NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Houston Texans by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
HOUSTON TEXANS (8)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 8) - Houston hopes it doesn't have a problem.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 10) - They are stumbling into the playoffs, and which is rarely a good sign.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 7)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 8) - Limp into postseason losing three of last four with Schaub throwing just one TD and 3 INTs during that stretch.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 10) - Just a stunning fall from grace with three losses in their last four. Plenty of doubts about Matt Schaub heading into the playoffs. Are the Texans one-and-done?
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 5) - Only two teams finished in the NFL's Top 10 in both offense and defense this season, the Texans and Broncos.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 8) - Houston, we have a problem, and it's called gravity. The Texans are hurtling back to earth faster than Apollo 13.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 7) - Can they regain the championship glow that faded in the winter chill?
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 9) - 1-3 in their last four games is no way to enter the playoffs. Losing home- field advantage throughout the playoffs in Week 16 makes the road to the Super Bowl a bumpy one to say the least.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 8) - The Texans late season fade is of concern. Can Matt Schaub play with the big boys? We are about to find out?
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 10) - So much for the first-round playoff bye that seemed like a no-brainer a month ago. The swoon continued for the Texans with three losses in the final four regular-season games.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 10) - They lost three of their last five and no longer look like the same team that won 10 of their first 11.