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2019 NFL Power Rankings

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by JamTex, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. JamTex

    JamTex Hall Of Fame Texans Fan!

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    Week 1 Power Rankings

    We finally made it.

    Starting Thursday night at Soldier Field and continuing through Monday, 32 teams begin their quest. The ultimate goal? Be the last team standing in South Florida on the first Sunday in February -- Super Bowl LIV champions...

    RANK

    13

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    HOUSTON TEXANS

    Previous rank: No. 14

    OK, so did the Texans get better in 2019 after this weekend? That's what these two blockbuster trades come down to...
     
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  2. Seegara

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    Sure, the Texans are better for the trades this year, but the future is a dumpster fire. With no 1st round pick for 2 years, how are they going to get Trevor Lawrence?
     
  3. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Trading away two number 1 picks was horrible. But then so is OB.
     
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    eriadoc Texan-American

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    That's a lot to give up to reach #14 on the power rankings. I know, power rankings don't mean jack, but it does show the consensus opinion on the trades. They have a lot of proving people wrong to do.
     
  5. pappy

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    If the Texans win it all this year those first round picks will be garbage !
     
  6. Mr teX

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    They don't even have to do that..we picked 23 last year with a 1st round exit in the playoffs.
     
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  7. JamTex

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    They're actually ranked 13, not 14.
     
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  8. TheKDog

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    If the Texans suck Miami will have some high picks.
     
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    Can't remember who wrote it, but one guy had the fins at 32 and is at 31 in power ranking. Fins I buy, but no freaking way!
     
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    And if the moon falls tomorrow we all buy the farm.
     




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    After we beat the Saints, they will have us ranked #11
     
  12. OptimisticTexan

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    Power Rankings shouldn't even be released until after Week 3 is in the books. What the hail are analysts basing their rankings on......a Magic 8 Ball? Most teams didn't even play their starters during the Pre Season games.
     
  13. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss It's good to be me... again. Staff Member

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    It's just like draft grades. They're going off what they know about new coaches, players, injuries, camp hold outs, etc...

    We all do it. We predict wins basically on how we think our offseason went.

    Week 3 we can see what's what. Who knows what they're talking about & who's talking out their as
     
  14. TheKDog

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    I find power rankings useless all year. Better imo to just look at betting markets where real money is on the line.

    By odds to win the super bowl, the Texans are tied at 16th with the Panthers. Slightly ahead of the Jags.
     
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    Betting odds are established to get the most money bet, not on who's the best
     
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    They end up being pretty accurate because if they are way off on something then smart money will come in and kill them. There's also prediction markets where people can take both sides.
     
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    Not the most money, but equal amounts on both sides so the house isn't at risk.
     
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    I agree. Every week two there is no way to know if week one upsets were because the underdog is better than expected or the favorite is worse. Once week two is in the books you have a better idea. It's why survivor football is so brutal the first couple of weeks, then not as bad.
     
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    I agree with the sentiment ….

    They did get better , on offense but they got worse on defense losing Clowney for next to nothing.

    They may have gotten better overall …. but they didn't get better enough to be true contenders - I think that's the consensus and I believe it to be spot on.
     
  20. pappy

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    I am not going to be one of those people to say clowney was a stud. He was in my opinion just another player . You add one and lose one , neither one going to matter much in the end. The question is are the Texans going to play a better game ? It seems most do not believe so ,I will wait and see .
     
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