NFL Wrap-Up: Week 9 South Divisions

Indianapolis sucks, Bengals are on fire, and Houston runs away with it.

Michael Brouilletby Michael Brouillet

AFC South

Jacksonville: (2-6) Had a by-week, but will take on Indianapolis next week in the battle of the worst teams in the South. 

Tennessee  17
Cincinnatti 24

Andy Dalton tosses 3 TDs to lead the Bengals over the Titans. This puts the Bengals at 6-2 after landing their 5th straight victory. The Titan’s Hasselbeck went for 272 yards, but came up short in the end by only managing a meager 95 yards in the last 30 minutes of play.

Houston 30
Cleveland 12 

Houston marched convincingly over the Browns with Arian Foster running for 124 yards and Texans going for a franchise record 261 yards on the ground. Cleveland’s defense had no answer for the offensive-line of Houston that dominated the line of scrimmage.


NFC South

Carolina: (2-6) Had a by-week, but will take on Tennessee on the 13th at 1:00 PM EST. 

Atlanta 31
Indianapolis 7

Atlanta’s Matt Ryan went for 275 yards rookie receiver had 2 TDs as Atlanta rolled over the Colts with ease. As difficult as it is to believe, Indianapolis continues to look worse each week.

New Orleans 27
Tampa Bay 16

New Orleans bounced back after their loss to St. Louis last week with a win over Tampa Bay this week to maintain their lead in the NFC South. Brees  went 27 for 36 with 258 yards as he led the Saints to their sixth victory.

Game of the Week:

Cincinnati Bengals 24 Tennessee Titans 17:
Cincinnati came into this weeks came with a four game winning streak and the 4th stingiest defense in the league. Their defense proved more than the Titans could handle as they held Tennessee to 95 total yards the last 30 minutes of the game. Rookie Andy Dalton also went for 217 yards and 3 TDs showing he’s got the stuff to lead the Bengals offense up and down the field with authority. Now with th


Offensive Player of the Week
Matt Ryan – 275 yards, 3 TD 1INT Ryan make Indianapolis look worse than ever this week as he picked apart the Colts’ secondary for 275 yards and 3 TDs as Atlanta rolled over the Colts 31 to 7. The Colts went over 30 minutes without a first down as boos rained down on them by their fans as they marched to an 0-9 start. The real question on everyone’s mind is who can the Colts beat this year? If anyone.


Defensive Player of the Week
The Cincinatti’s Dunlap chalked up 2 sacks on Sunday as the keystone to Cinci’s crushing 4th quarter defense. Dunlap also had two QB knock downs, as he spent the better part of the 2nd half in the Tennessee backfield. His partner and crime in this defensive attack was Howard with 9 tackles (8 solo). Together these two destroyed the will of the Titan offense and willed the Bengals to their 5th straight victory.


Division standings

AFC South
Houston 6-3
Tennessee 4-4
Jacksonville 2-6
Indianapolis 0-9 

NFC South

New Orleans 6-3
Tampa Bay 4-4
Atlanta 5-3
Carolina 2-6