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Marcus
12-30-2007, 04:20 PM
I remember that I predicted 10-6 barring injuries.

But the 'barring injuries' I admit was a hedge. But that's what so hard about making a prediction, because you can't predict injuries, and injuries are such a big part of the game, but never considered in preseason.

Thorn
12-30-2007, 04:21 PM
LOL. I predicted 8-8.

Leahmic223
12-30-2007, 04:23 PM
I predicted 10-6 also.

brakos82
12-30-2007, 04:23 PM
I said 9-7. The Titans were better than I thought they would be. Won some we shouldn't've, lost some we shouldn't've.

Thorn
12-30-2007, 04:24 PM
If it weren't for Andre Davis, I might not have come so close.

Sideline
12-30-2007, 04:26 PM
I went 10-6 also and Playoffs, however with all the injuries we have had 8-8 is a fair comprimise.

brakos82
12-30-2007, 04:26 PM
If it weren't for Andre Davis, I might not have come so close.
Probably. :tv: :dance:

Maddict5
12-30-2007, 04:28 PM
9-7 i think

TEXANRED
12-30-2007, 04:29 PM
10-6

Hardcore Texan
12-30-2007, 04:29 PM
I predicted 8-8 without an outside shot at 9-7.

I think 10-6 next year is very possible.

:texflag:

The Pencil Neck
12-30-2007, 04:42 PM
I predicted 8-8.

adam
12-30-2007, 04:44 PM
I predicted 7-9. I was pleasantly surprised.

Texas Lobo
12-30-2007, 04:57 PM
I'm happy. I predicted 6-10 for a second season. :texflag:

Heath Shuler
12-30-2007, 06:50 PM
http://texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=670094#post670094
I said 9 & 7.......woulda, shoulda, coulda

Brandon420tx
12-30-2007, 07:12 PM
I predicted 13-3. Darn, so close.

disaacks3
12-30-2007, 07:12 PM
I predicted 8-8 (or 7-9) w/ significant injuries....they exceeded my expectations! :fans:

whiskeyrbl
12-30-2007, 07:17 PM
Think I said 10-6. I can live with 8-8......THIS YEAR

edo783
12-30-2007, 07:31 PM
8-8

Overalls
12-30-2007, 07:43 PM
I said 8-8/9-7. I am still not happy but I will be better if the Titans lose.

:fans:

Buffi2
12-30-2007, 07:43 PM
I predicted 9-7 with a good bounce and 8-8 without it - looks like we didn't get that bounce.

Porky
12-30-2007, 08:28 PM
I think I had us between 7-9 wins with a bullseye on 8. I think that is the 4th time in 6 years I have been exactly right. :splits:

Hervoyel
12-30-2007, 08:31 PM
I thought we would be around 10-6 to 11-5 (if I remember correctly) and so we finished below my expectations. I do believe that if Andre Johnson doesn't get hurt and Ahman Green works out (which I never truly believed would happen) then we could have won a couple more.

The first Colts game at Reliant had the chance to go the other way if AJ had been on the field. Likewise I think we could have split with the Titans if we hadn't been on the injury roller coaster that was 2007. I truly believe that we left 2-3 wins on the field this year. They were there but we didn't get it done.

One good thing about years like this is that depth, true "depth" emerges and gets much needed experience. We're deep at several positions that we've never been able to claim quality depth at before. That bodes will for 2008.

Hagar
12-30-2007, 09:14 PM
Kansas City______W_____1-0____KC is in disarray, strong RB, no QB
@ Carolina_______L_____1-1____This is a good team, last year was a fluke
Indianapolis______W_____2-1____Ron Dayne has an overpowing performance again.
@ Atlanta_______W_____3-1____Vick still suspended from Dog Fighting charges
Miami___________W_____4-1____T.Green is still struggling to grasp the offense
@ Jacksonville____L______4-2____M. Jones Drew has a breakout game
Tennessee_______L_____4-3_____Haunted by VY's home town heroics
@ San Diego______L_____4-4____Just too good
@ Oakland_______W_____5-4____Its Oakland for crying out loud, we better beat them
Bye
New Orleans______L_____5-5_____Just too strong, too many weapons
@ Cleveland______W____6-5_____See Oakland comment
@ Tennessee_____L_____6-6_____Tenn. poor off-season catches up with them
Tampa Bay_______W_____7-6_____Too old, too slow.
Denver__________L______7-7_____Teacher conducts class
@ Indianapolis____L_____7-8______SB Champs at home. Enough said.
Jacksonville______W_____8-8_____Texans curse plagues the Jags.
This was from the prediction post. About the only thing I got right was the overall mark of 8-8.

AnthonyE
12-30-2007, 09:22 PM
9-7. This was the post from my blog:

Well, I've said throughout the preseason that I wouldn't predict the record until the end of it. Well, I'm dreading it now. I fear that unrealistic hopes for a 16-0 record will get in the way of the logical side of me. But whatever. Here goes nothing.

Week 1: Chiefs @ Texans W (24-17)
The struggling defense of the Chiefs will allow the Texans to do some damage with their new weapons on offense. Matt Schaub will prove his worth to the Nation and Jacoby will show he's capable of starting. The vastly improving Texans offense will run all over the horrid Chiefs offense, especially with a depleated offensive line and the possiblity of LJ not playing much or at all. Our running game will struggle slighty, but only due to growing pains.

Week 2: Texans @ Panthers W (24-21)
This one will be tougher. The Panthers have a good D and a great offense. But I think the fact that no true starting QB has emerged to lead this offense (Lord knows Carr won't lead anybody...) the Texans will have a chance to take advantage of the worsening Delhomme, and a below average running game. This game could go either way in my book.

Week 3: Colts @ Texans L (21-17)
It's the Colts. The only reason why I'm giving the Texans a chance for this game is the fact we disrupted the Colts at home last season, and the Colts have an even worse defense. If the Texans win, I'll apologize gladly.

Week 4: Texans @ Falcons W (27-14)
The Texans will dominate this game. Matt Schaub will gladly destroy the Falcons in his homecoming game. Joey Harrington is not Micheal Vick. The only way the Falcons were to become a winning team, or even contenders, was to have number 7. Now, with him out of the picture, an already bad offense is without its greatest weapon.

Week 5: Dolphins @ Texans W (21-14)
Face it: The Dolphins are not the team they were a few seasons ago. They underwent coaching changes, and have a bad offense. Their aging defense despite the signing of Joey Porter will not be enought to win this game.

[off the record: I think I might be exaggerating, 4-1 to start? O_o]

Week 6: Texans @ Jaguars L (17-14)
Even though we own this team, this will still be tough. Jaguars have a good defense, and a good offense, and we're in their house. We'll see about this one.

Week 7: Texans @ Titans W (27-24)
The Texans won't make the same mistake twice. They passed on Vince Young, and I think he's showed his "gratitude" for it and we'll beat him in this one. The Titans do not have any weapons this season, other than Mr. InVINCEible himself. If this one ends similar to last seasons home loss, DeMeco Ryans or Mario Williams will make the tackle rather than let Vince run for a touchdown.

Week 8: Texans @ Chargers L (35-14)
No contest here. Chargers are looking toward Super Bowl XLII, the Texans just to get a winning season.

Week 9: Texans @ Raiders W (28-17)
We'll win this one pretty easily despite a good Raiders defense.

Week 10: BYE

Week 11: Saints @ Texans L (31-20)
The Saints and Reggie Bush are too much for us. They'll go deep into the playoffs, and though we might put up a fight, in the end Reggie Bush will show us one more reason why we shouldn't have picked Mario Williams. The Saints offense is top notch, and our defense by this point is pretty good. Top 15 at least. But still...

Week 12: Texans @ Browns W (30-17)
Browns are a struggling team as usual, and with Brady Quinn back there with a horrific offensive line, we'll march all over them.

