The Houston Texans are still in command of the AFC South and the Raiders in command of the AFC West but these are two very different teams.
While the Lions are enjoying their rise in the NFL and enjoying the wins, the Texans are taking their wins very hard and most of the blame falls at the hands of QB Brock Osweiler. Osweiler, who 156 of 268 (58.2%) is currently the 20th ranked quarterback in the league and coming off a 27-9 thrashing at the hands of the Denver Broncos.
The Houston Texans were not only humiliated at the hands of the New England Patriots, but lost superstar J.J. Watt in the process adding insult to injury. Watt had just returned from an operation to repair a herniated disc in his back and was back on the field after 53 days of rehab.
The Texans (2-1, 1st AFC South) will have to regroup and get back to winning without Watt against their AFC South rival Tennessee Titans (1-2, 2nd AFC South) who are coming off a touchdown loss to the Oakland Raiders. The defense will have to be by committee.
The Houston Texans (1-0, 1st AFC South) look to take early control of the AFC South when they host the Kansas City Chiefs (1-0, 1st AFC West) who are tied with Denver and Oakland for the AFC West lead. The Texans are the lone team in the AFC South with a win as the Titans, Jaguars and Colts all lost in week one.
Expect the Texans to put heavy pressure on QB Alex Smith and the Chiefs offensive line with J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus, and Jadeveon Clowney all chomping at the bit to get to the Smith.