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El Tejano
11-27-2011, 05:30 PM
and since wins cost us a player for every win this year. Who can we sacrifice?

Mr. Texan
11-27-2011, 05:31 PM
kareem jackson :)
















jk

GP
11-27-2011, 05:33 PM
You're just kidding? It was the first name to pop into MY mind.

Within 0.5 seconds of thinking about which guy to choose.

DocBar
11-27-2011, 05:56 PM
If we win our last two division games, we're a shoo-in. As far as players we could afford to lose at this point, just let them be on the PS. You never said they had to active....

Lurvinator11
11-27-2011, 06:01 PM
Ok lets look at the schedule

Atlanta
@Ciny
Carolina
@Indy
Tennesse

Even with Lineart I was expecting a win with the falcons but not any more. I hope they play terrible but we will most likely lose.
@ cincy will be tough, however they almost got beat by the browns today...I guess we will have to see how things turn out. Luckily during these 2 weeks the titans play @buffalo and then vs the saints. I see them losing both games.
I think we beat carolina and Indy
If we get at least 2 wins the the last week wont matter we would have clinched.

Go play with the playoff predictor to see what all can happen

Lurvinator11
11-27-2011, 06:05 PM
Tennesse loses one and we win 2, then we are in. That is what my playoff predictor is telling me.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/machine/_/results/311204002~2~311204034~2~311211004~1~311211010~2~31 1218034~1~311218011~2~311222011~2~311224010~1~3201 01034~2

Lurvinator11
11-27-2011, 06:07 PM
Tennesse loses one and we win 2, then we are in. That is what my playoff predictor is telling me.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs/machine/_/results/311204002~2~311204034~2~311211004~1~311211010~2~31 1218034~1~311218011~2~311222011~2~311224010~1~3201 01034~2

Of course I only worked out the texans and titans games, I didnt go through the rest

burro
11-27-2011, 06:16 PM
I wouldn't write off Carolina as a win until TJ shows he can deliver. Carolina, in spite of their record, has an offense that can put a lot points on the board. If our offense can't get clicking under Yates, it's possible that Carolina could come to town and embarrass us. No matter how good your D is, you have to score points to win games.

As for the rest of the schedule, we should be beat Indy...but everything is more or less is limbo until we know what we really have in Yates; the training wheels need to come off and soon - or we're f#@ked.

EDIT: Then again, according to the PO simulator - we can still get in at 9-7 as long as we beat Indy; I assume we would be one and done (We'd be playing Pitt at home in what I got).

thunderkyss
11-27-2011, 06:53 PM
I wouldn't write off Carolina as a win until TJ shows he can deliver. Carolina, in spite of their record, has an offense that can put a lot points on the board. If our offense can't get clicking under Yates, it's possible that Carolina could come to town and embarrass us. No matter how good your D is, you have to score points to win games.


I have no doubt we'll be able to run the ball against Carolina. I knew we'd have trouble with the Jags.. we had trouble last time, at home. I know we're going to have trouble with the Falcons (#2 run defense) I know we're going to have problems with the Bengals (#3 run defense).

But we're going to run the ball on Carolina, keep Cam & Steve Smith on the bench & give ourselves a chance to win in the 4th.

Atlanta is the only game I think will be "difficult" even though it is at home.

Tennessee don't want none of this.

TheDream34
11-27-2011, 07:01 PM
We will go 3-2. Loses the next two weeks against ATL and Cincy. We will beat Indy, Carolina, Tennessee. Remember guys foster went crazy against Tennessee last time in our 41-7 win. Seriously guy remember we beat the ****ing TITANS 41-7

DBCooper
11-27-2011, 07:08 PM
We will go 3-2. Loses the next two weeks against ATL and Cincy. We will beat Indy, Carolina, Tennessee. Remember guys foster went crazy against Tennessee last time in our 41-7 win. Seriously guy remember we beat the ****ing TITANS 41-7

Doesn't mean we will beat them again.

TimeKiller
11-27-2011, 07:29 PM
Obviously anyone picking out players to injure is demented, so nice going fellas. Also, sacrificing KJ wouldn't bring the Texans a win over Pearland High School.

HJam72
11-27-2011, 07:52 PM
Obviously anyone picking out players to injure is demented, so nice going fellas. Also, sacrificing KJ wouldn't bring the Texans a win over Pearland High School.

KJ
We don't really need Mason anymore. 10-3
Foster & Tate. Don't need Ward. 11-3
Caldwell ain't playin' much. 12-3
Garrett Graham? 13-3

First round bye. :)

Division Playoff: Daniel Manning. Hey, we got by without him alright.

Conference Championship: Jonathon Weeks (just to make it interesting) :)

Superbowl: TJ Yates. We still win. :breakdance:

DIMENTIA IS FUN, LOL

Ktexan68
11-27-2011, 08:13 PM
Call Farve.

HJam72
11-27-2011, 08:15 PM
Call Farve.

Is he your favre?

Ktexan68
11-27-2011, 08:39 PM
Is he your favre?

Haha, yes. Sorry, I'm numb here. Can't believe after 10 years of patronage, this is what it's come to.

:cry2:

BullNation4Life
11-27-2011, 08:41 PM
We will go 3-2. Loses the next two weeks against ATL and Cincy. We will beat Indy, Carolina, Tennessee. Remember guys foster went crazy against Tennessee last time in our 41-7 win. Seriously guy remember we beat the ****ing TITANS 41-7

Still not convinced about Cincy, just watch them barely beat Cleveland, the same team the Texans put a beat down on...

Texn4life
11-27-2011, 08:46 PM
Our magic number is actually 3. Just about any combination of 3 wins from us or 3 losses from the Titans gives us the division. I'm thinking that the Titans lose the next 2 weeks @Buffalo and at home against the Saints. That would mean the best they could do is go 9-7. If our only win is against the Colts then we would be 5-0 in the division and we would clinch it that game if the Titans lose the next 2, or any 2 games the rest of the year.

