Bills, LeSean McCoy stay largely silent as trade rumors swirl

Bills, LeSean McCoy stay largely silent as trade rumors swirl
Beating Cowboys elevates Texans in USA TODAY power rankings
The Texans won a hard-fought 19-16 overtime win against the Cowboys on Sunday with a valiant effort by franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson who was beaten up on the day taking a slew of hard hits.Watson also ran the ball 10 times as he tried to make up for the lack of running game by his team. During the contest, he was in the medical tent being evaluated with all the punishing blows he was taking by the Cowboys. He finished going 33-for-44 for 375 yards with a touchdown, an interception, and 40 rushing yards.The second-year pro is currently dealing with a chest injury this week that is currently labeled as day-to-day.However, Watson is pretty optimistic he will be able to play heading into Week 6 action against the Bills despite being very sore.”I feel good,” Watson said via the Houston Chonicle. “I feel great.”He was listed as a limited participant in Wednesdays practice.For the season, he has completed 125-of-192 passes for 1,621 yards with 8 passing touchdowns and five interceptions for a QB rating of 94.6.QB Deshaun Watson is listed as a limited participant in practice with a chest injury. pic.twitter.com/DPJ1A4wxXa

The Houston Texans’ gritty 19-16 overtime victory against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday night at NRG Stadium has raised their stock.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – SEPTEMBER 30: Lamar Miller #26 of the Houston Texans runs the ball during the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

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According to the latest USA TODAY NFL power rankings, the Texans are now 20th on the weekly list, a boost of six places from a week ago.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – SEPTEMBER 30: Lamar Miller #26 of the Houston Texans runs the ball during the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)

A team seemingly on its deathbed just two weeks ago is suddenly a game out of first in what appears to be an eminently winnable division.

Not only are the Texans knocking on the door to average in the league, but they are the second-best 2-3 team on the list. The only 2-3 team ranked higher than Houston in the poll are the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts defense during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Indianapolis.

Houston takes on the Buffalo Bills in Week 6 at NRG Stadium. The Bills are ranked 28th, the worst 2-3 team on the list. If Houston evens up its record to 3-3 with a win, given this week’s opponent, it may not improve its ranking by much.

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