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TexansFan#80
01-03-2005, 06:15 PM
In 2005, the Texans will host the Cardinals, Rams, Browns, Steelers and Chiefs in addition to their division opponents. Houston will travel to Seattle, San Francisco, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Buffalo in addition to their division trips.

Home

Cards - Win
Rams - Loss (close game)
Browns - Win
Steelers - Loss
Chiefs - Win
Colts - Loss
Jags - Win
Titans - Win

Away

Seahawks - Win
49'ers - Win
Ravens - Loss
Bengals - Win
Bills - Loss
Colts - Loss
Jags - Win
Titans - Win

I'm thinking the Texans got 10-6 and do make a trip to the post season. This is just my optimistic opinion. What do you guys think?

pek281
01-03-2005, 06:17 PM
I only see 8 wins there.

TEXANS84
01-03-2005, 06:17 PM
Umm..I'll wait till training camp to make predictions.

AndreJ
01-03-2005, 06:18 PM
I was gonna make a thread just like this but i thought it might be to early to start predicting for next season. I want to atleast wait and see how the drafts go and see what teams makes big FA transactions in the offseason. Having a look at the preseason games would help too to get a better ideal.

Im gonna hold off for now.

Txnpride
01-03-2005, 06:18 PM
Ill take it!!!!

MIGHTYTEX
01-03-2005, 07:03 PM
I would like to see 9-7 but would be content with 8-8

pittbull
01-03-2005, 07:25 PM
I don't want to sound like some of the other crying fans out there, because I think we have a lot in place for the future, with the exception of the O-line and O-coordinator. I think both will be addressed in the offseason!!! Here's my prediction!


Home

Cards - Win
Rams - win
Browns - Win
Steelers - Loss
Chiefs - loss
Colts -win (Finally get one against Indy!!!, due to Manning being injured)
Jags - Win
Titans - Win

Away

Seahawks - Loss
49'ers - Win
Ravens - win
Bengals - Win
Bills - Loss
Colts - Loss
Jags - Win
Titans - loss

10-6 season, and the Texans get there first playoff appearance! Carr goes over 4,000 yards passing and 25TD, Davis 1,300 yards rushing, Johnson 1,350 and 10 TD's Robinson gets a pro bowl nod, and Peek leads the team in sacks with 11!! :whew

Anishin
01-03-2005, 07:41 PM
Damn, that looks like another tough schedule, when do we get the easy one? I remember I first and second year we had one of the hardest schedules, haven't seen to much on the breakdown on winning percentages of our opponents in year 3.

the wonger need food
01-03-2005, 07:46 PM
11-5 is a possibility. No worse than 9-7.

brickmantexanfan
01-03-2005, 07:47 PM
I think it will work out just fine we should make the right moves in the off season and come back really strong,remember we have gotten better every year(W/L) there is no reason to believe next year will be any different.

By the way.Do you guys like my new avatar?

BornOrange
01-03-2005, 08:40 PM
Predicting results this early before free agency and the draft is kinda meaningless, but since there isn't anything better to do I will take a stab.

HOME

Cards - Win - They should be improved in Green's second year, but not that much
Rams - Win - As long as Martz is their coach, they will underachieve
Browns - Win - Revenge will be sweet
Steelers - Loss - I think this could be a win, but we will probably lose a game we shouldn't
Chiefs - Win - The Chiefs will be better next year, but not good enough
Colts - Win - This will be a Battle Red Day.
Jags - Win - We will hold serve against the Jaguars
Titans - Win - The Titans will have another down year

AWAY

Seahawks - Win - They are going to lose some talent this offseason
49'ers - Win - They are now one of the worst franchises
Ravens - Loss - Could be a win if the Ravens don't find an offense
Bengals - Win - We owe this team, and I think Palmer is going to flop
Bills - Loss - We've already won a game here, it will be hard to repeat
Colts - Loss - They are too tough for us in their dome
Jags - Loss - The Jags hold serve
Titans - Win - The Titans will be in last again

Add it up and it's an optimistic 11-5. 10-6 is more realistic
7-1 at home
4-4 on the road

I think next year the Texans are going to make winning at home even more of an emphasis. Playoff teams usually mop up at home and play .500 or better on the road. A home record of at least 6-2 should be the goal next year.

