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MistaRed
04-22-2014, 06:24 PM
NFL schedule release set for tomorrow at 7 p.m. CST on NFL Network. Any guesses on national tv games?

drs23
04-22-2014, 07:02 PM
NFL schedule release set for tomorrow at 7 p.m. CST on NFL Network. Any guesses on national tv games?

Nun? :kitten:

Vance87
04-22-2014, 08:02 PM
Any guesses on national tv games?

Really?

Thorn
04-22-2014, 08:03 PM
Isn't every team supposed to get a Thursday night game?

Vance87
04-22-2014, 08:04 PM
Isn't every team supposed to get a Thursday night game?

Yeah but that was a given.

I don't think he meant that...

MistaRed
04-22-2014, 08:47 PM
Just jokes fellas.

281
04-22-2014, 09:45 PM
We're definitely getting a Thursday night game and I think we're somehow gonna end up with a Sunday Night game as well (thanks to BO'B / 1st pick intrigue).

HJam72
04-22-2014, 09:48 PM
Yay for all the sucky opponents. :koolaid:

jaayteetx
04-22-2014, 10:08 PM
Yay for all the sucky opponents. :koolaid:

Really? How that help us last year?

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04-22-2014, 10:36 PM
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DX-TEX
04-22-2014, 10:40 PM
We get the 2nd MNF, opening week game again. Texans @ Raiders....Schaub: The Revenge

MistaRed
04-22-2014, 11:22 PM
I just want to see the schedule so I can plan ahead.

Fred
04-22-2014, 11:33 PM
Isn't every team supposed to get a Thursday night game?

My guess is a home Thursday night game vs Jax. That way they get rid of two of last year's worst teams with one game, instead of two crummy games. At HOU because they want the game competitive, so make the team with 2 more wins play on the road.

At Oak 3:05 sunday. 14 other games at noon sunday.

Welcome back to 2-14.

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04-23-2014, 02:32 AM
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ChampionTexan
04-23-2014, 03:03 AM
I think we'll get at least one Monday night game in addition to the obligatory Thursday night. They can promote the heck out of JJ and whoever ends up being the #1 pick (assuming it's not traded). Sunday night will have to wait until at least 2015.

Right or wrong, the expectations for the Texans outside of the city of Houston seem to be somewhat higher than those of most local fans.

honored82
04-23-2014, 04:14 AM
We get the 2nd MNF, opening week game again. Texans @ Raiders....Schaub: The Revenge

Schaub throws pick six for game winning TD :)

281
04-23-2014, 05:44 AM
We get the 2nd MNF, opening week game again. Texans @ Raiders....Schaub: The Revenge

I REALLY hope that doesn't happen again this season!!! It was beyond terrible having to wait that long for kickoff (they didn't really start to play til midnight due to that lightning delay), especially when I had to work early the next day!

hobie
04-23-2014, 07:09 AM
We get the 2nd MNF, opening week game again. Texans @ Raiders....Schaub: The Revenge

LOL... not so sure the league want's to put that game on TV, other than our market and the Raiders, who would really give a Rat's A!!

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04-23-2014, 09:08 AM
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TheIronDuke
04-23-2014, 12:09 PM
I can see us getting the Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys maybe.

Playoffs
04-23-2014, 01:06 PM
A 3 hour prime time special complete with "countdown clock"... for a schedule!

One sign you might be taking yourself too seriously. http://www.thebort.com/www/Smileys/default/popcorn2.gif

Thorn
04-23-2014, 01:09 PM
A 3 hour prime time special complete with "countdown clock"... for a schedule!

One sign you might be taking yourself too seriously. http://www.thebort.com/www/Smileys/default/popcorn2.gif

Are you kidding? That's just damn silly. LOL

JB
04-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Are you kidding? That's just damn silly. LOL

If they can sell the commercial spots, they're not the silly ones

Thorn
04-23-2014, 01:37 PM
If they can sell the commercial spots, they're not the silly ones

Yeah, I have to agree with that.

BetaV1
04-23-2014, 02:13 PM
Not too much intrigue on the schedule for a prime-time game.

Except...

Baltimore @ Houston. Kubiak returns.

MistaRed
04-23-2014, 03:40 PM
I can see us getting the Thanksgiving game against the Cowboys maybe.

Cowboys hosting a NFC team this year for Turkey day. Lions get the AFC team.

