The AFC South versus the NFC East – who sucks more? It’s the discussion that is happening around workplace water coolers nation wide because when it comes down to it, football fans love to kick a loser when they’re down. Sure, an underdog win warms the cockles during Christmas time but a 4-team division packed with no-hopers and underachievers? That’s another story.
While an NFC East division led by a Washington Redskins side sitting 6 and 7 with a losing record doesn’t inspire any confidence, let’s consider where the AFC South is right now. Only the Indianapolis Colts have pulled up any tress in recent memory as the Texans, Jaguars and Titans have stunk the remainder of the competition out.
There have always been and will always be football teams that suck. The Browns, Chargers, Lions, Bears, 49ers and Buccaneers provide that perfect dose of equilibrium to the exciting winning football other franchises play. Yet they’re spread out across the AFC and NFC, not concentrated into one division of garbage.
With the Colts being dragged down to their divisional level in 2015, where exactly did it go wrong? 3 out of the 4 franchises have enjoyed a malaise stretching many seasons and with a stagnation lasting this long there has to be a lot of guilty parties. From the owners, CEO, list managers, scouts, coaching staff, players and cleaning lady, no one can walk away from this without a stain on their reputation.
Whether it’s relocation rumors, ownership troubles, poor coaching, obsession with cult heroes, injuries or just a terrible team, the list of the AFC South’s woes is endless. But we’ve narrowed down the 15 reasons why the division can be considered the worst ever in the NFL.
15 Tennessee Haven’t Galvanized Post Bironas Tragedy
14 Titans Rudderless
13 No Quality in Titans Roster
12 Bon Jovi Rejection of Titans
11 Jags Continually Linked With Relocation
10 Poor Jacksonville Squad
9 Jags Become The Benchmark For Losing Teams
8 Mustard Uniform
7 Texans Can’t Beat Old Man Hasselbeck
6 Cult Of JJ Blindsides Rest Of Squad’s Failures
5 Bill O’Brien
4 Ryan Fitzpatrick Performing At NY Jets
3 Andrew Luck’s Injury Crisis
2 Colts Followed 49ers Rugby Example
1 THAT Jags Loss
It might not have been so much the result people didn’t see coming, but the score line. 51 to 16 victory to the Jacksonville Jaguars, something that comes around once in a generation if you’re lucky. The beauty of the NFL is that anyone can win or lose on the day and with a narrow lead to the Colts at halftime it seemed like everything was going to script. Absolute devastation followed in the second half and any reason fans needed to know why the AFC South sucks more than any other only needs to see this game. The favorites to win the division were handed a spanking by a team with no quality, no consistency, with rumors of relocation, ownership turmoil and a jersey that looks like vomit. Need we say more?
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