The NFL season is about to start up this weekend with the annual Hall of Fame game and that means Madden 16 is just around the corner as well. Over the last few days, EA Sports has been revealing the individual team ratings by division and following the AFC East and AFC North, we now have the AFC South.
Just like we saw with the AFC East, Madden 16 stats do not indicate much of a competition in this division for the upcoming season. The Indianapolis Colts have gotten better each year under QB Andrew Luck and that doesn’t look to change with their 87 OVR rating. with not only the explosive T.Y. Hilton at WR, but also the veteran addition of Andrew Johnson. Frank Gore at RB is also going to vastly upgrade the team’s run game. The defense will also be strong behind CB Vontae Davis and ROLB Robert Mathis.
Taking an eight point dip is the second place team that has a 79 OVR, the Houston Texans. Having the best defensive player in the league by far with RE J.J. Watt and hopefully the return of the injured former #1 overall pick ROLB Jadeveon Clowney alongside him. The offense is a big question mark with Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer fighting over the spot, with DeAndrew Hopkins leading the pack at WR and Arian Foster at RB, though Foster just got hurt in real life and will be dropped likely in later roster updates.
Dropping even further is the 73 OVR Jacksonville Jaguars, who have been one of the worst in the league for awhile. They hope that QB Blake Bortles is better this year and he should be helped by the strong TE duo of Julius Thomas and Mercedes Lewis. The defensive is pretty weak as well, with DTs Sen’Derrick Marks and Jared Odrick being the standouts there.
Lastly, we have the Tennessee Titans that have only a one point drop to 72 OVR. They had the #2 overall pick this year and spent it on QB Marcus Mariota, who is the highest rated QB on their roster already in the game. The defense will be helped by the addition of ROLB Brian Orakpo, but don’t count on this one being a contender in the gamer at the start though.