Week 8 NFL Power Rankings

Andre Ellington

22. Houston Texans (LW: 21)

It was a strong first quarter by the Texans, but this team cannot win games with J.J. Watt alone. Ryan Fitzpatrick has a limited skill-set, and he thrives when his team has a lead. Watt did about all he could, but he needs Jadeveon Clowney to be his Robin and maybe some help from the secondary.

What to know: Despite the Monday night loss, J.J. Watt notched his third game with both a sack and a fumble recovery. In contrast, no other player has more than one such game. (ESPN Stats & Info)

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