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Hard to trust Matt Cassel, Dwayne Bowe

Updated: October 15, 2010, 5:03 PM ET
By Eric Karabell

The Houston Texans were, in the sage written word of colleague Christopher Harris in the Week 6 Breakdown, "laughably bad against the pass" versus the New York Giants last week, and "at the moment there isn't a secondary you'd rather have your quarterback throw against than Houston's." Tough words, but I'm certainly on board with them. The Texans allow the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, and there surely are owners who believe the trend continues this week as the Kansas City Chiefs visit Houston.

Well, one of the bigger changes I made to my Week 6 rankings Friday morning included re-entering Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers into my top 10. Earlier in the week, I didn't think he'd be allowed to play so soon after suffering a concussion. Now it looks like Rodgers will suit up. So, Rodgers is back in and my No. 25 quarterback got pushed out. Goodbye, Matt Cassel. And yes, I realize Cassel and partner in crime Dwayne Bowe are facing the awful Texans, but it didn't matter to me or, apparently Harris, who ranked Cassel 24th. When good passing offenses face strong defenses -- Kyle Orton and the Denver Broncos against the New York Jets this week is interesting -- our interest gets piqued. What about when an awful passing offense meets a comparable Swiss cheese defense?


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