HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 11: Houston Texans mascot Toro slides down from the rooftop with the American flag before the Houston Texans played against the Indianapolis Colts on September 11, 2011 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. Texans won 34 to 7.(Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
A look at how the Houston Texans fare in the 2011 power rankings.
I could use this space to talk about the Houston Texans’ 11th place ranking on SBNation’s list of imaginary power, but that seems even more pointless than before.
"Daniel, how can trivial rankings become even more pointless," asks the intelligent and handsome reader base. Let me show you how, dear reader.
After the Jets struggled their way to victory, which the writer details, he lists them fifth while other teams behind them had more impressive wins. If this is about power, all the Jets showed was that they had the power to choke less than
The Steelers are seventh in this list because the writer knows "they’re a good team." How does he know that? You can’t base it on last year’s team.
In similarly related being dominated doesn't matter news, the Falcons look abysmal in
The Giants over the Redskins? Yeah, that makes total 28-14 sense.
I don’t mean to pick on SBN’s own power rankings. You can see many other head-scratching decisions and explanations on other power rankings. People tend to ignore the fact that there are 16 teams who won, 16 who lost, and that’s what we know at this point. If you're not going to factor wins and losses into it at all then what's the point? Exactly my point.