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GuerillaBlack
03-20-2008, 01:32 PM
When does this come out?

Houston Texans
Wk Date Matchup Time
1 Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m.
2 Sept. 14 Baltimore Ravens 4:15 p.m.
3 Sept. 21 at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
4 Sept. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m.
5 Oct. 5 Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m.
6 Oct. 12 Miami Dolphins 1 p.m.
7 Oct. 19 Detroit Lions 4:05 p.m.
8 Oct. 26 Bye
9 Nov. 2 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m.
10 Nov. 9 Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m.
11 Nov. 16 at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m.
12 Nov. 23 at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m.
*13 Dec. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars (Mon.) 8:30 p.m.*
14 Dec. 7 at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m.
15 Dec. 14 Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
16 Dec. 21 at Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m.
17 Dec. 28 Chicago Bears 1 p.m.

ChrisG
03-20-2008, 01:47 PM
Last year is was April 19 after being delayed from the scheduled April 5 release. So i would say expect it to be 1st half of April

a few forums mentioned this:

"NFL Schedule release date

Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 09:47 PM

NFL News and Notes April 3rd at 4:30 pm 2008 NFL Regular Season Schedule Announcement on the NFL Total access on the NFL Network."

no actual source tho

Brando
03-20-2008, 01:48 PM
When does this come out?

Usually around the draft.

Hardcore Texan
03-20-2008, 01:58 PM
Not to hijack this thread. But when the heck is All Acess?

GuerillaBlack
03-20-2008, 02:01 PM
Usually around the draft.

That is what I was thinking. Wanted to make sure because I need to buy some tickets this year.

TexansMVP
03-20-2008, 04:22 PM
I'd like to see a few more prime time games this year. The last one against the Broncos was awesome.

DiehardChris
03-20-2008, 05:42 PM
Oh, man I can't wait for the schedule. Last year my co-workers thought I was insane... I was SO excited about a friggin schedule.

Also - they probably thought I was crazy because here in Austin, most people favor the Hillbillies to the North.

*writes down April 3rd, 430pm*

GuerillaBlack
03-20-2008, 06:20 PM
I hope we get a late BYE week again this season.

brakos82
03-20-2008, 06:38 PM
I hope we get a late BYE week again this season.
I hope they move the byes to weeks 7-13 IMO.

ATXtexanfan
03-20-2008, 07:34 PM
i remember seeing on profootballtalk.com that the schedule was to be released the 1st week of april, the league usually let's the schedule out a little bit at a time though, i can't wait, it'll probably lead to a never ending thread

Speedy
03-20-2008, 07:59 PM
2005 shedule was released April 13
2006 schedule - April 6
2007 schedule - April 11

Dread-Head
03-20-2008, 11:01 PM
Not to hijack this thread. But when the heck is All Acess?

Last year I ran into a cute redheaded cheerleader I wouldn't mind having "All Access" to...woaaaaah! Goodnight everyone you've been great! Drive carefully! :user:

Speedy
03-29-2008, 09:58 PM
Doing a google search, the consensus seems to point to this Thursday, April 3.

Here's (http://www.buffalobillsinsider.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=14574) one of the many sites I found pointing to that date.

GuerillaBlack
03-29-2008, 10:02 PM
Good. Only five days away.

marv800
04-04-2008, 11:38 AM
Okay, so now its April 4.. wheres the scedule!?!?!?

brakos82
04-04-2008, 11:42 AM
Okay, so now its April 4.. wheres the scedule!?!?!?
Delayed until about the 12/13th...

marv800
04-04-2008, 06:07 PM
Delayed until about the 12/13th...

Thats crap. I need to know now!!!

Lucky
04-04-2008, 07:20 PM
Thats crap. I need to know now!!!

You might want to give one of these guys (http://www.certifiedpsychics.com/) a call.

Drew_Smoke
04-04-2008, 07:46 PM
Thats crap. I need to know now!!!


Okay here ya go...

Detroit
Oakland
Chicago
Indy
J-ville
Miami
Tenn
Green Bay
Cleveland
Indy
Minn
Tenn
Pitt
Cincy
Baltimore
J-ville


...in no particular order.

Speedy
04-05-2008, 01:32 AM
Doing a google search, the consensus seems to point to this Thursday, April 3.

Here's (http://www.buffalobillsinsider.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=14574) one of the many sites I found pointing to that date.

Looks like that was for the pre-season schedule.

Norg
04-05-2008, 03:39 AM
Okay here ya go...

Detroit=W
Oakland=W
Chicago=W
Indy=W
J-ville=L
Miami=W
Tenn=W
Green Bay=W
Cleveland=L
Indy=L
Minn=L
Tenn=L
Pitt=L
Cincy=W
Baltimore=W
J-ville=W


...in no particular order.

10-6

u no even with 10 wins i still think we might not even clinch a Wildcard spot

i hate are divison LOL its so tough

mattschaub#8
04-05-2008, 02:20 PM
Detroit=win
Oakland=win
Chicagowin
Indy=win
J-ville=win
Miami=win
Tenn=win
Green Bay=win no farve woot =]
Cleveland=win i hope
Indy=loss
Minn=depends lets hurt peterson then we will see =]
Tenn=win
Pitt=win if we put presshur anything can happen
Cincy=win
Baltimore =win
J-ville=loss

if you think about it you will get a better picture when the schdule comes out with home and away but i say

11-5 thru 13-3 =] play offs then super bowl lets think about plays offs 1st =p

alphajoker
04-14-2008, 05:38 PM
I heard on SR610 earlier today that the schedule will be coming out tomorrow around 1pm or so. They mentioned that there is a possibility of having the Thanksgiving Thursday night game against Cleveland and a Monday nighter against Tennessee. Anyone else catch this?

hobie
04-14-2008, 05:45 PM
I heard on SR610 earlier today that the schedule will be coming out tomorrow around 1pm or so. They mentioned that there is a possibility of having the Thanksgiving Thursday night game against Cleveland and a Monday nighter against Tennessee. Anyone else catch this?

A MNF game would be great !! Thanksgiving, well that's family time for me, so I'd hope we get over for that one...Let Dallas and Detroit keep those games !!

edo783
04-14-2008, 06:07 PM
I think it was Adam Schien that said a "Birdy" had told him the Thanksgiving game would be Cleveland and the Steelers. TIFWIW, we will see tomorrow.

GuerillaBlack
04-14-2008, 06:15 PM
A MNF game would be great !! Thanksgiving, well that's family time for me, so I'd hope we get over for that one...Let Dallas and Detroit keep those games !!

It would be at night. NFL Network has Thanksgiving Night Games now. Probably start at 7 PM.

alphajoker
04-14-2008, 06:40 PM
I think it was Adam Schien that said a "Birdy" had told him the Thanksgiving game would be Cleveland and the Steelers. TIFWIW, we will see tomorrow.

They did mention that it's a toss up between Houston, Baltimore and I think Pittsburgh or maybe Cincy.

Texans Pride
04-14-2008, 07:34 PM
I would much rather have a Sunday Night game rather than a Monday nighter now. Monday has lost its luster to me....Seems like the new Mondays are the old Sundays, and vise versa.

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

Hey, are we sure it is being announced tomorrow? I haven't heard anything on Total Access.

aj.
04-14-2008, 07:45 PM
I would much rather have a Sunday Night game rather than a Monday nighter now. Monday has lost its luster to me....Seems like the new Mondays are the old Sundays, and vise versa.

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

Hey, are we sure it is being announced tomorrow? I haven't heard anything on Total Access.

1 pm CDT tomorrow according to the NFLNTA guys that are now discussing it.

Any prime time game is good for fans. The players love it when they are national and the only game. Coaches care less because it jacks with their weekly scheds. MNF lost its luster years ago...

Everyone brace yourself for the weekly prediction W/L threads...

GuerillaBlack
04-14-2008, 07:51 PM
1 pm CDT tomorrow according to the NFLNTA guys that are now discussing it.

Any prime time game is good for fans. The players love it when they are national and the only game. Coaches care less because it jacks with their weekly scheds. MNF lost its luster years ago...

Everyone brace yourself for the weekly prediction W/L threads...

Don't these come after the draft and during OTAs?

aj.
04-14-2008, 07:55 PM
Don't these come after the draft and during OTAs?

Yeah, probably. But it's never too early to get started - I can't imagine our 1st rounder making that big of a difference on the bottom line this year (as much as players staying healthy). I noticed a few prediction posts above this since I posted that comment - makes sense since we already know who, just not when...

False Start
04-14-2008, 10:52 PM
A Thanksgiving game would really give the team some great national exposure . I know on Thanksgiving at my house theres family time , and then the family watches the games , even the crappy ones . The Browns always give the Texans a good game , so it would just make their image even better playing a close hard fought game .......... especially if they win .

A MNF game vs the Tacks would be pretty cool too . :cool:

TexanSam
04-14-2008, 11:03 PM
I can't wait to see our schedule!!

GuerillaBlack
04-14-2008, 11:26 PM
Hopefully school goes by fast tomorrow.

gwallaia
04-14-2008, 11:29 PM
A Thanksgiving game would really give the team some great national exposure . I know on Thanksgiving at my house theres family time , and then the family watches the games , even the crappy ones . The Browns always give the Texans a good game , so it would just make their image even better playing a close hard fought game .......... especially if they win .

A MNF game vs the Tacks would be pretty cool too . :cool:

We have Detroit at home and don't play Dallas this year. We will not play on Thanksgiving.

TexanSam
04-14-2008, 11:42 PM
We have Detroit at home and don't play Dallas this year. We will not play on Thanksgiving.

There was a 3rd Thanksgiving game last year though wasn't there? On the NFL Network I think. Can't remember who played in it.

I wouldn't want a Thanksgiving game if it's not against the Lions or Cowboys. It would seem out of place.

GuerillaBlack
04-15-2008, 09:06 AM
We have Detroit at home and don't play Dallas this year. We will not play on Thanksgiving.

NFL Network has Thanksgiving Games (usually around 7 PM).

SheTexan
04-15-2008, 09:20 AM
I would give up Thanksgiving, and all the nighter games, for a few more 3pm home games. BUT, that's just me!:shetexan:

GlassHalfFull
04-15-2008, 09:23 AM
I would give up Thanksgiving, and all the nighter games, for a few more 3pm home games. BUT, that's just me!:shetexan:

ditto :glasshalffull:

GuerillaBlack
04-15-2008, 09:29 AM
What's the fasination on 3 PM Home games? I think SNF or MNF would be better (prefer SNF).

Kaiser Toro
04-15-2008, 09:54 AM
What's the fasination on 3 PM Home games? I think SNF or MNF would be better (prefer SNF).

From a tailgate perspective it creates a completely different dynamic in my opinion. I would love more 3 pm games and then take Mondays off. The party would definitely be on.

Drew_Smoke
04-15-2008, 10:15 AM
What's the fasination on 3 PM Home games? I think SNF or MNF would be better (prefer SNF).

Not having to be out front at 7am may be nice.

Is that the new Miss America from Mo City in your avatar? She is smokin'. I may even admit to being from there...for a week or two.

Historyhorn
04-15-2008, 11:26 AM
I think it was Adam Schien that said a "Birdy" had told him the Thanksgiving game would be Cleveland and the Steelers. TIFWIW, we will see tomorrow.

With the Texas vs. A&M game back on Thanksgiving Night, count me in as one who hopes we don't get a Thanksgiving Night game anytime soon. I'm not sure how I'd work that one, but I'd probably have to go with the Alma Mater in person and Tivo the Texans.

Go Texans

Yankee_In_TX
04-15-2008, 11:28 AM
With the Texas vs. A&M game back on Thanksgiving Night, count me in as one who hopes we don't get a Thanksgiving Night game anytime soon. I'm not sure how I'd work that one, but I'd probably have to go with the Alma Mater in person and Tivo the Texans.

Go Texans

Wow, tough call. Honestly, if I had to pick going to an OSU game or Texans.....

GlassHalfFull
04-15-2008, 11:39 AM
With the Texas vs. A&M game back on Thanksgiving Night, count me in as one who hopes we don't get a Thanksgiving Night game anytime soon. I'm not sure how I'd work that one, but I'd probably have to go with the Alma Mater in person and Tivo the Texans.

Go Texans

We were debating last night whether the Texas A&M vs Texas game is back on for Thanksgiving this coming season or the next. Is it really back this upcoming season?

I have a Sr. who will most likely be going to A&M next year, so this will be a huge issue for us.

Historyhorn
04-15-2008, 12:09 PM
It will be back THIS year on Thanksgiving night at 7:00 pm at the newly renovated Memorial Stadium.

http://www.mackbrown-texasfootball.com/

The schedule is on the bottom right hand side of that page.

marv800
04-15-2008, 12:33 PM
Its almost time!!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!

texanfan2002114
04-15-2008, 12:36 PM
Marv800 i understand your excited but did you really need to write OMG that many freakin times?? You sound like my 9 year old daughter.

HOU-TEX
04-15-2008, 12:39 PM
Marv800 i understand your excited but did you really need to write OMG that many freakin times?? You sound like my 9 year old daughter.

It made my eyeballs water. :specnatz:

bigbrewster2000
04-15-2008, 12:46 PM
It made my eyeballs water. :specnatz:

Your better off than me, mine are bleeding.:(

OzzO
04-15-2008, 01:13 PM
I kinda liked the Thursday night tailgates as well (and took off Friday). I think it was v. the Pack last time... and well, uh - didn't fair too well on national TV.

But yeah, I'd like a Sunday night game as well.

hobie
04-15-2008, 01:31 PM
And ya'll don't get in a hissy if they get one but it's on the road...been a few years since they played on the road at night..They are due for one on the road ...

Maddict5
04-15-2008, 01:33 PM
broncos schedule= tough start

Sep. 8 7:15pm at Oakland Raiders (Mon)
Sep. 14 2:15pm San Diego Chargers
Sep. 21 2:05pm New Orleans Saints
Sep. 28 12:00noon at Kansas City Chiefs
Oct. 5 2:05pm Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Oct. 12 2:05pm Jacksonville Jaguars
Oct. 20 8:30pm at New England Patriots (Mon)
Oct. 26 BYE
Nov. 2 2:05pm Miami Dolphins
Nov. 6 8:15pm at Cleveland Browns (Thu)
Nov. 16 1:00pm at Atlanta Falcons
Nov. 23 2:05pm Oakland Raiders
Nov. 30 1:00pm at N.Y. Jets
Dec. 7 2:05pm Kansas City Chiefs
Dec. 14 1:00pm at Carolina Panthers
Dec. 21 2:05pm Buffalo Bills
Dec. 28 1:15pm at San Diego Charger

texanfan2002114
04-15-2008, 01:35 PM
I kinda liked the Thursday night tailgates as well (and took off Friday). I think it was v. the Pack last time... and well, uh - didn't fair too well on national TV.

But yeah, I'd like a Sunday night game as well.


We had a thursday night game this past year vs the broncos and we won! So we did fair well the last time we were on national tv.

The Pencil Neck
04-15-2008, 01:41 PM
Kubiak live at 1 to talk about the schedule on houstontexans.com.

TEXANS84
04-15-2008, 01:45 PM
Keep all of us workaholics posted please.

TEXANS84
04-15-2008, 01:56 PM
Kubiak live at 1 to talk about the schedule on houstontexans.com.

Audio on, about to take stage.

TEXANS84
04-15-2008, 02:04 PM
4 out of first 5 against playoff teams.

Pittsburgh first game. We got a Monday night game!!

TEXANS84
04-15-2008, 02:05 PM
Pittsburgh on road.

Kubiak sounds pissed off about the schedule

The Pencil Neck
04-15-2008, 02:06 PM
4 out of first 5 against playoff teams.

Pittsburgh first game. We got a Monday night game!!

Brutal opening.

But we get the Jags on Monday Night!!!

nero THE zero
04-15-2008, 02:06 PM
Is there a link to the schedule? I'm sitting here at work watching Kubes talk but don't have any audio.

TexansLucky13
04-15-2008, 02:06 PM
Where is this schedule at.

The Pencil Neck
04-15-2008, 02:07 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d807c555e&template=without-video&confirm=true

Link.

Farough
04-15-2008, 02:07 PM
Houston Texans
Wk Date Matchup Time
1 Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m.
2 Sept. 14 Baltimore Ravens 4:15 p.m.
3 Sept. 21 at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
4 Sept. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m.
5 Oct. 5 Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m.
6 Oct. 12 Miami Dolphins 1 p.m.
7 Oct. 19 Detroit Lions 4:05 p.m.
8 Oct. 26 Bye
9 Nov. 2 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m.
10 Nov. 9 Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m.
11 Nov. 16 at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m.
12 Nov. 23 at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m.
13 Dec. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars (Mon.) 8:30 p.m.
14 Dec. 7 at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m.
15 Dec. 14 Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
16 Dec. 21 at Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m.
17 Dec. 28 Chicago Bears 1 p.m.

alphajoker
04-15-2008, 02:09 PM
Tough opening schedule.

Houston Texans
Wk Date Matchup Time
1 Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m.
2 Sept. 14 Baltimore Ravens 4:15 p.m.
3 Sept. 21 at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
4 Sept. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m.
5 Oct. 5 Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m.
6 Oct. 12 Miami Dolphins 1 p.m.
7 Oct. 19 Detroit Lions 4:05 p.m.
8 Oct. 26 Bye
9 Nov. 2 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m.
10 Nov. 9 Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m.
11 Nov. 16 at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m.
12 Nov. 23 at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m.
13 Dec. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars (Mon.) 8:30 p.m.
14 Dec. 7 at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m.
15 Dec. 14 Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
16 Dec. 21 at Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m.
17 Dec. 28 Chicago Bears 1 p.m.

stiff
04-15-2008, 02:10 PM
At Green Bay the first week of December

hobie
04-15-2008, 02:10 PM
I like the 2 3pm games they were given... and as for the Monday night game, let's just hope both teams have something to play for so they don't switch it up with some other teams !!

GlassHalfFull
04-15-2008, 02:12 PM
One home game in the first 4? Yikes

Then 3 weeks in a row at home. I hope my liver is up to it.

TEXANS84
04-15-2008, 02:12 PM
I'm actually pissed off at the schedule. Broncos have worse record and get 3 primetime games. We get one.

Opening schedule is brutal. Cold weather teams away in cold weather.

False Start
04-15-2008, 02:12 PM
From a tailgate perspective it creates a completely different dynamic in my opinion. I would love more 3 pm games and then take Mondays off. The party would definitely be on.

There ya go . Three , 3 PM starts .

The first stretch of games will be tough . I think it will show how much they have really improved . The Monday Night game vs the F*gs will be awesome !!

V Man
04-15-2008, 02:13 PM
Does Clevelnad and Oakland have some deal with the NFL, that they don't have to come to Houston. Seems we go to their places all the time.

Drew_Smoke
04-15-2008, 02:13 PM
The Bears to end the season could be a nice game.

Gma said to give her some 3pm games. Glad to see they were listening.

Texans_Chick
04-15-2008, 02:16 PM
This schedule totally sucks. The NFL hates our team.

I like when home and road games are broken up so that you aren't dying because it has been so long since you have been to a home game. Much less what it does to your team.

Ungood to start off the season with all those road games. Surviving that stretch without losing confidence is key.

Most of November on the road sucks too.

Lambeau in December. Browns at the end of November Suck.

Having a Monday night game is nice, but prepping for GB the next week on the road is not so good.

/sorry about the beyotching. It is just hard negotiating the family stuff when there are so many home games in a row.

False Start
04-15-2008, 02:16 PM
My bad , only two of the 3 PM starts are at home for the tailgaters .

Texans_Chick
04-15-2008, 02:17 PM
The Ravens tailgate is going to be crazy. Because it will have to be.

jaayteetx
04-15-2008, 02:17 PM
Not happy, not happy at all. First three outta four on the road and then the Colts at home. They better be ready to play or we could be out of the playoff picture by mid october.

jaayteetx
04-15-2008, 02:19 PM
This schedule totally sucks. The NFL hates our team.

I like when home and road games are broken up so that you aren't dying because it has been so long since you have been to a home game. Much less what it does to your team.

Ungood to start off the season with all those road games. Surviving that stretch without losing confidence is key.

Most of November on the road sucks too.

Lambeau in December. Browns at the end of November Suck.