Week 13: Texans @ Titans L (27-21)
This is Vince's new house. We'll have a chance, but blow it in the end.

Week 14: Buccanneers @ Texans W (24-14)
Does anyone else strike it odd we play them twice this season? We win. :P

Week 15: Broncos @ Texans L (27-17)
I don't know if Kubiak or our new team can live up to primetime football. Some mistakes by our offense, and blown coverages by our defense might lose this one for us. The Broncos always have a good squad, so thats even more reason for us to lose.

Week 16: Texans @ Colts L (33-21)
The Colts are at home, in the dreaded dome. So we lose this one. :O

Week 17: Texans @ Jaguars W (28-17)
We own the Jaguars. Simply put.

So let's tally my biased record. 9-7. Hm, better than I thought. If we get lucky, we might go 10-6. :O

DiehardChris
12-30-2007, 10:01 PM
I predicted 8-8, but it didn't come the way I thought it would. LOL

rickyb
12-30-2007, 10:06 PM
This season went about according to my expectations (see my post in the prediction thread, quoted here). There was improvement which I was hoping to see, and there were some pleasant surprises too (e.g., Fred Bennett).

Man, is it April yet? I am ready for the draft!!

Best,
Rick


OK, this doesn't cost me nothin' (other than face, if I am wrong), so I'll play.

W CHIEFS
W @ Panthers Holy Schniekes! Are the Texans really 2-0?!
L COLTS Back to earth...
W @ Falcons
OPPONENT
W DOLPHINS
L @ Jaguars The second-guessers talk about "shoulda traded down in the 1st and picked Nelson"...
W TITANS ...only to be shut down when we contain VY the following week.
L @ Chargers
W @ Raiders
L SAINTS
L @ Browns DOH!!!
L @ Titans DOH!!!!!!!
W BUCCANEERS
L BRONCOS DOH!!
L @ Colts
W JAGUARS

texanmojo
12-30-2007, 10:10 PM
8-8 was my hope. I admit that I was drinking lots of the punch after week 2, but was quickly brought back to my original 8-8 expectation.

Regardless, I am satisfied. Would have loved to have been in the playoffs, but satisfied anyway.

headsplint
12-30-2007, 10:10 PM
Prior to the season I said 8-8, after the Carolina game I got all homerish and started thinking 10-6 or 11-5. I'll take 8-8 any day over 2-14. Nice job Texans!

HoustonFrog
12-30-2007, 10:27 PM
8-8 was my prediction with a hope of 9-7. So it worked out.

BigBull17
12-30-2007, 11:12 PM
I predicted 13-3. Darn, so close.

Yeah, my 12-4 isnt so hot either. Nor is Tenn 3-13. Better luck next year right?

Honoring Earl 34
12-30-2007, 11:14 PM
I think it was 9-7 .

I have no problem missing being optimistic .

keyser
12-30-2007, 11:36 PM
I had two parts to my prediction: 9-7, and still mathematically in the playoff hunt going into week 16.

Only slightly missed on the record, and they were still mathematically in after their week 15 game (but not after everyone else played). Given the significant injuries to our #1 QB, RB, WR, C, CB, KR, PR, and more injuries to others over the season, I think they met expectations. I think any team with similar injuries to those positions would have had a tough time - those are "worth" at least one loss. So, overall, I'm satisfied.

Thorn
12-30-2007, 11:52 PM
8-8 was my hope. I admit that I was drinking lots of the punch after week 2, but was quickly brought back to my original 8-8 expectation.

Regardless, I am satisfied. Would have loved to have been in the playoffs, but satisfied anyway.

Agreed. Your post saves me some typing. LOL

TexanSam
12-30-2007, 11:54 PM
I think I predicted the Texans to go 9-7. I don't really remember though. Maybe 10-6. I'd have to go back and read a thread on here about preseason predictions to see how well I thought we'd do lol

austintexanite
12-31-2007, 12:52 AM
8-8 before the season began, but once it kicked off I felt we could have gone 10-6. Dre going down hurt us more than I could have ever thought. All in all, 8-8.

threetoedpete
12-31-2007, 02:57 AM
I remember that I predicted 10-6 barring injuries.

