You have the Colts that by far have the best Offense in the NFL, that has more NFL records as a whole that with Manning that can do more than an Offensive Coordinator can do from the sidelines, and a cover two defense created by Tony Dungy when he was in Tampa Bay that has been duplicated by most of the teams in the NFL.
The Jaguars have been the team on the rise for the last few years but have been subject to the powerful offense of the Colts that have been on fire in recent years that with uncertain luck have been too much for the Jaguars to overcome. If played in the NFC would be Super Bowl contenders on a regular basis. David Garrard offers a new dimension to the Jaguar offense that has not been there since Mark Brunell left the team in 2004, mobility, arm strength and game management that is unmatched by 70 percent of the NFL. The Defense is the calling card of the Jaguars and the same scheme that lead the Ravens to the 2000 Superbowl and almost upset in the 2004 Superbowl with the Carolina Panthers that Jack Del Rio was the Defensive Coordinator for.
The Titans on the other hand have overcome salary cap hell to have one of the youngest teams in the NFL with a QB that can run, pass and make defenses miss that intern makes the Defensive Coordinators in these instances take longer to plan for. With age comes experience and Vince Young in a matter of a short time will be equal if not better than his predecessor Steve McNair that in his prime lead the Oilers / Titans to unprecedented playoff runs and upsets on a routine basis. If current Titans team played in the AFC North, would probably make the Steelers, Bengals, Ravens and Browns cringe each time they played the Titans.
The Texans are the newest franchise to the NFL and from the begining assembled a cast of players that will be the foundation for many years to come. When Dom Capers was released as the Head Coach and replaced by Gary Kubiak the aggressive style that was the calling card of the Denver Broncos for years is now the calling card of the Texans with the additions of Mario Wiliams #1 pickin 2006 and Okoye, Amobi DT that is only 20 years old this year. The building of the Defensive Line will solidify the presence in the middle and with last year trading of Matt Schuab from the Atlanta Falcons that is the aftermath of the Micheal Vick era changes the dynamics far greater than ever before. This is the team to watch out for this year and a potential wild card winner that could be an upset for many teams in the AFC.