Texans plummet in week 10 NFL power rankings

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The Houston Texans are only going to get worse with Deshaun Watson out for the remainder of the year.

The Houston Texans were expected to take care of business against the Indianapolis Colts this past Sunday, but then star quarterback Deshaun Watson went down with a torn ACL during practice last week.

With veteran quarterback Tom Savage under center, the Texans’ offense was stuck in neutral for most of the game, which led to them falling to the Colts.

Now that the Texans are 3-5, after two straight losses, they’ve plummeted down Randy Gurzi’s NFL Spin Zone power rankings for week 10 from 14th to 25th overall. Here’s a portion of what he wrote:

"There’s a huge drop off from Watson to his backup Tom Savage. Sure, the team tried to go with him early in the year, but that was a terrible decision that honestly should have cost head coach Bill O’Brien his job. Then again, maybe he should have lost it again when keeping Savage as the only backup.Unless something changes with this offense quickly, he may still find himself looking for work this offseason because things are about to get ugly for Houston."

I don’t agree that O’Brien should have lost his job for having Savage as his only back up. But Colin Kaepernick not being on the Texans’ roster is mind boggling.

People may not like Kaepernick’s protesting, but to not have him in the league because of his concerns over social injustice is silly. The Texans need to worry about winning right now and not about the ramifications of signing Kaepernick.

With Savage under center, the Texans’ first round pick could end up being in the top-10 for 2018. Too bad they no longer have that pick after trading it to the Cleveland Browns in order to move up to draft Watson this past April.  They won’t have a pick in next year’s draft until the third round.

Next: PFF grades from Texans week 9 loss to Colts

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