Around the AFC South: Week 1
Anthony Richardson made his Indianapolis Colts debut on Sunday in a 31-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Richardson attempted 37 passes in his first NFL game and threw for 223 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He added 40 yards and a touchdown on the ground. On the other side, Calvin Ridley had a big game in his first contest with the Jaguars. The former Atlanta Falcons receiver returning from a year-long gambling suspension had eight catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. The Jaguars have a home contest against the Kansas City Chiefs next week. The Colts travel to Houston to take on the Texans in week two.
It was a tough start for Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans. They lost 16-15 in a game where they were unable to score a touchdown. Tannehill threw three interceptions and missed two wide open throws that probably would have gone for touchdowns. Derrick Henry was the most productive player on the Titans with 119 yards from scrimmage. The Titans’ defense was able to get pressure on Derek Carr, but they also gave up 305 yards through the air. Tennessee plays host to the Los Angeles Chargers in week two.
The Houston Texans suffered a 25-9 loss at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud threw for 242 yards in his first NFL game. He did not throw an interception but did lose a fumble and was sacked five times in the loss. They did get a good game from third-year receiver Nico Collins who had six catches for 80 yards. Houston’s defense held Lamar Jackson to just 169 yards passing on the day. The Texans host the Colts in week two.
AFC South Standings
Jacksonville Jaguars 1-0
Houston Texans 0-1
Tennessee Titans 0-1
Indianapolis Colts 0-1
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