NFL Power Rankings: Texans still near the bottom
By Randy Gurzi
Well the Houston Texans have dropped to 0-2 on the season, so it is unlikely they climbed in any of the power rankings. Still, not all is lost as they are still just a game back in the AFC South.
With Indy falling to 0-2 (who would have thought a 32-year old running back and 34-year old receiver wouldn’t have equaled instant Super Bowl?? Oh yeah…I said that.) Sorry ESPN, NFL Network and anyone else who fell in love with the old man connection in Indy.
Ok, I am off my soap box now. Let’s check out where the experts have the Texans ranked after two consecutive slow starts that ended in seven point defeats.
ESPN – 25th
"Arian Foster can’t get back soon enough for the 0-2 Texans. Houston already has attempted an NFL-high 105 passes this season, with an NFL-worst 50.5 completion percentage."
NFL.com – 29th
"Pulling the plug on Brian Hoyer after one week allowed the Texans to score three fewer points and compile 96 fewer yards of offense. Oh, and Bill O’Brien’s squad also committed 10 penalties while converting a paltry five of their 19 third-down attempts. ( Paltry: adj.; ridiculously or insultingly small — just in case you are as far removed from your SAT as me.) Ryan Mallett was OK — at best — but he kept winging it until the end and darn-near tied it up with an across-body throw to DeAndre Hopkins in the waning moments. Still, Houston must get more from its running game — 23 carries for 61 yards ain’t gonna cut it. Hurry back, Arian."
Yahoo! Sports – 24th
"Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr all played well in wins on Sunday. Just saying."
CBS Sports – 31st
"They are 0-2, and don’t look anything like a potential playoff team. Ryan Mallett needs to stay in as the quarterback."
Washington Post – 30th
"QB Ryan Mallett went 11 for 29 in the first half of his first start of the season Sunday. It’s a close race as to which number was more alarming: Why was Mallett being allowed to throw so often when he was so inaccurate?"
Pro Football Talk – 22nd
"Maybe J.J. Watt should play quarterback."