ESPN.com released their Week 1 NFL power rankings on Tuesday, and it wasn’t much of a surprise the Houston Texans were ranked near the bottom of the NFL.
The Texans came in at No. 27 overall, and that is where they currently deserve to be as they need to prove on the field they should be up higher with the best teams in the NFL.
Here is what the power rankings on ESPN said of the Texans:
"“How long will Ryan Fitzpatrick be the starter? Ryan Mallett (4 career pass attempts) and rookie Tom Savage are backing him up, but neither appears close to game-ready.”"
Basically, it is saying the Texans are in trouble at QB, and until they prove otherwise, it could be another very long season for the Texans in ’14.
I have no problem with that, as they deserve where they are in the rankings.
Last season, they were an NFL-worst 2-14, but they have had some turnover, including bringing in Bill O’Brien as the new head coach and drafting Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft in May.
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This preseason, the Texans showed a little improvement, but we all need to see it when the games count.
As for the rest of the AFC South, the Jacksonville Jaguars were ranked No. 31, the Tennessee Titans were 28th and the reigning AFC South Champion Indianapolis Colts are No. 8 on the power ranking list by ESPN.
The top team according to ESPN is the reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, followed by the AFC Champion Denver Broncos.