Norg
04-23-2014, 04:00 PM
I thought Dallas Houston would be to sweet for the NFL to not but it on thanksgiving but maybe the national ratings would not be has good IDK since its more of a state region intrest IDK


but I def think Dallas/ Houston will deff be a prime time game

JCTexan
04-23-2014, 04:59 PM
Not too much intrigue on the schedule for a prime-time game.

Except...

Baltimore @ Houston. Kubiak returns.

I could see that game, possibly one of the Colts games and the Cowboys being on primetime. We will only get one + a Thursday game though.

barrett
04-23-2014, 05:56 PM
According to PFT we are playing @ the NY Giants in week three on a Sunday.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/04/23/report-giants-at-lions-opens-monday-night-football/

IDEXAN
04-23-2014, 05:58 PM
I thought Dallas Houston would be to sweet for the NFL to not but it on thanksgiving but maybe the national ratings would not be has good IDK since its more of a state region intrest IDK


but I def think Dallas/ Houston will deff be a prime time game

Really ? The only people who really care about that game are some of Houston's fans. And I'm a big Texans fan, but I care more about some of our other opponents, especially Indy.

TheMatrix31
04-23-2014, 06:08 PM
We have the best defensive player in football and a #1 pick coming, Houston is a huge market, and our bad year was a fluke.

Wouldn't be surprised if we end up with two nationally televised games on top of the obligatory Thursday game.

DX-TEX
04-23-2014, 06:15 PM
Not too much intrigue on the schedule for a prime-time game.

Except...

Baltimore @ Houston. Kubiak returns.

Texans @ Raiders......Schaubs Revenge

MistaRed
04-23-2014, 06:15 PM
We have the best defensive player in football and a #1 pick coming, Houston is a huge market, and our bad year was a fluke.

Wouldn't be surprised if we end up with two nationally televised games on top of the obligatory Thursday game.

That's what I'm thinking too.

Norg
04-23-2014, 07:02 PM
At giants early would be nice playing the giants at the end of the season usually means bad things

both teams will be at a even keel

DX-TEX
04-23-2014, 07:12 PM
I still bet we get the second MNF week 1 game vs the Raiders.

EDIT:

From NJ.com’s report:
The Jets will open their 2014 regular season against the Raiders at home, according to a league source who requested anonymity because the schedule has not been officially released.

Whew! Get to avoid Schaubs fury in primetime.

JCTexan
04-23-2014, 07:41 PM
I'm thinking the week one opponent will be the Cleveland Browns.

TEXANRED
04-23-2014, 07:47 PM
I still bet we get the second MNF week 1 game vs the Raiders.

EDIT:



Whew! Get to avoid Schaubs fury in primetime.

Schaub in prime time is an instant win for us.

Fred
04-23-2014, 07:54 PM
I can't tell if people are being serious or not with the Schaub / Kubiak "story lines".

Among die-hard Texans fans, the games against Raiders / Ravens are a little more interesting because of that element, but to the rest of the world, not so much.

The next time Tom Brady or Bill Belchick plays / coaches against the Patriots, that will influence the TV schedulers. Schaub / Kubes, errr, no.

DX-TEX
04-23-2014, 08:00 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl8da0hCAAAMLPd.png:large

Thanks to PatDStat via Twitter

Texian
04-23-2014, 08:07 PM
With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans select:

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04-23-2014, 08:09 PM
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thanks to patdstat via twitter

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htowntexans1985
04-23-2014, 08:10 PM
I see 5 wins their fellas. Possibly 4

ArlingtonTexan
04-23-2014, 08:11 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl8da0hCAAAMLPd.png:large

Thanks to PatDStat via Twitter

IMO, there is not a no way in hell game on that schedule

Ryan
04-23-2014, 08:12 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl8da0hCAAAMLPd.png:large

Thanks to PatDStat via Twitter


looks very 8-8 9-7ish at first glance

Thorn
04-23-2014, 08:16 PM
Four out of the last six games at home is nice.

Norg
04-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Clowney and JJ watt will take out Mr RGIII week 1 .... then they will deff tae out all there anger on Schaub LOL HAHAHA

StarStruck
04-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Nice! I love it when the Cowboys are in town the same weekend that PV vs Grambing play in the State Fair Classic.

I just saw the Texans won't be playing a playoff team until week 6. Not too shabby.

TheMatrix31
04-23-2014, 08:38 PM
We're starting 4-0.

