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MojoMan
10-14-2008, 09:24 AM
http://covers.usatoday.com/data/odds.aspx

Have the Texans ever been a 10 point favorite before? Wow. That is a large line for the Texans.

Texan_Bill
10-14-2008, 09:25 AM
http://covers.usatoday.com/data/odds.aspx

Have the Texans ever been a 10 point favorite before? Wow. That is a large line for the Texans.

Too large. Texans haven't proved anything yet, let alone being a 10 point fave.

gtexan02
10-14-2008, 09:32 AM
Did you see the Lions QB? He dropped back straight out of bounds, and kept going as if he didn't realize.

I could have done better on that play

Malloy
10-14-2008, 09:40 AM
Did you see the Lions QB? He dropped back straight out of bounds, and kept going as if he didn't realize.



And that is the reason for the -10. They expect him to do it 5 times next sunday :)

TEXANS84
10-14-2008, 09:56 AM
I believe Kitna may play this weekend, so we don't have the running to the back of the endzone to look forward to.

Tailgate
10-14-2008, 09:57 AM
Sweet.... I'll put money down on Detroit and assure us of a victory.

drewmar74
10-14-2008, 10:33 AM
I believe Kitna may play this weekend, so we don't have the running to the back of the endzone to look forward to.

No sir. Kitna is headed to the IR:

REPORT: KITNA TO IR
Posted by Mike Florio on October 14, 2008, 9:54 a.m.
With no teams interested in giving the Lions whatever they wanted in exchange for the rights to quarterback Jon Kitna, the Lions reportedly have decided to place the veteran quarterback on injured reserve.

Dave Birkett of the Oakland Press reports that the decision has been made, and that it will be implemented later in the day.

But Kitna could be released from IR, once the team concludes that his back injury is healed. At that point, Kitna could sign with another team (after passing through waivers), or he could file a grievance aimed at recovering the balance of his $2.95 million base salary for 2008.

On Monday, Kitna said that he expects his back to be healed within a couple of weeks.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/

Vinny
10-14-2008, 10:34 AM
*the winning streak begins! (first one ever)









*fingers crossed

HOU-TEX
10-14-2008, 10:37 AM
Well, our defense has been known to make unknown QB's look like Pro-Bowlers. My money would be on the Lions to cover that spread.

Mario should be ripping the QB a new ass this Sunday. At least he better because there's no one else that can.

Malloy
10-14-2008, 10:37 AM
*the winning streak begins! (first one ever)



With this team I celebrate any one-game winning streak :)

J-Russ
10-14-2008, 10:45 AM
I believe Kitna may play this weekend, so we don't have the running to the back of the endzone to look forward to.

Well thats good, cause so far in this season when Kitna starts at QB the opposing team always blows out the Lions and score 31+ on them.

Only time that didn't happen was last week, when *hitna didn't start.

nunusguy
10-14-2008, 10:49 AM
10 points ? Dang, lets just mail this sukker in !

TexanSam
10-14-2008, 10:50 AM
I wonder how much it would be if Roy Williams is traded today?

El Tejano
10-14-2008, 11:15 AM
After how our team has figured out ways to lose, I am not guaranteeing anything. We did figure out a way to win though so, I'm very optimistic.

Vinny
10-14-2008, 11:18 AM
I was listening to the Texans post game on the radio as I left the stadium and the host was comparing Schaub to Kitna...I thought it was a kinda interesting comparison as our offenses are similar when it comes to moving the ball between the 20's.

Malloy
10-14-2008, 11:21 AM
I was listening to the Texans post game on the radio as I left the stadium and the host was comparing Schaub to Kitna...I thought it was a kinda interesting comparison as our offenses are similar when it comes to moving the ball between the 20's.

Did they have anything clever to say ?

Vinny
10-14-2008, 11:23 AM
Did they have anything clever to say ?
it was kinda a backhanded compliment since he was pointing out that Kitna can move the ball but isn't exactly what you want in a QB if you really want to make some noise in the league.

Ole Miss Texan
10-14-2008, 11:31 AM
Did you see the Lions QB? He dropped back straight out of bounds, and kept going as if he didn't realize.

I could have done better on that play

Oh my gosh I know! My buddy and I were watching espn? or sunday night football when they were showing like the top 10 highlights. We weren't really paying attention but that caught my eye and busted out laughing. Rewound (rewinded?)... Rewound to play it again... we must have watched it at least 12 times.

I forget which announcer it was, but he said something to the affect, "Well the Lions apparently never taught this guy the correct dimensions of the endzone." LOL- That play made my day.

Anyways back to the game. I hope we trounce Detroit. Defensively, they are no better than any of the teams we've played. Offensively... I could see our Defense struggling a little but I have the fealing we're playing a lot better. I think this is a game where all facets of our team come together. I predict after this game we're feeling really good about our team and the direction we're headed. Of course I'm usually always wrong with predictions so shouldn't be saying anything!

