Texans drop 5 spots in ESPN Power Rankings


Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans kicker Randy Bullock (4) warms up before a game against the St. Louis Rams at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans fell to the 22nd overall spot in the weekly ESPN.com Power Rankings, released Tuesday.

The Texans who were 17th one week ago, fell five spots following their week six loss to the St. Louis Rams by a 38-13 score.

Houston is 2-4 overall as they prepare to travel to face the 6-0 Kansas City Chiefs.

The ESPN Power Rankings said about the Texans:

"“Out goes Matt Schaub, in comes T.J. Yates … and yet another pick-six. The comedy of errors that is the Texans right now probably won’t look much better at Arrowhead in Week 7.”"

I don’t know what to expect from the Texans this coming week in their game at Kansas City, with Arrowhead Stadium being a very tough place for the opposing team to play.

From the looks of things, if I had to make a prediction, I would guess this will be the fifth straight loss for the Texans before their bye week.

AFC South leader, the Indianapolis Colts (4-2) are ranked No. 6 by ESPN, dropping two spots from last week. ESPN said about the Colts:

"“The Colts’ defense has allowed 246 rushing yards between the tackles in its past two games, just 1 yard fewer than it allowed in the first four games.”"

Also for the AFC South the Tennessee Titans at 3-3 overall are ranked 16th and the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-6) stayed in last place at 32nd overall.

The Texans had the biggest drop for the second time this season in the weekly rankings.

ESPN’s top five teams were the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.