ATXtexanfan
04-23-2014, 08:39 PM
man is it just me or does this schedule look nasty

TEXANRED
04-23-2014, 08:40 PM
We're starting 4-0.

and finishing 12-0

JCTexan
04-23-2014, 08:40 PM
man is it just me or does this schedule look nasty

In what way?

TEXANRED
04-23-2014, 08:41 PM
man is it just me or does this schedule look nasty

It's just you. What game would you say is tough? The NFC East is not going to magically get great again, the AFC North is not any better and the AFC South is terrible.

DX-TEX
04-23-2014, 08:42 PM
man is it just me or does this schedule look nasty

All I see is "wins".

:koolaid:

RTP2110
04-23-2014, 08:43 PM
Only 3 road games after Oct 26th, and they're CLE, IND, JAX.

Have to finish strong

TexansBlood
04-23-2014, 08:43 PM
man is it just me or does this schedule look nasty

No Broncos, Patriots, Packers, Saints, Seattle, 49ers...

Where is the nasty??

ATXtexanfan
04-23-2014, 08:47 PM
man we need a qb. its killing my confidence as a fan for now......two weeks till draft. i plan on going to game with philli and visiting jerry world

hookinreds
04-23-2014, 08:48 PM
Only one cold weather game...Cleveland in early November so might get a break there.

digitalswim
04-23-2014, 08:49 PM
I am loving this schedule and I swore off Kool-Aid years ago. I think we are going to surprise some people.

JCTexan
04-23-2014, 08:49 PM
No Broncos, Patriots, Packers, Saints, Seattle, 49ers...

Where is the nasty??

Only three playoff teams from last year: Colts (x2), Bengals & Eagles. It doesn't look like a nasty schedule to me.

Thorn
04-23-2014, 08:53 PM
We've got a bye week in a good position, and a nice 2nd half schedule with a lot of the games at home. I'm not seeing a whole lot not to like. The teams we play are just that. We have to deal with them no matter who they are. The actual gaming schedule itself is what looks favorable to me.

TheMatrix31
04-23-2014, 08:55 PM
I'm surprised that we got the Steelers on Monday Night. I'm also glad (not for me since I have to wake up at 10am for them) that most of the games are 12pm CT games. We always play better when we're scheduled as normal.

thunderkyss
04-23-2014, 08:56 PM
Thursday night at home....... yuck.

MistaRed
04-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Only 3 road games after Oct 26th, and they're CLE, IND, JAX.

Have to finish strong

That's awesome.

Playoffs
04-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Sunday Sept. 7 WASHINGTON REDSKINS FOX Noon
Sunday Sept. 14 at Oakland Raiders CBS 3:25 p.m.
Sunday Sept. 21 at New York Giants CBS Noon
Sunday Sept. 28 BUFFALO BILLS CBS Noon
Sunday Oct. 5 at Dallas Cowboys CBS Noon
Thursday Oct. 9 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS# CBS 7:25 p.m.
Monday Oct. 20 at Pittsburgh Steelers# ESPN 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Oct. 26 at Tennessee Titans CBS Noon
Sunday Nov. 2 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FOX Noon
Sunday Nov. 9 BYE - WEEK 10
Sunday Nov. 16 at Cleveland Browns CBS Noon
Sunday Nov. 23 CINCINNATI BENGALS CBS Noon
Sunday Nov. 30 TENNESSEE TITANS CBS Noon
Sunday Dec. 7 at Jacksonville Jaguars CBS Noon
Sunday Dec. 14 at Indianapolis Colts CBS Noon
Sunday Dec. 21 BALTIMORE RAVENS CBS Noon
Sunday Dec. 28 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS CBS Noon

Italic indicates games subject to flex scheduling. See the note below.

All kickoff times Central; # - Televised Nationally; Home Games in CAPS

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING

For the first time, flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

Also, for the first time, a select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-17 as it has been in recent years. In Weeks 11-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to December 28. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.


2014 HOUSTON TEXANS SCHEDULE NOTES
Prime Time/National TV Notes


Houston plays two primetime games this season. The Texans have played 19 primetime games in team history and are 6-13 in those contests.
Houston will play on ESPN’s Monday Night Football once this season: at the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 20. The Texans are 3-4 on Monday Night Football in team history.
The Texans are 1-3 on Thursday Night Football and 2-3 overall when playing on Thursday.


Also Noteworthy

Houston will face two of the top 10 scoring defenses from 2013: Cincinnati (tied for fifth, 19.1 points per game) and Indianapolis (ninth, 21.0).

