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Houston Texans drop 9 spots in ESPN.com Power Rankings

Tuesday ESPN.com released their Week 4 NFL Power Rankings, and the Houston Texans were tied for the largest drop in the rankings for the week.

The Texans went from the No. 4 spot last week to No. 13 this week, dropping nine spots following their 30-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens this past weekend.

The ESPN.com article states on the Texans:

“Since the start of 2012, Houston’s special teams have cost the team 56.9 expected points, 12 points worse than anyone else. They allowed a punt return TD Sunday.”

After watching the game last week, I can’t say I disagree with the nine-spot drop in the rankings for the Texans. They have a lot of work ahead of them this week if they want to compete with the visiting Seattle Seahawks.

As I’ve said many times the past few days, this tam is much better than the way they’ve played this season.

The highest ranked AFC South team was the Indianapolis Colts at No. 9, as they moved up five spots this week following their second consecutive win.

The Tennessee Titans also moved up five spots to the No. 17 spot as they are coming off a win on Sunday to move to 2-1 on the season. Last week, the Titans were ranked 22nd.

Jacksonville rounded out the list once again, as they were ranked No. 32 overall out of 32 teams. The Jaguars are 0-3 on the season.

The biggest jump on the list was the New York Jets (10 spots) and the Texans and New York Giants dropped the most spots (nine).

The Seahawks were ranked No. 1, keeping the same spot as last week. The rest of the Top 5 were the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears and New England Patriots.

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