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tielahr
09-27-2011, 05:51 PM
Though it is all setup for us to win the AFC south this year, are we counting are eggs before they hatch?

Hasselback is doing an above average job in Tenesse and though he hasn't done it yet, CJ is liable to break one at any given series.

TejasTom
09-27-2011, 06:00 PM
Their biggest deep threat Kenny Britt has a torn ACL and MCL in his
right knee and will miss the rest of the season.

tielahr
09-27-2011, 06:03 PM
Their biggest deep threat Kenny Britt has a torn ACL and MCL in his
right knee and will miss the rest of the season.

Correct, but I think they still have enough weapons to at least be not over-looked.

Allstar
09-27-2011, 06:04 PM
It's too early to count them out. They looked great against Baltimore, but looked pretty mediocre weeks 1 and 3. Sort of the opposite season of Baltimore. CJ2YPC has looked bad, and Britt being out has to sting, but the D has looked pretty impressive.

TejasTom
09-27-2011, 06:04 PM
We are not in a position to over look anyone.

tielahr
09-27-2011, 06:27 PM
We are not in a position to over look anyone.

I think were due a little credit and can safely say that 9/10 times we'd destroy the Colts this season. So i'd over look that game along with the Bengals.

Playoffs
09-27-2011, 06:32 PM
legitimate threat?
Damned straight ..... they are division enemies, we must smash them from kickoff to final whistle. Twice.

TexCanada
09-27-2011, 06:33 PM
Are we a legitimate threat?

tielahr
09-27-2011, 06:35 PM
Are we a legitimate threat?

:vincepalm: I would hope so.

Allstar
09-27-2011, 06:36 PM
Are we a legitimate threat?

touché, Sir.

BeerTastesLikeVictory
09-27-2011, 06:36 PM
I think were due a little credit and can safely say that 9/10 times we'd destroy the Colts this season. So i'd over look that game along with the Bengals.

Wrong. Not to be a downer but I don't think we deserve a lick of credit. Make it to the playoffs, and at least put up a good fight while there....then I'll give credit. But then again I'm just jaded from too many years believing the hype and drinking the Kool aid. The Texans can't overlook any team, anytime, anywhere.

Do they have the talent to hang with anyone? I believe so.

Are they disciplined enough to play to their potential? I'm not buying just yet, so I'll just sit back, watch, and see how it all plays out.

Nawzer
09-27-2011, 06:38 PM
Texans are in no position to overlook anyone. Everyone team is a legitimate threat. I would not count out the Titans because they always play a tough physical game.

thunderkyss
09-27-2011, 06:41 PM
Though it is all setup for us to win the AFC south this year, are we counting are eggs before they hatch?

Hasselback is doing an above average job in Tenesse and though he hasn't done it yet, CJ is liable to break one at any given series.

What was their biggest weakness?

I think it was QB. I think Hasselbeck is an upgrade. I still think they are dangerous. Hasselbeck's biggest weakness is his ability to stay healthy.

Other than that, you've got a veteran team that knows how to win with a rookie headcoach...

& the thing to remember, is not whether they are better than us, but can they win more games on their schedule than we can. Our schedules are practically the same, They already beat jacksonville @ jacksonville. They played the Broncos & we've got the Raiders coming up. They play the Bills, we already beat Miami. They already beat Baltimore, we've got Baltimore coming up.

I think they can win 10 games.

prostock101
09-27-2011, 06:46 PM
After 3 games the Titans have the number one defense in the NFL. Not sure what that means considering who they've played.

TexCanada
09-27-2011, 06:50 PM
After 3 games the Titans have the number one defense in the NFL. Not sure what that means considering who they've played.

I think they are a solid team. Obviously losing Britt hurts a lot, but with Hasselbeck playing well they have a chance in every game. Especially if CJ returns to top form.

Allstar
09-27-2011, 06:58 PM
After 3 games the Titans have the number one defense in the NFL. Not sure what that means considering who they've played.

