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TEXANJAK
12-10-2010, 05:32 AM
We have improved little by little on the defense allowing smaller passing yards against us.(But we still allowed 301 yds from the Eagles) So if the players want to keep Kubiak and possibly their own job next year.The Texans will flick that switch and when these must win games the rest of the year.

SAMURAITEXAN
12-10-2010, 06:05 AM
Yes we can!

Go Texans!!!

KA4Texan
12-10-2010, 06:25 AM
Yes, depending on which Texans team we will be cheering for, Jekyll or Hyde.

Dwade
12-10-2010, 07:20 AM
Of course we can, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.

Anquan Boldin against this secondary is worrying me

Maddict5
12-10-2010, 08:31 AM
of course we can, the ravens barely beat the bills and lost to cincy.. but they could also destroy us like last time they visited in 08

depends on which teams show up on both sides

TimeKiller
12-10-2010, 08:37 AM
I don't think 'can we' is the question you want to ask....'will we' beat the Ravens?....maybe.


Not trying to be a bummer but the Texans record/mentality in big games is not good. And this game is monumental.

IDEXAN
12-10-2010, 08:39 AM
Anquan Boldin against this secondary is worrying me
While I like Boldin and appreciate his toughness & competitiveness, he's going to represent a breather for our young Dbacks compared to some of the deep-threat WRs they already faced.

Thorn
12-10-2010, 08:44 AM
I don't think this team has what it takes to beat the Ravens. Unless the Ravens screw up and hand us the game, we are 5-8 along with the Tits after Monday night. But has been said a billion times, who knows what the Texans will do?

Blake
12-10-2010, 08:45 AM
No we cannot beat the Ravens. As long as we are mathematically in the playoff hunt the Texans will choke it away. Not to mention Matt will probably get knocked out of the game by Ray Lewis and Suggs.

Malloy
12-10-2010, 10:11 AM
Any given someday...

I hope :)

axman40
12-10-2010, 10:16 AM
Any given someday...

I hope :)
Or Monday!
:fans:

Malloy
12-10-2010, 10:18 AM
Or Monday!
:fans:

Exactly, some day :)

BullNation4Life
12-10-2010, 10:42 AM
Nope....

Norg
12-10-2010, 10:48 AM
SUre the crazy thing about the texans is u never know which team will show up

jaayteetx
12-10-2010, 10:52 AM
yep.

Buffi2
12-10-2010, 11:04 AM
Yes, we can. No, we won't. We might have what it takes to win; we just haven't figured out what it is. I have been Pollyanna for lo these many years and I've now lost hope. I'll be there cheering.

Mr teX
12-10-2010, 11:17 AM
Of course we can..will we is the question.

Blake
12-10-2010, 11:18 AM
SUre the crazy thing about the texans is u never know which team will show up

yep.

I truly believed they were going to beat the Jets (http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77684). And the sad part is that they should have!

This team doesnt have what it takes to finish off the big boys. Lets look at our 5 wins this year.

Indy = 6-6
Skins = 5-7
Raiders = 6-6
Chiefs = 8-4
Titans = 5-8

And yall think we can beat the 8-4 Ravens, who have beaten the Jets, and Pitt?

Second Honeymoon
12-10-2010, 11:19 AM
Are we still in the playoff hunt? Yep, so that means we won't win.

We need to lose out if you ask me. I want 5-11 or 6-10 and I want it bad.

Kubiak must go!!

tedr
12-10-2010, 11:20 AM
Can we? Yes, definitely. Will we? I've had as much kool-aid in the past as anybody, but I don't think so. They just haven't shown they can go toe-to-toe with a smash-mouth team like the Ravens. I'd like to be proven wrong.

GP
12-10-2010, 11:20 AM
SUre the crazy thing about the texans is u never know which team will show up

No, we DO know which team will show up.

I think we're even to the point, now, where the statement of "We never know which team will show up" is no longer applicable. It's expiration date was the Cowboys game of this year.

We only beat the Redskins because the Redskins fell down and forgot how to get back up.

This team is not Jekyll and Hyde, as we have been terming it.

This team is the guy who waits for someone to mess up and then SOMETIMES is able to capitalize it. It can't make it's own opportunities. It's dependent upon others. It is the NFL version of the American people.

So, this is "America's Team" for sure.

tedr
12-10-2010, 11:22 AM
No, we DO know which team will show up.

