Week 17 NFL Power Rankings: The Broncos Are Starting To Slide

Peyton Manning

13. Houston Texans (LW: 17)

There is perhaps no team that finds ways to win games they shouldn’t besides the Houston Texans. Down to its fourth-string quarterback, the Texans stunned the visiting Ravens, making plays by any means necessary, including a touchdown pass from running back Arian Foster. It makes sense that this is the same team whose defensive end has three touchdown receptions on the year. Clearly better than most people want to recognize, the Texans still have an outside chance to steal a Wild Card berth with some help – the first of which coming from a friendly schedule, as Houston will host the 3-12 Jaguars to close the season.

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