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Texans34Life
05-12-2006, 04:22 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AhMbQoqPE6NxalWnI5fh0o5DubYF?slug=cr-afcrankings051006&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

13. Houston Texans The Texans should be able to put together a respectable rebound season, a la Cleveland in 2005. They added a nice group of solid veterans in free agency with Anthony Weaver, Eric Moulds, N.D. Kalu and Sam Cowart. The draft should have some instant impact, too, with Mario Williams, DeMeco Ryans, Charles Spencer and Eric Winston all vying for starting spots. Plus, Gary Kubiak should be able to breathe some life into the offense immediately.

Got us ahead of the Jets, Bills, and Titans.

TexansTrueFan
05-12-2006, 05:42 AM
well thatd be the highest our O has ever been ranked if that holds true during the season, but i actually believe we'll be better than that !

geofb
05-12-2006, 08:32 AM
4th worst team in the AFC...that sounds about right.

TexanFan881
05-12-2006, 08:35 AM
I think we should have atleast been ahead of the Raiders, considering they will probably get the #1 pick next year.

HJam72
05-12-2006, 08:43 AM
What kind of record would make you the 13th best team in the NFL? 9-7? 10-6?!? Man, that would be nice for a change! :bananasplit:

CBS Sportsline had the Bears finishing the season at 13th last year. Anybody know what their record was?

Exascor
05-12-2006, 08:46 AM
I can't read the link (blocked at work) but isn't it 13th in the AFC and not the NFL? Not that it means anything anyways.

HJam72
05-12-2006, 08:51 AM
I can't read the link (blocked at work) but isn't it 13th in the AFC and not the NFL? Not that it means anything anyways.

Yeah, you're right. I got ahead of myself. :shots:

Rightnow
05-12-2006, 08:53 AM
I think we are better than the Raiders and the Ravens if Steve McNair doesn't join their team. If McNair joins, they could certainly be better than us.

thunderkyss
05-12-2006, 09:16 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AhMbQoqPE6NxalWnI5fh0o5DubYF?slug=cr-afcrankings051006&prov=yhoo&type=lgns



Got us ahead of the Jets, Bills, and Titans.

You do know they suck don't you??

I see it as :

1...Pitts(they're the champs.......)
2...Denver
3...Indy
4...New England
5...KC
6...Houston
7...Miami
8...Oakland
9...Jax
10.Cincy
11.SanDiego
12.Clevland
13.Baltimore
14.Bills
15.Titans
16.Jets

But I've been accused of being somewhat of a Homer.

HJam72
05-12-2006, 09:19 AM
We must've rubbed our bad luck all over the Bills last year when they were beating us. That'll teach 'em. :neener:

Bobo
05-12-2006, 09:26 AM
What kind of record would make you the 13th best team in the NFL? 9-7? 10-6?!? Man, that would be nice for a change! :bananasplit:

CBS Sportsline had the Bears finishing the season at 13th last year. Anybody know what their record was?

Umm, it's 13th best in the AFC. That puts you near the bottom. That equates to five or six wins. :chicken:

Bobo
05-12-2006, 09:27 AM
You do know they suck don't you??

I see it as :

1...Pitts(they're the champs.......)
2...Denver
3...Indy
4...New England
5...KC
6...Houston
7...Miami
8...Oakland
9...Jax
10.Cincy
11.SanDiego
12.Clevland
13.Baltimore
14.Bills
15.Titans
16.Jets

But I've been accused of being somewhat of a Homer.

You mean five other AFC teams are going to finish better than 13-3?

HJam72
05-12-2006, 09:30 AM
Umm, it's 13th best in the AFC. That puts you near the bottom. That equates to five or six wins. :chicken:

Which is still better than 2. :tease:

thunderkyss
05-12-2006, 09:39 AM
You mean five other AFC teams are going to finish better than 13-3?

no......... sometimes the better team don't win........

check out the Houston Texans 2005........ & I don't think the Steelers are going to have the best record in the AFC.... I think they are the best all 'round team though.....

beerlover
05-12-2006, 09:42 AM
looks like we never learn our lessons when it comes to predictions :stirpot:

therefore this year the Texans will win 8 (8-8) thats about where they should be given the talent, structure and coaching in place so that would be cracking the top 10 in the AFC :mario:

OzzO
05-12-2006, 09:51 AM
Pfft... yahoo. Now THAT'S a quality sports authority.