Where have I heard that before? :wadepalm:

toronto
09-27-2011, 07:00 PM
I doubt anyone really knows what to make of the Titans...

What is clear is that solid competent QB play makes a big difference.

The defense is also much more aggressive and playing (IMO) smarter than last year.

Obviously no Britt hurts - but there is depth at WR/TE for them, and if CJ does round into shape, the dimension of the team changes again.

The Texans should win the division, but I have absolutely no faith in your Head Coach.

Corrosion
09-27-2011, 07:03 PM
I dont think theyare very good .... they lost to Jax who .... sucks , beat a good Ravens team who was coming off an emotional win at Pit and beat a piss poor Denver team ..... I could see them at 2-1 after 3 games but dont see them keeping that kind of pace up.

Texan_Bill
09-27-2011, 07:03 PM
Like my point earlier in other threads where people are cat-fighting.... THATS WHY THEY PLAY THE GAMES!!

ATXtexanfan
09-27-2011, 07:52 PM
titans??? hell can we sweep the jags

DexmanC
09-27-2011, 08:04 PM
Texans are in no position to overlook anyone. Everyone team is a legitimate threat. I would not count out the Titans because they always play a tough physical game.

The Texans play three consecutive games against smashmouth teams.
These teams give the Texans, especially Schaub, a lot.of trouble.

If they'll fold like a cheap suit against the Saints, what will they do
against the Ravens, Steelers, Raiders, Jags(twice), Titans(twice),
and Panthers(Cam Newton, Steve Smith, and their duo of RB's
with 13 games under their belt. Before you laugh, remember that Newton
bring a lot more to the table than Tim Tebow, who the Texans made look
like John Elway.)

Carr Bombed
09-27-2011, 08:12 PM
What was their biggest weakness?

I think it was QB. I think Hasselbeck is an upgrade. I still think they are dangerous. Hasselbeck's biggest weakness is his ability to stay healthy.

Other than that, you've got a veteran team that knows how to win with a rookie headcoach...

& the thing to remember, is not whether they are better than us, but can they win more games on their schedule than we can. Our schedules are practically the same, They already beat jacksonville @ jacksonville. They played the Broncos & we've got the Raiders coming up. They play the Bills, we already beat Miami. They already beat Baltimore, we've got Baltimore coming up.

I think they can win 10 games.

you sure about that one? You might want to go back and double check that.


Look everybody is freaking out over one loss to a elite team on the road. Pump the brakes a little bit and relax. This is still Houston's division to lose and all they have to do is win their divisional games. The Titans are already down 0-1 in the division. Houston's finishes with a better divisional record and they should hold all the tie breakers that really matter.

Carr Bombed
09-27-2011, 08:20 PM
The Texans play three consecutive games against smashmouth teams.
These teams give the Texans, especially Schaub, a lot.of trouble.

If they'll fold like a cheap suit against the Saints, what will they do
against the Ravens, Steelers, Raiders, Jags(twice), Titans(twice),
and Panthers(Cam Newton, Steve Smith, and their duo of RB's
with 13 games under their belt. Before you laugh, remember that Newton
bring a lot more to the table than Tim Tebow, who the Texans made look
like John Elway.)

The Jags average 10 points a week, not worried at all about them. They have no offense. Raiders can score, but also give up a lot of points.. should be a fun game. Steelers are not the same steelers, Titans are too inconsistent..at worst we split with them. Panthers can't win a game even when their rook throws for 400+ yards.

Again people are shell shocked from last season. We lost to a damn good team last week. Houston wasn't going 16-0 this season, I had that NOLA game checked as a loss all offseason. If they lose next week, I'll start to worry....but even then I'm not going to freak out. Nobody is running away with this division.

Texan_Bill
09-27-2011, 08:30 PM
We need "Bernie the Wolf" at Cordial Discourse which can be found at Prodigy!! He is also more available (for those of us a little more in tune with current communications) on Twitter at @BernieTheWolf

Just don't call him a knobgobbler or a choad.... Bernie lives with his mom in Jacksonville and is very, very sensitive.

Bernie's NFL draft talk is second to none!!!

MEGA SWATT
09-27-2011, 08:39 PM
No.:vincepalm:

fiasco west
09-27-2011, 08:58 PM
The Texans play three consecutive games against smashmouth teams.
These teams give the Texans, especially Schaub, a lot.of trouble.

If they'll fold like a cheap suit against the Saints, what will they do
against the Ravens, Steelers, Raiders, Jags(twice), Titans(twice),
and Panthers(Cam Newton, Steve Smith, and their duo of RB's
with 13 games under their belt. Before you laugh, remember that Newton
bring a lot more to the table than Tim Tebow, who the Texans made look
like John Elway.)

You're right, the Texans have always had problems against the Raiders. The Ravens are just going to embarrass the Texans who will whimper at their feet just like Last season.

As for the Jags and Titans...Texans don't have a shot against such dominating and physical defenses.

houstonspartan
09-27-2011, 10:36 PM
The Jags average 10 points a week, not worried at all about them. They have no offense. Raiders can score, but also give up a lot of points.. should be a fun game. Steelers are not the same steelers, Titans are too inconsistent..at worst we split with them. Panthers can't win a game even when their rook throws for 400+ yards.

Again people are shell shocked from last season. We lost to a damn good team last week. Houston wasn't going 16-0 this season, I had that NOLA game checked as a loss all offseason. If they lose next week, I'll start to worry....but even then I'm not going to freak out. Nobody is running away with this division.

LOL! So funny how, ever year, we dismiss Jacksonville, and nearly every year they punch us in the mouth - often twice.

Somehow, every single year, Jack DelRio knows how to punch Kubiak in his gonads.

Carr Bombed
09-27-2011, 11:11 PM
LOL! So funny how, ever year, we dismiss Jacksonville, and nearly every year they punch us in the mouth - often twice.

Somehow, every single year, Jack DelRio knows how to punch Kubiak in his gonads.

Umm....will you please show me where Jacksonville "punched us in the mouth", because that simply never happened last season and barely happened in seasons past. They might win a game, but we never got "punched in the mouth". Losing on a freak Hail Mary play is NOT getting "punched in the mouth". :vincepalm:

More often than not when there's a "punch to the mouth" between these two teams it's Houston throwing the punch. (See Houston absolutely steamrolling Jacksonville with their playoff lives on the line.) Obviously we have a different definition of being punched to the mouth.

Jacksonville is nothing to fear this season. They flat out CAN'T score points.

Bulluck53
09-28-2011, 12:19 AM
The Titans are obviously the biggest threat to the Texans in the division. I think Jacksonville will still be a tough out for Houston just going off history but they won't be consistent to challenge for the division.

Tenn has three things going for them: competent QB play, a pretty easy schedule, and a solid defense

Hasselbeck has played much better than I expected when he was signed. I thought he'd come in and make a play or two when it was needed but more or less manage the game. He has won both games for Tenn and will this Sunday if they pull it out. The loss of Britt is killer for him, but if the nature of the offense in the first three games tells us anything it is that this staff is much more likely to shift gameplans than the last. The running game isn't working so they go vertical instead of ramming CJ into 8- and 9-man fronts 25-30 times. With Britt out I think they cut back on the vertical game and turn into a little more of a west-coast style passing game. Washington has looked great the first three games, he's catching everything and he and Hasselbeck seem to be on the same page. Sure, the defenses have been keying on Britt which opens up things for Washington, and now defenses will key Washington as the only real threat. But he is taylor-made for a slot receiver, like Mason, so if Tenn doesn't try and use him like Britt (as I'm sure Heimerdinger would have) ad designs the offense to his strengths I think he can suffice.