The Texans also face three of the top 10 scoring offenses from 2013 in Philadelphia (fourth, 27.6 points per game), Dallas (fifth, 27.4) and Cincinnati (tied for sixth, 26.9).

The Texans face several NFL individual leaders from 2013: top rusher Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy (1,607 yards), passer rating leader Philadelphia QB Nick Foles (119.2), receptions leader Washington WR Pierre Garcon (113), yards receiving leader Cleveland WR Josh Gordon (1,646), tackler Cincinnati LB Vontaze Burfict (171), sack leader Indianapolis LB Robert Mathis (19.5 sacks) and punt return average leader Jacksonville WR Tandon Doss (15.6 with Baltimore).

Houston will be looking for its first ever road wins at Dallas (0-1), New York Giants (0-1) and Indianapolis (0-12), its first win ever against Philadelphia (0-3) and first home win against Washington (0-1).

The Texans will play four games against teams that made the playoffs in 2013, including two games against defending AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts (11-5). The Texans also face NFC East champion Philadelphia (10-6) and AFC North champion Cincinnati (11-5) at home.

Houston will play five games against teams holding top-10 picks in the 2014 NFL Draft, including two against Jacksonville (third overall) and one game each against Cleveland (fourth), Oakland (fifth) and Buffalo (ninth).

Houston plays four games against teams with new head coaches: two games against division rival Tennessee (Ken Whisenhunt), and one each against Cleveland (Mike Pettine) and Washington (Jay Gruden).
Houston’s season opener against Washington will also be Redskins’ head coach Jay Gruden’s head coaching debut.


Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/25325356/2014/04/23/houston-texans-2014-schedule-release#ixzz2zlFDPOEA

Ben Frank
04-23-2014, 09:05 PM
If our team plays with the toughness that O'Brien is suppose to bring.. I don't see why we can't go 10-6.. it all depends on that QB though..

htowntexans1985
04-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Our team went 2-14 last year. We still don't have an answer at quarterback or a decent d-line. Excluding watt. And our linebackers are question marks. Amongst other things and some of you think this is a 10 win schedule?

kiwitexansfan
04-23-2014, 09:36 PM
The eye test says we can go .500 against that schedule. It definitely is a last place schedule.

mussop
04-23-2014, 09:36 PM
How do you even know where to begin in trying to figure out how many games we are going to win?:swatter:

markn
04-23-2014, 09:50 PM
How do you even know where to begin in trying to figure out how many games we are going to win?:swatter:

Exactly. Lol at anyone trying to guess right now. This team is likely going to need 6, 7, 8 or more new starters from draft / fa including the most important position on the field. Impossible to know our own team's identity at this point, let alone predicting game results.

thunderkyss
04-23-2014, 10:15 PM
Kubiak comes back to Kirby late in December.

ArlingtonTexan
04-23-2014, 10:30 PM
Exactly. Lol at anyone trying to guess right now. This team is likely going to need 6, 7, 8 or more new starters from draft / fa including the most important position on the field. Impossible to know our own team's identity at this point, let alone predicting game results.

No matter how much info people get, season record much ;ess game by game predictions don't really work out that well. I mean at Labor day, even the most negative fans did not think there anyway for the Texans to lose 14 games. and if anything 14 wins would have drawn less laughter than 14 losses.

thunderkyss
04-23-2014, 10:43 PM
No matter how much info people get, season record much ;ess game by game predictions don't really work out that well. I mean at Labor day, even the most negative fans did not think there anyway for the Texans to lose 14 games. and if anything 14 wins would have drawn less laughter than 14 losses.

You're right.

Let's talk about Manziel some more.

Norg
04-23-2014, 10:46 PM
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Thanks to PatDStat via Twitter

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8-8 good effort for a rebuilding year 2015 when the SB is in Houston or 16 is when we make our run with a solid team but not now

IDEXAN
04-23-2014, 10:50 PM
I think this is our very first Thursday game where we aren't the road team
on that very short week. I like that ! And I'm not surprised we didn't get any PT, except for Thursday which almost doesn't count. That's what 2-14 gets you.

JCTexan
04-23-2014, 10:58 PM
I think this is our very first Thursday game where we aren't the road team
on that very short week. I like that ! And I'm not surprised we didn't get any PT, except for Thursday which almost doesn't count. That's what 2-14 gets you.

