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2022 NFL Power Rankings: Houston Texans

Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Houston Texans in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 32

What/who is underachieving? QB Davis Mills

Mills had an opportunity this season to prove he could be the signal-caller of the future. But he has regressed in a few important categories from his rookie campaign. Mills' completion rate was 66% then, and it is 61.9% now. His passer rating is 10 points lower this year, and he has already thrown 11 interceptions, which has surpassed his rookie total of 10.

NFL.com -- Rank: 32

You can make a case for a few teams when debating the best team in the NFL right now. It's less of a debate when singling out which is the worst. The Texans remain stuck on one win after a 23-10 loss to the Commanders in which the offense managed just 148 total yards and were outgained 246-5 in the first half, the fewest net yards in a half in franchise history. "There's not a whole lot that we're doing well," coach Lovie Smith said after Houston's fifth straight loss. "We're building. We're not quite there yet. We're not a good football team right now." He said it.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 32

It looked like rock bottom against Washington. They were lifeless for most of that game, which is not a good sign.

USA Today -- Rank: 32

While HC Lovie Smith is defending QB Davis Mills as the team's starter, Houston has built a two-game "lead" on the league for the No. 1 pick of the 2023 draft and the opportunity to choose from what's expected to be a bumper crop of passers.

The Athletic -- Rank: 31

Thankful for: A good-looking quarterback draft class

The Texans are a game and a half clear of the teams with the next-fewest wins, and they don't exactly look on the precipice of making up that difference any time soon. Good! Because Davis Mills has been one of the worst quarterbacks in the league by any measure, and one of Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud or Will Levis seems destined to be the new face of the franchise. How do y'all like cowboy hats?

The Ringer -- Rank: 32

Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud, the current favorite to be the no. 1 pick in the 2023 NFL draft, plays undefeated Michigan on Saturday. Alabama edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. and QB Bryce Young, who are second and third, respectively, in no. 1 overall pick odds on FanDuel, host Auburn in the Iron Bowl right after the Ohio State—Michigan game ends. Watch some college football this weekend, Texans fans, as one of those three players will likely be in Houston next season.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 32

The Texans had their worst game of the season, and that's saying something. They had five yards at halftime. Coach Lovie Smith is entertaining the idea of benching Davis Mills for Kyle Allen, if you want an idea of where the Texans' season is headed.

PFT -- Rank: 32

As franchise values go up, maybe Cal McNair should be the one to try to sell his team to Houston native Jeff Bezos.

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