Bobo
05-12-2006, 10:55 AM
Which is still better than 2. :tease:

Not a whole lot better. 2-14 is miserably bad. 5-11 is miserable. If you go from miserably bad to just plain miserable, is that "better?"

Ibar_Harry
05-12-2006, 11:13 AM
You mean five other AFC teams are going to finish better than 13-3?

No this is just offensive rankings.....................

Bobo
05-12-2006, 11:35 AM
No this is just offensive rankings.....................

I believe they're offseason ratings, not just offensive. But then again, if you don't like them, I guess you can call them "offensive."

Ibar_Harry
05-12-2006, 11:44 AM
I believe they're offseason ratings, not just offensive. But then again, if you don't like them, I guess you can call them "offensive."

I misread the word. I stand corrected in this case. Yep, I guess he does believe that we will be ranked about 13th. I would rank us higher provided DD is healthy. If not, then the RB position will be a real question mark?

powerfuldragon
05-12-2006, 11:54 AM
For all my sports info and news, i go to Yahoo.com! Thanks Yahoo!

TheOgre
05-12-2006, 12:31 PM
6-7 wins. I stand by that prediction.


:fireball: :bowser: :wow: :wherewill

(watch out...smilie attack)

Texans86
05-12-2006, 01:19 PM
Ha, #13 would put us just out of the playoffs. Well, if it is evenly split between the AFC and NFC in the top 12.

Double Barrel
05-12-2006, 01:24 PM
I'd be extremely happy with an 8-8 record this year, but I still feel that might be overly optimistic. 6-7 wins is probably more of my expectation range, and anything better is icing on the cake.

Texas
05-12-2006, 01:40 PM
Ive said it once ill say it again. Stats mean nothing when it comes down to gameday

Hardcore Texan
05-12-2006, 01:42 PM
You do know they suck don't you??

I see it as :

1...Pitts(they're the champs.......)
2...Denver
3...Indy
4...New England
5...KC
6...Houston
7...Miami
8...Oakland
9...Jax
10.Cincy
11.SanDiego
12.Clevland
13.Baltimore
14.Bills
15.Titans
16.Jets

But I've been accused of being somewhat of a Homer.

I agree with this for the most part, however I would have Cincy and maybe San Diego in front of us.

TexanFan881
05-12-2006, 01:42 PM
Not a whole lot better. 2-14 is miserably bad. 5-11 is miserable. If you go from miserably bad to just plain miserable, is that "better?"

Good point. That's why if we won 5 games I'd almost rather have another season like this so we can get the 1st pick in the draft.

TexanFan881
05-12-2006, 01:44 PM
I misread the word. I stand corrected in this case. Yep, I guess he does believe that we will be ranked about 13th. I would rank us higher provided DD is healthy. If not, then the RB position will be a real question mark?

That's why we got Antowain Smith and I don't think it should affect our ranking that much if DD isn't healthy.

Bobo
05-12-2006, 01:51 PM
Good point. That's why if we won 5 games I'd almost rather have another season like this so we can get the 1st pick in the draft.

It's not the draft pick so much. It's just that folks who say, "Well, five wins would be better than two" are ignoring the fact that five wins still has you below respectability.

TexanFan881
05-12-2006, 02:18 PM
It's not the draft pick so much. It's just that folks who say, "Well, five wins would be better than two" are ignoring the fact that five wins still has you below respectability.

I know I just think that if we are going to suffer through a 5-11 season and get about the 8th pick than we might as well go through a little bit more of suffering and losing to get the number one pick. We shouldn't have to worry about that though considering I think the loss column should only have one digit in it.

cuppacoffee
05-12-2006, 03:18 PM
I know I just think that if we are going to suffer through a 5-11 season and get about the 8th pick than we might as well go through a little bit more of suffering and losing to get the number one pick. We shouldn't have to worry about that though considering I think the loss column should only have one digit in it.

That would make all the Carr haters here happy.

We'd have a shot at Brady Quinn.

ComstockLode
05-12-2006, 04:15 PM
You do know they suck don't you??

I see it as :

1...Pitts(they're the champs.......)
2...Denver
3...Indy
4...New England
5...KC
6...Houston
7...Miami
8...Oakland
9...Jax
10.Cincy
11.SanDiego
12.Clevland
13.Baltimore
14.Bills
15.Titans
16.Jets

But I've been accused of being somewhat of a Homer.