The Texans have actually been a pretty good road team. Not one of the better teams in the league, mind you, but one that can win in some pretty tough places. Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, and Kansas City are some of the toughest venues in the NFL and the Texans have won at all four of them. Of the Texans 16 all time wins, 8 of them have been on the road. And we went 4-4 on the road this year, so expecting to do the same next year is realistic.

BuffSoldier
01-03-2005, 09:00 PM
I think depending on who we get in the draft and FA, we could do as good as 12-4, but thats being very optimistic, I expect at east 9-7.

texansfan88
01-03-2005, 09:01 PM
we can go 0-16, we can go 16-0

it is WAYYYYYYY too early to predict anything. It's going to be a long offseason for you already predicting

gwallaia
01-03-2005, 09:56 PM
This thread is incredibly hilarious. :rofl:

AndreJ
01-03-2005, 10:15 PM
:shocked Are you saying something positive, whoa! :shocked

It is to early to predict anything but my expectations are 10 wins next year. This year was 7-8.

Shocked me too.

TxDavid
01-03-2005, 10:25 PM
Damn this thread came out a few months too early. I guess I'll take Superbowl. All the way baby!

nunusguy
01-03-2005, 10:48 PM
The playoffs & 10-6, maybe 11-5. Wow, what optimists ! Look how we struggled this year to win 7. And those 7 wins included sweeping 2 of our division rivals - how often do you think that will happen ? Sorry, but I just don't think we are 1 or 2 guys away from being a playoff team. This team has
to make more than just marginal improvement. And it has to have some
kind of con sistancy. Oh, we'll get better thru the draft, but so will everyone
else. And after yesterday we're gonna win in double digits next year ?

edo783
01-03-2005, 11:55 PM
With the teams we have to play in 05 we will have a good season at 9 wins. Haven't exactly been bullet proof at home.

TEAL CURTAIN
01-04-2005, 12:06 AM
Wow you guy's haven't had a winning season yet but based on these predictions you may go to super bowl!!!! Based on the B***H SLAPPING the BROWNS admimistered to you yesterday I think you'll be fighting the TITANS for the basement once again.

TEXANS84
01-04-2005, 12:35 AM
Wow you guy's haven't had a winning season yet but based on these predictions you may go to super bowl!!!! Based on the B***H SLAPPING the BROWNS admimistered to you yesterday I think you'll be fighting the TITANS for the basement once again.

2-0
41-6

Shoo fly.

fresno8
01-04-2005, 01:22 AM
:shocked Are you saying something positive, whoa! :shocked


Funny, I thought the same thing :heh: , can't predict before the draft and FA, but 9-7 or 10-6.

rhc564
01-04-2005, 06:58 AM
How far will this team go in 2005? For starters, it would have to be a long
way!! We are in the bottom 5 in the AFC in both total defense and total
offense-- only 1 team (Colts) is going to the playoffs with a worse scoring
defense-- we are in the bottom 5 in offensive scoring-- no players in the
top 30 in scoring or sacks,etc.etc.

I have a difficult time believing that this team--all of a sudden-- is going
to leap by so many other teams to the playoffs when we are still so close
to the bottom. Then, you factor in the OL problems and lack of pass rush
and have to wonder if these major problems will require new players or will
existing players step up.

Three years. What part of this team has progressed to the point that-next
year--it will be play off caliber? The Browns game was not a good sign of things to come, nor a testimony of three years of progression. Sure, we
won 2 more games but does that bode well for what it will take next year to
win? I sure hope so!!! :hmmm:

Texan Gal 312
01-04-2005, 07:09 AM
The NFL is all about Parity. In reality there is very little difference between the top teams and the bottom teams. You see teams rise and fall very quickly. If you make a couple of good offseason acquistions, stay lucky on the injury front you go to the head of the class VERY quickly.
Look at San Diego and Pittsburgh from last year.

