No Tebow Means No Interest in Jags-Jets and Other AFC South Must-Reads

Nate DunlevyGuest ColumnistDecember 4, 2012

Tebow and Sanchez watch from the same vantage point for different reasons.
Tebow and Sanchez watch from the same vantage point for different reasons.The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports

The tarps may be coming off in Jacksonville, but if Tim Tebow doesn't play for the New York Jets in Week 14, you might as well put them back on.

Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union points out that if the injured Jets quarterback doesn't go, the matchup between the 5-7 Jets and the 2-10 Jacksonville Jaguars just doesn't have the same appeal.

Tebow would normally be in line to start given the putrid play of Mark Sanchez all season, but a rib injury leaves his status in doubt.

Obviously, Tebow moves the needle across the country, but in his hometown of Jacksonville in the heart of Florida Gator country, he's more of an obsession.

Should he be cleared to play and see significant action, Sunday's game will suddenly become a headliner.

If he's inactive or doesn't play, it's just another play-out-the-string snore-fest between two bad teams with weak offenses.

The Jaguars tried to trade for Tebow in the offseason, but he chose to go to New York instead. At this point, it's safe to say that the decision hasn't worked out for any of the three parties.

Tebow rarely sees the field, the Jets don't seem to want him and the Jaguars still have to deal with a vocal minority of Jacksonville residents ripping them for not bringing their idol to town.


General Interest

Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth breaks down the weekend in the NFL.

The Football Outsiders discuss the weekend in Audibles at the Line.

Jason Lisk of the Big Lead recaps the week.


Houston Texans

Paul Kuharsky of calls J.J. Watt MVP worthy, but unlikely to win.

John Brannen of the Houston Chronicle says the Texans need every defensive back ready for the Patriots.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports Brice McCain has been lost to a broken foot.

Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle says AFC supremacy is at stake in New England.


Indianapolis Colts

Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star says the Colts keep playing until time runs out.

Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star breaks down the game-winning play.

Kyle Rodriguez of Colts Authority looks back at two great throws by Andrew Luck.


Tennessee Titans

Tom Gower of Total Titans has a snap report.

David Boclair of the City Paper says the Titans need more than a coordinator change.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean says the injuries to the offensive line were crippling.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Jason Lisk handicaps the race for the first overall pick.

Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union says Mike Mularkey accepts blame for Rashean Mathis getting little playing time.

Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union tracks some unwanted records from the Jaguars.