AOL Sports asked each of the FanHouse writers to evaluate different units of each team, and give them a "heat index" rating. Sort of a cheesy exercise to go through, but we all did it. Here's my review: FanHouse NFL Season Preview: Houston Texans - Too Bad They Are in the AFC South I hate writing headlines. That particular one comes from the line that everyone uses as it relates to the Texans....great young team, but..... The Index goes from "10" meaning "couldn't be any better" A "9" is one of the best in the league. A "7-8" is an above league average situation. "5" is league average. "4-3" is below league average. "1" is unreedeemable garbage with no potential at all. I also think it is difficult to assess teams on a unit by unit basis--so often the play of the secondary affects the front of the defense and vice versa. If the offense is struggling, it can hurt the defense, etc. If the coaching reeks, it affects each unit too. That being said, it was an interesting exercise. It's also good to read the previews for the other teams--we are rolling them out alphabetically by city.