I fully believe CJ to return to form in the near future. We'll see if the loss of Ahmard Hall was a real excuse next weekend at Pitt. IMO, its not all CJ. He surely is hurting from missing TC but the full blame cannot be placed on him. The line simply isn't opening up holes for him (or anybody) right now. He is consistently getting hit in the backfield. He's a patient runner, sometimes too patient, and he has no time to read the defense after the handoff.

Hasselbeck will come back to earth and CJ will improve, so the offense will balance itself.

As for the defense, I think their high rankings right now are misleading. They have done very well in the second half so far, which is promising, but they haven't played a real juggernaut offense either. What's nice is they really don't play many great offenses this season outside of Hou and New Orleans. They are doing well in the redzone which is kind of skewing those points allowed numbers. I think the first real test for them will be Hou after the bye.

So there's the novel, but in short I don't think Tenn should be a real legitimate threat to take the division. If Hou plays the way their talent says they should they should have a safe 2 or 3 game lead once the second meeting rolls around. But I'm with Toronto and a lot of you in that I just don't trust Kubiak one bit.

Trail.Blazr
09-28-2011, 12:20 AM
Yes, Titans are a legitimate threat. Despite their appearance on paper, tumultuous offseason and prediction of landing in the AFC South's cellar by many, they have found ways to win against legitimate threats.

Great teams don't overlook ANY opponent. You start feeling comfortable enough to overlook an opponent, you find yourself hoping the jets lose to their week 17 opponent. Overlooking here, taking for granted there... it adds up to squandered opportunities.

the general premise behind a team like the Patriots, IMHO is instead of overlooking a team, they attempt to step on their throat. Even then, a perfect season does not make.... however I'd rather see my team fall 1 game short of perfection than 1 game short of a playoff appearance.

Hookem Horns
09-28-2011, 12:29 AM
Any team on our schedule is a legitimate threat IMO.

DexmanC
09-28-2011, 03:33 AM
You're right, the Texans have always had problems against the Raiders. The Ravens are just going to embarrass the Texans who will whimper at their feet just like Last season.

As for the Jags and Titans...Texans don't have a shot against such dominating and physical defenses.

Thanks for saying that you agree with me, but for clarity, I've bolded your opinion
so that it will not be confused with mine.

DexmanC
09-28-2011, 03:36 AM
LOL! So funny how, ever year, we dismiss Jacksonville, and nearly every year they punch us in the mouth - often twice.

Somehow, every single year, Jack DelRio knows how to punch Kubiak in his gonads.

15 consecutive runs for 11 first downs, to close out a game ring a bell?

Joe Texan
09-28-2011, 07:34 AM
Hey Mods please put this in NFL I do not know who this gu is talking about and I know it i not Texans talk

thunderkyss
09-28-2011, 07:45 AM
The Titans are obviously the biggest threat to the Texans in the division. I think Jacksonville will still be a tough out for Houston just going off history but they won't be consistent to challenge for the division.


I'm not discounting anybody. We always underate Jacksonville, We didn't think they could possibly finish with a better record than us, when their secondary was just as suspect as ours. Yet they beat us (once) & they won 8 games, beating teams we were severely overmatched against (Cowboys, Denver) & they beat the Colts with regularity, it's not as big a deal to them when they beat the Colts, like it is with us.

Indy, their just learning how to play without Peyton & they just might figure it out, before it's too late. We may "think" Peyton was the whole team, but they're pretty solid & it's just a matter of time.

gafftop
09-28-2011, 08:14 AM
Look everybody is freaking out over one loss to a elite team on the road. Pump the brakes a little bit and relax. This is still Houston's division to lose and all they have to do is win their divisional games. The Titans are already down 0-1 in the division. Houston's finishes with a better divisional record and they should hold all the tie breakers that really matter.

