Texans fall in FanSided’s week 9 NFL power rankings

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The Houston Texans are a good team that are having a tough time when it comes to finishing close games.

Despite a brutal close loss to the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday, the Houston Texans are still a very dangerous team. But unfortunately they’ve taken a slight fall in this week’s power rankings now that they’re 3-4 and currently in third place in the AFC South.

Dan Parzych of FanSided’s NFL Spin Zone has moved the Texans down five spots from No. 9 to No. 14 this week.

Here’s a portion of what Parzych wrote about the Texans as they head into a week nine match-up against the Indianapolis Colts.

"…Houston should just be thrilled over the fact they finally have a reliable quarterback in Watson to build the offense around when looking at all of the failed attempts over the years. The quarterback position has always been the one thing holding the Texans back from hitting the next level as serious contenders, and their 3-4 record may seem disappointing, but this team isn’t dead yet.If anything, Sunday’s thriller against Seattle shows just how dangerous this Houston offense can be when Watson is on top of his game. Also, how about DeAndre Hopkins (eight catches for 224 yards with a touchdown) coming through with arguably the best game of his NFL career against a tough team in the Seahawks?"

Deshaun Watson has done all he can to help the Texans win, their two close losses, one to the New England Patriots and the other being to the Seahawks, fall on their defense failing to get one final stop.

The good news for the Texans is that they should be able to come away with a win over the Colts this coming Sunday, which would give them a 4-4 record halfway through the season.

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If the Texans can than go at least 5-3 during the second half of the season, that should be good enough for them to get into the playoffs with a 9-7 record.

Looking at the Texans’ schedule, I do believe there is a way for them to finish 10-6, given the fact that they don’t play many high-powered offenses during the second half of the season.