Even so, though, you’re going to end up winning the AFC South. It’s almost impossible for you to finish any other way. The Jaguars and the Titans are game opponents but just lack talent. You’re tied with the Houston Texans, who are also 4-5 after a stunning upset at Cincinnati on Monday Night Football, but the Texans just lost Brian Hoyer to a concussion and already cut Ryan Mallett. They called T.J. Yates off his couch to join the roster, and he might be the starter next week, depending on how that concussion protocol comes out. Plus the Texans still have to play New England.
Pagano: Andrew Luck can’t keep playing quarterback like a linebacker https://t.co/Pqf7Mhiz05— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 17, 2015
If you are Andrew Luck, you have to feel star-crossed this year. First, you hurt your shoulder. Then you bang up your ribs. Finally, you get a kidney laceration and have to take as much as a month and a half off. Your backup, Matt Hasselbeck, has led your team to as many games as you have, even though he’s only started two games and you’ve started the other seven.