Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Ben Tate (44) rushes against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

The fall continues: Texans drop to 20th in CBS Power Rankings


For the second consecutive week the Houston Texans have dropped three spots in the Pete Prisco CBS Sports NFL Power Rankings.

Prisco, a NFL senior writer, now has ranked the Texans 20th in his weekly power rankings.

In the article, Prisco wrote:

“How low can they go? And this time they couldn’t even blame it on Matt Schaub.”

I think he should have ranked the Texans even lower on the list. I know Houston defeated the San Diego Chargers earlier this season, but if they played again, I would have no problem picking the Chargers to win the rematch.

Is it safe to say as of this week, the Texans are the most disappointing team in the NFL right now? There were high hopes for the Texans this season, and so far, that hope is all but gone. I know there are worse teams in the NFL looking at the overall records, but from where they expected to be and where they are are the season is not a success.

Last week, the Texans were 17th overall, but have lost four consecutive games, the latest against the St. Louis Rams who moved to 16th on Prisco’s list.

The Denver Broncos continued to be the top-ranked team, while the Kansas City Chiefs moved to the No. 2 spot this week. The Chiefs will face the Texans this week as they are 6-0 overall on the year.

Prisco said about the Chiefs:

“Andy Reid has done a heck of a job with this team. I love watching that defense feast on quarterbacks.”

The rest of the Top 5 include Seattle Seahawks, the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints.

The AFC South’s highest rank team is the Indianapolis Colts at No. 6, dropping two spots following their loss to the Chargers on Monday Night Football.

The Tennessee Titans are 17th on the list and of course the Jacksonville Jaguars keep the 32nd and final spot in the rankings.

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