Could it be Texan fans getting over pumped about 2 wins, one against Luck's new team the Astros of the NFL. Remember we still have the same head coach. At this time we are as big an unknown as the Titans. OF COURSE they are a legitimate threat, as are the Jags.

thunderkyss
09-28-2011, 08:39 AM
Could it be Texan fans getting over pumped about 2 wins, one against Luck's new team the Astros of the NFL. Remember we still have the same head coach. At this time we are as big an unknown as the Titans. OF COURSE they are a legitimate threat, as are the Jags.

I don't think so. We were looking at a defense that knew what it was doing those first two games. Heck all the way into the 4th Qtr in the third.

If you can possibly forget everything about the last 5 years, what we did against the Saints isn't any different than what the Patriots did against the Bills.

That is not to say that I think we are the Patriots or any such thing, I'm only saying this is the NFL & it happens. I'd be on your side, if this happened to us against the Bills & Ryan FitzPatrick, but it wasn't.

Coaching issues aside, I think Sunday's game was the measuring stick we thought it was going to be. Now I'm just waiting to see how the Texans respond.

BigBull17
09-28-2011, 08:49 AM
I don't think they're the worst team in the NFL, and they are the second best team in AFC South, but there is no way they SHOULD beat us. Not saying it can't happen, but if we do our jobs they lack the talent we have.

Thorn
09-28-2011, 09:32 AM
We are not in a position to over look anyone.

This.

While I still believe we will take the division and get a home playoff game this year, I am still cautious of the fact that Kubiak is still the head coach. I've said it before and I'll say it again, anything from a 6-10 to a 12-4 season should surprise no one with good knowlege of the Texans.

tielahr
10-01-2011, 08:49 PM
I don't think they're the worst team in the NFL, and they are the second best team in AFC South, but there is no way they SHOULD beat us. Not saying it can't happen, but if we do our jobs they lack the talent we have.


Agreed. I think this about almost every team we play. Just lack the finishing ability.

ObsiWan
10-01-2011, 09:06 PM
Texans are in no position to overlook anyone. Everyone team is a legitimate threat. I would not count out the Titans because they always play a tough physical game.

^^^^
THIS

Who has the only QB that's been to a Super Bowl?
Hint: it AIN'T us.

As someone else said, Hasselbeck was a HUGE upgrade at QB.

The Titans' defense is fairly solid and Hasselbeck is making the who-dats they have at WR and TE into playmakers. If CJ2K finds his wheels again, they will be a force to be reckoned with. And don't think all this "the division is the Texans' to lose" talk by the talking heads isn't making for great bulletin board material.

I'm betting they can't WAIT to play us to show everyone that they belong in the division champ conversation as much as we do.

thunderkyss
10-02-2011, 01:26 AM
I'm betting they can't WAIT to play us to show everyone that they belong in the division champ conversation as much as we do.

Probably even more-so. They won the division with a much worse team than the one they currently have & a much better Colts team to contend with.

10 games on their schedule looks realistic, we might need 12 or 13 to take the South.

brakos82
10-02-2011, 01:57 AM
We need more trolls... Toronto and Bulluck are too damn nice and level-headed. :lol:

(RIP B.A.)

Air Canada
10-02-2011, 03:50 AM
Probably even more-so. They won the division with a much worse team than the one they currently have & a much better Colts team to contend with.

10 games on their schedule looks realistic, we might need 12 or 13 to take the South.

Or we might just NEED to hand them 2 L's :boogie:

Maddict5
10-02-2011, 05:43 AM
CJ2YPC has looked bad

ha.. i like that, hopefully it catches on

HJam72
10-02-2011, 07:43 AM
Go Browns! :cow:

DexmanC
10-02-2011, 10:48 AM
The AFC South has ALWAYS required 10 or more W's to win.

2011 doesn't seem like it will be different.

gafftop
10-02-2011, 01:34 PM
R u serious. Right now I would call Titans favorite based on how undisciplined and stupid this team is. Coaching does matter and I don't think the Texans can overcome.

playa465
10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Hasselbeck is proving that if he can get protection he is more than adequate. Titans will be tough.

gafftop
10-02-2011, 01:48 PM
In QB department Titans and Texans basically equal.

kiwitexansfan
10-02-2011, 10:23 PM
I'm concerned enough about the Titans to go three pages deep to find this thread.

