Before 2011, the AFC South was only won by 2 teams in it’s 9 year existence. The Colts had taken the division 7 times with the Titans taking the other two years. A new beast in emerged in the AFC South in 2011 though, and they are here to stay.
1. Houston Texans, Predicted Record: 12-4
The Houston Texans lost their best RB, QB, WR and pass rusher at different parts of the 2011 season but were still able to make the playoffs and win their Wild Card game. They benefited from a really bad division, but the Texans are a really good team. As long as they are healthy, this team is a real serious contender. Arian Foster is one of the 3 best RB’s in the NFL and his injury shouldn’t be a problem. He had 132 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Texans playoff loss to the Ravens, and looked as good as ever at the end of the year. They also have Ben Tate, which will make for a very dangerous backfield. Andre Johnson may have some injury issues, but when he is healthy he is one of the best WR’s in the NFL.