Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) sacks Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
Fansided.com has dropped the Houston Texans in their weekly power rankings list this week to the 25th overall spot out of 32 teams.
The Texans lost by one point to the now No. 1 ranked and undefeated (7-0) Kansas City Chiefs by a 17-16 score this past Sunday.
Though I believe the Texans played better than that have in previous weeks, this team doesn’t deserve to be higher than their 25th overall ranking for the fact they have two wins and they’ve lost five consecutive games for a 2-5 mark.
Houston has battled injuries all season, and though I know every NFL battles injuries, remember this: the Texans were within one point of the Chiefs with a quarterback making his regular season NFL debut in Case Keenum.
Don’t forget, the Texans starting tight end (Owen Daniels) is on IR, and they playing with a banged up offensive line. Starting running back (Arian Foster) missed most of the game with hamstring issues, and losing starting inside linebacker Brian Cushing in the third quarter with a knee injury didn’t help matters much.
With all that said, losing to the Chiefs by just a single point isn’t that bad of a day compared to most of their previous days, though like I’ve said before, I don’t believe in moral victories in the NFL.
Moral victories will get a coach fired and a team out of the playoff picture in a big hurry. Moral victories will also get your team ranked 25th overall and that’s just not very good.