The Houston Texans unsurprisingly moved up this week’s FanSided NFL power rankings after a win over the lowly Cleveland Browns.
The Houston Texans didn’t have a problem dismantling the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday at NRG Stadium.
While it’s easy to take a blowout win for granted, wins in the NFL aren’t guaranteed, even against inferior teams.
Russell Baxter of FanSided had the Texans ranked 13th in his power rankings last week. Now heading into their bye week, he has Houston as the 11th best team in the NFL right now.
Here’s a portion of what Baxter wrote:
"Next Week: The defending AFC South champions are off this upcoming week and return to face their first interconference foe of the season went they make the trip to the Pacific Northwest to face Pete Carroll’s Seahawks in Week 8. This marks just the fourth meeting between these former expansion franchises dating back to ’15.Playoff Hopes: What team in the Texans’ division isn’t alive to capture the top spot? While the 2-3 Indianapolis Colts and 2-3 Tennessee Titans are set to battle it out on Monday night, Jacksonville (3-3) and Houston (3-3) are atop the AFC South for now and will be joined by the winner of the final game of the week."
With the Texans now at 3-3 along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jags are in first place, since they hold the tie-breaker after defeating Houston back in week one.
The AFC South is a tight race at the moment. The winner of Monday night’s game between the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts will also head into week seven with a record of 3-3, while the loser will fall to 2-4.
When the Texans return to action in week eight they will have a tough match-up against the Seattle Seahawks.
While the Texans have three wins this season, their best win was the against the Titans. They haven’t yet defeated a team with a wining record this season. If they can take down a team like the Seahawks, it will say a lot about them and their progress in 2017.
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