We also have a Monday night game @ Pittsburgh week 7.

WolverineFan
04-23-2014, 11:09 PM
Not sure what some of you guys are on about. That schedule doesn't look all that tough.

The Pencil Neck
04-23-2014, 11:39 PM
I think this is our very first Thursday game where we aren't the road team

I've been to a Thursday night game where we beat the Jags at Reliant. So it's happened at least once.

Norg
04-23-2014, 11:58 PM
I beat the so called weakest divison in football AFCS will not be so weak this year

pretty much like every year Colts titans and JAgs will give us everything and more games could go either way all 4 teams are capable of beating each other on the road or home

ArlingtonTexan
04-24-2014, 12:01 AM
You're right.

Let's talk about Manziel some more.

Well, some of us know how not to post stuff just post stuff.

Lucky
04-24-2014, 12:03 AM
Not sure what some of you guys are on about. That schedule doesn't look all that tough.
There's no such thing as a perfect schedule in the NFL. But, this is about as good as it gets. The key, as always, will be taking care of the divisional games. There's a real opportunity to turn this thing around in 2014.

Norg
04-24-2014, 12:04 AM
Well, some of us know how not to post stuff just post stuff.


heh if JFB falls to dallas and they pass him up maybe he will go to some NFC team that way we wont have to deal with him

thunderkyss
04-24-2014, 12:08 AM
There's no such thing as a perfect schedule in the NFL. But, this is about as good as it gets. The key, as always, will be taking care of the divisional games. There's a real opportunity to turn this thing around in 2014.

Other than the Broncos & the Patriots, there aren't really any "good" teams in the AFC. We don't play the Broncos or the Patriots so we don't need to be very good to finish with a good W-L record.

Texanmike02
04-24-2014, 01:45 AM
http://i61.tinypic.com/2dglumr.jpg

Just sayin.

Mike

Norg
04-24-2014, 02:33 AM
WTH is a S-PEN LOL !!!!


anyways AFC south something like a dis

Colts 8-8

Texans 8-8

Titans 6-10

Jags 7-9

in reality Texans will prob choke it and go 6-10 but I think a 8-8 can win dis sorry ass divison this year maybe 9 wins

imatexan
04-24-2014, 03:21 AM
Easy schedule it seems.

Trail.Blazr
04-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Our team went 2-14 last year. We still don't have an answer at quarterback or a decent d-line. Excluding watt. And our linebackers are question marks. Amongst other things and some of you think this is a 10 win schedule?

QFT... You left out our RT ;-) AND our current 14 game losing streak!

Every team on that schedule should be looking at the Texans and salivating. While it is a favorable schedule, I'm still waiting until after the FIRST PICK IN THE DRAFT to even consider thinking about predictions of a winning season...LOL You don't get the #1 pick by accident.

Thorn
04-24-2014, 09:37 AM
QFT... You left out our RT ;-) AND our current 14 game losing streak!

Every team on that schedule should be looking at the Texans and salivating. While it is a favorable schedule, I'm still waiting until after the FIRST PICK IN THE DRAFT to even consider thinking about predictions of a winning season...LOL You don't get the #1 pick by accident.

Some folks are using the logic that a lot of those games we lost, we only lost by a few points. A piece of luck here or there, and we could have had another five or six wins last season. Well, we didn't. Kubiak was partially to blame, and he's not here now. The rest of the blame is on the players.

I don't think we're going to be a 2-14 team again, neither do I entertain any possibilities of playoffs. Hopefully we end up a middle of the road team at the end of the season.

HOU-TEX
04-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Our team went 2-14 last year. We still don't have an answer at quarterback or a decent d-line. Excluding watt. And our linebackers are question marks. Amongst other things and some of you think this is a 10 win schedule?

Yeah, I'm not sure what the Kool-Aid's flowing from, but it might be tainted. We're going to win 10 games coming off a 2-14 season AND being swept by the jags? Is it possible? Obviously, it's been done before. But looking on 'paper', it doesn't look promising.

We currently have major holes at QB, LG, RT, NT, DE, OLB, ILB, S and possibly TE. Too many holes to fill with limited means to fill them. I'd guess we'll have JAGs filling a majority of these holes this season.

IDEXAN
04-24-2014, 10:07 AM
We also have a Monday night game @ Pittsburgh week 7.
Whoa, I totally overlooked that game, thanks ! Well, that's about as much as we can expect in terms of "national exposure" for 2014 after last year.