The biggest mistake you can make is not stay the course, you do not want to get on the browns merry go round.

rhc564
01-04-2005, 07:16 AM
The NFL is all about Parity. In reality there is very little difference between the top teams and the bottom teams. You see teams rise and fall very quickly. If you make a couple of good offseason acquistions, stay lucky on the injury front you go to the head of the class VERY quickly.
Look at San Diego and Pittsburgh from last year.

The biggest mistake you can make is not stay the course, you do not want to get on the browns merry go round.

So, just how long do you stay the course? idonno:

Tedc
01-04-2005, 07:40 AM
Wow you guy's haven't had a winning season yet but based on these predictions you may go to super bowl!!!! Based on the B***H SLAPPING the BROWNS admimistered to you yesterday I think you'll be fighting the TITANS for the basement once again.

Great playoff push you guys made! :thud:

I guess you can thank the Texans for giving your team a longer vacation. :loser

Next year the Jaguars first goal is to beat the Texans.

HJam72
01-04-2005, 08:46 AM
In 2005, the Texans will host the Cardinals, Rams, Browns, Steelers and Chiefs in addition to their division opponents. Houston will travel to Seattle, San Francisco, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Buffalo in addition to their division trips.

Home

Cards - Loss
Rams - Win (close game)
Browns - Loss
Steelers - Win
Chiefs - Loss
Colts - Win
Jags - Win
Titans - Loss

Away

Seahawks - Win
49'ers - Loss
Ravens - Loss
Bengals - Loss
Bills - Loss
Colts - Win
Jags - Loss
Titans - Loss

6 wins next year. It's all about parity, right? We beat the Steelers and the Colts TWICE, but those are 3 of our 6 wins next year. DD rushes for 2000 yds. and has like 800 in receptions, but we lose 10 games and Carr breaks his own sack record because we're stuck with the linemen we've got. Capers says all year that we will do better the next year, because we're stuck with him too, lol. AJ leads the league in ypc, but has 2 catches per game and our leading sack man is Peek, who rarely gets to play. I say we either get Michael Vick or start teaching DD to play QB. Carr can just take a break until we find some real protection.
:hmmm:

Hey, you can't expect me to make serious predictions right now. Geeez.

Texan Gal 312
01-04-2005, 08:56 AM
:um: This thread is incredibly hilarious. :rofl:

Especially the ones who call for coaching changes and know (or should) full well they are not going to happen and then predict something like 10-6.

Logic eek: would seem to indicate these posters would be predicting 7-9 or 6-10.

Cincinnatikid
01-04-2005, 12:11 PM
Being from cincinnati, i can guarantee that many of you will be suprised that the bengals will probably beat the texans next season, again. Some of these projections people are making are not really based on reality, just like people still think the texans should have beaten the chargers because they are a "bad" team.

Marcus
01-04-2005, 01:02 PM
So, just how long do you stay the course? idonno:

For as long as it takes. The last thing we need, is a Washington Redskins, or Cleveland Browns type of an owner. If that is the type of owner that you desire, you should root for those teams.

Bob McNair is one smart man. He believes in stability (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/12/19/SPGAAAEBOE1.DTL). Whenever I hear McNair, Casserly, or especially Capers talk about other teams, the Steelers is the team that's mentioned the most.

TexansTrueFan
01-04-2005, 07:14 PM
I don't want to sound like some of the other crying fans out there, because I think we have a lot in place for the future, with the exception of the O-line and O-coordinator. I think both will be addressed in the offseason!!! Here's my prediction!


