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The Jaguars lead the AFC South through a combination of luck and an elite defense

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

The AFC South is in absolute chaos this year. The Houston Texans have lost their most impactful players on a defense that carries this team to a division title last year, the Tennessee Titans are in a holding pattern on offense through a combination of losing Marcus Mariota and not signing Colin Kaepernick, and the Indianapolis Colts are finally reaping the rewards of bad free agent signings and worse drafting.

That leaves the Jacksonville Jaguars. Our Jacksonville Jaguars, folks.

This is a team that is playing historically good on defense and allowing their offense to function largely without a quarterback. They have the best run game in the NFL, their offensive line is protecting their quarterback better than anyone in the AFC, and the coaching is (finally!) good.

The best in the AFC South is Jacksonville

With 11 games to go and an easy stretch of their schedule coming up, the Jaguars are firmly in control of the AFC South. They are the division’s best team for the first time in a long time. But who’s the worst?

The worst in the AFC South is Indianapolis

The Colts made a bold move getting Jacoby Brissett at the last minute, but it’s not enough to overcome an underperforming offense, a bad defense, and probably the worst in-game coaching in the league. This is a team that would be average with Andrew Luck and is lucky to have played the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers already or else they wouldn’t even be close to 2-3.

And while the Titans and Texans are temporarily floundering, at least they have answers at quarterback. A good passer covers a multitude of sins.

What do you think? Are the Jaguars the best in the AFC South? Who’s the worst in the division? Let us know in the comments below.