AFC Half Season Grades

Here are my AFC Half Season Grades.

AFC East

New England Offense is outstanding Defense is average. A-

Miami Offense is very inconsistent Defense is consistently bad C-

New York Jets This team is not going anywhere. D

Buffalo This team is in for a long couple of seasons. D

AFC North

Pittsburgh The Offense finally got going. The Defense needs to get better. B

Cincinnati I have no idea how the have 5 wins. Offense struggles & Defense is worse. D

Cleveland Fired the HC & OC That says it all. F-

AFC South

Houston Defense is nearly back & Watson is getting better. B-

Tennessee This team can’t get out of its one way on Offense. The Defense has stats but can’t play. D

Jacksonville This team is a mess on both sides. Bortles struggles & so does the Defense. C-

Indianapolis has Luck and nothing else. D

AFC West

Kansas City Offense is outstanding. Good thing O scores a lot because D gives up a ton of them. B+

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AFC Playoff projections

You might think your team has a chance to make the playoffs, well they don’t. Here’s my AFC Playoff projections.

AFC Playoff Projections

AFC Teams that have no chance for the playoffs
AFC East
BFTraded away the only QB that got them into the playoffs in 17 years 0 chance to get to playoffs
MIHave a WR playing QB. ENOUGH SAID.
NJThey were 5-11 and have a D that has aged out.
AFC North
CLThe team is better but still not good enough to get into the playoffs. 0-16 last year
CNRV Dalton has not led CN to a win in the playoffs in his career. He won’t this year either.
AFC South This is the most competitive division in the AFC.
INLuck is back but the D, OL and run game are no better.
TNMarcus Mariota and the DBS are the issue that will keep TN out of the playoffs.
AFC West
DVEven Case Keenum won’t make up for a bad DB and a bad DL.
KCThe combination of a bad HC and a new QB keeps KC out of the play offs.
OKDerek Carr and the D will keep OK out
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AFC South lineup Grades

My line up grades for the NFL AFC South teams for the 2018 season. You need to keep these grades close by when you select your teams for the coming year.

AFC South
Texans
QBDeshaun Watson
If Watson can survive the season, he will be fine. A-
RBLamar Miller
Miller was horrible last yr with 21y his longest run. D
WRDeAndre Hopkins & Will Fuller V & Braxton Miller
Hopkins is outstanding. Watson deserves better from Fuller & Miller B
TEStephen Anderson
Anderson is barely OK. C
OLlt Julie’n Davenport lg Zach Fulton c Nick Martin rg Senio Kelemete rt Seantrel Henderson
Watson deserves better in the OL than this group. Henderson was 3rd string in BF. D
DLLe J.J. Watt nt D.J. Reader re Joel Heath
Watt was hurt most of 17, putting pressure on Clowney. Rest are nothing special. C
lbslb Whitney Mercilus lilb Zach Cunningham rilb Benardrick McKinney wlb Jadeveon Clowney
Mercilus was hurt but Clowney is outstanding. B
DBlc Johnathan Joseph rc Aaron Colvin fs Kareem Jackson ss Tyrann Mathieu FA
Signing Mathieu helped but Watson needs to score a lot of points to keep HO in the
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Top 4 issues facing AFC South teams.

 AFC South
  
 Colts
4Frank Gore was well past his “use by”date & was cut. Can one of the worst OL’s get the run game going again?
3Can the rebuilt WR group give the O some pop?
2IN used 4 draft picks on D. Can the 3rd worst D get off the field often enough to help the team?
1No Luck last year at all & he is not throwing the ball yet. Will Andrew Luck be able to play this year?
  
 Jaguars
4JK Cut WR Herns & TE Lewis. Can the receivers group recover from those losses?
3The D was 2nd in points allowed but lost MLB Paul Posluszny. Can it reach that level again?
2RB Leonard Fournette was outstanding last yr. Can he produce that level this year?
1Is Blake Bortles the real deal & franchise QB or not?
  
 Texans
4Can TE C.J. Fiedorowicz play this year with 3 concussions last year?
3J. J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture. He is the key to the D. Will he be able to play like he did in 17 prior to J?
2The Run game was a huge disappointment.
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Top 5 Questions facing the AFC South teams.

TEXANS
No team suffered more injuries than HO did last year.
5 Can R Miller get back the explosion he lacked last season?
4 How will the rebuilt Dbackfield play?
3 Can the D avoid the flood of injuries that it suffered last year?
2 Can the OL improve to protect Watson & help the run game?
1 Can Q Watson stay healthy through a full season?
 
COLTS
IN has one asset—Luck & they are not sure he will be healthy
5 Where will the pass rush come from now that IN cut Johnathan Hankins?
4 Can IN get the run game going after cutting Gore?
3 Will the D improve enough to give IN a chance to win games?
2 Can the OL improve to protect Luck & help the run game?
1 Will Andrew Luck be able to start the season?
JAGUARS
JK played well last yr on D but the O was below average.
5 Can the addition of LG Norwell lift the performance of the OL?
4 Who will replace Posluszny at MLB?
3 Will RB Fournette produce as much as he did last season?
2 Will the D play as well as they did last
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Top 5 Questions facing AFC South Teams

HO 5Can the pass D hold up to get the Texans deep into the playoffs?
4Will Jadeveon Clowney provide the pass rush opposite Watts?
3Will WR Will Fuller take pressure off WR Hopkins?
2Can the Run game become a force without a QB?
1Who will play QB this year?
IN 5Can the run D ever stop anyone?
They added DT Hankins, DE Sheard, DT Woods, OLB Simon.
4Can Indy build a run game to take pressure off Luck?
Will Frank Gore continue to run like Al Gore?
3Will the D backfield improve enough to get IN back to the playoffs?
2Can the improved O line protect QB Luck 44 sacks last year?
1Can QB Luck stay healthy all year? Concussions & surg on shoulder kept him out.
When will he be ready to play after surg on throwing shoulder?
JK 5Is this the year that JK finally improves? Many said last year but it was not.
4Can the additions on D improve the performance?
They added CB Bouye, DE Campbell, SS Church, & ILB Cole & OLB McCray
3Will RB Chris Ivory finally provide a run game?
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