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2017 NFL Power Rankings (Week 5): The Texans Are On The Move

How do analysts rank the Texans after Sunday’s big win?

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Let’s see how a 43 point obliteration of a division rival that many pundits picked to win the AFC South affects the Texans’ standing with the first quarter of the season in the books...

CBS Sports: 13, up 11 spots (!!!).

ESPN: 10, up 7 spots. (Elliot Harrison): 13, up 10 spots.

Sports Illustrated: 9, up 7 spots.

Yahoo (Frank Schwab): 13, up 7 spots.

Bleacher Report (Chris Simms): 16, up 8 spots.

Clearly the Texans showed a different side on Sunday, and it’s a side that we all like to see. Every website we have featured has Houston bumped up seven spots or more. That’s what happens when you score 57 points in a game. It won’t happen every week, but maybe this is closer to where our expectations were before the season began.