RTC: As the bye week turns

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle submits his power rankings, and they have some things in common with ESPN.com's power rankings. The Chiefs are at the top in both polls.

Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com notes that the Texans enter the bye week in a surprising position. He recounts the tale of Andre Johnson, who waited so many years to be part of a successful team, and also mentions that Ed Reed considers the Texans to be in playoff mode from now on.

Patrick D. Starr of StateoftheTexans.com takes a look at why the Texans are in the position they find themselves. He cites certain players he feels should have made a bigger jump than they have, the lack of impact from most of the team's rookies and an aging core group.