El Tejano
10-14-2008, 11:55 AM
The way I see it is this team has to come together this week. By together I mean correct the mistakes and play a solid game of football. My reason is because it really doesn't get any easier for us now. Even with a win we will have to do something we haven't done before and that is win a 3rd in a rowe. Typically we lose that 3rd game even if the team is winless or whatever.

Then after that we have to play 3 out of 4 on the road and those team are not easy.

So if the Texans want to get some momentum they need to get well against Detroit and the only way you get well is by playing a very good solid game and not taking these guys lightly.

dalemurphy
10-14-2008, 12:59 PM
The way I see it is this team has to come together this week. By together I mean correct the mistakes and play a solid game of football. My reason is because it really doesn't get any easier for us now. Even with a win we will have to do something we haven't done before and that is win a 3rd in a rowe. Typically we lose that 3rd game even if the team is winless or whatever.

Then after that we have to play 3 out of 4 on the road and those team are not easy.

So if the Texans want to get some momentum they need to get well against Detroit and the only way you get well is by playing a very good solid game and not taking these guys lightly.

Limiting turnovers is certainly something that has to be cleaned up. It's interesting, however, how clean this team is playing in terms of penalties. I can't recall a team ever playing this clean. It's interesting that the team is on opposite ends of those two measurements: last in TO margin but first in fewest penalties.

ubecool454
10-14-2008, 01:01 PM
http://covers.usatoday.com/data/odds.aspx

Have the Texans ever been a 10 point favorite before? Wow. That is a large line for the Texans.
I never rememeber them being 10 points favs but don't do give up those kind of points in any NFL game.

The Pencil Neck
10-14-2008, 01:32 PM
I always get worried when we're favorites. But 10 point favorites?

I'm askairt.

edo783
10-14-2008, 11:30 PM
I think we will win, but cover 10 points...........Mmmm, I doubt it. Nice if we do.

Ole Miss Texan
10-14-2008, 11:38 PM
I think we win by 13-17 points.

Vinnie
10-15-2008, 10:39 AM
I just checked this morning and it's down to Texans -8.5. If it keeps trending that way then that might be worth looking at!

Polo
10-15-2008, 10:39 AM
I think the Texans win this game by atleast two touchdowns...

Lions quit early as Texans punch them in the mouth...

TheRealJoker
10-15-2008, 10:43 AM
I think the Texans will win this game handily but the Lions will get garbage time points to make it look not quite as bad as it actually was.

The game i'm worried about however is the Bengals game, especially if they dont win on Sunday and if Carson Palmer is back for our game. They've played some teams pretty tough this season and seem to put up a fight when they're counted out. If people think they're a threat to win they usually roll over but the Bengals are the team to be worried about. Nobody wants to be the team to hand these last two teams their first W and the Texans can potentially be both of their firsts.

We have to be on our A game ladies and gents. These next 2 weeks are going to be a real test for the coaches to make sure they have their young team ready to play even though they're pairing up with a couple of gooses.

False Start
10-15-2008, 10:48 AM
This game kind of reminds me of Atlanta last season. We had all the confidence in the world and got our asses kicked. Lets hope there's not a repeat of that performance.

TheRealJoker
10-15-2008, 10:51 AM
This game kind of reminds me of Atlanta last season. We had all the confidence in the world and got our asses kicked. Lets hope there's not a repeat of that performance.

Biggest difference however was we were riddled with injuries in that game. This is the most healthy we've been in franchise history at this point of the season.

bigbrewster2000
10-15-2008, 10:53 AM
I just checked this morning and it's down to Texans -8.5. If it keeps trending that way then that might be worth looking at!

Thats a big suprise to me considering they trades Roy Williams yesterday. If I were a betting man I would jump on that. Alas I am not

MojoMan
10-15-2008, 10:57 AM
Here is a link to the lines:

http://covers.usatoday.com/data/odds.aspx

As you can see, the current line ranges between 8.5-10, depending on which book maker you choose.

MojoMan
10-15-2008, 11:02 AM
As an aside, Texas Tech is -21 over Texas A&M. This is a tough year for the Aggies.

bigbrewster2000
10-15-2008, 11:12 AM
As an aside, Texas Tech is -21 over Texas A&M. This is a tough year for the Aggies.

TEch wins by 30 IMO

Insideop
10-15-2008, 01:39 PM
This game kind of reminds me of Atlanta last season. We had all the confidence in the world and got our asses kicked. Lets hope there's not a repeat of that performance.

I hope they don't fall into that trap! This team, despite the turnovers and 2 losses, has been playing well the last 3 weeks. I hope they don't take anyone for granted. They need to play hard from start to finish, and if they do get a big lead (like the Colts game), don't let up! I hope they've learned their lessons from the Colts game and the Falcons game last year.

powerfuldragon
10-15-2008, 02:01 PM
i hate it when we're picked to win.

MojoMan
10-15-2008, 02:09 PM
i hate it when we're picked to win.

What kind of an attitude is that?

powerfuldragon
10-15-2008, 03:07 PM
What kind of an attitude is that?

haven't we lost like every game we were picked to win?

