After a win against the Browns in which the Texans scored more than 30 points for the fourth consecutive game, Houston heads into their bye in unfamiliar territory as a top-two scoring offense.
Their offensive skills, led by passing touchdown leader Deshaun Watson, warrants high marks in the Power Rankings, but it has not been forgotten that this team has been completely swallowed by the injury bug. No J.J. Watt, no Whitney Mercilus for the year, and Kevin Johnson and Dylan Cole are out for another couple weeks or more.
This is a different Houston team than what we are used to watching. Let’s see what the analysts have to say.
ESPN: 11, up 6 spots.
NFL.com (Elliot Harrison): 14, up 2 spots.
Sports Illustrated: 11, up 7 spots.
Yahoo (Frank Schwab): 11, up 4 spots.
Bleacher Report (Chris Simms): 12, up 3 spots.
High Rank: 11, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated.
Low Rank: 14, NFL.com, Elliot Harrison.
Average Rank: 12.
What say you, BRB? Which rankings resonate with you the most?