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NFL standings, Week 1: Breaking down the AFC South heading toward Week 2

The AFC South is working its way through Week 1. We break down the standings and playoff implications as we move toward Week 2.

Travis Etienne Jr. #1 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for a touchdown against Rodney Thomas II #25 of the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter of a game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The AFC South kicked off the 2023-24 regular season on Sunday, and all four teams wrapped up play in the 1 p.m. ET window. We saw some near upsets, but the day finished similar to what we saw a year ago.

The Jaguars and Colts faced off in the divisional matchup and Indy was game. Jacksonville fought them off, but Anthony Richardson & Co. gave them trouble. The rookie QB threw for 223 yards with a touchdown and a pick and then also added 40 rushing yards and a score. The Colts led 21-17 in the fourth quarter, but Jacksonville turned it on and put them away.

The Titans traveled to face the Saints and it was not pretty. They almost got the road win, but Ryan Tannehill threw three picks and they couldn’t get anything going even as the Saints didn’t do much more. The Texans didn’t do much more in a 25-9 loss to Baltimore. They only trailed by one at halftime, but they were unable to get much more going in the loss.

Below is a rundown of the AFC South division standings, each team’s opponent next week, and their division title odds at DraftKings Sportsbook heading toward Week 2.

2023-24 AFC South standings

AFC South Record Next wk opp Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
AFC South Record Next wk opp Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Jacksonville Jaguars 2-2 @ BUF -155 -190 -145 +125 +145
Tennessee Titans 2-2 @ IND +350 +360 +240 +250 +235
Indianapolis Colts 2-2 vs. TEN +600 +750 +700 +275 +380
Houston Texans 2-2 @ ATL +800 +950 +1300 +1100 +475