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NFL Week 1 AFC South Roundup: Texans 53, Titans right tackle spot and Wentz expected to start

Indianapolis Colts Training Camp Practice With Carolina Panthers Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Headed into the first week of the 2021 NFL season, everyone is excited to see what happens on the opening weekend. We’re hyper focused on the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it’s a good idea to keep an eye on what’s going on around the league, more importantly, within the division.

Let’s take a spin around the AFC South.

Takeaways From The Final 53 - Battle Red Blog
We felt nothing. We spent the summer hunched over black mirrors, scrolling, and feasting upon the regurgitation of Houston’s local sports media, to gather as much information as possible, regarding our favorite football team. Competition, COMPETITION, COMPETITION. Kahale Warring’s biceps, forever whisked away as he faces the cold dead reality of the practice squad. Vernon Hargreaves III plucking Davis Mills time and time again. Deshaun Watson standing back as a scout team safety so the offense can align themselves to various defenses, doing something he hasn’t done since he was a freshman in high school. Imagining five running backs at the same time in a David Culley offense. This is the life. Yes. This is living.

Houston Texans Projected to Secure the First Overall Pick in the 2022 NFL Draft - Battle Red Blog
The Texans exploded from Cal McNair’s womb in 2002. The NFL granted Houston an expansion team to bring the total number of teams to 32, nice and square and comfy, and giving back to Houston what Bud Adams once took away. Houston was awarded the first overall pick to start their team. They selected David Carr. Since then, one of the few things that has remained true about this franchise, is they are great at getting to first overall. They selected David Carr in 2002, Mario Williams in 2006, and Jadeveon Clowney in 2014. You can’t count on them to win big games, but you can count on them to lose the ones that matter most.

Vrabel: Not ready to name a starter at right tackle - Music City Miracles
Mike Vrabel talked about the competition at right tackle in today’s press conference. He mentioned that he’s not ready to name a starter despite the Week 1 contest with the Arizona Cardinals being just days away.

Carson Wentz Continues Positive Progression Towards Starting Week 1 - Stampede Blue
Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Carson Wentz, who surprised many by returning to practice just three weeks after having surgery on his foot, is continuing to progress in a positive manner.

In fact, many believe that Wentz has a very strong chance of starting Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks.