Texans remain No. 32 in ESPN NFL power rankings after Week 11

The Houston Texans have had elements on the team that haven’t lived up to expectations. How else could the club post a 1-8-1 record after 10 games?

The 23-10 loss to Washington at NRG Stadium was the latest example of a Houston team that can’t build off of any momentum and secure a victory in their home venue.

According to D.J. Bien-Aime from ESPN, the most underachieving element for the Texans has been quarterback Davis Mills, which is what rendered Houston No. 32 in the four-letter network’s power rankings to conclude Week 11.

Mills had an opportunity this season to prove he could be the signal-caller of the future. But he has regressed in a few important categories from his rookie campaign. Mills’ completion rate was 66% then, and it is 61.9% now. His passer rating is 10 points lower this year, and he has already thrown 11 interceptions, which has surpassed his rookie total of 10.

Part of what helped Mills was sitting for four games following his six starts in relief of starter Tyrod Taylor. When Taylor returned, the former 2015 Pro Bowler was a shadow of his old self, and the club returned to Mills for some improvement at the position. It worked as Mills posted a 2-3 record down the stretch with a 102.4 passer rating and a 9-2 touchdown to interception ratio. There was a glimmer of hope that Mills could improve if given all of the first-team reps.

Through 10 games, Mills may have regressed.

Across the rest of the AFC South, the Jacksonville Jaguars remained No. 26 as they were on a bye in Week 11. The Indianapolis Colts dropped one slot down to No. 22 following their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. By beating the Green Bay Packers, the Tennessee Titans jumped up 11 slots to No. 9.

Story originally appeared on Texans Wire