I think we're even to the point, now, where the statement of "We never know which team will show up" is no longer applicable. It's expiration date was the Cowboys game of this year.

We only beat the Redskins because the Redskins fell down and forgot how to get back up.

This team is not Jekyll and Hyde, as we have been terming it.

This team is the guy who waits for someone to mess up and then SOMETIMES is able to capitalize it. It can't make it's own opportunities. It's dependent upon others. It is the NFL version of the American people.

So, this is "America's Team" for sure.

Unfortunately, this is spot on.

False Start
12-10-2010, 11:26 AM
Sure we can, but I don't see it happening. :(

Double Barrel
12-10-2010, 11:27 AM
Anything is possible, but I do not think it is probable.

burro
12-10-2010, 12:09 PM
I'm with the consensus. We could beat the Ravens, our defense could come out and not give up 300+yards, our offense could actually do something of value in the first half, Schaub could run for a first down on 3rd and 2, Slaton could get a return past the 25 yard line, Kubiak could properly utilize his weapons, and the Texans could avoid a collective meltdown of :kubepalm: proportions.

Sadly, we are who we thought we were. Here's to cheering them on though.
:fans:

HOU-TEX
12-10-2010, 12:17 PM
Any given.....Meh, let's be realistic here, hell no.

Thorn
12-10-2010, 12:51 PM
Any given.....Meh, let's be realistic here, hell no.

:lol:

texanhead08
12-10-2010, 12:51 PM
Texans haven't showed up for four quarters since the Indy game opening week. I don't see it happening Monday night.

DexmanC
12-10-2010, 01:43 PM
While I like Boldin and appreciate his toughness & competitiveness, he's going to represent a breather for our young Dbacks compared to some of the deep-threat WRs they already faced.

Boldin will be singled-up plenty, and Flacco has a cannon arm. The Ravens
will run Ray Rice and McGahey until the Texans stack 11 in-the-box, then
go over the top to a physical Boldin. Don't forget, the Ravens also
have one of the best tightends in the NFL. The middle of the field will
be wide open with the Ravens running game being what it is.

The Texans effectively have no safety over-the-top. Beat the cornerback,
and you've got a touchdown. That has been the case all season, I don't see
why they'll change it in the 13th game.

PapaL
12-10-2010, 01:52 PM
Can we beat the Ravens? Can WE beat THE RAVENS? *hits podium with fist* CAN WE BEAT THE RAVENS?


Maybe.

Texas T
12-10-2010, 01:56 PM
Boldin will be singled-up plenty, and Flacco has a cannon arm. The Ravens
will run Ray Rice and McGahey until the Texans stack 11 in-the-box, then
go over the top to a physical Boldin. Don't forget, the Ravens also
have one of the best tightends in the NFL. The middle of the field will
be wide open with the Ravens running game being what it is.

The Texans effectively have no safety over-the-top. Beat the cornerback,
and you've got a touchdown. That has been the case all season, I don't see
why they'll change it in the 13th game.

I'm pretty sure that Heap will be out so yes we will help create the next best tightend in the NFL!!

Not to jump on everyone else's bandwagon but-yes we can but, no we won't.

Blake
12-10-2010, 02:02 PM
I'm pretty sure that Heap will be out so yes we will help create the next best tightend in the NFL!!

Not to jump on everyone else's bandwagon but-yes we can but, no we won't.

Lets just say that Ed Dickson should be the biggest pickup in fantasy football this week...

80tothezone
12-10-2010, 02:35 PM
While I like Boldin and appreciate his toughness & competitiveness, he's going to represent a breather for our young Dbacks compared to some of the deep-threat WRs they already faced.

you know that is actually a really good point my main worry this week is that they will get their running attack going though on our beat up line and LB core... but yeh boldin is nothing compared to some of the WR's we faced I will say our only hope is to stop the run if we do that then there is a chance.... not a good chance .... but a chance....

gary
12-10-2010, 03:36 PM
I think the Texans lose out or maybe win one more game at the very least.

Honoring Earl 34
12-10-2010, 03:40 PM
Ya know , I really don't care because they spit the bit once again and even if they win a couple ... so what ... they didn't do it when it counted .

JCTexan
12-10-2010, 07:41 PM
I think the Texans lose out or maybe win one more game at the very least.

You don't think they can beat Jacksonville, Denver or Tennessee? If they can somehow beat Baltimore I can possibly see them winning out too. Too bad if that happens Indy will also win their remaining games. :kitten:

gary
12-10-2010, 07:49 PM
You don't think they can beat Jacksonville, Denver or Tennessee? If they can somehow beat Baltimore I can possibly see them winning out too. Too bad if that happens Indy will also win their remaining games. :kitten:
I think the Jags will give us their all because they always do plus they are up for the AFC South and the Titans will be looking for revenge at home.

JCTexan
12-10-2010, 08:01 PM
I think the Jags will give us their all because they always do plus they are up for the AFC South and the Titans will be looking for revenge at home.

The Texans also give their all against Jacksonville, though. There is bad blood between Tennessee & Houston. I can see Andre Johnson going nuts in the rematch with Finnegan propelling Houston to a victory. Baltimore is definitely the only team that scares remaining on the schedule.

gary
12-10-2010, 08:04 PM
The Texans also give their all against Jacksonville, though. There is bad blood between Tennessee & Houston. I can see Andre Johnson going nuts in the rematch with Finnegan propelling Houston to a victory. Baltimore is definitely the only team that scares remaining on the schedule.
Maybe so. I hope you are right. We shall see.

TexanAggie89
12-10-2010, 08:09 PM
While I like Boldin and appreciate his toughness & competitiveness, he's going to represent a breather for our young Dbacks compared to some of the deep-threat WRs they already faced.

This is true, but Boldin isnt their deep threat. Mark Clayton has breakaway speed but he doesnt have sure hands alot of the time. I think that he will wear out our DB's which will allow for Boldin to eventually get behind the secondary.

CloakNNNdagger
12-10-2010, 09:37 PM
Where our defensive sacks go, so goes the game. The Ravens’ pass protection has sucked big time. They've allowed eight sacks over the past two games and 17 over the past five games. We'll see if the Texans D can take advantage of the situation........or if they win the Battle of Suckitude.

Heath Shuler
12-11-2010, 05:02 AM
I wouldn’t bet my money on it.

CloakNNNdagger
12-11-2010, 08:56 AM
Interesting to read the predictions of The Baltimore Sun's McClain counterparts. Even the "Schmuck" on the staff picks us to lose.

Baltimore Sun staff picks: Ravens-Texans (http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/bal-ravens-texans-picks-1210,0,1622617.story)


Kevin Cowherd: Ravens 24, Texans 20: Ravens undergo mass hypnosis to forget bitter loss to the Steelers and drill reeling Texans, losers of 5 of their last 6.

Jamison Hensley: Ravens 38, Texans 20. Derrick Mason is right -- the Ravens don't have a good offense at times. But offenses are good all the time against the Texans, who are giving up 26.7 points per game.

Edward Lee: Ravens 34 Texans 17: The Texans' sliver of playoffs hope will fade after the Ravens' offense explodes. The Cam Cameron redemption tour begins.

Ken Murray: Ravens 35, Texans 17: Derrick Mason's rant could turn out to be a defining moment in the season.

Mike Preston: Ravens 30, Texans 21: Ravens offense looks for redemption, and they pile up points on Texans.

Peter Schmuck: Ravens 30, Texans 24: Ravens passing game will get on track against league's worst passing defense.

WJZ's Mark Viviano: Ravens 31, Texans 17: Flacco airs it out and Rice gets ground game going vs. weak Texans defense.

TheMatrix31
12-11-2010, 09:48 AM
No we cannot beat the Ravens. As long as we are mathematically in the playoff hunt the Texans will choke it away. Not to mention Matt will probably get knocked out of the game by Ray Lewis and Suggs.

Yes we "can" beat the Ravens. Any team can beat any team in this league.

And we were mathematically in the playoff hunt until the LAST GAME of the SEASON last year, and we took care of our end throughout. Only because the Bengals laid down for the Jets did we miss out.

(and yes, before someone comes and says the obvious retort, I know that if we took care of business in other games before that it wouldn't have even come down to that and yadayadayadayadayadayadayada......fact is it did, and we held up our end of the bargain when the chips were down and we needed 4 straight wins)

gary
12-11-2010, 10:20 AM
This is bad I am sick and tierd of this team having to depending on others.

80tothezone
12-11-2010, 10:40 AM
Ya know what sux is that early this year even maybe 3 weeks ago or so I would have said we should beat em. We got the talent if everyone wants to show up. The problem is that they just don't every week we have at least one player "stepping down" where they should be stepping up.

I remember being at the 1994 NBA finals and watching night after night as one player after another stepped up to help Olajuwan win the championship. Be it the junkyard Dog, or sam cassell draining threes off the bench like he was born to it..... someone stepped up every night to help out the superstars.That is what champions do and it is something we just don't do.


Even though it doesn't seem like it our stars are preforming.... they pretty much are, Andre is #3 in receiving, we #1 in the run game, Say what u want about Mario but the man has 8.5 sacks # 4 for DE's, Cushing;s stats are short 4 games and so it is hard to judge there. Schaub like him or not is having a good season at 93.3 Qb rating 2 to 1 TD int ratio, he could have more TD's but we got the #1 run game too so that is gonna take away from his stats a little....

Anyway though you see my point as far as our receivers go AJ is the only one in the top 50 in the NFL, matter of fact our next highest ranked receiver is 72 in Kevin Walter. Dressen (TE) barely makes the top 32 at 28 and it goes on and on.

I know I am not the first person to say all this but I don't know if anyone has looked at statistically how bad it is...

On D diles barely registers as well at 32nd, Mario I mentioned before, but no other person on our front 7 registers in the top 100 in the NFL.... People ( including me) have been blaming either the secondary or the coaches, truth is though we just don't have anyone stepping up to help out our stars... Unfortunately that is why I think we loose...I hope I see a magic change on monday night but based on what I have seen from the last 2/4 of the season I doubt I will...

infantrycak
12-11-2010, 10:43 AM
This is bad I am sick and tierd of this team having to depending on others.

Not really directed at you gary but this refrain is unrealistic. Every year wild card spots and even division winners are determined based on what happens not only with one team but other teams in the division or conference. Did you really go into this season thinking we would have the division locked up after 12 games?

Dutchrudder
12-11-2010, 01:57 PM
We have a chance, but I'm starting Joe Flacco in my fantasy leagues... I think this might turn into a shootout.

gary
12-11-2010, 02:05 PM
Not really directed at you gary but this refrain is unrealistic. Every year wild card spots and even division winners are determined based on what happens not only with one team but other teams in the division or conference. Did you really go into this season thinking we would have the division locked up after 12 games?Every team has to wait and see how the other does. No, I did not think that after 12 games but the four game losing streak the last few years have killed this team. To have a shot at the division or wildcard you have to do your part which is win as many games and then let the chips fall where they may. The Texans have yet to do that though.

wildroot
12-11-2010, 03:59 PM
I'd like to see us just once go out and take the Division and let the others worry about how the chips fall.

jaayteetx
12-11-2010, 04:23 PM
I'd like to see us just once go out and take the Division and let the others worry about how the chips fall.

well....this was the year....and they've blown it thus far.

gary
12-11-2010, 04:36 PM
They have not placed themselfs to where they could do a whole lot of watching that's for certain.

thunderkyss
12-11-2010, 05:44 PM
Texans haven't showed up for four quarters since the Indy game opening week. I don't see it happening Monday night.

Only half the team played 4 Qtrs in that game.


I don't think it counts.

thunderkyss
12-11-2010, 05:45 PM
Boldin will be singled-up plenty, and Flacco has a cannon arm. The Ravens
will run Ray Rice and McGahey until the Texans stack 11 in-the-box, then
go over the top to a physical Boldin. Don't forget, the Ravens also
have one of the best tightends in the NFL. The middle of the field will
be wide open with the Ravens running game being what it is.

The Texans effectively have no safety over-the-top. Beat the cornerback,
and you've got a touchdown. That has been the case all season, I don't see
why they'll change it in the 13th game.

So if we beat the Ravens, then that would mean we're pretty good?

At least better than mediocre?

Right?

hradhak
12-11-2010, 05:55 PM
I think we can win this game, but I have a feeling it will play out like the Jets game. We'll end up getting into a shootout and stay close in the game. Our defense will play well enough to keep us in the game and then fold right at the end.

The only way we can get a win is we need to get up by 2 TDs and let Foster take over. I know that's our gameplan nearly every game, but I don't see us getting up against the Ravens defense.

devo-x
12-11-2010, 07:19 PM
Owen Daniels returns for the Ravens game!

Rey
12-11-2010, 07:21 PM
If I had to bet money I'd put it on the Ravens....

But as much as I want the Texans to lose I honestly think they have a shot at winning this game.

JB
12-11-2010, 07:21 PM
Owen Daniels returns for the Ravens game!

That's great news, but don't look for him to have a significant performance.

thunderkyss
12-11-2010, 08:31 PM
This is bad I am sick and tierd of this team having to depending on others.


What are you going to do about it gary?

gary
12-11-2010, 08:35 PM
What are you going to do about it gary?What do you mean? Not my job but that does not mean I should voice my opinion.

thunderkyss
12-11-2010, 08:43 PM
if i had to bet money i'd put it on the ravens....

But as much as i want the texans to lose...

wtf??

devo-x
12-12-2010, 12:12 PM
How can the Texans exploit the Ravens weaknesses?

Stuttgarter
12-12-2010, 12:13 PM
Why is it such a big ask for the Texans to win this game? They managed to get a win against Kansas City at home who are on 8-4, same record as the visitors on the Monday. Are the Ravens a way better team than Kansas? So they can win it, the ability is there, its within them. They just got to play for the complete game and be consistent throughout, something that seems beyond them for the most part. But if anything is going to shake that out of em then its knowing that each and every game is now a play off. It`s sudden death now, all or nowt. Don`t think we can expect any promises mind, but there can be no excuses...

While there is still a sniff of the play offs you have to hope... :fans:

Lucky
12-12-2010, 12:21 PM
While there is still a sniff of the play offs you have to hope...
Playoffs are not what I've been smelling coming out of Reliant.

devo-x
12-12-2010, 05:27 PM
I hope the Texans are 6-7 tomorrow night :thumbup

thunderkyss
12-12-2010, 05:44 PM
I hope the Texans are 6-7 tomorrow night :thumbup

Sound like a Titan fan.

:kitten:

GNTLEWOLF
12-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Sound like a Titan fan.

:kitten:


actually, that sounds like a Texans fan...we are already 5-7 if we go 6-7 that will mean we beat the Ravens....

JB
12-12-2010, 06:47 PM
actually, that sounds like a Texans fan...we are already 5-7 if we go 6-7 that will mean we beat the Ravens....

TK is working on his own logic...

Blake
12-12-2010, 07:05 PM
Nope....

Correct.

yep.

Incorrect...

texanchris
12-12-2010, 07:18 PM
No, the last time we had we had extra days before a game Kubiak overthought and outsmarted himself. He will do the same thing this time and get pass happy and not run the ball.

ChildressTitanMan
12-12-2010, 07:28 PM
Ravens can be run on this year so i say yes:turtle:

Maddict5
12-12-2010, 07:30 PM
actually, that sounds like a Texans fan...we are already 5-7 if we go 6-7 that will mean we beat the Ravens....

TK is working on his own logic...

'...i need sarcasm-o-meters to checkout 4 please' :runaway:

JB
12-12-2010, 07:31 PM
'...i need sarcasm-o-meters to checkout 4 please' :runaway:

TK with sarcasm? :rolleyes:

Maddict5
12-12-2010, 07:49 PM
TK with sarcasm? :rolleyes:

alot of posters use that kitten smiley as a 'just playing' reference. why else would TK have that in his post

JB
12-12-2010, 07:52 PM
alot of posters use that kitten smiley as a 'just playing' reference. why else would TK have that in his post

I didn't see that in his original post. Guess I missed it.

DocBar
12-12-2010, 09:09 PM
IMO, this is directly related to Kubiaks pregame speech. Does he appeal to the team that his job is on the line? If so, we have a chance. If not, hello non-winning season.
Kubes seems to get more out of his players when HIS ass is on the line. A contract extension throws this into a gray area.

Texan_Bill
12-12-2010, 09:16 PM
Can we beat the Ravens?

Did the Piggy go wee wee wee all the way home?

http://thumbnails.truveo.com/0018/49/54/495490ECC85477D1F7C50C_Large.jpg


Is Ed "Too Tall" Jones really...too tall"

http://www.edtootalljones.com/images/Ed%20Too%20Tall%20Jones%20Geico%20Commercial%20End orsement.jpg

Thorn
12-13-2010, 07:43 PM
Well, I guess we're about to find out. LOL

CloakNNNdagger
12-14-2010, 12:09 AM
NOOO!!!!!!!!!!!:mariopalm:

Goatcheese
12-14-2010, 12:13 AM
They are who we thought they were!

They are who we thought they were and we let 'em off the hook.

If you want to crown 'em, then crown their asses, but they are who thought they were.

Rey
12-14-2010, 12:15 AM
I said we had a chance to beat them...I was right about that...

I honestly did not expect this again though...