Having a Monday night game is nice, but prepping for GB the next week on the road is not so good.

/sorry about the beyotching. It is just hard negotiating the family stuff when there are so many home games in a row.

totally agree!

Ole Miss Texan
04-15-2008, 02:24 PM
Ouch, this schedule IS brutal, I don't like it at all.

I will refrain from talking about the 2009 NFL Draft class seeing as we havn't even made it to 2008's Draft yet... :stirpot:

Errant Hothy
04-15-2008, 02:25 PM
A lot of people here think the Texans are a play-off caliber team, if they are then the opening stretch is there change to prove it. At Pittsburgh and home to Indy are easily the toughest of the first 5, the other 3 are all winable if this team is as good as the fans think it is.

The middle 5 weeks is just as easy as the first 5 are hard. Home to Miami, home to Det., Bye, at the Vikings and then home to Cincy.

The last 7 feature 2 tough games and a whole slew of winnable ones, once again if this team is set to make the playoffs.. The tough ones are at Cle (which will only be tough if Anderson stays as hot as he was last year) and at Indy. At a Farve less Green Bay is not that bad, the Raiders will more then likely still suck. The Bears are not that good, nor will they be that good next year. Jax, here, on Monday Night, and more then likely battle Red day should be winnable. As should the Titans game.

The focus this year has to be better results against the rest of the AFC South.

If the Texans make the playoffs this year they will have earned it.

Maddict5
04-15-2008, 02:31 PM
im glad we're starting off with tough games.. get a few tough wins before injuries set in

i like the schedule. nice bye week. nice mid stretch to build up some momentum and finish with the big games mostly at home

marv800
04-15-2008, 02:31 PM
We Win Win Every Freaking One Of Our Games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring Jake Plummer!!!!!!!!!!!

hobie
04-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Well I would rather have them start off on the road when most teams are still trying to find their identity, as they can very well steal some games..
As for the prime games, the 1st MNF game is a start, but the game better have meaning or goodbye to that. What gets me a little is this, the Giants have 4 prime games, but 3 are on the road, so much for the league giving the SB champs more than 1 home prime game...then Dallas gets 5...now granted, some can be changed as well, but if they all hold firm, they will have 5 prime Sunday and Monday games this season...that is absurd !!
I'm not complaining about the Texans getting passed over, they are working on it, but to have Dallas get 5, and not because they are Dallas, but what do they do to deserve that other than TO meltdowns or Romo and his girlfriends..

Texans_Chick
04-15-2008, 02:35 PM
A lot of people here think the Texans are a play-off caliber team, if they are then the opening stretch is there change to prove it. At Pittsburgh and home to Indy are easily the toughest of the first 5, the other 3 are all winable if this team is as good as the fans think it is.

The middle 5 weeks is just as easy as the first 5 are hard. Home to Miami, home to Det., Bye, at the Vikings and then home to Cincy.

The last 7 feature 2 tough games and a whole slew of winnable ones. The tough ones are at Cle (which will only be tough if Anderson stays as hot as he was last year) and at Indy.

If the Texans make the playoffs this year they will have earned it.


I prefer home games at the beginning of the season so a team can get their feet under them. The Colts, Titans, and Jags each have at least two home games in September. (Though the Colts get the unfortunately early bye).

Getting better on the road won't be just a point of emphasis for the Texans this season, it will have to be the most important thing.

Errant Hothy
04-15-2008, 02:35 PM
Well I would rather have them start off on the road when most teams are still trying to find their identity, as they can very well steal some games..
As for the prime games, the 1st MNF game is a start, but the game better have meaning or goodbye to that. What gets me a little is this, the Giants have 4 prime games, but 3 are on the road, so much for the league giving the SB champs more than 1 home prime game...then Dallas gets 5...now granted, some can be changed as well, but if they all hold firm, they will have 5 prime Sunday and Monday games this season...that is absurd !!
I'm not complaining about the Texans getting passed over, they are working on it, but to have Dallas get 5, and not because they are Dallas, but what do they do to deserve that other than TO meltdowns or Romo and his girlfriends..

Like it or not, and you may choose to ignore it, but there is no denying that the Cowboys have a huge following and they equal huge ratings for primetime games.

It's sickening, I know, but it is also fact.

dalemurphy
04-15-2008, 02:38 PM
I agree with Stephanie that it sucks having home games bunched up. I drive from Austin to go to games and it's difficult to leave the family 3 Sundays in a row.

Having said that, Man am I happy that 3 of my 8 trips to Houston won't start at 5 am and I won't have to force down a beer at 8 am. Gotta love the 3 pms! And, Jacksonville on Monday night in late November... That's amazing!!

Errant Hothy
04-15-2008, 02:39 PM
I prefer home games at the beginning of the season so a team can get their feet under them. The Colts, Titans, and Jags each have at least two home games in September. (Though the Colts get the unfortunately early bye).

Getting better on the road won't be just a point of emphasis for the Texans this season, it will have to be the most important thing.

If this team is ready for the playoffs then I would prefer the home games to be in the back half of the schedule. Playoff teams have to win on the raod to make the playoffs. At Tenn and at JAx will be the key games in the first half of the season. Indy is still Indy, and therfore more thenlikely still a loss.

I still think the focus for this team will be bettering their record against the AFC South.

Brando
04-15-2008, 02:40 PM
This schedule totally sucks. The NFL hates our team.

I like when home and road games are broken up so that you aren't dying because it has been so long since you have been to a home game. Much less what it does to your team.

Ungood to start off the season with all those road games. Surviving that stretch without losing confidence is key.

Most of November on the road sucks too.

Lambeau in December. Browns at the end of November Suck.

Having a Monday night game is nice, but prepping for GB the next week on the road is not so good.

/sorry about the beyotching. It is just hard negotiating the family stuff when there are so many home games in a row.

Don't be sorry. I am happy we finally have a MNF game but would have liked at least one Sunday night game too. The first 5 games will be tough.

Go Texans!

:texflag:

bigbrewster2000
04-15-2008, 02:41 PM
I agree with Stephanie that it sucks having home games bunched up. I drive from Austin to go to games and it's difficult to leave the family 3 Sundays in a row.

Having said that, Man am I happy that 3 of my 8 trips to Houston won't start at 5 am and I won't have to force down a beer at 8 am. Gotta love the 3 pms! And, Jacksonville on Monday night in late November... That's amazing!!

Sorry man its only 2 games. the Oakland game is away.:hides:

The Pencil Neck
04-15-2008, 02:41 PM
I still think the focus for this team will be bettering their record against the AFC South.

Well, we're going to get a chance to do that very early in the season. :)

dskillz
04-15-2008, 02:42 PM
I like the 2 3pm games they were given... and as for the Monday night game, let's just hope both teams have something to play for so they don't switch it up with some other teams !!

They can't switch the Monday night game. The Sunday night games can be switched though. Green Bay in December just about counts me out for that trip. I want to see Lambeau, but I don't want to have to freeze to do it.

Errant Hothy
04-15-2008, 02:43 PM
Well, we're going to get a chance to do that very early in the season. :)

I don't know, playing most of the AFC South late last year didn't help any.

Here's to hoping the Dunta is as close to ready as he says he is.

The Pencil Neck
04-15-2008, 02:44 PM
They can't switch the Monday night game. The Sunday night games can be switched though. Green Bay in December just about counts me out for that trip. I want to see Lambeau, but I don't want to have to freeze to do it.

Dude.

Global Warming.

It will be like summer there.

Errant Hothy
04-15-2008, 02:47 PM
Going by last year's records, Houston has the easiest schedule among the AFC South teams. No granted it's about the 8th toughtest schedule in the NFL.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3347716

Texans_Chick
04-15-2008, 02:48 PM
If this team is ready for the playoffs then I would prefer the home games to be in the back half of the schedule. Playoff teams have to win on the raod to make the playoffs. At Tenn and at JAx will be the key games in the first half of the season. Indy is still Indy, and therfore more thenlikely still a loss.

I still think the focus for this team will be bettering their record against the AFC South.

You can still have home games at the back end of the schedule without having three of four home games in September on the road.

One of the biggest problems with the Texans have been their road play, and lacking confidence in themselves.

From my quick looksee, the Texans and the Cardinals are the only teams in the league with three road games in September. Two teams that probably would do better with some more early season confidence.

The league hates us.

Texans_Chick
04-15-2008, 02:50 PM
Going by last year's records, Houston has the easiest schedule among the AFC South teams. No granted it's about the 8th toughtest schedule in the NFL.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3347716

And it doesn't account for home/road stretches, travel.

TexanSam
04-15-2008, 02:51 PM
You can still have home games at the back end of the schedule without having three of four home games in September on the road.

One of the biggest problems with the Texans have been their road play, and lacking confidence in themselves.

From my quick looksee, the Texans and the Cardinals are the only teams in the league with three road games in September. Two teams that probably would do better with some more early season confidence.

The league hates us.

I wish we had some easy games on the road to start off with. But nope, we get to face the Steelers, Titans and Jags.

Errant Hothy
04-15-2008, 03:03 PM
And it doesn't account for home/road stretches, travel.

I never said it did.

Not winning on the road = not making the playoffs.

If this team does not start at least 2-3 (Baltimore at home and one of the AFC South road games) then last year was a mirage.

The schedule shouldn't be, and I hope isn't, used as an excuse for this team. Travel shouldn't be an issue, on of the benefits to being in the center of the US. We also spend the entire month of October at home, althought caching the Colts off their bye isn't going to be fun.

If the league hates anybody, it's the Saints. Who once again lost a home game, this time to London. And the Chargers who also play in London, as a second of back-to-back road games. Thats getting screwed by the schedule.

SheTexan
04-15-2008, 03:03 PM
Well, WOW, just WOW!! I'm happy about the 3 late home games, and I was hoping for a Dec GB game, (I will be there,) BUT, that's one hell of a tough schedule, esp 3 conf games at the beginning with two of them away. I HATE that!! BRUTAL opening schedule!! TC is gonna have to be more than just TC this year. I think we lucked out on the cold weather games. GB is the only one in Dec. The Colts have a domed stadium, and late Nov just might be ok for the Browns game. Not to bad weather wise IMHO. This is gonna be a tough year for our boys!! :texflag:

Errant Hothy
04-15-2008, 03:03 PM
I wish we had some easy games on the road to start off with. But nope, we get to face the Steelers, Titans and Jags.

