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2015 NFL Power Rankings Roundup: Texans Slip After Terrible Loss To Falcons

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The Texans have slipped right back to the depths they previously occupied among various media power rankings after their horrible blowout loss to the Falcons this past weekend. Let’s take a look at the damage, shall we?



Last Week


SB Nation


22 (down 3)




21 (down 7)

Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett? Does it even matter? The Texans rank last in completion percentage (52.7) and yards per attempt (5.9).


25 (down 5)

Houston got Arian Foster back in the fold and played a team that had just given up 28 first-half points to Brandon Weeden. So where in the world did Sunday's 48-21 debacle emanate from? Bear in mind, that score came with the Falcons tapping -- er, stomping on -- the brakes in the second half. It's back to the drawing board for a defense that really could use Wade Phillips right now. There, I said it.

Bleacher Report


27 (down 5)

It's amazing that the Houston Texans won a football game this season. Their record and that single victory say much more about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—Houston's Week 3 opponent—than the quality of this Texans team.

Fox Sports


24 (down 3)

The Texans were expected to have one of the NFL’s most dominant defensive fronts, adding Vince Wilfork and Jadeveon Clowney to the mix, but they are not generating enough pressure to disrupt the passing game. The quarterback carousel in Houston seems likely to at one point land on third stringer Tom Savage.

USA Today


25 (none)

If they can get Arian Foster going, this team still has time to make noise in what looks to be a very winnable division.

Yahoo Sports


24 (down 3)

Ryan Mallett will start again for the Texans on Thursday. It doesn't really matter that much.

CBS Sports (Prisco)


24 (down 5)

So much for this team having a playoff season. They look awful -- and not just at quarterback. What has happened to the defense?

Washington Post


23 (down 5)

The Texans are sticking with Ryan Mallett as their starter at QB. Is that a good thing?



23.9 (down 4.0)


Yikes. Houston is in need of a win, and they need it now. If the Texans can pull off the upset victory over the visiting Indianapolis Colts this Thursday night, they might just be able to salvage this season. If not, we could be looking at yet another high draft pick sometime next spring. It’s now or never, ladies and gentlemen.

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