NFL power rankings: Texans start slow climb


The Houston Texans occupied the bottom third of nearly every NFL power ranking across the web over the last week. It was hard to argue the point as the team struggled to score during their 0-2 start to the season.

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Sunday was not a lot different as far as struggling to score as it took Houston a long time to get the offense going again. Fortunately they did start to find some rhythm and walked away with their first win.

Naturally, a win usually means some climbing in the power rankings, but considering they are 1-2 and struggled with another lowly team in Tampa Bay, the climb was not much. Let’s see where the team landed around the web;

ESPN – 21

"The Texans committed to the run in Week 3 and it led to a victory. They had 46 rushes overall in Week 3, two more than they had in Weeks 1 and 2 combined."

USA Today – 25

"Not exactly a model of efficiency. No team has hoisted more passes than Houston, but that’s only meant four TDs for 13th-ranked air game."

Pro Football Talk – 23

"Glass exactly at midpoint analysis? Folks hated the old field, and they hate the new one, too."

Yahoo Sports – 24

"Arian Foster will return soon, maybe this week. The Texans got off to a terrible start, but they’re tied for first place in the AFC South."

CBS Sports – 24

"At 1-2, they’re tied for first place. But they have to get that offense going. It won’t be easy in Atlanta."

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