I don't think of the Titans as being on the same level as the Steelers and J-ville.

ChampionTexan
04-15-2008, 03:09 PM
I don't think of the Titans as being on the same level as the Steelers and J-ville.

Actually, I think the Steelers have fallen quite a ways in the last couple of years, and I'd put the Jags a level above both of them and the Titans.

I don't think the increased cap (and resulting difference between the floor and the cap) has done the Steelers any favors. Heaven help their fans if the cap ends up going away completely.

RTP2110
04-15-2008, 03:12 PM
Sorry man its only 2 games. the Oakland game is away.:hides:

Yup, but JAX is Monday night. That's 3 outta 8.

Mailman
04-15-2008, 03:12 PM
This schedule looks scary bad.

Not many easy games for the Texans in 2008.

HOU-TEX
04-15-2008, 03:13 PM
Welp! Let us hope the Gibbs majic takes hold during Pre-season. Otherwise, we could be pulling the trigger by our bye week.:gun:

TexanSam
04-15-2008, 03:17 PM
Welp! Let us hope the Gibbs majic takes hold during Pre-season. Otherwise, we could be pulling the trigger by our bye week.:gun:

If there's one thing Texans fans are good at, it's all the doomsday stuff. I'm pretty sure that at some point last year our team was going to start playing in a stadium called the Toilet Bowl, was going to be kicked out of the NFL and sent to D-III, was going to finish 1-15, and was going to bring back Casserly as a GM. At least, that's what I got out of some fans reactions.

andre'
04-15-2008, 03:23 PM
Schedule looks doable. 9-7 is in grasp, hopefully more. Its gonna be on Schaub a lot

TexanSam
04-15-2008, 03:25 PM
Hopefully we can get one of our games moved to Sunday Night! That would mean we're having one helluva season!

Nawzer
04-15-2008, 03:26 PM
Tough starting schedule but I think we can win the last 4 or 5 games and maybe sneak into the playoffs this year.

Maddict5
04-15-2008, 03:26 PM
You can still have home games at the back end of the schedule without having three of four home games in September on the road.

One of the biggest problems with the Texans have been their road play, and lacking confidence in themselves.

From my quick looksee, the Texans and the Cardinals are the only teams in the league with three road games in September. Two teams that probably would do better with some more early season confidence.

The league hates us.

:yawn:
go to about 20 other nfl team MB's and you'll see the same thing written...

the league doesnt hate anyone its just how it worked out... no matter what happens we'll have to win 10-11 games this year if they're home or away, in bunches, hot or cold

HOU-TEX
04-15-2008, 03:28 PM
Schedule looks doable. 9-7 is in grasp, hopefully more. Its gonna be on Schaub a lot

I think our offense will be ok. I think we averaged 23-24 points a game, which is more than enough to win. It's the defense that has me worried. It will be tested early in the season, that's for sure. :cool:

Maddict5
04-15-2008, 03:29 PM
Welp! Let us hope the Gibbs majic takes hold during Pre-season. Otherwise, we could be pulling the trigger by our bye week.:gun:

ravens in week 2... new HC
tacks in week 3....new OC

alot of teams have new guys

Mailman
04-15-2008, 03:30 PM
If there's one thing Texans fans are good at, it's all the doomsday stuff. I'm pretty sure that at some point last year our team was going to start playing in a stadium called the Toilet Bowl, was going to be kicked out of the NFL and sent to D-III, was going to finish 1-15, and was going to bring back Casserly as a GM. At least, that's what I got out of some fans reactions.

I was one of those who thought last year's schedule was so favorable that the team would make the playoffs. This schedule scares me. Hoepfully I'm wrong again and some of those teams that look like asskickers end up being dogs.

Texan_Bill
04-15-2008, 03:31 PM
I think our offense will be ok. I think we averaged 23-24 points a game, which is more than enough to win. It's the defense that has me worried. It will be tested early in the season, that's for sure. :cool:

Same here.

The offense will be fine. They're coming off a season where the QB's combined for nearly 4,000 yards throwing and as HOU-TEX said 23-24 ppg average should be enough...

DEFENSE, is where we really need to improve.

Texans_Chick
04-15-2008, 04:04 PM
:yawn:
go to about 20 other nfl team MB's and you'll see the same thing written...

the league doesnt hate anyone its just how it worked out... no matter what happens we'll have to win 10-11 games this year if they're home or away, in bunches, hot or cold

Two teams in the league start off with three road games in September. It's the month you really really want to see your football, and we get one freaking game.

It is pathetic that the high point of the Texans schedule is wooweee we finally get some 3:00 games. Sir, may I have more gruel?

Yeah, you have to win your games whenever they are played, but I hate how the NFL tends to space out the Texans schedule. It always looks like an afterthought.

Ole Miss Texan
04-15-2008, 04:09 PM
I think our offense will be ok. I think we averaged 23-24 points a game, which is more than enough to win. It's the defense that has me worried. It will be tested early in the season, that's for sure. :cool:

I suspect we'll be better on average this year than last year. Even if PPG stay the same, I think our drives will be longer and more time consuming. Anything to give our defense that much more rest and the opposing offense that much less time to score is all the better.

ravens in week 2... new HC
tacks in week 3....new OC

alot of teams have new guys

Pittsburgh is a team that scares me but I think our DL will be able to handle their OL (or lackthereof)... this could be an "upset" game we win but the media is dumbfounded. They lost some key pieces to their OL.

JayCee
04-15-2008, 04:10 PM
Finally! I get to watch a Texan's game live!

When I get to work, I'll be putting my leave in for the 1st of Dec.

AnthonyE
04-15-2008, 04:13 PM
Two teams in the league start off with three road games in September. It's the month you really really want to see your football, and we get one freaking game.

It is pathetic that the high point of the Texans schedule is wooweee we finally get some 3:00 games. Sir, may I have more gruel?

Yeah, you have to win your games whenever they are played, but I hate how the NFL tends to space out the Texans schedule. It always looks like an afterthought.

Agreed.

I'm not liking this years schedule at all. Not because of the games, because I have a feeling the games are going to be really close and awesome. MNF is always a plus, too. But It's been like 4 seasons since the last time we had a decent schedule in terms of home-away weeks. :/

Norg
04-15-2008, 04:14 PM
HERE WE GO !!!!

at Pittsburgh Steelers -My god right off the back we play two of the most physical teams in the NFL!!! we are going to need meds !!!! LOL the hype will start when will spank Pitts -W

Baltimore Ravens-W

at Tennessee Titans-W

at Jacksonville Jaguars-L

Indianapolis Colts-W

Miami Dolphins -W

Detroit Lions -W

at Minnesota Vikings-L

Cincinnati Bengals-W

at Indianapolis Colts -L

at Cleveland Browns-W

Jacksonville Jaguars (Mon.)- WIN !!! MNF !!!
at Green Bay Packers-W

Tennessee Titans-W

at Oakland Raiders -W

Chicago Bears-L

11-4

Playyoffs !!!!!!!!!LOL :specnatz:

AnthonyE
04-15-2008, 04:16 PM
You know what, looking at the schedule I am digging the 3pm games.

I'm glad that we'll be able to have the roof open but the sun won't be in our eyes for 14/15ths of the freakin game. :P

Double Barrel
04-15-2008, 04:18 PM
I feel good about 2008, regardless of the projections of records from our opponents 2007 seasons. Lots of things could happen, between injuries and lack of chemistry, to our team might actually evolve into a solid winning team that can compete with anyone. It's way too early to get lost in conjecture at this point.

Norg
04-15-2008, 04:20 PM
why do we have the annual

Oakland and Browns Games EVERY FREAKING YEAR !!!!!!! LOL

AnthonyE
04-15-2008, 04:26 PM
why do we have the annual

Oakland and Browns Games EVERY FREAKING YEAR !!!!!!! LOL

Don't forget Miami.

Texans_Chick
04-15-2008, 04:31 PM
I feel good about 2008, regardless of the projections of records from our opponents 2007 seasons. Lots of things could happen, between injuries and lack of chemistry, to our team might actually evolve into a solid winning team that can compete with anyone. It's way too early to get lost in conjecture at this point.

Yeah, the schedule is tough and there aren't any directional schools in the NFL. I prefer the early home games, but even that isn't a killer.

I am just more angry about how it affects my home game viewing experience. It's more fun when the games are more evenly spaced over the course of a season. It's yet another NFL afterthought feast-famine schedule.

And I would love for December to mean something than, oh gee, can the Texans end up above .500.

2008 schedule = do Christmas shopping in November. Watch cholesterol and liver function in months of October and December.

hobie
04-15-2008, 04:32 PM
Breaking News.....

We still get 10 PRIME TAILGATING dates !!!!! Who cares if I gotta be at the gate at 6:00am or whenever for the later games....

Now I know when I need to start planning the tailgates....games, well heck, thats halftime for the tailgate parties !!!! :texflag:

Lighten up everyone, season is still far away, and with the draft coming up, who cares of home/road games at this time. Let's all enjoy the fact the season is getting closer and that home or away, this is going to be a great season !!

threetoedpete
04-15-2008, 04:37 PM
Tough opening schedule.

Houston Texans
Wk Date Matchup Time
1 Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m.
2 Sept. 14 Baltimore Ravens 4:15 p.m.
3 Sept. 21 at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
4 Sept. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m.
5 Oct. 5 Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m.
6 Oct. 12 Miami Dolphins 1 p.m.
7 Oct. 19 Detroit Lions 4:05 p.m.
8 Oct. 26 Bye
9 Nov. 2 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m.
10 Nov. 9 Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m.
11 Nov. 16 at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m.
12 Nov. 23 at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m.
13 Dec. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars (Mon.) 8:30 p.m.
14 Dec. 7 at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m.
15 Dec. 14 Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
16 Dec. 21 at Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m.
17 Dec. 28 Chicago Bears 1 p.m.



what I'm seeing is five great defensive teams at the first of the season. Followed by six of eight games against great rushing attacks at the end of the season. Only break is we face two new QBs. Kubiak gets them to above nine wins...he's earned his oats. O-line has to hit the ground running. Or the new Rb better be the second coming of Bo Jackson. Schedule looks like jelly a dough nut. the cream is in the middle.

