Losing eight consecutive games and coming off a bye week, the Houston Texans are still one of the worst ranked teams in the NFL. It is all due to fault of their own from their play on the field this season, and past decisions made from those who are no longer with the franchise.
On Tuesday, following the completion Week 10, FanSided’s Matt Verderame posted his weekly NFL Power Rankings, and with Houston being in their bye week, the good news was they didn’t add to their consecutive loss streak. The bad news is they are still near the bottom of the power rankings by FanSided.
Only the winless Detroit Lions with their 0-8-1 record are worse in the power rankings list for Week 11, as the Texans are 31st overall with their 1-8 overall record. They haven’t won a game since defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars (who now have two wins) in the first game of the NFL season.
The following is what Verderame wrote about the Texans in his FanSided power rankings:
"“Somehow, the Texans didn’t lose to the bye week.”"
There can be some positives about the Texans this season, but next for Houston in Week 11 will be the first-place Tennessee Titans. Even without running back Derrick Henry and wide receiver Julio Jones because of injuries, they should be feared by the Texans this Sunday.
If the season were to end today the Texans would be drafting second overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, and the Titans would be champions of the AFC South once again, as they currently have an 8-2 overall record, plus they are 3-0 in games in the division. This Sunday’s Week 11 game is the first of two times Houston and Titans will face each other this season.
Houston Texans: Next to last in power rankings isn’t so bad with only one win
All of us knew the Texans weren’t going to be a successful football team this season, and that has come true. They haven’t shown much improvement, and at least in this opinion, the team has regressed from where they were at the start of the season, especially with injuries at quarterback, and a lack of a rushing game.
Trying to be a little positive about a 31st ranking in a one-win season thus far is at least the 2022 NFL Draft will be fun for the first time in quite some time. Over the past two drafts the most memorable part has been former head coach/general manager Bill O’Brien being frustrated in front of his computer during the virtual draft of 2020.
As written in an earlier article, the Texans have a long road ahead of them, and being basically at the bottom of nearly every NFL power rankings each week is deserving. It shows Houston there is still a lot of work ahead in the rebuild for them to be a respectable franchise once again, and thigs need to continue to change from here on out.