The four panelists involved in the ESPN NFL Power Rankings aren’t impressed with the AFC South. Nor should we be.
The Colts won the division, but rank ahead of only two other playoff qualifiers: Kansas City (12th) and Seattle (19th). Still, Indianapolis is almost universally regarded as a threatening playoff team that could beat the Jets and give the Steelers a hard time in Pittsburgh.
I welcome your complaints and criticisms in my mailbag, but remind you that John Clayton, Mike Sando and James Walker are each responsible here, too.
Here is Sando’s weekly post breaking things down further. It includes my ballot.
Recapping the division: