In recent years, the winner of the division has not done very well in the playoffs, with no long runs and only one Super Bowl win in the entire division’s history. It is the NFL’s “youngest” division, with relatively young and less storied teams. The Jacksonville Jaguars were founded in 1995, Tennessee relocated from Houston and changing their name to the Titans through 1997-1999, and the Houston Texans debuted in 2002. The only true “old school” team is the Indianapolis Colts, who have been around since the 1950s.
Those same Colts hold the only Super Bowl win for the AFC South, from their 2006 win. The AFC South also has the dubious honour of the longest active Super Bowl victory drought.
AFC South Betting Lines
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AFC South Standings
Here is a look at the up-to-date American Football Conference South Standings. Check back every weekend to see who’s on top and who’s struggling to find the end zone.
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|6||New York Giants||16||11||5||310||284||0.688|
|8||Green Bay Packers||16||10||6||432||388||0.625|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||9||7||354||369||0.563|
|22||New Orleans Saints||16||7||9||469||454||0.438|
|26||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|27||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
|28||Los Angeles Rams||16||4||12||224||394||0.250|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||14||309||480||0.125|
How To Bet On American Football Conference South
Nobody is likely to run away with this division. In recent years, a record a few games over .500 could get you the division title and a ticket to the playoffs. But, as we have said, the AFC hasn’t made serious waves in the playoff picture in some time.
If you are betting on a winner for the division, you’re looking at either the Texans and the Colts. I expect both teams to lose to one very bad team, and beat at least one very good team, each, in the coming season.
The whole division is a sleeper, if you’re looking towards the playoffs. It’s going to be tough for any team to win double digit games this season.
If any team is really going to exceed last year’s performance and this year’s expectations, it’s Jacksonville. They’ve proven they can score. Now they just need to string together a few strong defensive games to move from the middle of the pack to in contention.
The Titans have been bad, and show little chance of improvement, going forward. But, they will win 3,4, or even 5 games this year. So choose your bet wisely, and these underdogs can give you a nice payday on the right Sunday.