The AFC South underwent or could be in order of some therapy after Week 13. The Texans were forced to see Deshaun Watson again, but had no reason to hang their heads–at least defensively. It wasn’t the only bad reunion in a stadium as the Titans were confronted by A.J. Brown, whom they traded to Philadelphia. Brown smoked them so bad that owner Amy Adams Struck fired GM Jon Robinson. The Colts were embarrassed on Sunday Night as Matt Ryan was reminded why this should be his last season. The Jaguars rode a high of beating the Ravens in Week 12, then were defeated soundly in Detroit.
Houston Texans – The Texans may not have won the game but Deshaun Watson did not play well against them and that will have to be enough of a takeaway. Kyle Allen looked terrible with two crucial turnovers including an interception and a lost fumble, both returned for touchdowns.
Indianapolis Colts – The Colts were a two-point conversion away from tying the game at 21 points, but it failed and then the wheels came off. Matt Ryan would go on to commit four turnovers including three interceptions. The Cowboys scored 33 (not a typo) unanswered points in the fourth quarter against a good defense. You never want to kick a man while he’s down, but this loss is squarely on Ryan’s inability to escape pressure.
Jacksonville Jaguars – Trevor Lawrence laid an egg in Week 13. He threw for just 179 yards with one touchdown, and rushed for just 32 yards. Travis Etienne rushed for over 50 yards before halftime but he couldn’t build on that because the Lions went up big and the Jags played catch up for the rest of the game. Christian Kirk went over 100 yards receiving and Evan Engram scored the Jags’ only touchdown.
Tennessee Titans – The Titans were on their heels early as the Eagles jumped to a double digit lead before halftime and never looked back. Ryan Tannehill threw a strike to Treylon Burks for a touchdown in the first quarter but he was knocked out of the game for a possible concussion. It was a violent hit but it changed the game because it took away the Titans’ deep threat, and really their only receiving talent that a defense has to respect. Without Burks and Henry dominating in the ground game, the Titans are nothing.