12. Houston Texans (3-2)
Recap: The Houston Texans’ offense has been up and down so far this season, but it was very much up in Week 5. Deshaun Watson and Co. totaled nearly 600 yards of total offense en route to 53 points and a blowout victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Pros: Aside from his obvious talent, how was Watson able to burn the Falcons’ defense so badly? His offensive line allowed zero sacks for the first time in a game this season.
Cons: That zero sack performance by the Falcons defense was more likely a product of its poor pass-rush than the work of an improved offensive line in Houston’s. After all, Atlanta failed to garner any sacks last week against what was a struggling Tennessee Titans offensive line coming into Week 4.
Outlook: The Texans remain the class of the AFC South after their third win of the season, although that isn’t saying much right now. Houston will have its work cut out for it in Week 6 with a road game against an elite Kansas City Chiefs team.