Vinny
04-24-2014, 10:19 AM
Some folks are using the logic that a lot of those games we lost, we only lost by a few points. A piece of luck here or there, and we could have had another five or six wins last season.
that's how most losing teams lose their games in the NFL. The draft makes sure there is reasonably level talent across the board. The team that does the little things well is the team that usually wins. Not a ton of Collegiate type lopsided blowouts in the NFL (i'm agreeing with you).

thunderkyss
04-24-2014, 10:37 AM
Some folks are using the logic that a lot of those games we lost, we only lost by a few points. A piece of luck here or there, and we could have had another five or six wins last season. Well, we didn't. Kubiak was partially to blame, and he's not here now. The rest of the blame is on the players.

I don't think we're going to be a 2-14 team again, neither do I entertain any possibilities of playoffs. Hopefully we end up a middle of the road team at the end of the season.

Not just a piece of luck, but if we had our sure handed TE to help the young QB, or a running game with healthy RBs who knew how to pick up a blitz. Or just a little bit of discipline on the defensive side of the ball.

I don't think the players tanked the season, but some of the decisions by the FO led to that 2-14 more than this is a 2-14 team.... imo.

Yeah, I'm not sure what the Kool-Aid's flowing from, but it might be tainted. We're going to win 10 games coming off a 2-14 season AND being swept by the jags? Is it possible? Obviously, it's been done before. But looking on 'paper', it doesn't look promising.

We currently have major holes at QB, LG, RT, NT, DE, OLB, ILB, S and possibly TE. Too many holes to fill with limited means to fill them. I'd guess we'll have JAGs filling a majority of these holes this season.

This Kool-Aid drinker is looking at the fact that we aren't facing the best of the best. Most of them have either a new head coach this year, or last year. Most of them have "QB" issues. Most of them have wholes up & down their roster as well.

We don't have to be a very good team to have a good W-L record next year. We just need not to be the worst of the worst.

Dread-Head
04-24-2014, 10:47 AM
Hold on. Last time the Texans played the Cowgirls...wasn't it in Dallas?

JCTexan
04-24-2014, 10:50 AM
Hold on. Last time the Texans played the Cowgirls...wasn't it in Dallas?

No, it was a 27-13 Dallas win in Houston. 2002 was in Houston, 2006 in Dallas, 2010 in Houston, 2014 in Dallas..

santo
04-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Optimistically we could go 10-6 or 9-7. This is going by how well Crennel can coach the defense.

But reality, we may go 7-9, because we still have questions at the quarterback position and o-line, plus O'Brien is installing a new offensive scheme.

DBCooper
04-24-2014, 11:35 AM
Super Bowl!

Until we are eliminated baby!

WolverineFan
04-24-2014, 11:44 AM
If you base SOS off of final records for last season then we face the 30th strongest schedule in the league this year. Our opponents for this upcoming season finished 113-143 (.441) last year and we only face 4 playoff teams (Ind x2, Cincy, Philly). Of those playoff teams, the only one we face on the road is Indy.

Mollywhopper
04-24-2014, 01:47 PM
Calling W's and L's before so much as the draft is bananas.

I love what a juggernaut the NFL is at this point to keep the hype going almost year round.

drs23
04-24-2014, 02:01 PM
Calling W's and L's before so much as the draft is bananas.

I love what a juggernaut the NFL is at this point to keep the hype going almost year round.

What do you mean "almost year round." :foottap:

robroy72
04-24-2014, 02:05 PM
No, it was a 27-13 Dallas win in Houston. 2002 was in Houston, 2006 in Dallas, 2010 in Houston, 2014 in Dallas..

Yup; 2010 game that let to the creation of the Tailgate Ticket :toropalm:

kingtexan
04-24-2014, 02:16 PM
Positive prediction of the day:

Start the season 5-0.

End up no worse than 10-6.

Back in the playoffs.

Strong defense, strong run game, minimal injuries, and game managing QB play and it can happen.

Ok, back to hating everything and waiting for the world to end ...

HOU-TEX
04-24-2014, 02:26 PM
Calling W's and L's before so much as the draft is bananas.

I love what a juggernaut the NFL is at this point to keep the hype going almost year round.

Can you define Mollywhopper? Sounds humorous to me

Mollywhopper
04-24-2014, 03:03 PM
What do you mean "almost year round." :foottap:

Funny that I actually started to second guess using "almost" before posting that.

