AFC South Week 12 Preview

The regular NFL season is back and we are here to provide you with our AFC South Week 12 preview. So let’s take a look around the division at the Week 12 match-ups. We also give you our score predictions and the latest on injuries and betting lines.

Cincinnati Bengals (6-3-1)

Houston Texans (5-5)

NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Kickoff Sunday, November 23, 1:00 PM on CBS

Cin Tex comp

The Ryan Mallett era in Houston got off to a good start as the Texans pulled off the upset on the road over the Cleveland Browns 23-7 in Week 11. Mallett threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns including one to defensive end turned offensive weapon J.J. Watt.

Cincinnati is also coming off a big upset win on the road in New Orleans against the Saints to the tune of 27-10. Will the real Andy Dalton please stand up? Gingers represent! Seriously, Dalton is easily one of the most frustratingly inconsistent quarterbacks with three or more years under their belt playing in the league right now. To make matters worse there is no real explanation for it either. To date, Dalton has thrown 11 touchdowns to 9 interceptions.

These two teams are fairly well matched and very similar in many aspects. The Texans could well prove to be the better team under Mallett is he plays as solid as he played in his first start. The big question is whether Arian Foster is going to play. He did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable for the game. Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson will not play.

Full injury report here:

CINCINNATI BENGALS INJURIES
Player
Position
Injury
Practice Status
Game Status
Andrew Whitworth T Did Not Participate In Practice
Vontaze Burfict LB Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Margus Hunt DE Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Mike Pollak G Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Probable
Giovani Bernard RB Hip Full Participation in Practice Probable
Andre Smith T Ankle Full Participation in Practice Probable
Kevin Zeitler G Calf Full Participation in Practice Probable
Wallace Gilberry DE Back Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Terence Newman CB Knee Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Cedric Peerman RB Hip Limited Participation in Practice Probable
HOUSTON TEXANS INJURIES
Player
Position
Injury
Practice Status
Game Status
Kareem Jackson CB Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Out
John Clabo T Foot Full Participation in Practice Probable
Jonathan Grimes RB Ankle Full Participation in Practice Probable
Ryan Mallett QB Chest Full Participation in Practice Probable
Whitney Mercilus LB Knee Full Participation in Practice Probable
Mike Mohamed LB Hip Full Participation in Practice Probable
Darryl Morris CB Ankle Full Participation in Practice Probable
Jeff Tarpinian LB Knee Full Participation in Practice Probable
Justin Tuggle LB Shoulder Full Participation in Practice Probable
Jadeveon Clowney LB Knee Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Brian Cushing LB Knee Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Akeem Dent LB Neck Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Johnathan Joseph CB Knee Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Arian Foster RB Groin Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable

Final score prediction:

Bengals 21

Texans 24

Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9)

Indianapolis Colts (6-4)

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Kickoff Sunday, November 23, 1:00 PM on CBS

Vegas has the Colts as two touchdown favorites which seems about right. The Jaguars aren’t very good but they do seem to have their quarterback of the future in Blake Bortles. The loss of rookie Allen Robinson was crippling for Bortles and their offense but they do get tight end Marcedes Lewis back this week. Bortles has been in the news a lot this week for reasons other than football.
The Colts just lost Ahmad Bradshaw for the season with a broken leg suffered against the New England Patriots. Tight end Dwayne Allen is also out with an ankle injury. The Colts still have plenty of options and this could be an opportunity for Trent Richardson to step up his play. The Colts struggled to produce points against the Patriots who put up 42 points on them.
Despite the injuries the Colts should easily cover the spread here. The Jaguars weren’t that good before they lost some players to injury and they are playing a lot of young players. The roof in Indianapolis is expected to be closed because the weather is calling for rain.
Full injury report:
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS INJURIES
Player
Position
Injury
Practice Status
Game Status
Geno Hayes LB Did Not Participate In Practice
William Brown WR Full Participation in Practice
Orlandus Branch DE Groin Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Jeremiah George LB Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Christopher Clemons DE Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Probable
Robby Bortles QB left Wrist Full Participation in Practice Probable
Aaron Colvin CB Knee Full Participation in Practice Probable
Josh Evans S Elbow Full Participation in Practice Probable
Brandon Linder G Shoulder Full Participation in Practice Probable
Austin Pasztor T Hamstring Full Participation in Practice Probable
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS INJURIES
Player
Position
Injury
Practice Status
Game Status
Dwayne Allen TE Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Gosder Cherilus T Shoulder Did Not Participate In Practice Out
Gregory Toler CB Concussion Did Not Participate In Practice Out
D’Qwell Jackson LB Not Injury Related Full Participation in Practice Probable
Arthur Jones DT Ankle Full Participation in Practice Probable
Trenton Richardson RB Illness Full Participation in Practice Probable
Reggie Wayne WR Not Injury Related Full Participation in Practice Probable
Erik Walden LB Not Injury Related Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Final score prediction:
Jaguars 13
Colts 33

Tennessee Titans (2-8)

Philadelphia Eagles (7-3)

Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kickoff Sunday, November 23, 12:00 PM on CBS

courtesy of NFL.com/gamecenter
courtesy of NFL.com/gamecenter

The stumbling 2-8 Titans travel to Philadelphia to take on the 7-3 Eagles Sunday coming off a short week. The Titans lost 27-24 on Monday Night Football to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a hard fought game that came down to the wire. The Eagles are coming off a shellacking at the hands of the Green Bay Packers 53-20.

The Titans defense is susceptible to giving up the big play but offensive ineptitude has played a big factor in their losses. The Eagles offense is much more prolific and puts up so many points that the defensive issues don’t stand out as much. The Eagles average almost 30 points per game while the Titans average 16.2 points per game. The Eagles have the firepower to outgun many teams which the Titans simply lack.

The Eagles are relatively healthy while the Titans secondary is banged up. Justin Hunter, Derrick Morgan, and Blidi Wreh-Wilson are questionable for the game. Marqueston Huff has officially been listed as doubtful but do not look for him to play.

Final score prediction:

Titans 20

Eagles 38

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