Home

Cards - Win
Rams - win
Browns - Win
Steelers - Loss
Chiefs - loss
Colts -win (Finally get one against Indy!!!, due to Manning being injured)
Jags - Win
Titans - Win

Away

Seahawks - Loss
49'ers - Win
Ravens - win
Bengals - Win
Bills - Loss
Colts - Loss
Jags - Win
Titans - loss

10-6 season, and the Texans get there first playoff appearance! Carr goes over 4,000 yards passing and 25TD, Davis 1,300 yards rushing, Johnson 1,350 and 10 TD's Robinson gets a pro bowl nod, and Peek leads the team in sacks with 11!! :whew


SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT TO ME :banana:

southtexan
01-04-2005, 08:56 PM
The NFL is all about Parity. In reality there is very little difference between the top teams and the bottom teams. You see teams rise and fall very quickly. If you make a couple of good offseason acquistions, stay lucky on the injury front you go to the head of the class VERY quickly.
Look at San Diego and Pittsburgh from last year.

The biggest mistake you can make is not stay the course, you do not want to get on the browns merry go round.


Excellent post. What do most of these people want on our 3rd year? I want our team to win as much a the rest of you but that will take time....heck I waited for the oilers for several years. As long as we make progress we should be OK, the OL should be a priority then the DL a wide receiver should help some too (the Williams kid from USC would be fine).

infantrycak
01-04-2005, 11:44 PM
0 wins unless they prove me other wise. That line has more holes than swiss cheese. It run blocks like ****, it pass protect like ****..... can we salvage such **** next season?

Dont believe any hype..

And the Chargers were 4-12 last year and 12-4 this year. Get a grip folks the sky is not falling because of one stupid loss at the end of the season.

TexansTrueFan
01-05-2005, 08:08 AM
The playoffs & 10-6, maybe 11-5. Wow, what optimists ! Look how we struggled this year to win 7. And those 7 wins included sweeping 2 of our division rivals - how often do you think that will happen ? Sorry, but I just don't think we are 1 or 2 guys away from being a playoff team. This team has
to make more than just marginal improvement. And it has to have some
kind of con sistancy. Oh, we'll get better thru the draft, but so will everyone
else. And after yesterday we're gonna win in double digits next year ?


come on now all the optimism and you have to say something like that ?? Well we have the youngest team in the league right now, so they can only get better. And i do think we were 1 or 2 D-Line/O-Line men away from beign a play-off team !

Doug
01-05-2005, 08:38 AM
Wow you guy's haven't had a winning season yet but based on these predictions you may go to super bowl!!!! Based on the B***H SLAPPING the BROWNS admimistered to you yesterday I think you'll be fighting the TITANS for the basement once again.
This is too funny! I couldn't pass it up. You're really talking trash about our fans being positive about next season? LOL B***H slapped is getting beat 21-0 by a team that lost to the second worst now third team in the NFL. A Jags fan talking trash on a Texans MB is funny in itself considering you got swept this year!

TexansTrueFan
01-05-2005, 09:12 AM
This is too funny! I couldn't pass it up. You're really talking trash about our fans being positive about next season? LOL B***H slapped is getting beat 21-0 by a team that lost to the second worst now third team in the NFL. A Jags fan talking trash on a Texans MB is funny in itself considering you got swept this year!


i guess they'll never learn. :shocked if we are pathetic i wonder what that makes them ??????

Helmetnutz
01-05-2005, 12:54 PM
TrueFan, it makes us 9-7 and 2nd in the division. That being said, I'm not here to start a flame war. Both the Texans and the Jags showed improvement over 2003 and that is all you can hope for. An anomoly like what the Chargers did this year cannot be expected. Both teams will be improved next year (youth growing up) but I still don't see either team challenging the Dolts for at least one more year. Of the 2 teams, I honestly would have to give the Jags the best chance of making the playoffs next year. Darius is the only major contributor not under contract right now and the Jags expect to be around 35 million under the cap when free agency starts (I know, I know, we owe it all to you guys :heh: ). Anyway, good luck next year and enjoy bragging rights for now.

HJam72
01-06-2005, 03:45 PM
My expectation for the Texans is 9 wins next year. I don't know who we will beat or who we will lose to, but I think 9 wins is realistic and I will NOT be happy with anything less. .500 will not be good enough next year. I know we will win some we shouldn't and lose some we shouldn't and some opponents will be better or worse than what we expect them to be, but I expect them to do what it takes in the offseason and get 9 or more wins next year. 9 wins and no playoffs or 9 wins and playoffs. I'm not worried about that, but I think in the fourth year it's time to have a winning season and start knocking on that door.

