The AFC South is an enigma. I know what everyone expects, and I know what the hopes and dreams of each team are, but I can’t help but shake the feeling that the division isn’t what it seems. With that, I bring you the games that best represent each team in the AFC South. It only seems logical, since this is a Jaguars blog, to start with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Jacksonville Jaguars – Bingo
If you’d like to know what it’s like to be GM Gene Smith and head coach Mike Mularkey, head over to www.partybingo.com and play a game or two. The Jaguars feel as if they’re finally back to equal footing with the other teams in the division and the league as a whole. The problem is, they’re constantly looking for luck in picking wide receivers. It’s been an incredibly long time since the Jaguars had one wideout worth anything on the field. GM Gene is hoping he’s finally found the elusive answers.
Houston Texans – Checkers
The Houston Texans seem to be playing a very easy and simple game of checkers with the AFC South. Logically, they’re the clear pick to win the division. Their roster is stable, the Colts are in full-blown rebuild mode, the Titans don’t know who their starting quarterback is, and the Jaguars haven’t proven anything quite yet. A word to the wise, though. Checkers may be simple, but one poor decision can haunt you for a very long time.
Tennessee Titans – Rock, Paper, Scissors
I’m pretty sure this is the device Mike Munchak will use to determine his week 1 starting quarterback. Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck will square off in a best of 3 showdown to prove once and for all who the better quarterback is. The only problem is that even once the dust has settled, a quarterback controversy is almost sure to follow at the first sign of trouble.
Indianapolis Colts – Texas Hold’em
I know it’s the Jaguars’ marketing phrase, but the Colts really are “all in” with rookie quarterback and first overall pick Andrew Luck. If he turns into great quarterback, or even a solid starter, the Colts will come out of their recent implosion looking just fine. If, however, Luck proves to be mediocre, the Colts will likely get trapped in the draft hole between the 11th pick and the 20th pick of the draft, and Indiana will quickly revert to a basketball state. To be honest, Indiana is well on it’s way back to basketball after the Colts’ embarrassing season in 2011.