Texans_Chick
04-15-2008, 04:45 PM
Breaking News.....

We still get 10 PRIME TAILGATING dates !!!!! Who cares if I gotta be at the gate at 6:00am or whenever for the later games....

Now I know when I need to start planning the tailgates....games, well heck, thats halftime for the tailgate parties !!!! :texflag:

Lighten up everyone, season is still far away, and with the draft coming up, who cares of home/road games at this time. Let's all enjoy the fact the season is getting closer and that home or away, this is going to be a great season !!

I am thankful for the NFL in Houston.

I am not thankful for a schedule that will cause the family to say, "WHAT? You are going to another game this weekend?"

And only one freaking game in September. Tell me how tailgate thankful you are when September comes and you want to bust out the BBQ, and there is just one freaking game. I guess October tailgating is slightly cooler. /weak attempt at looking on the brightside of staring at an ugly early season schedule.

And hell, we probably only got our afternoon games to work around the Titans/Cowboys programming.

Apologies, if I am not happy happy joy joy looking at this schedule, but this schedule has put me into a funk.

Errant Hothy
04-15-2008, 04:48 PM
I am thankful for the NFL in Houston.

I am not thankful for a schedule that will cause the family to say, "WHAT? You are going to another game this weekend?"

And only one freaking game in September. Tell me how tailgate thankful you are when September comes and you want to bust out the BBQ, and there is just one freaking game. I guess October tailgating is slightly cooler. /weak attempt at looking on the brightside of staring at an ugly early season schedule.

And hell, we probably only got our afternoon games to work around the Titans/Cowboys programming.

Apologies, if I am not happy happy joy joy looking at this schedule, but this schedule has put me into a funk.

I'd love to have that problem, but turning down a promotion (which included a transfer to Dallas) wasn't in the cards. I'd love to be able to go to all the Texans home games every year. Currently between work and family duties, I'm lucky to make one.

Sorry the NFL failed to consult you when they made the schedule, but it's not the worst nor is it the best; but it is fair. Next year the schedule will be more to your liking, just like last year's was.

TEXANS84
04-15-2008, 04:51 PM
I'd love to have that problem, but turning down a promotion (which included a transfer to Dallas) wasn't in the cards. I'd love to be able to go to all the Texans home games every year. Currently between work and family duties, I'm lucky to make one.

Sorry the NFL failed to consult you when they made the schedule, but it's not the worst nor is it the best; but it is fair. Next year the schedule will be more to your liking, just like last year's was.

So you can legitimately say that you are happy with the schedule? You are happy with the possibility of going 1-4?

hobie
04-15-2008, 04:54 PM
I am thankful for the NFL in Houston.

I am not thankful for a schedule that will cause the family to say, "WHAT? You are going to another game this weekend?"

And only one freaking game in September. Tell me how tailgate thankful you are when September comes and you want to bust out the BBQ, and there is just one freaking game. I guess October tailgating is slightly cooler. /weak attempt at looking on the brightside of staring at an ugly early season schedule.

And hell, we probably only got our afternoon games to work around the Titans/Cowboys programming.

Apologies, if I am not happy happy joy joy looking at this schedule, but this schedule has put me into a funk.


Sorry TC, I know you are in a funk...but your attempt at looking at the brightside for tailgating is a start !! ; ) I never even took into consideration it being a little cooler in October, so thanks for giving me even a little more to be excited about !!

threetoedpete
04-15-2008, 04:57 PM
So you can legitimately say that you are happy with the schedule? You are happy with the possibility of going 1-4?

This wouldn't be a very good year to get the injury bug at DT late in the season.
. Just brutal. Well we got a good bye. lol.

Errant Hothy
04-15-2008, 05:13 PM
So you can legitimately say that you are happy with the schedule? You are happy with the possibility of going 1-4?

Am I happy with it? No. But then again a) I don't think this team will go 1-4, b) I would never imply that the NFL has it out for the Texans, and c) you paly the games that you are scheduled to play.

If we go 1-4 I would not blame the schedule, I would blame the team and if we went 1-4 it would likely mean that we are repeating our futlilty against the AFC South and I would blame the team for that as well.. Every team in the NFL plays 16 games, 8 at home and 8 on the road (unless your the Saints, who are probably the only team with a legitamite schedule beef). Every team plays a home and home series with their division rivals. The NFL is not out to screw one team or another (which has beenimplied several times in this thread).

I'd rather have the first 5 weeks the way they are and keep the bye week where it is, then change the first 5 and change the bye.

Nobody knows who tough the schedule is going to be at this time, things are to fluid in the NFL for any of us to predict what will be a tough game and what will not be. To much can happen between now and then.

Sorry if I get a little twisted when people start complaining about how the schedule doesn't quite mesh in with there prefered tailgatting plans.

Fox
04-15-2008, 05:13 PM
Tough, tough start to the season. If we can get through the first 5 or 6 games without getting our butts handed to us or our key players injured we'll have a decent shot at a playoff run in the second half of the season. At least the bye week comes at a nice time this year. Oh, and MNF is pretty cool too. :doot:

OzzO
04-15-2008, 05:30 PM
...Sorry if I get a little twisted when people start complaining about how the schedule doesn't quite mesh in with there prefered tailgatting plans.

Is it bad if the first thing I notice is a Monday night game and 2 afternoon games and wish I was back in Houston with season tickets in hand for those (and the other 7 home games).

Those tailgates are gonna rock - I better be able to hear y'all over the tube when the Texans make their 1st home game (and every home game this season).

Oh - and get in the seats a little earlier. I wanna see this in every row...

:fans: :redtowel: :fans: :toast2: :fans: :highfive:

SheTexan
04-15-2008, 05:46 PM
October can be a brutally hot month, esp the first part. Remember Oakland in 2004?? For those of you who think the roof will be open with those two 3pm games, I wouldn't bet on it.

hobie
04-15-2008, 05:50 PM
October can be a brutally hot month, esp the first part. Remember Oakland in 2004?? For those of you who think the roof will be open with those two 3pm games, I wouldn't bet on it.

You are correct, anything over 80 degrees and it is shut, and it doesn't get under that until late November....

TEXANRED
04-15-2008, 05:57 PM
Sometimes its not only who we play but when and where that plays a factor.


Houston Texans
Wk Date Matchup Time
1 Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m. - L. No way around this one unless Rothlisburger rides his motorcycle without a helmet. Home opener in Pittsburgh, that just about sums this game up. As far as talent match ups go we do have a better core of receivers and a better TE w/OD but that is about it. There QB/OL/RB/DEF get the edge.

2 Sept. 14 Baltimore Ravens 4:15 p.m. - W. Not only are we catching a team in transition but this team has no talent. Ok, so they have Ed Reed, but then who? Lewis? Age is starting to set in and unlike before this dog is losing its bite. Offensively there line is average to below, no receivers, no QB's, and McGahee is over-rated. Not to mention this is our home opener and will be coming off a tough loss to the Steelers.


3 Sept. 21 at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m. - W. F.U. flamers!

4 Sept. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m. - W. This will be our first 3 game win streak in the same year. Not only have they lost a valuable member of the DL, still no receivers, and Taylor turning yet another year older, Del Rio has a fat new contract and will settle back in to his mediocrity and settle for average now that his job is safe. Plus with Gray, we have regained the edge into the Psyche of the Jags.

5 Oct. 5 Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. - W. Its at home, what can I say? We have to beat the Colts sometime in our life to be contenders so why not this week? Both Amobi and Williams Tee off on Manning and he is to busy crying to play the game.

6 Oct. 12 Miami Dolphins 1 p.m. W. We are at home, we play the Dolphins, they have yet to beat us. They still suck.

7 Oct. 19 Detroit Lions 4:05 p.m. W. They have no QB, no WR, no OL, no RB, no Defense. We are at home. I give the edge to the Texans.

8 Oct. 26 Bye - I like our odds here.

9 Nov. 2 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. L. With still a lack luster Run D Petterson single handedly makes us his prison, well you know. Much in the same fashion as Larry Johnson did a few years ago.

10 Nov. 9 Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m. W. Marve Lewis is fired at this point. The Bengals are left with no receivers, Rudi is still unable to regain his form and there is so much in fighting with the team that they completely lose focus and implode causing Palmer to blame there crappy year on global warming.

11 Nov. 16 at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. L. In Indy, nuff said.

12 Nov. 23 at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m. L. I hate Cleveland but we lose for yet another embarrassing turn out by the lake of death.

13 Dec. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars (Mon.) 8:30 p.m. W - Battle Red? National TV audience? Jacksonville? Win baby win!

14 Dec. 7 at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m. L - Its starting to get cold outside and its Lambo field. That, and there defense is better than ours, they run the ball effectively, (and remember when I said we still don't have a run defense?) Its a long day, a close match, but we still lose.

15 Dec. 14 Tennessee Titans 1 p.m. W - F.U. Flamers!

16 Dec. 21 at Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m. - W - Hadn't lost to them yet, why start now?

17 Dec. 28 Chicago Bears 1 p.m. W - We have to win this game, my wife is from Chicago and I have done nothing but tease her for the last four years.

So I guess you can sign me up for 11-5.

Ole Miss Texan
04-15-2008, 06:21 PM
I'll play...

1 Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m. - W
2 Sept. 14 Baltimore Ravens 4:15 p.m. - W
3 Sept. 21 at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m. - L
4 Sept. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m. - L
5 Oct. 5 Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. - L
6 Oct. 12 Miami Dolphins 1 p.m. W
7 Oct. 19 Detroit Lions 4:05 p.m. W
8 Oct. 26 Bye -
9 Nov. 2 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. L
10 Nov. 9 Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m. W
11 Nov. 16 at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. L
12 Nov. 23 at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m. L
13 Dec. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars (Mon.) 8:30 p.m. W
14 Dec. 7 at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m. L
15 Dec. 14 Tennessee Titans 1 p.m. W
16 Dec. 21 at Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m. - W
17 Dec. 28 Chicago Bears 1 p.m. W

I'm guessing we go 9-7, Jacksonville wins the Division, and we unfortunately miss out on a Wild Card spot (Indianapolis and Buffalo).

axman40
04-15-2008, 06:34 PM
Two teams in the league start off with three road games in September. It's the month you really really want to see your football, and we get one freaking game.

