NFL Power Rankings - Week 2/3

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  1. PockyAF

    PockyAF Site Contributor

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    The Texans, on an average, are holding the #3 spot.

    Bleacher Report - #3

    ESPN - #3(7)

    Fox Sports - #4(7)

    CBS Sports - #3(13)

    USAToday - #4

    SBNation - #3(9)

    Power rankings sure are fun to look at when your team is doing so well. :bravo:
     
  2. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

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    I really feel that these are a bit high.

    Until we show we can stop someone's passing attack we are vulnerable if our Offense doesn't produce big numbers.
     
  3. gtexan02

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    My top 5 would be:

    1. Green Bay
    2. New Orleans
    3. Pittsburgh
    4. Indianapolis
    5. Houston
     
  4. Texan_Bill

    Texan_Bill Subscribed Contributor

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    I agree with you. I think the rankings are bit too high also and for similar reasons. Giving up 800+ yards through the air in two games says anything but power.
     
  5. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    However you rank Indy and Houston, it's gonna be a tough game on that Monday night. I just happened to notice that Indy and Houston have the same bye week, so both of us have an extra week to prepare for that Monday night game.

    It's gonna be a killer game!!
     
  6. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I understand that we're ranked a little high right now. I view it as "compensation" for more than a few times when I felt that the various power rankings had us behind teams we'd either beaten or had a better record than. This is all just food for mid-week debate so it doesn't matter. Somebody is always ranked higher than they should be or lower than they should be.

    If we beat Dallas we'll get another little push up. That will be particularly true if Pittsburgh finally drops one due to their QB situation. For some reason even when they're bad the Cowboys seem to be given more credit than they deserve and beating them, even when they're bad will carry more weight than it should.

    Moot point of course if we don't take care of our business and lose to them. I still have more concern over this game than either of the previous two.
     
  7. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Dallas is going to be even more difficult than Washington, simply because it's Dallas. Add in that the Cowpatties are 0-2 and they HAVE to get their act togeather right now, or their season is toast. Dallas will come out swinging, this will not be an easy game as some might like to say.
     
  8. Texas T

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    I don't really think anyone here sees it any different.
    But, are they really as good as people still say they are??

    That being said I see a close Texans victory ala the 'skins game minus overtime.
     
  9. gtexan02

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    We're at home with what will probably be the loudest crowd weve ever had.

    Thats a big advantage comared to being in Washington
     
  10. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    But I like Kubiak's ground game. Gary will take Dallass to the mat and go for the early submission with a rear naked choke. :strangle:
     
  11. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Did anyone else notice the unbalanced number of AFC teams towards the top? ESPN has 7 AFC teams in the top 10, BleacherR has 8 of top 10, CBS has 6. Just seems a bit dumb to me considering only 6 can make the playoffs from each conference.
     
  12. gtexan02

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    Interestingly, we're the #1 team in the AFC as of their power rankings
     
  13. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    It's not an odds of making the playoffs list it is a ranking of who is better. No reason for that to be even between the conferences.
     
  14. Vinnie

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    I don't think they take conference into consideration when they come up with this stuff. I also think it's funny they put these lists together so early in the season. The reality of it all though is it doesn't matter whatsoever, this is the NFL not the BCS so I try not to put any stock in it.
     
  15. hradhak

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    Dallas was an 11-5 team last year and won a playoff game. If they ever get their heads out of their asses, they can make it back there.

    We really have to come out on Sunday ready to play, Dallas is a cornered animal right now and will come out swinging.
     
  16. IDEXAN

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    I'd much rather Dallas have the same unbeated record right now as we do rather than a winless record, which makes this game clearly more important to them than us. And now we've had this "little" distraction with Duane Brown, not to mention a fall off in talent and experience at the all important LT position with Marcus Ware coming in, this Sunday is gonna be tough for the Texans. Real tough. Everybody just remember it's a long season, 16 games to the playoffs, and we are bound to lose some games, several of them for sure. Many had us at 0-2 right now, so were're in good shape, probably ahead of schedule.
     
  17. Ryan

    Ryan THIS YEAR

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    F*ck that, we need to be kicking ass and taking names, no excuses!
     
  18. Texas T

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    So what you're saying is that this is their Superbowl...:lol:
     
  19. rafterticket

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    Oh, my. THAT IS FUNNY, T.

    I don't want to make too much of these power rankings. These are the same people who prop the guys up as playoff contenders, and conveniently forget all about them once they lose a game they probably shouldn't. Still, I say 31-14 Texans on Sunday. :fans:
     
  20. TD

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    Yeah, but giving up 62 yards (2.3 yds per attempt) on the ground over the same two games does.

    It may be old school, but I still think run and stop the run is a good recipe for success.
     

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