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CBS: Power Rankings

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Uprising, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. Uprising

    Uprising Contributing Member

    Dec 29, 2000
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    Houston moved up 7 spots. :cool:

    Here are the complete Power Rankings after Week 1:

    Current Team Previous

    1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1
    Still don't think they will repeat, but after Monday night, the lean is more that way than against it. Boy, were they good.

    2 Buffalo Bills 4
    If that defense continues to play like it did Sunday, they are going to be one heck of a team. The money spent on the defensive side might prove to be well worth it.

    3 Denver Broncos 5
    It wasn't a pretty start for Jake Plummer against the Bengals, but the Broncos still dominated on the road. Plummer has to be better, though.

    4 Indianapolis Colts 7
    It wasn't exactly the offensive production they expected against the Browns, but it was a good sign the defense held Cleveland without a touchdown.

    5 Tennessee Titans 8
    They conquered some demons against the Raiders, with Steve McNair looking good in the process. The defense looked faster.

    6 New York Giants 10
    They knocked Kurt Warner senseless and showed the defense will be better in 2003. Tiki Barber is way underrated.

    7 Pittsburgh Steelers 13
    So, Tommy Maddox isn't a one-year wonder. The defense also looked faster than the unit from 2002.

    8 Atlanta Falcons 9
    So much for the one-man team talk. Doug Johnson should be able to hold things down until Michael Vick returns.

    9 San Francisco 49ers 16
    The Bears are a bad team, so it's tough to give this team as much credit as their blowout score would indicate. But they were impressive.

    10 Minnesota Vikings 20
    Going on the road and dominating Brett Favre the way they did is a good sign for the Vikings. We know the offense will be good.

    11 Kansas City Chiefs 18
    Priest Holmes showed no problems with the hip injury, while the defense showed it isn't close to being the same group that took the field in 2002.

    12 Philadelphia Eagles 3
    If they could stay away from the Bucs, they would be in great shape. At some point, they have to find a way to beat that team.

    13 St. Louis Rams 2
    They were knocked around pretty good by the Giants, but that's a tough place to open a season. How they bounce back this week will define their season, especially with Marc Bulger playing this week.

    14 Oakland Raiders 11
    They had a tough opener against the revenge-minded Titans on the road, but they didn't look sharp with all the penalties.

    15 New England Patriots 6
    That was awful Sunday in Buffalo, and things don't get easier when they go on the road to play the Eagles this week. Starting 0-2 would be a big hole.

    16 Seattle Seahawks 21
    They easily handled a New Orleans team that was expected to put up some points. The Seattle defense is faster and better, which showed against the Saints.

    17 New Orleans Saints 14
    This is a banged-up team that has to find a way to beat an improved Houston team Sunday. If they start 0-2 heading to Tennessee in the third week, their season would be in jeopardy.

    18 Green Bay Packers 15
    We know they'll score with Brett Favre and his swift receivers, but does outstanding defensive coordinator Ed Donatell have enough to work with on the other side of the ball?

    19 New York Jets 17
    Vinny Testaverde stunk up Fed-Ex field last week, but the play calling didn't help him. Key second-week game against the Dolphins on Sunday.

    20 Miami Dolphins 12
    They like their defense, and Jay Fiedler looked good in the preseason, but the offensive line is still a concern and the hangover from their past collapses is a worry.

    21 Carolina Panthers 19
    See, the Panthers did start the wrong quarterback. Who knew the right one was Jake Delhomme?

    22 Washington Redskins 27
    That was a nice defensive effort against the Jets, but the passing game has to be better.

    23 Houston Texans 30
    Winning on the road against a good Miami team will give this team a great deal of confidence. The offense looks much improved.

    24 Dallas Cowboys 26
    Even Bill Parcells can't make Quincy Carter a good quarterback. Until they get better play from that position, they are going to stay in this range.

    25 Baltimore Ravens 22
    Kyle Boller looked like a scared rookie against the Steelers, which gave the Ravens no chance to win on the road. He has to be better.

    26 Cleveland Browns 25
    They played the Colts tough, but scoring no touchdowns isn't a good thing for first-time starter Kelly Holcomb.

    27 San Diego Chargers 23
    It's going to be a long year for that defense. Now is all that money spent on David Boston worth it?

    28 Detroit Lions 31
    Don't get too excited Lions fans. That was only the Cardinals you beat up Sunday.

    29 Jacksonville Jaguars 29
    They were seconds from a big road victory. As it is, they now face a tough Bills team at home to avoid going 0-2.

    30 Cincinnati Bengals 24
    New-look Bengals? Yeah, right. We fell for that trap, too. Cincinnati is in for a long season again.

    31 Chicago Bears 28
    What was that in San Francisco? That dolled-up Soldier Field might be empty for much of this season with any more games like that.

    32 Arizona Cardinals 32
    Here's the good news: Anquan Boldin can play. The bad news: Not many others can.

  2. Roc Paint

    Roc Paint Contributing Member

    Aug 12, 2001
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    Well we're moving on up. :)
  3. Maynard

    Maynard Member

    Aug 18, 2003
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    23. Houston
    24. Dallas

    not that this poll means squat, but anytime I see Texans above the Cowgirls, I SMILE! :D
  4. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

    Sep 19, 1999
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    amen to that!!! holy crap, that's nice to see!

    oh..and by the way...19-10. thanks.
  5. IROC it

    IROC it Contributing Member

    Feb 16, 1999
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    And on SI it's...

    25. Texans
    28. Cowboys

    Let's hope the spread widens!:p
  6. Uprising

    Uprising Contributing Member

    Dec 29, 2000
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    Damn...that game last weekend has gotten me soooooo pumped up for Texan's games! I cant wait till their next game this sunday.

    Let's go Texans!!!
  7. chievous minniefield

    chievous minniefield Contributing Member

    Jul 6, 2001
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    congrats to Red Sox fans everywhere!
  8. rrj_gamz

    rrj_gamz Contributing Member

    Aug 15, 2002
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    After that big win, I'm cautiously optomistic...

    I think we can win in NOLA, but we can't have any mistakes...

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