Are you serious?!?!?!?!!!

Is that you mark vandemeer???

OMG this is too funny. San diego is 11th and cincy is 10th??? :shoot:

V Man
05-12-2006, 04:21 PM
I thought the orginal list had KC too low. I see them around #7 and the Texans being somewhere between #8 and #13. All of the teams in that area should all be around 500 ball next year, and that where I think the Texans will finish.

Fldvldog
05-12-2006, 04:50 PM
Bias adside, this is how I'd have it:

1 Pittsburgh
2 New England
3 Denver
4 Indianapolis
5 Jacksonville
6 Cincinatti
7 Miami
8 San Diego
9 Kansas City
10 Cleveland
11 Oakland
12 Houston
13 Baltimore
14. Buffalo
15 NYJ
16 Cellar tacks

Master Po
05-12-2006, 05:48 PM
Bias adside, this is how I'd have it:

1 Pittsburgh
2 New England
3 Denver
4 Indianapolis
5 Jacksonville
6 Cincinatti
7 Miami
8 San Diego
9 Kansas City
10 Cleveland
11 Oakland
12 Houston
13 Baltimore
14. Buffalo
15 NYJ
16 Cellar tacks

Jax 5th! Lewis O-ROY! Now THAT is funny! lol:

kiwitexansfan
05-12-2006, 06:03 PM
I'll have a crack at this too then....

1 Pittsburgh
2 New England
3 Denver
4 Indianapolis
5 San Diego
6 Cincinatti
7 Miami
8 Kansas City
9 Jacksonville
10 Houston
11 Cleveland
12 Baltimore
13 Jets
14. Titans
15 Buffalo
16 Oakland

dwilt72
05-12-2006, 06:05 PM
Not sure that comparing us to the 2005 Browns excites me much.

TexanFan881
05-12-2006, 06:09 PM
Not sure that comparing us to the 2005 Browns excites me much.

They were pretty decent last year and I think at best that will be what our record will be...decent.

Fldvldog
05-12-2006, 06:24 PM
Jax 5th! Lewis O-ROY! Now THAT is funny! lol:

Whats even funnier is David Carr's career :bananasplit:

Hardcore Texan
05-12-2006, 06:55 PM
Whats even funnier is David Carr's career :bananasplit:


OHHHH!....and the ref takes a point away, try to keep the gloves up.

Even funnier than that is fan attendance in Jax, i think all three fans frequent this board. :whip:

rmartin65
05-12-2006, 06:56 PM
Oh....and the ref takes a point away, try to keep the gloves up.

Even funnier than that is fan attendance in Jax, i think all three fans frequent this board. :whip:
That cracked me up!

Fldvldog
05-12-2006, 07:04 PM
Even funnier than that is fan attendance in Jax, i think all three fans frequent this board. :whip:

Actually, our season ticket sales are going pretty smoothly as of right now.

:poker:

Exascor
05-12-2006, 07:15 PM
Even funnier than that is fan attendance in Jax, i think all three fans frequent this board. :whip: Hehe

JAXwithanX
05-12-2006, 07:27 PM
It's not the draft pick so much. It's just that folks who say, "Well, five wins would be better than two" are ignoring the fact that five wins still has you below respectability.

So 5 wins isn't better than two?....this is coming from the guy who went on rants about how you couldn't be a true fan if you wanted the Texans to lose ANY game...especially that last to the 49er's....but now is trying to say that 3 more wins isn't even that much better. Some flawed thinking/reasoning there. Well i guess it isn't flawed when your main objective on a board is to take the general feel and attitude of the board and purposely and constantly go against it.

Fldvldog
05-12-2006, 07:29 PM
David Carr's career is hardly funny.

You want funny,

How about "what you talkin about, a bra?"
:whip:

I had a feeling this was coming :spy:

sprtsfanatic
05-12-2006, 08:23 PM
I think all of you have new england ranked too high...we are basing on current talent and not past history or reputation right??? they have lost a couple of key veterans and it will hurt them this season...Im not sure what their schedule looks like but I still think that number 2 in the afc is too high.

