First Overall Pick Watch – Week 14

A new weekly feature where college and pro football meet, the NFL draft. 10 of last 11 teams who got the first overall pick have finished with 2 or fewer wins. There is no reason to think this year will be any different.

Say Good-Bye

No one

Somethings Gotta Give

No games feature two teams with exactly two wins this week.

Still Alive

There is just one teams left with two wins or less. Wins are in parenthesis. Each team’s remaining schedule is listed.

  • Houston Texans (2) – @IND, DEN, @TEN

Summary

Houston did what they had to last week and continue to sport a one game cushion over Atlanta and Washington (although it’s really St. Louis because they have Washington’s pick from the RG3 trade). Houston travels to Indianapolis this week to face a team that has already clinched the division, but is still jockeying for playoff seeding, so the Colts have something to play for. They haven’t looked great the last few weeks, so they are capable of blowing this game, but with so much on the line, and Houston having fired their coach, the Colts shouldn’t have a problem.

It will get interesting after that. Denver almost certainly will have something to play for next week, so Houston won’t win that one. The Titans are struggling though. Houston could definitely still win 2 games if things break right.