After a scintillating comeback victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL's Week 6, the Houston Texans sit tied atop the loaded AFC South with a 4-2 record.
While first place after six games is a feat to be excited about for a Houston franchise that's never made the playoffs, the Texans are far from a playoff lock. In fact, given one of the league's most difficult remaining schedules, and playing in not only the NFL's toughest conference but perhaps its toughest division, this is a team that has no time to rest.
Going into their Week 7 bye, Houston has already endured many uneven performances and ups and downs in the 2010 season. If they want to not only make the postseason, but also dethrone the Indianapolis Colts as kings of the AFC South, head coach Gary Kubiak's team needs to play consistent, exceptional football the rest of the way.
Following are game-by-game grades of the Houston Texans as they go into their Week 7 bye.