Where do Houston Texans sit in power rankings after 3 weeks?

Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

The Houston Texans have one win after their first three games of the 2021 NFL season, so guess where they sit in various power rankings by the football media?

Let’s start with the official FanSided NFL power rankings. The Houston Texans are 29th out of 32 teams with their 1-2 overall record. The rankings by Matt Verderame have the Texans ranked ahead of both the New York Jets and New York Giants, plus better than the Jacksonville Jaguars whom the Texans defeated in Week 1.

The Jaguars, Giants and Jets are all three 0-3 this season. There are two winless team ranked ahead of the Texans and that is the Detroit Lions at 28th overall and the Indianapolis Colts are 25th overall.

Here is what the FanSided power rankings said about the Texans on Tuesday:

"“The Texans are showing real fight, but they don’t have enough talent to win many games.”"

It is tough not to agree with this assessment. Nobody can say the Texans don’t try and play with great effort, but the play calling didn’t do them any favors in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers, and even more than that this unit is still learning how to play as a complete unit.

There needs to be more consistency from the offensive line and rushing game for Houston to be successful, though for that to happen the play at quarterback by Davis Mills for the next two games while Tyrod Taylor is still injured with the hamstring injury.

Time will tell if the Texans can get out of being near the bottom of the FanSided NFL power rankings, and if they can improve on their play, odds are they will started winning games.

Houston Texans: More power rankings by the NFL media

In the CBS Sports power rankings by Pete Prisco, the veteran NFL reporter said the following about the Houston Texans:

"“Davis Mills did some good things against the Panthers, but they were too restrictive in their play calling. It’s time to let him play a little looser going forward.”"

Again, this is something to agree with, and hopefully the Texans in Week 4 against the Bills can let the rookie quarterback loose, and play with some excitement in the play calling. If that doesn’t happen, maybe Houston needs to make a change in who calls the plays during games.

In other NFL power rankings the Houston Texans are still ranked not so great:

Again, the Houston Texans have had their struggles this season after three games. The team has 944 total yards of offense, with a team total of 284 rushing yards. On defense the Texans have allowed 349 yards of rushing, and 808 passing yards through three games.

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Things will eventually improve for the Texans, but it is going to be more losses and tough play ahead before that happens in this current rebuild of the roster during the ’21 season.