Power Rankings

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  1. imatexan

    imatexan Hall of Fame

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    How can we lose two spots after blowing out a team?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerranking?season=2008&week=9&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1


    "25 (23) Texans 3-4-0 Give the Texans credit. They might have played softies, but three wins in a row are three wins in a row. Especially after four losses in a row. (PK) "

    CBS has them staying the same...

    22 Texans · Trends 22
    They've won three consecutive games and it's in large part because Matt Schaub has played exceptionally well the past three weeks. Are the playoffs possible?

    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/11067473
     
  2. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    What I don't understand about power rankings is that, like in the case of this one, the Texans are one spot under the Dolphins... we both have the same record - yet we've had a MUCH tougher schedule AND we beat the Dolphins straight up - so why not flip flop them in the rankings? It's right there in front of your eyes!
     
  3. ATRAIN

    ATRAIN ATX TEXANS FAN

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    Yeah I was thinking the same.
     
  4. ChampionTexan

    ChampionTexan Site Contributor

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    Agreed that we should be above the Fins simply based on head to head and the same record, but how do you figure our schedule is at all tougher than theirs, much less MUCH tougher?
     
  5. JCTexan

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    I would rank the Texans around the same area that they have them ranked. Where would you guys rank them? I would rank it like this:

    1. Titans
    2. Giants
    3. Panthers
    4. Steelers
    5. Redskins
    6. Bills
    7. Patriots
    8. Packers
    9. Cowboys
    10. Bucs
    11. Eagles
    12. Bears
    13. Broncos
    14. Cardinals
    15. Ravens
    16. Falcons
    17. Saints
    18. Jets
    19. Jags
    20. Colts
    21. Vikings
    22. Texans
    23. Chargers
    24. Browns
    25. Dolphins
    26. Rams
    27. 49ers
    28. Raiders
    29. Seahawks
    30. Chiefs
    31. Lions
    32. Bengals
     
  6. imatexan

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    Ya I would put them at 21. in front of the Vikings for now.
     
  7. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    You're absolutely right - I was concentrating on the first few games instead of the last few. The schedules are actually pretty even. Thanks for bringing that to light.
     
  8. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    I'd put them around 23 or 24 for the simple fact that they've shown no sign of being able to win on the road. The Jax game was close, but our defense folded like a cheap uh... like a cheap thing.
     


  9. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    All we have to do to get this out of the way is go up to Minnesota and beat the Vikings. The rest will take care of itself.
     

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