NFL power rankings: Texans moving on up!


The Houston Texans are moving back up the power rankings after their second win of the season this past Sunday. The team did beat a one win franchise, so a large jump should not be expected, but the good news is they are not occupying any of the final three spots in any rankings.

So just where do the Texans fall in terms of the best teams in the NFL? We look around various media outlets to find that answer;

Pro Football Talk – 27th

"Yes, 26 teams passed on DeAndre Hopkins."

CBS Sports – 20th

"In a bad division, they are still alive. The defense still has major issues. Even in beating Jacksonville that showed up."

ESPN – 26th

"The Texans are 2-0 against teams from Florida and they’ve got the Dolphins this week in Miami. Houston is 0-4 against the rest of the country, however." – 25th

"DeAndre Hopkins is a better overall wide receiver than Odell Beckham Jr. right now. That’s right. Said it on “NFL HQ” — only to draw a bunch of weird looks from my cohorts — and I’m saying it again here. What can’t Hopkins do? The third-year pro can run 9 routes, handle the possession stuff and routinely highpoint the ball in the red zone. In six games, Hopkins has put up 726 yards and five touchdowns. That translates to a 1,936-yard season with 13 touchdowns. Read that yardage total again."

Bleacher Report – 27th

"What’s Good?: Maybe…just maybe…the Houston Texans’ quarterback carousel can finally stop. Week after week, who will start at quarterback is the main question regarding this franchise. Ryan Mallett simply didn’t perform when given the chance to become the team’s permanent starter. On the other hand, Brian Hoyer originally won the job before having it quickly snatched away from him. Yet, the veteran responded once his second opportunity to start presented itself. Hoyer completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars."