Was saying the same to a colleague today, certainly unexpected. Lot of credit has to go to Vrabel, they miss the playoffs if he doesn't have the guts to bench Mariota midseason. And with the Texans, you just never know once they get in. We blow hot and cold so often that we're capable of beating pretty much everyone, but the problem is that we rarely string together 2 or 3 all-around good performances. Even last weekend was pretty awful through 2,5 quarters before we got going, less than 100 yards in the first half.Who’d have thought as well that the AFC South would have two divisional round teams? Two teams from the NFC North and West is, broadly, expected (minus the Saints perhaps for one of them). But two teams from the AFC South given the state of that division in recent times is interesting.
If Luck hadn't retired, the AFC South would've been a very interesting division this year.