A weekly examination of the Houston Texans' ESPN.com Power Ranking.
Preseason: 7 | Last week: 26 | ESPN.com Power Rankings since 2002
At rest, the Houston Texans dropped two more spots in ESPN.com's Power Rankings. These things can happen with the movement of teams that played. The five teams ranked above the Texans are the Falcons, Redskins, Rams, Eagles and Steelers. Only the Giants, Vikings, Buccaneers and Jaguars are below the Texans.
Last week we noted that based on the rankings, the Texans' schedule so far had been very tough. They've already played the No. 1 Chiefs, No. 4 Seahawks and No. 6 49ers.
This week, the Texans will face the No. 3 Colts, another team that dropped during its bye week. The Colts ranked second after beating the Broncos before their bye week, but somehow the Broncos crept back up with a 45-21 win against the Washington Redskins.