Houston Texans move up two spots, still behind Detroit in Power Rankings

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The Houston Texans have some movement after their upset win on Sunday.

After being ranked dead last or 31st in the power rankings, the Houston Texans are moving on up. It’s a small increase, but we’ll take it. FanSided’s official power rankings have the Texans moving up to the 30th overall spot. That’s two spots ahead of where they were last week, and it’s a fitting spot for a team that pulled off the upset.

They still have a long way to go with seven games left in the season. The details of how Houston can win more games this season were broken down in another article. A favorable schedule with home games that are against lesser teams leaves the door open to get anywhere from three to five more wins on the season.

One spot ahead of the Texans are the winless Detroit Lions. Excuse me?

How are the 0-9-1 Detroit Lions better than the 2-8 Houston Texans?

I would buy this if the Texans had lost on Sunday and that the difference was only one win.  However, the tie that the Lions embarrassingly played against Pittsburgh is the difference. In my opinion, ties are worse than a loss- it just shows both teams were incompetent of winning on that day.

This is basically a three-game difference between Detroit and Houston. Ever present is the fact that Detroit has been called “the best winless team” that most people have seen. A lot of their games have been very competitive, and two last-second losses on field goals say a lot about a winless team.

On the other hand, two wins cannot be argued against for Houston. Knocking off the AFC’s number one team should at least put them above a winless squad. Looks like the only other way the Texans can move ahead of Detroit is just to go out and seal another victory.

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