But the 'barring injuries' I admit was a hedge. But that's what so hard about making a prediction, because you can't predict injuries, and injuries are such a big part of the game, but never considered in preseason.

9-7 IF: we got twelve games outta the grey beard centers and we didn't lose

Salaam or Vonta Leech over an extended period of time.

mancunian
12-31-2007, 05:04 AM
I think I said 9 - 7, if things well 10 - 6 and if they dont 7- 9.

Next year we should sticky the predictions thread.....

Texanmike02
12-31-2007, 08:16 AM
I said 6 wins initially. Then after preseason I said we were a 7 to 9 win type team, and I thought we'd win 7. I'm happy with the team though. Very happy. Even if Jacksonville hadn't rolled over, this 7-9 team would have been light years ahead of our 6-10 team of a year ago.

Mike

SheTexan
12-31-2007, 08:57 AM
7-9 Happy I was wrong!!!!

New_Texans
12-31-2007, 09:00 AM
8-8 + or - 2


:doot:


+ or - minus for injuries and stuff like that.

Texan_Bill
12-31-2007, 09:00 AM
I think I picked 16-0.............. :gun:

Tulip
12-31-2007, 11:07 AM
9-7. I had individual game predictions written down somewhere, but I've moved since then.

Eh, I was only one off - which was much better than my 2005 season prediction of 10-6.

Kaiser Toro
12-31-2007, 11:18 AM
Pie in the sky was 12-4. 1k on the Texans winning more than 6 games this year turned out pretty good.

Speedy
12-31-2007, 07:06 PM
8-8!!!

Of course, I decided at the start of the '04 season that I'd predict 8-8 until they reach it.

About 3 years late as far as I'm concerned, but now they've hit it and it's time to raise the bar and start talking playoffs.

We're going into year 7, and year #15 since this city's had a winner.

It's time!!

Second Honeymoon
12-31-2007, 07:09 PM
Wasn't there a '2007 season predictions' thread? if anyone knows of it, link please.

GlassHalfFull
12-31-2007, 07:13 PM
Wasn't there a '2007 season predictions' thread? if anyone knows of it, link please.

Where is Brakos when you need him?

The Pencil Neck
12-31-2007, 07:35 PM
Wasn't there a '2007 season predictions' thread? if anyone knows of it, link please.

There were several of them. Here are links to two of them:

http://texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33722&highlight=2007+Predictions
http://texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38766&highlight=2007+predictions

Now, one of those is a poll taken in January and in there I predicted 10-6 this year. There was another thread further into training camp when I backed off that and moved to 8-8 but I can't find it.

I know there were threads with TexanMike during TC where I predicted 8-8.

We do need to have a "real" official prediction thread some time during training camp and we need to sticky it.

sakebomb
01-01-2008, 10:25 AM
I said 10-6.

Stupid Titans killed me.

mike moffat
01-01-2008, 11:36 AM
I predicted a 10 - 6.
I was counting on owning the Titans for 2.

Second Honeymoon
01-01-2008, 12:56 PM
the betting man in me said 8 wins or less
the fan in me said 12-4

WaywardTexanFan
01-01-2008, 06:20 PM
Predicted 9-7 :wild:

Giant Tiger
01-02-2008, 09:28 PM
I said 7-9 with some frustrating losses, so I'll take 8-8. We'll have fewer turnovers next year.:)

powerfuldragon
01-02-2008, 09:29 PM
i think 8 - 8 fell into the realm of my guess.

TexanSam
01-02-2008, 10:51 PM
There were several of them. Here are links to two of them:

http://texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33722&highlight=2007+Predictions
http://texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38766&highlight=2007+predictions

Now, one of those is a poll taken in January and in there I predicted 10-6 this year. There was another thread further into training camp when I backed off that and moved to 8-8 but I can't find it.


I was right with my prediction! I said 8-8