Oct 6, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) is unable to make a catch against the San Francisco 49ers in the second quarter at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Texans keep dropping; ranked 17th by ESPN.com


For the third consecutive week the Houston Texans fell in the ESPN.com NFL Power Rankings, dropping to No. 17 after five games with an overall record of 2-3 on the season.

The Texans’ most recent loss came against the San Francisco 49ers, losing by a 34-3 score on Sunday Night football.

Last week, the Texans were 15th in the ESPN.com power rankings.

This time around, ESPN wrote about the Texans:

Matt Schaub has thrown more touchdown passes to opposing defenses (three) than teammates (two) in his past three games. Schaub’s four straight games with a pick-six is an NFL record.”

The Texans deserve the ranking they received, maybe even lower as they have lost three consecutive games by a combined score of 84-35, with two of those three loss the team has been held out of the end zone. A lot of that is on the four interceptions that went for touchdowns, but the entire team is for the blame.

If the Texans don’t get things turned around against the 2-3 St. Louis Rams this upcoming Sunday, then I don’t see much hope with the team for the remainder of the season. The recent news of tight end Owen Daniels missing the next 4-8 weeks with a broken fibula doesn’t help their cause much.

The ESPN.com top five consists of the Denver Broncos staying in the No. 1 overall spot following their 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The remainder of the top 5 includes: the New Orleans Saints, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Indianapolis Colts and the Seattle Seahawks.

As for the Colts, they are the leaders of the AFC South with a 4-1 overall record, with their most recent win coming against the Seahawks.

The rest of the AFC South includes the Tennessee Titans (3-2) ranked No. 14, dropping one spot from last week and the last-place Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 32. The Jaguars are 28-point underdogs headed into their game against the Broncos, the largest point spread given in history for an NFL game.

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