NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Houston Texans by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
HOUSTON TEXANS (1)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 2) - If this were BCS, Monday Night would be the title game.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 5) - Had impressive win in Chicago. Can they get one in New England?
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 3)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 1) - Will be tough to beat in the playoffs if they secure home-field advantage throughout.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 1) - Sixth straight win clinches second straight AFC South title and 11th win sets franchise record. Texans winning in just about every conceivable fashion. Time to start thinking Super Bowl run.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 1) - There have been 46 three-game road trips in the NFL since 2000. The Texans aspire to become just the sixth team to go 3-0 on one of those trips. That would entail winning this weekend in New England, though.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 2) - Biggest obstacle no longer is Indianapolis; it's ... see Atlanta.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 1) - Riding a 15-1 streak, Matt Schaub may be the NFL's most disrespected quarterback.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 1) - 11-1 and playing well on both sides of the ball. The big question is how they play in the postseason.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 1) - What a showdown coming with the Patriots coming on Monday night.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 1) - The J.J. Watt-led defense got back on track in last Sunday's 24-10 win at Tennessee.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 1) - We will find out all we need to know about this team when they visit New England on Monday.