I think we have a great chance of going 6-0 again in our division, which would almost guarantee a playoff position. Each team and why:
Titans: Tennessee hasn't beaten us since 2011, so that says a lot. Though Mariota is good, and their defense is solid, they never have an answer for Luck and Mariota plays poorly against us. I think we sweep them again, with them being the hardest team in our division.
Jaguars: Blake Bortles is 'getting better', but I don't believe in him, nor should Jags fans, since his best stat is more pick 6's than wins. Their defense was 6th last year, and it will be better, but even if it is, it can't be much better. Fournette will be scary, but their offensive line is still poor, and our loss last year was because of a slow start on offense, and a 4th and 1 drop. Doesn't get much closer than that. Going 2-0 with our defense potentially top 20 and an offensive line that has gotten better won't be as difficult as it was last year, going 1-1.
Texans- The Texans defense is still good, don't get me wrong, but you don't just replace your #1 corner. Bouye left for Jacksonville as we know and Wilfork retired, so their defense will regress. Desean Watson is a rookie qb that can win, but that was college and mostly off of his running ability. His passing is questionable IMO and I don't think he will make that great of an impact his first year, but it will be more impactful than Oswieler. The Titans have surpassed the Texans in this division on paper and I don't think the Texans will make a return to the playoffs this year. 2-0 vs the Texans may be more of a mental hurdle, but both games last year were determined by one possession, and let's not forget the INT to Allen as he fell down.
4-2 or better in the division will almost guarantee a playoff spot unless the 2 losses are a sweep by one team and the other teams we play are mediocre at best besides Pittsburgh. My prediction for our record is 11-5, with losses to Tennessee, Pittsburgh, Texans, Broncos and the Seahawks.
And on Lucks injury: we all know how much he loves football, he has a flip phone for God sake. He is taking care of himself and doing all he can to rehab and get better. Geathers was placed on IR and has had a lot of time to recover as well. I think both will be healthy and ready to go, and we just have to pray no injury happens in camp or any other time. Also, let's play that this football season comes fast, because $$$$ I miss it.