I thought they would have a down year for sure.

Norg
10-02-2011, 10:28 PM
Meh im still not buying it LOL maybe the Browns are just not that good look who the titans have played no one elite IMO

EllisUnit
10-02-2011, 10:29 PM
Meh im still not buying it LOL maybe the Browns are just not that good look who the titans have played no one elite IMO

agree, they will not stay as good as they have "looked"

Rey
10-02-2011, 10:32 PM
If your oline can protect and you are getting good qb play you'll be in most games.

The titans are going to be a tough team to beat.

srrono
10-02-2011, 10:36 PM
Chris Hope broke his arm today but yes I think we cant overlook them also they did beat Balt.

Corrosion
10-02-2011, 10:38 PM
If your oline can protect and you are getting good qb play you'll be in most games.

The titans are going to be a tough team to beat.

They are playing much better than I thought they were capable of ..... Not sure if they can sustain that with their talent tho , its a long season.

houstonspartan
10-02-2011, 10:40 PM
They are playing much better than I thought they were capable of ..... Not sure if they can sustain that with their talent tho , its a long season.

Conversely, you could also wonder how we ended up 6-10 last year with all the talent WE had.

Sounds like Tennessee has decent coaching. (Which is kind of embarrassing, considering they have a first time head coach).

Ryan
10-02-2011, 10:41 PM
The Titans schedule gets a bit tougher later on in the year as ours gets a bit easier, we'll see how they hold up.

houstonspartan
10-02-2011, 10:43 PM
The Titans schedule gets a bit tougher later on in the year as ours gets a bit easier, we'll see how they hold up.

True. Good point.

Rey
10-02-2011, 10:46 PM
They are playing much better than I thought they were capable of ..... Not sure if they can sustain that with their talent tho , its a long season.

I don't like to look at another teams roster and make judgements on their talent level because for all I know they could have guys that are waiting to bust out or guys that do certain things well.

Look at foster. . .before he broke out folks probably said we lacked talent at the rb position.

I'll re-evaluate the titans at the end of the season because they may have a few guys step their game up and become good or elite players.

They are playing well and have beat some decent teams. Plus divisional games are funny because you know your opponent so well.

I think the titans game will be anything but a cakewalk. If we have a good record they will be amped to take us out.

Norg
10-02-2011, 10:48 PM
every year not matter what i think our divison games will be hell IMO

Heck even the colts next time we play them its going to be much different IMO

honored82
10-02-2011, 11:03 PM
Good thing is that the Titans play Steelers next week at Pittsburgh while we entertain the Raiders.

hookinreds
10-02-2011, 11:12 PM
Good thing is that the Titans play Steelers next week at Pittsburgh while we entertain the Raiders.

A Steeler team that will looks like it might be without Big Ben since we put him in a walking boot. Who knows, but it would be the Titans lucky break that's for sure if he doesn't play.

jppaul
10-02-2011, 11:30 PM
Imo, we do typically have problems with smashmouth teams but I am not nearly as worried this year as I have been in past years.

Ok runs the ball well but doesn't pass well. Baltimore passes well but can't run.

I think we should win against the raiders and give us a coin flip against Baltimore. Against the raiders make them one dimensional I think angle beaters (ie speed backs) give us more trouble than power backs and he could blow us up. Getting ahead fast makes them play catchup and thus one dimensional. Against Baltimore long drives and power running are key and hit flacco ALOT.

Norg
10-02-2011, 11:32 PM
I just cant wait till we get over this hardest part of our sechudle

Im rdy to play the titans and Jags already and see whos going to win the AFCS already lol

thunderkyss
10-02-2011, 11:45 PM
Meh im still not buying it LOL maybe the Browns are just not that good look who the titans have played no one elite IMO

It doesn't really matter how good the Browns are. The question is can the Titans win 10 games?