The Pencil Neck
04-24-2014, 03:38 PM
Funny that I actually started to second guess using "almost" before posting that.

So.

You almost didn't write almost?

Mollywhopper
04-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Can you define Mollywhopper? Sounds humorous to me

Just some thing between me and some chick.

:whistle:

Norg
04-24-2014, 04:02 PM
@CLE is not going to be a gimme game that game will prob be our toughest of the year

and @ raiders can go either really good or bad im thinking Matt will light us up or hell who ever the QB is Really I mean a mc lovin raider led team lit us up

thunderkyss
04-24-2014, 04:32 PM
@CLE is not going to be a gimme game that game will prob be our toughest of the year



Just imagine they get Khalil Mack & Bridgewater with their two first rounders.



:kitten:

jaayteetx
04-24-2014, 04:38 PM
I see 6 wins at the most barring any miracle play out of the QB position. This sucks.

RTP2110
04-24-2014, 04:54 PM
Another plus, we do not have ANY games against teams coming off of a bye week.

kingtexan
04-24-2014, 04:59 PM
I see 6 wins at the most barring any miracle play out of the QB position. This sucks.

You seriously look at that schedule and only see six wins?

Is your nick-name BongHit?

Speedy
04-24-2014, 06:04 PM
You seriously look at that schedule and only see six wins?

Is your nick-name BongHit?

Who looked at last year's schedule and saw 2 wins? Not that predictions are anything but pointless, whether you see 10 wins or 6 or whatever, but even more so when teams will look a lot different in September than they do in April.

texanhead08
04-25-2014, 12:38 AM
I don't see any wins with the current roster.

Norg
04-25-2014, 01:11 AM
Just imagine they get Khalil Mack & Bridgewater with their two first rounders.



:kitten:

I thought they really liked Derreck Carr

no matter what happens tho all the 2nd teir QB will be at our picking and maybe if Johnny is gone and CLE picks Bridge water wouldn't that means some how Blake Bortles falls to 2nd round which would be crazy IMO

I really like Savage tho him or zetenburger

aussie_texan
04-25-2014, 02:49 AM
at best i think we go 19-0 but probably ends up being around 9-7 with a +/- 1

Play4theSlushie
04-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Undefeated Super Bowl Run, free slushies for everyone @ Sonic.
That is all.:goodpost:

kingtexan
04-25-2014, 09:43 AM
This schedule could effect the way they draft. If they see that they have a legitimate chance to make a run this year, they could reach for a need player instead of sticking with BPA.

Mollywhopper
04-25-2014, 12:09 PM
I don't think them knowing when and where they are going to play the teams they already knew they were going to play is going to greatly shift their draft philosophy.

kingtexan
04-25-2014, 12:21 PM
I don't think them knowing when and where they are going to play the teams they already knew they were going to play is going to greatly shift their draft philosophy.

Probably not, but the first five games are definitely winnable, and by that time whoever you draft will be much more productive than they were game one. It was just a thought. I hope they go BPA the first three rounds and then grab a QB unless someone falls.

Thorn
04-25-2014, 12:44 PM
Every year some bad teams turn into good ones and good ones fall on their asses. Who's to say this will turn out to be an easy or difficult schedule?

thunderkyss
04-25-2014, 01:22 PM
Every year some bad teams turn into good ones and good ones fall on their asses. Who's to say this will turn out to be an easy or difficult schedule?

Chances are the Colts are going to play good football in 2014. & if it's close in the 4th qtr, they'll more than likely win it.

Chances are the Ravens will play some really good football as well. That's not based on what they did last year at all, but what they had done the five or 6 years before.

The Steelers, pretty much the same thing. Like the Ravens, they are prone to shooting themselves in the foot from time to time & losing games they have no business losing.

Every other team on our schedule has a history that goes back several years of shooting themselves in the foot with much greater consistency than what we've seen from the Ravens & Steelers. Much, much greater consistency. They have not shown the ability to put together a good program.

You're right, every year a team comes out of nowhere & puts it all together. The 49ers were about as bad off as the Raiders before they got Jim Harbaugh. So it could happen.

It could be any team on our schedule. But history is against it. Three years, five years, ten years... we've got some bad teams on our schedule.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that we should win 10 games, or even eight. I'm just saying we've got a very good opportunity to win a lot of games even though we may not be very good in 2014.

thunderkyss
05-28-2014, 08:44 PM
To expand on what I said 4 weeks ago.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/Thunderkyss/AvgWins_zps32c07981.png


A little more than just strength of schedule. This looks at the win totals of all our 2014 opponents (division rivals counted twice) over the last five years. On average, our opponents have won 8 games. On average, we've won about 8 games.

