Originally Posted by Ryan
We were an 86 towards the end of last year, how did we get that much worse?
Losing two highly-rated players in Mario Williams and DeMeco Ryans certainly don't help in the Madden power rankings. I'm guessing they don't have Brooks Reed, much less the new crop of rookies like Whitney Mercilus rated high enough quite yet. Also the right side of the offensive line (RG and RT) probably got much lower ratings than last year. Based on the Madden world, the Texans did get worse this off-season. But in reality I believe the Texans are a Super Bowl contender and enter the year with a lot of swagger and young talent on both sides of the ball.