NFL Power Ranking: Texans near the bottom


Power rankings are always fun, unless your team is in the bottom tier of those rankings. Unfortunately for the Texans that is where they have spent most of the season and after their failure to compete this weekend against Atlanta, it is safe to assume there will be more falling.

Still, let’s take a look at where various members of the media rank the Houston Texans as Week 5 approaches.

Pro Football Talk – 25th

"They gave up on Brian Hoyer too soon, and they’re sticking with Ryan Mallett too long."

ESPN – 28th

"Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett? Does it even matter? The Texans rank last in completion percentage (52.7) and yards per attempt (5.9)." – 30th

"Houston got Arian Foster back in the fold and played a team that had just given up 28 first-half points to Brandon Weeden. So where in the world did Sunday’s 48-21 debacle emanate from? Bear in mind, that score came with the Falcons tapping — er, stomping on — the brakes in the second half. It’s back to the drawing board for a defense that really could use Wade Phillips right now. There, I said it."

CBS Sport – 29th

"So much for this team having a playoff season. They look awful — and not just at quarterback. What has happened to the defense?"

Ouch…hopefully the Texans can turn this thing around. A win at home Thursday night against Indianapolis would go a long way towards taking some of the sting out from the first four games of the season.

Next: Houston Texans: Week 4 play of the game