Halloween is this week and there's nothing spookier in the NFL than the AFC South! And while the division is a train wreck this year and our hope was that Year 3 of a Jacksonville Jaguars rebuild would have put them in a position to run away with it, that's likely not going to happen this year.
What can happen, however, is for them to crawl away with it. We joke about it every year... 7-9 will win the AFC South, right? I'm taking it a step further. 6-10 will win the AFC South.
Here's how the division sits right now.
The dominoes have to fall in a certain way, particularly the Jaguars beating the Indianapolis Colts at home in December and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins continuing to improve and handing the Colts losses. But it's not out of the realm of possibility that the saddest division in football could get even sadder and send a double-digit loss team to the playoffs. And here's how that happens!
Jaguars (4-6) beat Titans (2-8)
Colts (4-6) lose to Falcons
Texans (3-7) lose to Jets
Jaguars (6-7) beat Colts (4-9)
Texans (3-10) lose to Patriots
Titans (2-11) lose to Jets
Jaguars (6-8) lose to Falcons
Colts (5-9) beat Texans (4-10)
Titans (2-12) lose to Patriots
Jaguars (6-9) lose to Saints
Colts (5-10) lose to Dolphins
Titans (3-12) beat Texans (4-11)
Jaguars (6-10) lose to Texans (5-11)
Colts (5-11) lose to Titans (4-12)