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ESPN The Magazine: AFC South preview

The Titans may experience a four-game drop-off without their big DE

Updated: September 1, 2009, 8:04 AM ET
By ESPN The Magazine staff
Getty ImagesAnother year, another possible AFC South title for this man.

These division previews appear in the Sept. 7 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Check out each division previewed here:

NFC

EAST | NORTH | SOUTH | WEST

AFC

EAST | NORTH | SOUTH | WEST

Projected order of finish

1. Indianapolis Colts (11-5)

Forget about Marvin Harrison's departure, the staff changes and new head coach Jim Caldwell's preference for a larger, more aggressive defense. The same Peyton Manning probably means the same outcome this season: a division title, at least, for Indy.

2. Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6)

The Jags are better than last year's 5-11 record. After all, they were the NFL's seventh-most injured team, and their now-healthy O-line was hard hit. Still, young D-linemen like Derrick Harvey must help the pass rush. Last year's 29 sacks ranked 20th in the NFL.

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