TexanFan881
05-12-2006, 08:35 PM
I think all of you have new england ranked too high...we are basing on current talent and not past history or reputation right??? they have lost a couple of key veterans and it will hurt them this season...Im not sure what their schedule looks like but I still think that number 2 in the afc is too high.

Last year they had a lot of good players leave and they made a huge push at the end of the year to make the playoffs...but still, they've lost more than that this year and you are right they have barely anything left compared to the last few years.

sprtsfanatic
05-12-2006, 08:42 PM
Im glad someone agrees, but I just think people see them as the pats of the past winning 3 out of 4 SB's and not current team they will field this time around. I think they are over-rated.

TexanFan881
05-12-2006, 09:39 PM
Im glad someone agrees, but I just think people see them as the pats of the past winning 3 out of 4 SB's and not current team they will field this time around. I think they are over-rated.

No kidding, any team that wins 3 out of 4 championships is going to be considered a Super Bowl contender, but they have lost many good players this year (such as David Givens, Willie McGinest, Adam Vinateri, and Tom Ashworth) and losing a great player in Ty Law last year and having a year last year barely getting in the playoffs, I don't see them even going .500. They added nobody in free agency and the only player they got in the offseason was in draft Chad Jackson.

TexanBorn51
05-12-2006, 10:02 PM
Let's say that the Texans will be better this year than last year. With that said as I understand it then last year they lost the last five games of the season in the fourth quarter as the opposing team scoured our defense with winning comeback points. So even if we play as good as last year but even better and improve on that previous statistic them you should have five wins right there. Okay so then you add another 3-5 games based on the improvement and same teams that we should be able to handle just like last year. Stat predictions are just that but this adds up to be 8-10 winning games mostly based in the breakdown of the defense statistic alone. We know though that it all comes down to gameday anyway but there is no argument for impossible. May I also add to the injury prone related to the less production theory well that can also apply to the other teams and only time will tell.:fans:

jagibelieve
05-13-2006, 08:16 AM
You do know they suck don't you??

I see it as :

1...Pitts(they're the champs.......)
2...Denver
3...Indy
4...New England
5...KC
6...Houston
7...Miami
8...Oakland
9...Jax
10.Cincy
11.SanDiego
12.Clevland
13.Baltimore
14.Bills
15.Titans
16.Jets

But I've been accused of being somewhat of a Homer.
LMAO! I'm glad I check this board out from time to time. Always good for a laugh.
I'll have a crack at this too then....

1 Pittsburgh
2 New England
3 Denver
4 Indianapolis
5 San Diego
6 Cincinatti
7 Miami
8 Kansas City
9 Jacksonville
10 Houston
11 Cleveland
12 Baltimore
13 Jets
14. Titans
15 Buffalo
16 OaklandThis one is a little more realistic, though I think #6 through #9 could go in just about any order. Cincinatti is good, but I would probably move them down one or two spots. Miami is much improved this season. Jacksonville may hurt some with the loss of Jimmy Smith. Houston and Cleveland could go either way.

dwilt72
05-13-2006, 09:13 AM
They were pretty decent last year and I think at best that will be what our record will be...decent.

Since when is 6-10 decent? That's not even average. Also one of their 10 loses was to the 2-14 Texans!

thunderkyss
05-13-2006, 09:38 AM
No kidding, any team that wins 3 out of 4 championships is going to be considered a Super Bowl contender, but they have lost many good players this year (such as David Givens, Willie McGinest, Adam Vinateri, and Tom Ashworth) and losing a great player in Ty Law last year and having a year last year barely getting in the playoffs, I don't see them even going .500. They added nobody in free agency and the only player they got in the offseason was in draft Chad Jackson.

But that assumes they don't already have suitable replacements already on the team...... NE, don't generally act like the other 31 teams..... loose a great player, then reach in FA to replace him.

No, those idiots go on to win SuperBowls asking players like Tim Brown to play safety/corner...... Never count them out.
LMAO! I'm glad I check this board out from time to time. Always good for a laugh.
This one is a little more realistic, though I think #6 through #9 could go in just about any order. Cincinatti is good, but I would probably move them down one or two spots. Miami is much improved this season. Jacksonville may hurt some with the loss of Jimmy Smith. Houston and Cleveland could go either way.

We're sweeping the Jags...... how can I not put them below us??

