9. Houston Texans

Last Week's Rank: 9
Record: 5 - 3
This Week: W vs. Jaguars, 24-14
Up Next: vs. Browns, 1:00 Sunday
Trending: Up

They're actually just half a game up on the Titans in the AFC South, but is there anybody that doesn't think Houston is easily the class of that division? They're 3-0 in the division and are the only team with a positive point differential. They did it with defense Sunday, but once they get Andre Johnson back (any week now), they instantly become one of the most dangerous offenses in the league. There's a very simple formula for hosting a home playoff game in the NFL: win your division. Unless something really, really bad happens, this team already looks poised to do that. —Jack Erwin