Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts in the fourth quarter as blood drips down from his nose against the Seattle Seahawks at Reliant Stadium. The Seattle Seahawks beat the Houston Texans 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Power Rankings Countdown - 32. Houston Texans

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2014 NFL Power Rankings Countdown

32.  Houston Texans (AFC South)

2013 Record:  2-14

Head coach:  Bill O’Brien – He came from Penn State in the college ranks, but really made a name for himself as the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots.

Best offensive player:  Andre Johnson, wide receiver – Johnson has been one of the most dangerous receivers in the NFL for years, and he’s still the number one threat for the Texans.

Best defensive player:  J.J. Watt, defensive end – Watt can be unstoppable at times.  his strength and his relentless style of play make him a force to be reckoned with regardless of what’s happening with the rest of the team.

Biggest offseason loss:  Matt Schaub, quarterback – Schaub had a terrible 2013 season, and the Texans traded him away to the Oakland Raiders.  However, it remains to be seen if the Texans have a quarterback on the roster who will perform better than Schaub did.

Best new addition:  Jadeveon Clowney, defensive end – Clowney is out right now recovering from sports hernia surgery.  However, the Texans defense should become even better than it is having a pass rusher like Clowney coming off the edge.

Biggest strength:  The Texans defense led by J.J. Watt is their biggest strength.  Even though the entire team had a poor 2-13, including the defense, I expect the Texans to be very good defensively again in 2014.  NFL Power Rankings

Biggest weakness:  The Texans don’t have a true franchise quarterback.  It seems they will go with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter, and rookie Tom Savage will get a look, but right now it appears the Texans may have to wait until the 2015 draft to address this issue.   2014 NFL Power Rankings Countdown

The Washington Redskins play the Houston Texans in Week 1 this season.

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