They are 3-1
Pitts - 1
Bye
Houston
Indy - 2
Bengals - 3
Carolina - 4
Atlanta - 5
Tampa Bay - 6
Buffalo - 7
New Orleans
Indy - 8
Jags - 9
Houston

New Orleans is the only elite left on their schedule
Even if we sweep them, there are still 9 games on their schedule they can win. I'm not saying that they can win all 9, only that they are all winnable. They only need to win 7 more for a 10 win season.

Corrosion
10-02-2011, 11:50 PM
A Steeler team that will looks like it might be without Big Ben since we put him in a walking boot. Who knows, but it would be the Titans lucky break that's for sure if he doesn't play.

I'd almost bet money Ben plays , he's a tough son of a gun ..... and that the Steelers win .... cant remember the last time they lost two in a row.

Imo, we do typically have problems with smashmouth teams but I am not nearly as worried this year as I have been in past years.

Ok runs the ball well but doesn't pass well. Baltimore passes well but can't run.


Ray Rice is one of the leagues best backs ..... I think he would question that statement.

fiasco west
10-02-2011, 11:56 PM
It doesn't really matter how good the Browns are. The question is can the Titans win 10 games?

They are 3-1
Pitts - 1
Bye
Houston
Indy - 2
Bengals - 3
Carolina - 4
Atlanta - 5
Tampa Bay - 6
Buffalo - 7
New Orleans
Indy - 8
Jags - 9
Houston

New Orleans is the only elite left on their schedule
Even if we sweep them, there are still 9 games on their schedule they can win. I'm not saying that they can win all 9, only that they are all winnable. They only need to win 7 more for a 10 win season.

Atlanta, Tampa Bay, and Buffalo will not be cake walks.

But I like to take things week by week since obviously things can change and by then the Bills could come back down to earth.

I hope we pissed the Steelers off, Ben is tough...he will tough out this injury if it's not serious otherwise they are likely to beat Batch behind that oline.

They beat a good Ravens team and a decent Browns team though. I was hoping the Browns would have gave them more of a challenge to show that they are just a decent team but looks like they have something going for them.

LikeMike
10-03-2011, 08:29 AM
I still think this is our division to lose. We have the talent to sweep our division and should win some games against teams like Oakland, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Tampa Bay, Carolina - and we also have a chance to beat Baltimore.

Sure, the Titans play better than expected and might very well have a 9-7 record or even a 10-6. But there is no reason for us to not have a 10-6 record and at the very least get a wildcard spot.

thunderkyss
10-03-2011, 09:59 AM
Atlanta, Tampa Bay, and Buffalo will not be cake walks.


I'm not putting them up as wins, I'm just saying it's possible.

I don't know why Texans' fans are saying 10 games will win the division.

Like I said, we can sweep the Titans (which most likely won't happen) & they can still win 10 games. There really isn't another "elite" team on their schedule other than New Orleans.

We may need 11 games to make the play-offs.... we may need 12

Norg
10-03-2011, 11:49 AM
I'm not putting them up as wins, I'm just saying it's possible.

I don't know why Texans' fans are saying 10 games will win the division.

Like I said, we can sweep the Titans (which most likely won't happen) & they can still win 10 games. There really isn't another "elite" team on their schedule other than New Orleans.

We may need 11 games to make the play-offs.... we may need 12

our we may need only 9 ......

thunderkyss
10-03-2011, 11:50 AM
our we may need only 9 ......

Exactly, way too early to tell.

ziggy29
10-03-2011, 11:52 AM
At the start of the season, I thought Hasselbeck might be washed up.

I'm not sure I think that any more. Maybe he just needed a scenery change.

TexansForTheW
10-03-2011, 12:03 PM
I see the bye weeks as favorable. We need to win to keep momentum, but sometimes teams get rusty off the bye week and it takes a bit to get back in to things. Helps us out because apparently we are a first half team now.