TexansTrueFan
01-06-2005, 03:54 PM
if we make the play-offs that'll be great, but just to see a little improvment would be fine to. I would just like for us to be favored once and actually win the game. If we make play-offs i'll love this team, if we only win 1 game next season i'll love this team. So i just hope for the best, cause thats all as a fan i can do !

WWJD
01-06-2005, 04:52 PM
I heard a NFL player say once long ago on a TV interview that any year he had to buy a ticket to the Super Bowl it was not a successful year to him.

I hope that's the attitude of the Texans. Get into the playoffs next year and get into the SB!

infantrycak
01-06-2005, 10:32 PM
A little perspective here folks--the Patriots lost to the Dolphins, that's right the drafting ahead of the Browns Dolphins. Did that expose them as a miserable team with all sorts of deficiencies? Sheesh--reality is somewhere between the exhilaration after the Jags win and the freakin chicken little doom and gloom of the Browns loss.

TexansTrueFan
01-06-2005, 11:41 PM
A little perspective here folks--the Patriots lost to the Dolphins, that's right the drafting ahead of the Browns Dolphins. Did that expose them as a miserable team with all sorts of deficiencies? Sheesh--reality is somewhere between the exhilaration after the Jags win and the freakin chicken little doom and gloom of the Browns loss.


i agree with you, and who cares if it was a bitter rivalry trijcomm ? We are talking about the patriots that won 21 straight games, If that wasnt a worse collapse than the texans against the browns than i dont know what to tell you trijcomm. Its a game they should of won.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
01-06-2005, 11:46 PM
9-7 with a shot at the playoffs next season or bust

TexansTrueFan
01-06-2005, 11:53 PM
9-7 with a shot at the playoffs next season or bust


well from the looks of our schedule we have a chance to do just that ! Just think if we were in the NFC we'd be in the play-offs :)

HJam72
01-07-2005, 09:04 AM
Next year will be the 4th year of this teams infamous 5 year plan. 4 years of planning, choosing, practicing, playing, etc. .500 will not be good enough. Also, you said that 8-8 would be an improvement. Yes, that's true, but not enough of one and, as I am eluding too here, 8-8 doesn't show me 4 years of quality "....know how to win in this league." So far, I have not yet been on the "Fire Capers!" bandwagon, but I say 9 wins next year or somebody goes. I just don't know who yet. Of course, certain key future injuries would make a good excuse, however, like Carr sits out half the season or Johnson sits out 5 games.

HJam72
01-07-2005, 09:11 AM
I do agree that the Patriots loss was just as bad, if not worse, than the Texans. The Pats are supposed to be one of the 2 best teams in the NFL right now and they lost to the freaking Dolphins? What is that? It happens, though, and you just have to look at your team's overall record and ignore who they played in each game (sort of), because we played good teams and bad teams and we came out 7-9. That's just how it is. When you worry about WHO you lost to, you are underestimating a team that could prove to be a playoff contender next year. You just don't know. Look at what we though of San Diego just a few months ago. Now, they're ranked what--5th in the NFL?

Doug
01-07-2005, 10:25 AM
After each of the losses the pats are going to the playoffs and are good enough to win the super bowl and we couldn't come up with at least a .500 season.

TexansTrueFan
01-07-2005, 10:28 AM
doug that has nothing to do with them losing to the Dolphins and us losing to the Browns. Its still a lose that both the Texans and Pats should of won. We're just going over that any given sunday **** again, which the Dolphins beating pats and browns beating us shows that it is any given sunday !

Doug
01-07-2005, 10:39 AM
Actually I was just throwing that out there because it's not always just about the game at hand. You're right though it is any given Sunday. But although it was unusual for the pats to lose to the dolphins it's not unusual for us to be favored in a game and lose. I understand what you're saying, I'm just bringing up a few valid points.