AP Pro32 comments about Texans

Updated: January 2, 2013, 4:34 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Comments on the Houston Texans by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):

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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.

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