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Who's Ready For a New Number One?
The Texans' GWP is ridiculously high, despite losing players like Mario Williams for the year and playing without Andre Johnson for a huge chunk of the season. Now, quarterback Matt Schaub is going to miss the rest of the season, and Houston is going to be stuck with either Matt Leinart or T.J. Yates at QB. They aren't going to be able to survive this loss, but with seven wins, they may still be able to sneak into the playoffs.
The Packers, on the other hand, continue to roll through opponents like a boulder flying down a hill. The defense looked good against the Vikings, though the Purple and Gold are rocking a rookie QB and a lackluster receiving core.
I'm not sure that the Packers or Steelers will be able to pass the Texans this weekend, as the Pack play the low-ranked Bucs, and the Steelers are on bye. It may take a couple of weeks, but Houston won't be on top for too long.
Other Fun Facts
- The Ravens just can't make up their minds, can they? They take care of the Steelers twice this season, but yet they can't beat the lowly Seahawks. Watching the game, I can tell you that Joe Flacco didn't look very good, but the Ravens lost because of fumbles on special teams, not their overall play. Don't read too much into their loss, but Flacco needs to become more consistent if the Ravens want to be a title contender.
- The Oakland Raiders are still the highest ranked AFC West team, and it's possible that they'll continue to get better as the season goes along and Carson Palmer learns the offense and his receivers' tendencies. Raider Nation needs Darren McFadden to come back and add another explosive element to their offense, but as of now, the Raiders can celebrate being in first place.
And with that, here are your full, unabridged rankings for the week.