The Houston Texans are 1-6 and at the bottom of the AFC South standings.
When looking at the Houston Texans spot in the AFC South standings, it is tough to take in as the 2018 and 2019 AFC South champions are now at the bottom of the standings in 2020 with a 1-6 overall record.
The Texans are only ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the standings, and that is the case only because they are the only team that Houston has defeated this season. The Texans have a .143 winning percentage this season and have scored 166 points, which is the second-most points in the AFC South.
The problem for the Texans is they’ve allowed 217 points, which is also the second-most points allowed in the division as well.
Even though they have the same record, the Texans are a better team than the Jaguars, but that isn’t much to brag about. The issue for the Texans this season has been their lack of consistency on offense.
On defense, the play of the secondary hasn’t been much better, especially when Bradley Roby isn’t on the field. That was the case last Sunday when Aaron Rodgers took advantage of Roby’s injury, leading in a big way to the sixth loss of the season for the Texans.
Houston Texans: What about the rest of the AFC South?
Besides the Texans and the Jaguars, the two best teams in the division are the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts, with Tennessee being 5-1 overall, while the Colts are right behind them at 4-2. The Titans have a winning percentage of .833 this season as they have scored 188 points, and have allowed 153, with a 3-1 record at home, and 2-0 mark on the road.
For the Colts, though they lost to the Jaguars in the season opener, they aren’t a bad team, either. That said, they aren’t great yet either with a .667 winning percentage, as they’ve scored 157 points, while allowing only 115. Indianapolis is 3-0 at home this season, but just 1-2 on the road.
This week not only are the Houston Texans on a bye, but also the Jaguars. The Colts will be on the road at the Detroit Lions at noon CT, and the Titans are also on the road at the Cincinnati Bengals, also a noon start, with both games on CBS.
When the Texans return next Sunday, they will be on the road for their Week 9 game against the Jaguars, with the winner taking over third place in the division all to themselves.
This hasn’t been the season any fan has wanted, but with Deshaun Watson as the franchise quarterback, and eventually a new head coach on the way for next season, things will get better for the Texans, but patience is going to be needed moving forward.