The main point, is that good teams usually win, bad teams usually lose, & mediocre teams are usually mediocre. Over the last 5 years, we've been more mediocre than bad & we'll be playing 8 games against teams that have been worse than we've been over that same time period.

Every now & then you'll have a team that wins more than they normally do. There is a step change in that organization. Sometimes it is sustained, sometimes it isn't. But there are some teams on our schedule that are primed to make that step change... Buffalo, Cleveland, Jacksonville... However, I think we're just as likely to make another step change, for the same reason those teams are. New coaches, plenty of defensive talent, questions at QB, questionable depth, we all share the same issues. More or less.

Every now & then you'll have a team that loses a lot more than they normally do & we have teams on our schedule that are primed to do just that. Cincinnati, NYGiants, Philly... Houston.

But the main point is that our schedule is soooooo weak, not because we're playing a bunch of teams that didn't win a lot last season, but because we're playing a bunch of teams that have been pretty bad over the last 5 years.

If I were to stretch this out over ten years, several of those teams would have very similar averages. They've been that bad for that long. Oakland, Cleveland, Buffalo, Jacksonville... some of those teams their averages will go up, meaning they've been progressively getting worse... Dallas, Pittsburgh, NYGiants, Tennessee. Some of them their averages will get worse, meaning they're doing better now than they have been, historically; Cincinnati, Houston.

For a comparison, looking at Kansas City. Over the last five years, they averaged 6.8 wins. We've been better than them over the last five years. Not by much, but better.

This in no way guarantees that we're going to be win 10 games. That's not what I'm saying. I'm not saying that our "rebuild" won't take two or three years. What I am saying is that we don't have to be very good to have a winning season based on our history & the history of the teams on our schedule.

Expecting 4-6 wins against the likes of Jacksonville, Buffalo, Cleveland, Tennessee, & Oakland is setting our expectations way, way too low.

Giant Tiger
05-28-2014, 09:46 PM
To expand on what I said 4 weeks ago.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a159/Thunderkyss/AvgWins_zps32c07981.png


A little more than just strength of schedule. This looks at the win totals of all our 2014 opponents (division rivals counted twice) over the last five years. On average, our opponents have won 8 games. On average, we've won about 8 games.

The main point, is that good teams usually win, bad teams usually lose, & mediocre teams are usually mediocre. Over the last 5 years, we've been more mediocre than bad & we'll be playing 8 games against teams that have been worse than we've been over that same time period.

Every now & then you'll have a team that wins more than they normally do. There is a step change in that organization. Sometimes it is sustained, sometimes it isn't. But there are some teams on our schedule that are primed to make that step change... Buffalo, Cleveland, Jacksonville... However, I think we're just as likely to make another step change, for the same reason those teams are. New coaches, plenty of defensive talent, questions at QB, questionable depth, we all share the same issues. More or less.

Every now & then you'll have a team that loses a lot more than they normally do & we have teams on our schedule that are primed to do just that. Cincinnati, NYGiants, Philly... Houston.

But the main point is that our schedule is soooooo weak, not because we're playing a bunch of teams that didn't win a lot last season, but because we're playing a bunch of teams that have been pretty bad over the last 5 years.

If I were to stretch this out over ten years, several of those teams would have very similar averages. They've been that bad for that long. Oakland, Cleveland, Buffalo, Jacksonville... some of those teams their averages will go up, meaning they've been progressively getting worse... Dallas, Pittsburgh, NYGiants, Tennessee. Some of them their averages will get worse, meaning they're doing better now than they have been, historically; Cincinnati, Houston.

For a comparison, looking at Kansas City. Over the last five years, they averaged 6.8 wins. We've been better than them over the last five years. Not by much, but better.

This in no way guarantees that we're going to be win 10 games. That's not what I'm saying. I'm not saying that our "rebuild" won't take two or three years. What I am saying is that we don't have to be very good to have a winning season based on our history & the history of the teams on our schedule.

Expecting 4-6 wins against the likes of Jacksonville, Buffalo, Cleveland, Tennessee, & Oakland is setting our expectations way, way too low.

I have a bet against a Giants' fan. We won't be as bad as last year & they're not Super Bowl contenders anymore.