From top-10 draft picks to top-10 in power rankings, the Houston Texans have risen quickly throughout 2023.
According to Jarrett Bailey from the Touchdown Wire, the Texans were the No. 9 team in the latest power rankings.
The Texans and C.J. Stroud showed they can overcome turnovers and still win games. This is a legit team, and Stroud is a legit MVP candidate.
Of course, Stroud didn’t put together an MVP effort in the Texans’ 21-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11. Nevertheless team was able to absorb Stroud’s three interceptions and protect the victory, which indicates how far Houston has come from being a rebuild to a legitimate playoff contender.
Across the rest of the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans were No. 29. The Indianapolis Colts were No. 15. The Jacksonville Jaguars were No. 7. One would figure the Week 12 showdown with the Jags at NRG Stadium would propel both participants in terms of power rankings.