Sunday, the AFC South looked to be in some trouble. All teams except for the Indianapolis Colts were in action, and all three of those teams ended their respective contest in a defeat.
The Houston Texans appear to be in shambles after losing their fourth straight — to the St. Louis Rams. Not only did they lose, but they lost handedly and while they were at it, starting quarterback Matt Schaub was knocked out of the game due to injury. Houston now sits at 2-4 on the year.
The Tennessee Titans kept up with the Seattle Seahawks up until the fourth quarter and wound up dropping to 3-3 after a 20-10 loss. Ryan Fitzpatrick did not look too stellar yet again and the loss of Jake Locker is certainly hurting them.
With all three of the Colts’ divisional foes losing and neither one of them boasting a record over .500, they are in prime position to take a two game lead early on in the season. Monday night, the Colts take on the San Diego Chargers in a primetime matchup.
Andrew Luck has been so good this year, most Colts fans are past the fact that they lost arguably the greatest quarterback of all time a year ago. He has not just gotten it done through the air, but on the ground as well. Luck has been efficient, and most importantly, he has proven he knows how to win.
With such a disparity in the division, the Colts look like the only playoff contender at the moment and may very well end up winning the division by a landslide. It starts Monday night against the Chargers, but if they can come out of this week with a two-game lead, they have to be feeling pretty good about themselves.