagles (35-10), tell another story.
The Titans still rely a bit too much on their run game, thanks to one of the best backs in the world. Derrick Henry ranks first in attempts, second in yards, and third in touchdowns among qualified players. His average isn’t excellent, but the Titans use him as their primary source of yards, so it’s all about quantity over quality in some games with Henry.
But Henry is showing obvious signs of slowing down as the home stretch nears. Following five straight 100+ yard rushing games, Henry hasn’t gone over 87 in his past four and had just 68 total yards in the last two weeks.
Considering the Titans have only one weapon, and it’s wearing down, we predict a poor end to the season for Tennessee. It might matter if any other team in the division was halfway decent.
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- Odds to win AFC South +5000
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The wheels have officially come off in Indianapolis after the Colts got smacked around by the Dallas Cowboys for their third straight loss. They hung tough with the Eagles in Week 11 for an impressive loss but did not play great against a weak Pittsburgh Steelers roster.
Last weekend, Indy got beat up by the Dallas Cowboys 54-19 in a loss the franchise couldn’t afford. They fell to 4-8-1 and all but out of the playoff hunt.
Interim Coach Jeff Saturday put a spark into the Colts in his first game, but it was not enough to ignite a fire under his players. Instead, they continue to be plagued by terrible QB play, a struggling superstar in the backfield, and, honestly, a bit of bad luck.
Matt Ryan is showing the league that he’s just too old and lacks the mobility and arm strength to continue starting in the NFL. The team lacks playmakers, which only exacerbates the poor quarterback play.
To make matters worse, the workhorse of this offense, Jonathan Taylor, has been more of a Shetland pony in 2022. Taylor ranks 10th in yards, 17th in touchdowns, and has just two games over 100 yards rushing this season.
The Ryan experiment in Indy has failed, and it’s time the Colts figure out another option before the 2023 season kicks off.
- Odds to win AFC South +750
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- Odds to win Super Bowl +25000
The Jacksonville Jaguars will finish with a better record than last season’s three-win disaster. But, wherever they end up won’t be where they want.
It will take at least another offseason for Trevor Lawrence to develop into the generational talent he was touted as leading up to the 2021 NFL Draft. The reality, however, is that Lawrence is a talented quarterback that may or may not be good enough to lead an NFL team to the playoffs. Even a winning record is a pipe dream at this point.
Lawrence continues to put up big numbers in low-pressure situations and falls flat when the team needs him. He’s still a work in progress and behind other draftees in his class, such as Justin Fields and Zach Wilson.
Six wins would be the most from the Jaguars since 2019. Since then, the franchise has had a mere eight total wins. The Jaguars have upset Baltimore and Las Vegas recently but are teetering on playoff elimination.
The eagle-eyed reader may notice that the Houston Texans have no odds listed below their name. There is a good reason for that. That reason is the Houston Texans have already been eliminated from playoff contention. By extension, they cannot win the division and are just counting the days until the end of the season.
We won’t waste too much time with them here because, at this point, the Texans are little more than cannon fodder for their final five opponents.
Houston is riding a seven-game losing streak, with the most recent failure coming at the hands of the Cleveland Browns 27-14. We wouldn’t be surprised if they went winless the rest of the way to finish 1-15-1.
Rookie running back Damen Pierce is one of the few bring spots and the Texans did well to draft him. Pierce is a guy the Texans can build a franchise around and he ranks ninth in rushing yards despite playing on a team that is always behind on the scoreboard.
If only Houston had 51 other decent players, they might have something. Be sure to check all the super bowl betting for the 2022 Quarterly Report, AFC South.