Nov 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener (80) makes a catch on a two point conversion during the fourth quarter as Houston Texans strong safety D.J. Swearinger (36) defends at Reliant Stadium. The Colts defeated the Texans 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans Power Rankings Update Through Nine Weeks

Even with the Texans loss, there was little to no movement to the Texans power rankings position. The average rank of the Texans for these publications is 25.5 Here are each major publication’s Texans ranking in their respective power rankings.

Ranked – 28 | Last Week – 28

Case Keenum has completed 17 of 25 passes (68 percent) at least 10 yards downfield, the best of anyone with multiple attempts and 10 points higher than last year’s top QB in this department (RG III). (Elliot Harrison)

Ranked – 26 | Last Week – 25

That was scary Sunday night in Houston. There’s no getting around the stresses of being an NFL head coach, and while we don’t know the exact cause of Gary Kubiak‘s collapse, we do know the pressure he’s been under during the Texans‘ bad start, especially as he’s always one to answer questions from the media and be the front man for the organization.

This is consistent with Kubiak’s character throughout his career. He was a sounding board for Steve Young’s frustrations during his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, and he was a team player while serving as the Denver Broncos‘ offensive coordinator. There’s a reason Kubiak has not one but threeSuper Bowl rings as an assistant coach, and there’s a reason he was able to pull the Texans out of the doldrums they’d been left in by the previous regime. Hopefully Sunday’s incident was a hiccup in his health and not anything to worry about in the long term.


Sports Illustrated (Chris Burke) 

Note: He did midseason grades instead of power rankings

Grade – D  | Last Week – 27

The true crime in Houston is that the franchise never attempted to upgrade at quarterback, instead expecting for some reason that Matt Schaub would elevate his game. He didn’t, even with more help around him, and everyone else slipped. That the Texans have allowed the least yards but 27th-most points highlights the team’s turnover problems.


CBSSports (Pete Prisco)

Ranked – 20 | Last Week – 19

Case Keenum looked good in his debut, but at 2-6 they are about done. Can Keenum do it now that there is more tape on him?


Yahoo Sports! (Frank Schwab)

Ranked – 25 | Last Week – 26

Was there one person who didn’t think Indianapolis was going to win when Texans kicker Randy Bullock missed his second field goal Sunday night? Even with a 12-point lead, it seemed over. What a tough loss.


Houston Chronicle (John McClain)

Ranked – 27 | Last Week – 26 

During their six-game losing streak, opponents have outscored the Texans 28.1 to 14.1 points a game.


Ranked – 27 | Last Week – 24 

Case Keenum and the offense racked up 483 yards of offense against the Colts, but couldn’t put any points on the board in the second half. Prayers to Gary Kubiak. Get well soon.


What do you think of these rankings? Texans too high on some? Too low?


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