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Texans drop six spots in ESPN power ranking, fall below Titans

It has been a while since the Houston Texans weren't considered the second best team in the AFC South.

That happened this week.

After a 27-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Texans fell six spots to No. 26 in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings. The Indianapolis Colts, despite their season-opening loss to Buffalo, remain at the top of the division, though the Colts did fall seven places from No. 4 to No. 11. Tennessee, after rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota's impressive debut, rose seven places from No. 30 to No. 23.

Of course, the biggest question for the Texans now is with their starting quarterback position. Can they operate better than they did against Kansas City? Their offensive line struggled, as did quarterback Brian Hoyer, and part of that due to the strength of the Chiefs' pass rush.