Bobo
05-13-2006, 01:41 PM
Since when is 6-10 decent? That's not even average. Also one of their 10 loses was to the 2-14 Texans!

Remember, Cowher had a team that went 6-10, two years removed from when his team went 13-3. I guess they should have fired him. But back to the 6-10 record, that mark to me shows you aren't too far from respectability, which is 7-9 or 8-8. True, it is bad and you aren't nearly there yet, but it's closer.

Bobo
05-13-2006, 01:42 PM
We're sweeping the Jags...... how can I not put them below us??

You might as well say the Texans are going to the SB. Oh, yeah. You're predicting 13-3! Bret Favre will win the Rookie of the Year award.

thunderkyss
05-13-2006, 04:00 PM
You might as well say the Texans are going to the SB. Oh, yeah. You're predicting 13-3! Bret Favre will win the Rookie of the Year award.

Can you tell me what happened when we played the jags in 2005??

Fldvldog
05-13-2006, 04:45 PM
We're sweeping the Jags...... how can I not put them below us??

Thanks for the new sig!!! :whip:

TexansLucky13
05-13-2006, 05:08 PM
Im glad someone agrees, but I just think people see them as the pats of the past winning 3 out of 4 SB's and not current team they will field this time around. I think they are over-rated.

You seem to forget what makes the Patriots successful... Bill Belichick. It seems like every offseason move he makes seems to hold some type of "unforeseeable success". He won't let one player hold the team down, either. Too bad Dungy doesn't see the same way. Manning is both the blessing and the curse of the Colts.

If you ranked the Patriots in offseason success they will normally be counted low... they operate a lot differently than most would think. Although I am not sure how they will do next season. All I have to say is watch out for Rodney Harrison.

281
05-13-2006, 06:51 PM
Not a whole lot better. 2-14 is miserably bad. 5-11 is miserable. If you go from miserably bad to just plain miserable, is that "better?"

Yes.:crazy:

jagibelieve
05-14-2006, 09:04 AM
Can you tell me what happened when we played the jags in 2005??
Uh, you lost.

jdog
05-15-2006, 08:05 PM
You do know they suck don't you??

I see it as :

1...Pitts(they're the champs.......)
2...Denver
3...Indy
4...New England
5...KC
6...Houston
7...Miami
8...Oakland
9...Jax
10.Cincy
11.SanDiego
12.Clevland
13.Baltimore
14.Bills
15.Titans
16.Jets

But I've been accused of being somewhat of a Homer.

Cincy and Cleveland are a little low.

TexanFanInCC
05-16-2006, 02:56 PM
You do know they suck don't you??

I see it as :

1...Pitts(they're the champs.......)
2...Denver
3...Indy
4...New England
5...KC
6...Houston
7...Miami
8...Oakland
9...Jax
10.Cincy
11.SanDiego
12.Clevland
13.Baltimore
14.Bills
15.Titans
16.Jets

But I've been accused of being somewhat of a Homer.

since when are we better than cincy? homer.....id say so. san diego should still be decent under p. rivers.

TEXANRED
05-16-2006, 03:06 PM
I can't read the link (blocked at work) but isn't it 13th in the AFC and not the NFL? Not that it means anything anyways.
That really really sucks for you doesn't it?:)

thunderkyss
05-16-2006, 03:07 PM
since when are we better than cincy? homer.....id say so. san diego should still be decent under p. rivers.

Cincy had one good year, and bam........ no they're all that & a bag of chips.......

thunderkyss
05-16-2006, 03:26 PM
Uh, you lost.

ahem
We were right there with you until the 4th qtr.... & we lost the games due to our screw ups..... in our last game, it was 20-17 Houston with 12 mins to play....... i don't think we've ever had the lead on the Colts in the 4th.

We missed a 48 yard field goal, Then you go 6 plays on a short field, and a "lucky" 36 yard TD reception.
Then we throw an interception, you get the ball on our 17 yard line.... you run that in for a TD. 1 play.

Again, in our first meeting, we go into the 4th qtr with a 14-7 lead. Granted, that was some good football in that 4th Qtr, but still...... we were still in it, till the last :35 seconds, where we attempted a 4th & 9, and turned it over on downs.........


don't forget, we had the worst record in the NFL...... and we took you deep into the 4th Quarter......... twice. If we had a coach(which we do now) you guys would've been smoked(which you will be).