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NFL standings, Week 16: Breaking down the AFC South heading toward Week 17

The AFC South wrapped up Week 16. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 17.

Randy Bullock #14 of the Tennessee Titans celebrates a successful field goal with teammates during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Nissan Stadium on December 23, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The AFC South finished off its Week 16 schedule on Sunday, but the games that mattered were completed before Sunday arrived. The Titans and Colts played earlier in the week and they held serve heading toward Week 17.

The Titans came back from a 10-0 deficit to beat the 49ers on a late game field goal on Thursday Night Football. They struggled in the first half, but A.J. Brown was unstoppable in the second half. They could have clinched the division but needed a Colts loss. Indy went down to the desert on Christmas Day and beat the Cardinals. The Colts are unlikely to win the division, but they have moved closer to punching their ticket for the playoffs.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars improve their chances of securing the No. 1 overall pick with a loss to the Jets and the Texans shocked the Chargers in Houston.

DraftKings Sportsbook provides odds to win each division. Here’s the latest odds coming out of Week 16.

Titans: -2500 (was -800)
Colts: +1200 (was +550)
Texans: Off the board
Jaguars: Off the board

AFC South

  1. Tennessee Titans, 10-5
  2. Indianapolis Colts, 9-6
  3. Houston Texans, 4-11 — eliminated
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars, 2-13 — eliminated