It is pathetic that the high point of the Texans schedule is wooweee we finally get some 3:00 games. Sir, may I have more gruel?

Yeah, you have to win your games whenever they are played, but I hate how the NFL tends to space out the Texans schedule. It always looks like an afterthought.
No brown sugar and raisins with your gruel!
:smiliedance:

barrett
04-15-2008, 06:41 PM
They can't switch the Monday night game. The Sunday night games can be switched though. Green Bay in December just about counts me out for that trip. I want to see Lambeau, but I don't want to have to freeze to do it.

you're nuts. thats the only way to experience it. i went with my wife last year for Brett's final regular season home game. it was freezing. it was the most perfect football experience you could ever imagine. there are no words. when you come up out of the tunnel at lambeau and the crisp air hits your face.... god i love pro football.

Norg
04-15-2008, 06:54 PM
Sometimes its not only who we play but when and where that plays a factor.


Houston Texans
Wk Date Matchup Time
1 Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m. - L. No way around this one unless Rothlisburger rides his motorcycle without a helmet. Home opener in Pittsburgh, that just about sums this game up. As far as talent match ups go we do have a better core of receivers and a better TE w/OD but that is about it. There QB/OL/RB/DEF get the edge.

2 Sept. 14 Baltimore Ravens 4:15 p.m. - W. Not only are we catching a team in transition but this team has no talent. Ok, so they have Ed Reed, but then who? Lewis? Age is starting to set in and unlike before this dog is losing its bite. Offensively there line is average to below, no receivers, no QB's, and McGahee is over-rated. Not to mention this is our home opener and will be coming off a tough loss to the Steelers.


3 Sept. 21 at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m. - W. F.U. flamers!

4 Sept. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m. - W. This will be our first 3 game win streak in the same year. Not only have they lost a valuable member of the DL, still no receivers, and Taylor turning yet another year older, Del Rio has a fat new contract and will settle back in to his mediocrity and settle for average now that his job is safe. Plus with Gray, we have regained the edge into the Psyche of the Jags.

5 Oct. 5 Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. - W. Its at home, what can I say? We have to beat the Colts sometime in our life to be contenders so why not this week? Both Amobi and Williams Tee off on Manning and he is to busy crying to play the game.

6 Oct. 12 Miami Dolphins 1 p.m. W. We are at home, we play the Dolphins, they have yet to beat us. They still suck.

7 Oct. 19 Detroit Lions 4:05 p.m. W. They have no QB, no WR, no OL, no RB, no Defense. We are at home. I give the edge to the Texans.

8 Oct. 26 Bye - I like our odds here.

9 Nov. 2 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. L. With still a lack luster Run D Petterson single handedly makes us his prison, well you know. Much in the same fashion as Larry Johnson did a few years ago.

10 Nov. 9 Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m. W. Marve Lewis is fired at this point. The Bengals are left with no receivers, Rudi is still unable to regain his form and there is so much in fighting with the team that they completely lose focus and implode causing Palmer to blame there crappy year on global warming.

11 Nov. 16 at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. L. In Indy, nuff said.

12 Nov. 23 at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m. L. I hate Cleveland but we lose for yet another embarrassing turn out by the lake of death.

13 Dec. 1 Jacksonville Jaguars (Mon.) 8:30 p.m. W - Battle Red? National TV audience? Jacksonville? Win baby win!

14 Dec. 7 at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m. L - Its starting to get cold outside and its Lambo field. That, and there defense is better than ours, they run the ball effectively, (and remember when I said we still don't have a run defense?) Its a long day, a close match, but we still lose.

15 Dec. 14 Tennessee Titans 1 p.m. W - F.U. Flamers!

16 Dec. 21 at Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m. - W - Hadn't lost to them yet, why start now?

17 Dec. 28 Chicago Bears 1 p.m. W - We have to win this game, my wife is from Chicago and I have done nothing but tease her for the last four years.

So I guess you can sign me up for 11-5.

Good post it all comes down to divison games if we can win some of thoes games we will be in the playoffs thats the hardest thing 2 do tho !!!! it will be a battle blood sweet and tears

ObsiWan
04-15-2008, 06:54 PM
Schedule-shmedule... I watch the games at home on my big screen.
So as long as we're playing in January 2009, I'm happy.

But I will say this, I don't see anyone outside our division that scares me. Worries me? yeah, a little. But no one scares me.

- Pittsburgh - "Fast" Willie Parker is coming back from a broken leg and Roethlisberger has never impressed me. Who's gonna replace Faneca?
- Baltimore - D is old. "O" is old. Everybody is oooooollllldd.
- Miami - *yawn*
- Detroit - They were 2-6 on the road last year. I like our chances.
- Minnesota - Make T. Jackson beat us and we have a chance. If A.P. gets loose.... well, I'd rather not think about it
- Cincinnati - depends on who's out on parole that week
- Cleveland - They actually worry me. Maybe we can feed 'em some bad barbeque
- Green Bay - This worries me too. GB in Dec is not in our favor. And Brett may be back by now. ;o)
- Oakland - *yawn* I wonder who the interim coach will be - I'm betting they'll have one by now.
- Chicago - Let's hope Lovie is still saying, "Rex is our quarterback"

barrett
04-15-2008, 07:00 PM
for sure the focus needs to be on our division. also, kubiak said a few weeks ago that the focus for the team this year is "get it" for the defense, and "keep it" for the offense. turnovers were our achillies last year and he's made it the main focus. the turnover battle always plays an even bigger role in road games so i think if we follow that concept of "get it" and "keep it" and also keep our focus on doing better against the afc south we could be in pretty good shape.

"get it - keep it"

b0ng
04-15-2008, 07:03 PM
Not that it matters to any of you people here, but does anybody realize that the draft hasn't started yet, and we are talking about terrible scheduling I think Hoth-Boy has it right. The NO schedule is just ridiculously brutal (An entire month and a half away from N.O.) on fans, and honestly I'm more incensed by which teams got loads and loads of prime time games (Cleveland, Eagles). Hey, last year's schedule, I think we had 3 (maybe?) 3 p.m. games, which is the same as now, but our national game was on Thursday last year. This year we get to watch a battle red game, against the Jags, on Monday night, where there could be playoff implications. I mean, how freakin perfect is that? And it's at Reliant too? Rather than at whatever crappy teal tarped stadium is in Jacksonville? Sign me up, that sounds way way better than Denver on a Thursday.

Besides, if the Texans are who they think they are, this schedule will let them easily come out of the gate swingin.

Now with that out the way, predictions before anything has even happened:

1 Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m. - L Tough loss here. Harsh defense gave us a lot of trouble last year. 0 - 1
2 Sept. 14 Baltimore Ravens 4:15 p.m. W The Ravens were cupcakes last year, and I don't think they really did anything in the off season. 1 - 1
3 Sept. 21 at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m. - L These guys smote us last year, and I haven't seen anything that says they won't do it again this year. 1 - 2
4 Sept. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m. - L Killer road games in september begin to spell doom and gloom on the boards. 1 - 3
5 Oct. 5 Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. - W I can see a win here for no other reason than I am a homer and I think it will happen at some point, so why not now. 2 - 3
6 Oct. 12 Miami Dolphins 1 p.m. - W Hopes look up as we torch a cupcake 3 - 3
7 Oct. 19 Detroit Lions 4:05 p.m. - W Matt Millen earns his extension by the bad decision. I could see our defense having a killer game against the Lions 4 - 3
8 Oct. 26 Bye
9 Nov. 2 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. - L Adrian Peterson does it up. 4 - 4
10 Nov. 9 Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m. - L Well, I think this will be one of those games we weren't supposed to lose and we did. 4 - 5
11 Nov. 16 at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. L Revenge for Peyton and his band of merry men. 4 - 6
12 Nov. 23 at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m. W Not a big fan of Clevelands "big moves" this year. Plus, the Browns have been good at one thing consistently over the last 10 years. Dissappointment. 5 - 6
13 Dec. 1 (Mon.) Jacksonville Jaguars 8:30 p.m. W The house is rockin as we put em down. 6 - 6
14 Dec. 7 at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m. W Favre-less Packers just aren't as good on offense. 7 - 6
15 Dec. 14 Tennessee Titans 1 p.m. W Putting Vince in his place. 8 - 6
16 Dec. 21 at Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m. W The Raiders are baloney and I don't think they dig themselves out for awhile. They better hope Jamarcus Russel does it up big this year if they have any hope at all. 9 - 6
17 Dec. 28 Chicago Bears 1 p.m. L I think we end up dropping another heartbreaker at the end of the season and it knocks us out of playoff contention. We call it a marked improvement but Kubiak could become a coach nearing the hotseat if he's not in the playoffs by year 3 or 4. 9 - 7

JayCee
04-15-2008, 07:41 PM
When are NO 6 weeks away from home?

Lucky
04-15-2008, 07:45 PM
I was pretty pumped about the Texans schedule. Until Texans_Chick brought me down with those Debbie Downer posts. "Debbie, Please!" :(

I think the Texans can matchup well against these teams in September, if they're healthy. And you would think they would have the best chance at being healthy early in the season. Right?

Breaking it down, month by month:

September - Hold the rope and hang tough (2-2)
October - Build momentum (2-1)
November - Keep the faith (2-2)
December - Bring it home (4-1)

Let's not forget that monster MNF game on December 1st. Where Texans fans show the nation what football in Houston is all about. 10 & 6 and the playoffs, baby!

The Texans are good enough, they're smart enough, and doggone it, people like them!

ATXtexanfan
04-15-2008, 07:56 PM
schedule is brutal but a winning record in our division will decide our faith

b0ng
04-15-2008, 08:09 PM
When are NO 6 weeks away from home?

7 Oct. 19 at Carolina Panthers 1 p.m. 8 Oct. 26 San Diego Chargers (in London) 1 p.m. 9 Nov. 2 Bye 10 Nov. 9 at Atlanta Falcons 1 p.m. 11 Nov. 16 at Kansas City Chiefs 1 p.m. 12 Nov. 24 (Mon.) Green Bay Packers 8:30 p.m.