False Start
10-15-2008, 03:13 PM
Biggest difference however was we were riddled with injuries in that game. This is the most healthy we've been in franchise history at this point of the season.


Good point. :cool:

I was just saying almost everyone was counting it as sure win.

mattieuk
10-15-2008, 03:17 PM
We will win, and will do so by more than 10 I think.

ObsiWan
10-15-2008, 03:19 PM
And that is the reason for the -10. They expect him to do it 5 times next sunday :)
:rofl:

Vinnie
10-15-2008, 03:21 PM
haven't we lost like every game we were picked to win?

They were favored vs Miami, didn't cover though. DOH!

ObsiWan
10-15-2008, 03:24 PM
I hope they don't fall into that trap! This team, despite the turnovers and 2 losses, has been playing well the last 3 weeks. I hope they don't take anyone for granted. They need to play hard from start to finish, and if they do get a big lead (like the Colts game), don't let up! I hope they've learned their lessons from the Colts game and the Falcons game last year.

This really does have all the makings of a land mine game. If we don't watch our step we'll get blown up.

powerfuldragon
10-15-2008, 03:26 PM
They were favored vs Miami, didn't cover though. DOH!

really? i guess that shows how often i check the chronicle for useful sports info..

Speedy
10-15-2008, 03:26 PM
http://covers.usatoday.com/data/odds.aspx

Have the Texans ever been a 10 point favorite before? Wow. That is a large line for the Texans.

Yes, one other time. The Cleveland game in '04 that would have made the Texans 8-8 three seasons earlier than it finally ended up taking them to get there. Yeah, the Texans laid a turd in that one, losing 22-14.

Vinnie
10-15-2008, 03:34 PM
really? i guess that shows how often i check the chronicle for useful sports info..

Was that pun intentional? Oh wait, forgot, Texans Chick is blogging there again so there is something useful after all.

Texans_Chick
10-15-2008, 04:03 PM
The Detroit Lions might be the 2005 Houston Texans:

1. Bad QB play.
2. Bad line play.
3. A really good receiver who isn't going to get the ball.
4. Doesn't really use a tight end.
5. Horrible defense.
6. GM situation that is for most purposes up in the air.
7. Special teams that plays better than the rest of the team.
8. Overall chaos.

The 2005 Texans won 2 games, and lost a number of close ones, and got blown out of the water more than a few times.

BigWig
10-15-2008, 04:41 PM
The Detroit Lions might be the 2005 Houston Texans:

1. Bad QB play.
2. Bad line play.
3. A really good receiver who isn't going to get the ball.
4. Doesn't really use a tight end.
5. Horrible defense.
6. GM situation that is for most purposes up in the air.
7. Special teams that plays better than the rest of the team.
8. Overall chaos.

The 2005 Texans won 2 games, and lost a number of close ones, and got blown out of the water more than a few times.

Agreed but we all know what happens when there are sleepers.
Cleveland v Giants 10-13-08
Rams get a win ?
Theres more I just cant think of them.
We need to play and play big and win big!

TEXANS84
10-15-2008, 06:15 PM
A game vs the Texans might just be what the doctor ordered after a good game vs the Vikes... if they lose though, may god have mercy on their souls - the rest of the schedule is not kind

Found Lions fans! (http://www.thelionsfanatics.com/tlfforum/index.php?showtopic=1717)

barrett
10-15-2008, 06:23 PM
man, sucks to be a lions fan. the saddest franchise in the NFL. at least we've got some positives to be let down about. i don't know how they can even get let down over there. seems like they would just kind of shrug every time something bad happens and say "ooh neto!" evertime something good happens.

JWarren14
10-15-2008, 06:26 PM
I firmly plan on starting Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson in fantasy next week!!

Yeah, I suppose Bodden played well...but c'mon Berrian is no Andre Johnson and while Steve Slaton is no Adrian Peterson, Peterson dropped a 111 yards on us despite fumbling twice. 2ndly, Houston for the most part, despite losing up until this week, has played a tremendously difficult schedule...Pitt, Tennesse, Jacksonville, Indy (who they almost beat), and upstart Miami.

Bottom line I'd take the Houston offensive skill players over our players and or the Minny crew anyday!

Thanks Lions Fan!

On the subject of large spreads how about USC (-41.5) @ Washington State

Malloy
10-15-2008, 07:05 PM
Found Lions fans! (http://www.thelionsfanatics.com/tlfforum/index.php?showtopic=1717)

Auch, they're even worse of than we are. I almost feel bad for them.

That is, after next sunday I'll feel bad :)

b0ng
10-15-2008, 07:31 PM
Thanks Lions Fan!

On the subject of large spreads how about USC (-41.5) @ Washington State

I believe USC vs Oregon State was somewhere around 18 points.

Just sayin.

cuppacoffee
10-16-2008, 12:00 PM
We will win, and will do so by more than 10 I think.

Now that is the ultimate in covering your azz..:D

:jk: with you.


:coffee: