NFL power rankings, no. 32: Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions had a bye week in Week 9 so Detroit fans did not have to watch their team likely lose another game. The Lions are 0-8 this season and are fulfilling their destiny to be the worst team in the NFL this season.
This was as predictable as it gets. The team does not have much talent, has a quarterback that is below average and have a coaching staff where Anthony Lynn of all people is the most qualified.
Dan Campbell might be funny to listen to in press conferences and the Lions are funny to watch if you are not a Lions fan. For other teams, the Lions feel like a free win penciled into the schedule.
NFL power rankings, no. 31: Houston Texans
Former LA Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor returned to action in Week 9 against the Miami Dolphins and there was hope that the Texans could look like they did in Week 1. They didn't. Tyrod uncharacteristically threw three interceptions and the Dolphins were the better bad team.
Houston is a mess and they are lucky that Tyrod won them a game or they could be winless this season. The Lions at least have this fight to them and Campell could be something in the NFL. The Texans seem poorly ran from the top down and the talent is non-existent.