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Team identities: AFC South

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Four weeks of the season is enough time to get a read on what each team is known for. Around The NFL will look at the identity for all 32 teams after the first month of the season.

Texans hop on J.J. Watt's wide shoulders


The Texans are alone in first place thanks to a fortuitous schedule and J.J. Watt's utter dominance. The running game was shut down against the Bills, Ryan Fitzpatrick has been predictably mediocre at quarterback and the rest of the defense is underwhelming. Meanwhile, Watt is coming off one of the best performances we have ever witnessed. No one in the NFL is better at his job than Watt.

Colts finally putting offense in Luck's hands


Andrew Luck is the first player in NFL history with back-to-back games of at least 370 passing yards, four touchdowns, a 70 percent completion rate and no more than one interception, per Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times. It certainly helps that Luck was fortunate enough to face the Jaguars and Titans, but that doesn't change the fact that he leads the NFL in yards (1,305) and touchdowns (13), with a gaudy 108.0 passer rating.

Bortles to the rescue in Jacksonville


The Jaguars' secondary is so wretched that two of the last three quarterbacks to face them recorded career-highs in passing yards. The other quarterback was Philip Rivers, who completed 78 percent of his passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns. They have allowed 33 more points than the next-closest team. On the bright side, the offense got a shot in the arm from Blake Bortles, who is the NFL's most impressive rookie quarterback since the trio of Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson in 2012.

Titans still seeking face of the franchise


Perhaps the league's most anonymous franchise, the Titans lost their lone national "star" when Chris Johnson was released. The roster does have a few bright young talents, but continues to suffer from an offense that lacks an identity. Jake Locker regressed in Weeks 2 and 3 before injury concerns popped up again in Week 4. If the Titans are going to turn their season around, they need Locker to stay healthy and finally show consistency as a passer. He's down to his last chance.

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