Texans continue to slide in ESPN Power Rankings


Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans kicker Randy Bullock (4) is congratulated by a coach after making a field goal during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans continued to fall in the ESPN Power Rankings, as Tuesday’s weekly list has them falling one spot from last week to No. 29 overall.

Houston ranks ahead of three teams in the Atlanta Falcons, the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars. That’s just a sad sentence to type.

The Texans deserve this ranking, and possibly maybe even a couple spots lower, but the Falcons are just as big of a disappointment as the Texans have been.

ESPN said about the Texans in their list:

"“Andre Johnson had 10 catches on 17 targets for 83 yards Sunday. Johnson caught six of eight passes for 24 yards from Case Keenum and four of nine for 59 yards from Matt Schaub.”"

What else can I say about this team except they aren’t any good? If they were to lose to the Jaguars this Sunday, well it is safe to say the bottom spot should belong to the Texans.

Houston and their eight straight losses, I believe, should make them be ranked 30th or 31st, because if a team hasn’t won a single game since week two of the NFL season they shouldn’t be ranked anywhere in the 20s.

The No. 1 overall team is new in the Denver Broncos, as it should have been all along, because they showed this past Sunday night they are the best team in the NFL. Though the No. 2 ranked Seattle Seahawks are really close to the Broncos.

As for the remainder of the AFC South, the Indianapolis Colts are still seventh overall with a 7-3 record and the Tennessee Titans are ranked 24th overall at 4-6, dropping three sports from last week.

So for the AFC South, if not for the Colts this division would be down on the list in power teams in the league. Their average ranking is 23, not a good number for an entire division.