Brandon420tx
04-15-2008, 08:12 PM
I'm looking at those 3 straight divisional games early in the year. I like the week 8 bye though.

eriadoc
04-15-2008, 08:28 PM
You know what? I hear all of you, but to me, if they scheduled us against the Pats for 16 games, I'd be alright with that. To be the best, you have to beat the best. As far as the spacing ..... well, if I am going to have to watch football from my couch, September's a good month to choose. Maybe the October and December games will be held with an open roof.

Texans_Chick
04-15-2008, 08:42 PM
Am I happy with it? No. But then again a) I don't think this team will go 1-4, b) I would never imply that the NFL has it out for the Texans, and c) you paly the games that you are scheduled to play.

If we go 1-4 I would not blame the schedule, I would blame the team and if we went 1-4 it would likely mean that we are repeating our futlilty against the AFC South and I would blame the team for that as well.. Every team in the NFL plays 16 games, 8 at home and 8 on the road (unless your the Saints, who are probably the only team with a legitamite schedule beef). Every team plays a home and home series with their division rivals. The NFL is not out to screw one team or another (which has beenimplied several times in this thread).

I'd rather have the first 5 weeks the way they are and keep the bye week where it is, then change the first 5 and change the bye.

Nobody knows who tough the schedule is going to be at this time, things are to fluid in the NFL for any of us to predict what will be a tough game and what will not be. To much can happen between now and then.

Sorry if I get a little twisted when people start complaining about how the schedule doesn't quite mesh in with there prefered tailgatting plans.

Okay, I cannot prove the NFL actually hates the Texans. But, you can agree with me that the schedule isn't completely random. They want certain number of teams to get a certain number of TV games, and want to have certain matchups during particular times of the year. See e.g. Colts-Patriots

So they schedule their preferred teams first and then those of us scrub teams have to beg for our 3:00 pm starts. They know that the Texans have everything sold out, compared to let's say, the Jaguars that they have to be a little careful with given their precarious financial shape compared to the rest of the league:

Jags website: Jags given good schedule Balance, exposure provided (http://www.jaguars.com/news/article.aspx?id=6865)

• The Jaguars will receive a lot of national exposure. More specifically, Jacksonville Municipal Stadium will receive a considerable amount of national exposure, and that should help the Jaguars sell the stadium’s naming rights.

Prime-time home games are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5, against the Steelers, and for Thursday, Dec. 18, against the Colts. Those are the highlight games of the home schedule, but there is also a four o’clock game against visiting Cleveland on Sunday, Oct. 26, and those three dates could give “The Jack” a full name and the Jaguars needed revenue.

There is also a Monday nighter in Houston on Dec. 1 and a four o’clock job in Indianapolis in week three. Those two and the three high-profile home games give the ’08 schedule a lot of flavor and that’s a major positive.

• It’s a marketing dream come true.

Why? Well, the home opener is an easy sell and the opponent that day is Buffalo, which would otherwise not be an easy sell. That’s one tough sell out of the way, right?

The schedule has balance. It has three, maybe four, high-demand games (Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Indianapolis and, maybe, Cleveland), and those games are spaced out neatly, which should aid sales of the not-so-high-demand games.

• There are no red-flag months.

Last year, for example, the Jaguars faced a midseason stretch of schedule that included three consecutive road games. The Jaguars face no such daunting stretch of schedule this year. They play a minimum of two home games in every month of the season and the bye week comes favorably in week seven of the season.

The Texans have every game sold out. They are a high revenue team because they aren't located in some backwater reject town. No huge stars on the team so there is no need to highlight them. No long tradition of fandom so you don't have that need to highlight them.

So, the league can afford to take a dump on the Texans every year if they want to. Maybe it isn't hate for the Texans and their fanbase. But their preferences for some teams, in a league where every game matters, means the same thing as hating the Texans and their fans.

It just would be nice one year for Gary Kubiak to be able talk about the schedule without mentioning the word "challenging" so many times.

But yeah, I guess I should be happy with the gruel because it is better than nuthin.

/ nuthin < gruel < oatmeal < migas. I want a migas schedule as migas is my favorite breakfast.

gwallaia
04-15-2008, 08:45 PM
October can be a brutally hot month, esp the first part. Remember Oakland in 2004?? For those of you who think the roof will be open with those two 3pm games, I wouldn't bet on it.

By 3:00 the angle of the sun will be getting low in the sky so it might not be as bad you think Grandma.

Overalls
04-15-2008, 08:58 PM
One thing about us having a rough September beginning is that maybe one of our two injury prone RBs will still be healthy and we will have a balanced offense.

:fans:

Texans_Chick
04-15-2008, 09:22 PM
One thing about us having a rough September beginning is that maybe one of our two injury prone RBs will still be healthy and we will have a balanced offense.

:fans:

Assuming of course, that the zone blocking offensive line with some new personnel has it all together in loud road stadiums.

/http://dallasmorningviews.beloblog.com/archives/debbie_downer.jpg

Kaiser Toro
04-15-2008, 09:50 PM
/ nuthin < gruel < oatmeal < migas. I want a migas schedule as migas is my favorite breakfast.

You will get nothing and like it. :specnatz:

I like the schedule this year as this is the next step on the journey to being a contender. Years past I would have already been sweatin,' but we're different with Smithiak at the helm, the anti-Carrsserly - if you will.

As far as MNF, SNF & 3 pm goes, I would have liked another prime time game. However, December 1st at home against the Jags is as good as it gets, should everything fall in place.

Norg
04-15-2008, 09:59 PM
Screw it we are good enough to beat any team in the NFL there is really no easy game in the NFL IMO even

Browns
Cardinals
Bills
Atlanta
Carolina
and even the jets


are all deadly teams IMO

Speedy
04-15-2008, 10:22 PM
Then 3 weeks in a row at home. I hope my liver is up to it.

You ain't kidding, but that's what the pre-season's for, right? Hell, I may have to start my...uhh...off-season workouts a little early this year.

I don't have a problem with the schedule. Road heavy up front or whatever, if the Texans are good, if they are going to be a playoff contender, you win your games whenever and wherever. Hell, we've known the teams we're playing this year since 2002. I don't really think it matters much how they line 'em up. If this team is going to raise the bar, then they need to overcome the adversity, whatever form it takes.

Yeah, we start with 3 of 4 on the road, but next up is 4 of 5 at home, where the Texans went 6-2 last year. Then they finish up with 2 of 3 at home. I actually think that could be pretty favorable if it comes down to clinching a playoff berth.

And I also don't buy too much into how tough it looks. Things can change drastically from year to year and you never know where or how hard the injury bug strikes. Carolina and New Orleans were supposed to be tough last year. Maybe even Denver too. Let's just see how it works out.


why do we have the annual

Oakland and Browns Games EVERY FREAKING YEAR !!!!!!! LOL

Those teams, and Miami too, keep finishing in the same spot in the standings the Texans do, usually last, so that's why we play those teams every year. Expect this year we're playing Cleveland because it's the AFC North's turn in the rotation.

Guess what, next year it's the AFC East's turn and we play Miami again in South Florida. And it's possible that we'd be playing Oakland (here) and Cleveland (there) again as well. Depending on where the Texans finish in the standings, an AFC west team in the same position will come to Houston and we travel to an AFC North team in the same position.

dalemurphy
04-15-2008, 11:45 PM
Stephanie makes some very good points about why we don't get considered regarding our schedule. That being said, teams like Indy, NE, Dal, etc.. have 5 or 6 prime time games are consistantly playing on short rest and in difficult circumstances and they are doing all right. As a matter of a fact, the NYGiants have 4 prime time games- three on the road, and I believe they also have 2 3 game home stands. For Superbowl champs, that's a lot to complain about.



Anyway, I've had season tickets since the beginning and have driven back and forth from Austin to Houston and back again after some brutal games- making many drives without much to hope for other than a good showing and some hope for future seasons. NOT THIS YEAR! This is the year and DEC 1 is going to replace the inaugural game against Dallas as the most intense and exciting sporting event I've ever been a part of! Our first MNF game ever- against the evil Jaguars, 11 games into the season... WOW!!!

RTP2110
04-16-2008, 08:35 AM
I guess it's okay having tough road games at the beginning of the season. At least we get that out of the way before most of the injuries set in (hopefully). PIT, TEN, & JAX on the road are three games we definitely want to play with all of our starters.

Maddict5
04-16-2008, 09:38 AM
So you can legitimately say that you are happy with the schedule? You are happy with the possibility of going 1-4?

at least then we'll know if we're contenders or not early... if we start 1-4 then what does it matter- we're not good enough to compete with the best teams

we played best at the start of last year (panthers etc).. so yeah id prefer a really tough 2-3 start than a cakewalk 4-1 where we think we've arrived and then get destroyed in the second half of the season ala the lions this year

Twitch-Houston
04-16-2008, 11:04 AM
For you guys/gals on Macs that downloaded my Texans Ticker Widget last season, the new schedule should start appearing once the countdown to the draft is over. I don't care who we play or when, I'm just ready for some FOOTBALL!! :fans:

-Twitch

barrett
04-16-2008, 11:21 AM
i'm surprised by some of the more cognitive posters here at the conspiracy theory sort of twist this is taking. yes it's a hard schedule. but i think it moves. it's intense or "challenging" and then it lets up a bit. then it tightens up again and in the end, the best part, we get to finish strong at home.

i agree with the thinking that it's time to buck up. it's time to face adversity head on and stop licking our wounds. i'm not hoping for a good year. i'm expecting it. our team needs to come out and be competitive and win football games against good football teams. thats what good football teams do. they win football games.

The Pencil Neck
04-16-2008, 11:43 AM
They were talking to Madden last night and he said he always preferred schedules where he had his divisional games on the road early and then his divisional home games late.

Well, we've got that.

It makes for a brutal start of the season.

BUT... and I said this last year at about this time, we're sitting here looking at our schedule saying this team is going to be tough or that team is going to be a cream-puff but we really don't know if that's true. Last year about this time, we were expecting the Browns and Buccaneers to be cream-puffs and the Panthers and Saints to be tough teams. Don't forget that the Lions started last year with a big winning streak. They could be tough in the early part of this season again.

If this team is any good, then it will find ways to win. And we have to find ways to win divisional games.

threetoedpete
04-16-2008, 12:11 PM
They were talking to Madden last night and he said he always preferred schedules where he had his divisional games on the road early and then his divisional home games late.

Well, we've got that.

