Week 5 AFC South Roundup – Titans Trail Texans, Colts


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans' third consecutive loss dropped them to 1-3 and in third place in the division behind the Texans (3-1) and Colts (2-2).

Here's how the rest of the division fared in Week 4.


Houston Texans (3-1)

The Texans returned home Sunday and topped the Buffalo Bills 23-17. The Bills took a 10-0 lead in the first half before the Texans outscored Buffalo 23-7 to finish the game.

Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 25 passes for 268 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Andre Johnson led the team in receiving with 71 yards, while DeAndre Hopkins scored his third touchdown of the season.

Houston got its third win of the year despite rushing for just 37 yards and a yards per carry average of 1.5. Fitzpatrick ended up being the team's leading rusher with 14 yards on six carries. Starting running back Arian Foster only managed a meager six yards on eight carries.

Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel was sacked twice and intercepted twice which leads us to the star of the game…

Week 4 Star: J.J. Watt – DE

After Fitzpatrick threw an interception on the first play of the second half, the Bills found themselves deep in Texans territory. On third and three from the Houston 12, Manuel had his pass intercepted by Watt, who ran it back 80 yards for a touchdown.

Watt also recorded five total tackles and NINE quarterback hits. That's absurd.

Week 5 Matchup: at Dallas Cowboys (3-1) – 12:00 p.m. CT

Jerry's Place will host a battle of 3-1 teams with the Cowboys entering as winners of three-straight after dropping their Week 1 game against the 49ers. In Week 4, the Cowboys handled the Saints 38-17 at home.


Indianapolis Colts (2-2)

The Colts have now won two in a row after dropping the Titans 41-17. This game has been well documented on Titans Online with Andrew Luck throwing for 393 yards and four touchdowns.

Both Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton topped the 100-yard plateau and recorded a reception of at least 28 yards.

D'Qwell Jackson led the Colts' defense with 10 total tackles and one sack. Strong safety Mike Adams recorded two interceptions off Titans quarterbacks (one against Charlie Whitehurst and one against Zach Mettenberger).

The only gripe about the Colts' performance was that the Titans held Indy to just 2.6 yards per carry. Trent Richardson led the Colts with 47 yards on 20 carries.

Week 4 Star: Andrew Luck – QB

No need to rehash the stats again. Luck leads the NFL with 13 touchdown passes through four weeks.

Week 5 Matchup: Baltimore Ravens (3-1) – 12:00 p.m. CT

After losing their opener against the Bengals, the Ravens have won three straight. Something has to give with both teams entering Week 5 on a winning streak.


Jacksonville Jaguars (0-4)

Blake Bortles threw for 253 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in his first NFL start against the San Diego Chargers. A two-yard touchdown from Bortles to Nic Jacobs gave the Jags a 14-10 lead in the second quarter.

The Chargers then went on to score 23 straight points en route to a 33-14 win. Phillip Rivers had a monster day with 377 passing yards and three touchdowns for a rating of 130. Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal both topped 100 yards with Royal finding the end zone twice.

Clay Harbor paced Jaguars receivers with eight catches on eight targets for 69 yards.

Jacksonville has struggled to establish a running game this season. Free agent signing Toby Gerhart led the Jags with just 32 yards on 10 carries and also lost a fumble.

Week 4 Star: Blake Bortles - QB

Grasping straws after a loss isn't easy, but Bortles gives Jaguars fans plenty to be excited about. The rookie QB went toe-to-toe with NFL veteran Philip Rivers in the first half, making throws that showcased his first-round talent. With Bortles, the Jaguars offensive trend will continue to move upward.

Week 5 Matchup: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) – 12:00 p.m. CT

The Steelers are coming off a last-minute defeat to Mike Glennon and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They'll head to Jacksonville as the Jaguars are still in search of their first win of the season.

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