It makes for a brutal start of the season.

BUT... and I said this last year at about this time, we're sitting here looking at our schedule saying this team is going to be tough or that team is going to be a cream-puff but we really don't know if that's true. Last year about this time, we were expecting the Browns and Buccaneers to be cream-puffs and the Panthers and Saints to be tough teams. Don't forget that the Lions started last year with a big winning streak. They could be tough in the early part of this season again.

If this team is any good, then it will find ways to win. And we have to find ways to win divisional games.



Everybody is slipping a W for miami. They'll be a completely different team when we meet them. and we've rolled them like three times in row ? they had us beat untill Ronnie Brown went down.

Like I posted last year, they get off to good start anything is possible. Key for me is September 28th. That'll tell the tale of the '08 season.

DocBar
04-16-2008, 10:20 PM
Not that it matters to any of you people here, but does anybody realize that the draft hasn't started yet, and we are talking about terrible scheduling I think Hoth-Boy has it right. The NO schedule is just ridiculously brutal (An entire month and a half away from N.O.) on fans, and honestly I'm more incensed by which teams got loads and loads of prime time games (Cleveland, Eagles). Hey, last year's schedule, I think we had 3 (maybe?) 3 p.m. games, which is the same as now, but our national game was on Thursday last year. This year we get to watch a battle red game, against the Jags, on Monday night, where there could be playoff implications. I mean, how freakin perfect is that? And it's at Reliant too? Rather than at whatever crappy teal tarped stadium is in Jacksonville? Sign me up, that sounds way way better than Denver on a Thursday.

Besides, if the Texans are who they think they are, this schedule will let them easily come out of the gate swingin.

Now with that out the way, predictions before anything has even happened:

1 Sept. 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 p.m. - L Tough loss here. Harsh defense gave us a lot of trouble last year. 0 - 1
2 Sept. 14 Baltimore Ravens 4:15 p.m. W The Ravens were cupcakes last year, and I don't think they really did anything in the off season. 1 - 1
3 Sept. 21 at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m. - L These guys smote us last year, and I haven't seen anything that says they won't do it again this year. 1 - 2
4 Sept. 28 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 p.m. - L Killer road games in september begin to spell doom and gloom on the boards. 1 - 3
5 Oct. 5 Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. - W I can see a win here for no other reason than I am a homer and I think it will happen at some point, so why not now. 2 - 3
6 Oct. 12 Miami Dolphins 1 p.m. - W Hopes look up as we torch a cupcake 3 - 3
7 Oct. 19 Detroit Lions 4:05 p.m. - W Matt Millen earns his extension by the bad decision. I could see our defense having a killer game against the Lions 4 - 3
8 Oct. 26 Bye
9 Nov. 2 at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. - L Adrian Peterson does it up. 4 - 4
10 Nov. 9 Cincinnati Bengals 1 p.m. - L Well, I think this will be one of those games we weren't supposed to lose and we did. 4 - 5
11 Nov. 16 at Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. L Revenge for Peyton and his band of merry men. 4 - 6
12 Nov. 23 at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m. W Not a big fan of Clevelands "big moves" this year. Plus, the Browns have been good at one thing consistently over the last 10 years. Dissappointment. 5 - 6
13 Dec. 1 (Mon.) Jacksonville Jaguars 8:30 p.m. W The house is rockin as we put em down. 6 - 6
14 Dec. 7 at Green Bay Packers 1 p.m. W Favre-less Packers just aren't as good on offense. 7 - 6
15 Dec. 14 Tennessee Titans 1 p.m. W Putting Vince in his place. 8 - 6
16 Dec. 21 at Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m. W The Raiders are baloney and I don't think they dig themselves out for awhile. They better hope Jamarcus Russel does it up big this year if they have any hope at all. 9 - 6
17 Dec. 28 Chicago Bears 1 p.m. L I think we end up dropping another heartbreaker at the end of the season and it knocks us out of playoff contention. We call it a marked improvement but Kubiak could become a coach nearing the hotseat if he's not in the playoffs by year 3 or 4. 9 - 7 This is the second time I've seen in this thread that they pick us to beat Indy "cuz it's gotta happen sometime". Didn't that sometime happen at the end of '06?? We KNOW we can beat them, we just have to be WAY more consistent in doing it!!!

As far as GB goes, remember when we played Chitcago in the winter and kicked the bear butts?? The Texans have won some strange games. I'm in the 9-7 crowd, myself.

Texans_Chick
04-17-2008, 05:14 PM
Here is my writeup on the schedule:

FanHouse: Houston Texans Schedule Tough....At Least On Tailgaters' Livers (http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2008/04/17/houston-texans-schedule-tough-at-least-on-tailgaters-livers/)

Basically, I make the point that you can't look to last year's win-losses to predict what will happen this year.

But that even so, the imbalanced nature of the schedule kinda bites better it is better than a kick in the teeth.

That's about as happy as I can get about the schedule.

threetoedpete
04-19-2008, 05:52 AM
This is the second time I've seen in this thread that they pick us to beat Indy "cuz it's gotta happen sometime". Didn't that sometime happen at the end of '06?? We KNOW we can beat them, we just have to be WAY more consistent in doing it!!!

As far as GB goes, remember when we played Chitcago in the winter and kicked the bear butts?? The Texans have won some strange games. I'm in the 9-7 crowd, myself.

Yeah if they can get to within 500 in the division that would be progress. On any given sunday and all of that, but we got rolled on the road vs Jax and Indi...unless they get a whole bunch of injuries....that isn't going to change...they have more talented rosters than we do. One of the things I found interesting this off season was the p.u. of Drayton Flourance by Jax. that one was a Jack Del Rio special aimed straight at the Texans. When you got a dog down...kick him harder.

RTP2110
04-21-2008, 12:35 PM
Yeah if they can get to within 500 in the division that would be progress.

IMO that is the number 1 key to next season. Looking at last season we were 7-3 outside of our division. A 500 record in out division would be a big improvement.

aj.
04-21-2008, 08:02 PM
The Texans were .500 (3-3) in-division in '06 when they finished the season 6-10.

They were .667 (4-2) in-division in '04 when they finished 7-9.

They were .167 (1-5) in-division in '07 when they finished 8-8.

See a pattern?

I don't.

Moral of the story: win more games than you lose and you will be at least 9-7 and in the playoff picture.

GuerillaBlack
04-21-2008, 08:58 PM
The Texans were .500 (3-3) in-division in '06 when they finished the season 6-10.

They were .667 (4-2) in-division in '04 when they finished 7-9.

They were .167 (1-5) in-division in '07 when they finished 8-8.

See a pattern?

I don't.

Moral of the story: win more games than you lose and you will be at least 9-7 and in the playoff picture.

So you are saying, if the Texans go 0-6 next year, they will be 9-7 right? :specnatz:

TK_Gamer
05-01-2008, 01:59 PM
Bottom line is, we are in one of the tuffest divisions in the league. I think the first 5 games will go a long way to deciding if we have what it takes to make the playoffs outright and our injuries and how we develop at the end will decide if we can stumble into the last wildcard spot. I think Winning games in our divisions will mainly be a confidence builder. Our guys will be feeling much better facing teams in the playoffs if they have beat them at least once during the season. Some of what it takes to get in the playoffs is just plain luck with injuries. Hopefully we will come out on the positive side of that this year and finish 10-6 or better.

gary
05-17-2008, 02:40 PM
All this talk about the schedule makes me want football to start right now.

NBT
05-23-2008, 08:54 PM
Kubiak has already said it and it is still true. We have to run the ball better, and we have to keep the other teams (especially in our division) from running. The schedule is what it is, we just have to take care of business and the wins will take care of themselves. 10-6.

threetoedpete
05-28-2008, 03:16 PM
The Texans were .500 (3-3) in-division in '06 when they finished the season 6-10.

They were .667 (4-2) in-division in '04 when they finished 7-9.

They were .167 (1-5) in-division in '07 when they finished 8-8.

See a pattern?

I don't.

Moral of the story: win more games than you lose and you will be at least 9-7 and in the playoff picture.


I like your attitude. The only thing positive 'bout the '08 schedule is that the other members of the AFC South have it more difficult than we do. Ten teams who posted above .500 records in '07 with eight playoff teams. Only Tennessee has a softer schedule in terms of last years preformances than the Texans and the AFC South. All teams are in flux that is true. But what is also true is that the Texans are faced with more turn over at more positions than our rivals. We're not just turning another page here.


http://www.kffl.com/article.php/90122/512

http://www.theredzone.org/strength.asp

ObsiWan
05-28-2008, 03:55 PM
Keys to victory:
Win the freakin' turnover battle! Its that simple.

Only four times did we outright win the turnover battle; guess what? We won all four games

We broke even three times and we won two out of three of those. I'll take those results over a season.
The one we lost was to Jacksonville when we turned the ball over 3 times. Ya can't turn the ball over to Jacksonville three times (not the way they were playing last year) and expect to win.

Notice anything?
There were 7 of 16 games where we won or broke even on the turnover front - we went 6-1. That means we lost the battle in the other nine but still managed to win two of those games anyway.

ATXtexanfan
06-29-2008, 02:56 AM
Keys to victory:
Win the freakin' turnover battle! Its that simple.

Only four times did we outright win the turnover battle; guess what? We won all four games

We broke even three times and we won two out of three of those. I'll take those results over a season.
The one we lost was to Jacksonville when we turned the ball over 3 times. Ya can't turn the ball over to Jacksonville three times (not the way they were playing last year) and expect to win.

Notice anything?
There were 7 of 16 games where we won or broke even on the turnover front - we went 6-1. That means we lost the battle in the other nine but still managed to win two of those games anyway.

couldn't agree more more daddy-o

whiskeyrbl
07-07-2008, 05:42 AM
Keys to victory:
Win the freakin' turnover battle! Its that simple.

Only four times did we outright win the turnover battle; guess what? We won all four games

We broke even three times and we won two out of three of those. I'll take those results over a season.
The one we lost was to Jacksonville when we turned the ball over 3 times. Ya can't turn the ball over to Jacksonville three times (not the way they were playing last year) and expect to win.

Notice anything?
There were 7 of 16 games where we won or broke even on the turnover front - we went 6-1. That means we lost the battle in the other nine but still managed to win two of those games anyway.
Nice research