Call me crazy, but I think we'll have a decent chance to win next week at home against Atlanta. We haven't had a home game in 3 weeks so Reliant will be rocking. We'll have to find a way to become more balanced, but I'm hoping Kubiak pulls a rabbit out of his hat.

thunderkyss
11-27-2011, 09:14 PM
Still not convinced about Cincy, just watch them barely beat Cleveland, the same team the Texans put a beat down on...

I think (hope) Cincy is going to look like TampaBay when Cushing gets his mits on Dalton.

We've just got to find a way to run against their #3 run defense.

thunderkyss
11-27-2011, 09:20 PM
I'm thinking that the Titans lose the next 2 weeks @Buffalo and at home against the Saints.

I know the vogue thing to do around here is hate on the Titans, but that's a veteran club. The Bills youth is what's been hurting them. Youth & injuries... we've seen it, lived it.

They won't beat the Titans.

New Orleans will beat them. Hopefully Jacksonville can eek one out, then us.

Texn4life
11-27-2011, 09:24 PM
I know the vogue thing to do around here is hate on the Titans, but that's a veteran club. The Bills youth is what's been hurting them. Youth & injuries... we've seen it, lived it.

They won't beat the Titans.

New Orleans will beat them. Hopefully Jacksonville can eek one out, then us.

Not saying it because its the "vogue" thing to do. I'm saying it because Buffalo is a tough place to play (especially in December), there will be bad weather there, and the Titans historically don't play well in the state of the New York. While its a desperation game for both teams, I think it sets up better for the Bills seeing as they're coming off of a game they should have won and will be upset and ready to play.

Like I said, I think they lose the next 2 games.

thunderkyss
11-27-2011, 09:30 PM
Not saying it because its the "vogue" thing to do. I'm saying it because Buffalo is a tough place to play (especially in December), there will be bad weather there, and the Titans historically don't play well in the state of the New York. While its a desperation game for both teams, I think it sets up better for the Bills seeing as they're coming off of a game they should have won and will be upset and ready to play.

Like I said, I think they lose the next 2 games.

I hope you're right. I'd rather see the Bills Wild-Card weekend than any other team.

Texn4life
11-27-2011, 09:35 PM
I hope you're right. I'd rather see the Bills Wild-Card weekend than any other team.

I don't think either of those teams gets the wild card. The Jets, Raiders/Broncos, or Bengals will make up the 2 wild card teams in my opinion.

If we could somehow manage to win next week I think I may go streaking around my neighborhood. I'd probably be that excited. We beat the Steelers with a dumbed down offense after Andre went out. Schaub was a non-factor so its entirely possible.

thunderkyss
11-27-2011, 09:44 PM
I don't think either of those teams gets the wild card. The Jets, Raiders/Broncos, or Bengals will make up the 2 wild card teams in my opinion.


I'm saying if we get into the play-offs as the 3rd or 4th seed, I'd rather see the Bills as our opponent.

Raiders/Broncos won't be a wildcard. One will win their division, the other is out.

& I'm rooting against the Jets.

bckey
11-27-2011, 09:51 PM
I'm just no longer excited to see the Texans make the playoffs. Yates and Clemens are taking this team nowhere. Who wants to see the Texans slaughtered by the likes of the Steelers or Bengals or Jets in a playoff game at home.

bckey
11-27-2011, 09:55 PM
I hope you're right. I'd rather see the Bills Wild-Card weekend than any other team.


Maybe I'm watching a different team. We are talking about the Texans right? Even the Bills would slaughter the Texans. The Texans would have lost today if Yates would have started.

Texn4life
11-27-2011, 09:55 PM
I'm saying if we get into the play-offs as the 3rd or 4th seed, I'd rather see the Bills as our opponent.

Raiders/Broncos won't be a wildcard. One will win their division, the other is out.

& I'm rooting against the Jets.

You could be right about the Raiders/Broncos but the Raiders are 7-4. They're getting in for sure in my opinion. And I can no longer bet against Tebow to not will his team in. I keep saying every week he can't pull it off and because of the killer defense they're playing and timely playmaking on offense they're a team that has a shot to get to 9-7 easily.

The Bills scare me only because of the weapons they have on the outside and if Fitzpatrick gets hot he can cause problems. I hope the Jets get in for personal reasons though.

DocBar
11-27-2011, 10:16 PM
Not saying it because its the "vogue" thing to do. I'm saying it because Buffalo is a tough place to play (especially in December), there will be bad weather there, and the Titans historically don't play well in the state of the New York. While its a desperation game for both teams, I think it sets up better for the Bills seeing as they're coming off of a game they should have won and will be upset and ready to play.

Like I said, I think they lose the next 2 games.Tennessee plays outdoors, so I don't think that will be much of a problem. Buffalo lost Fred Jackson, while CJ seems to be finding his groove: 23-190 IN THE COLD RAIN. Still, it took a trick play on a kickoff return to put the tAcks on top. I just don't see being able to call this game until it's over. Weather won't be the deciding factor.

I'm just no longer excited to see the Texans make the playoffs. Yates and Clemens are taking this team nowhere. Who wants to see the Texans slaughtered by the likes of the Steelers or Bengals or Jets in a playoff game at home.With 5 weeks and 3 less than stellar teams to practice against, I can see Kubiak, if he's at all the QB guru he's portrayed as, getting a good feel for Yates and putting him in situations where he can succeed. I don;t see that as being run-run-pass-punt, either. Yates has a different skill set that he brings to the table, and as long as the game doesn't overwhelm him, Kubes should be able to find a comfort zone and gameplan for it. Right now, Kubes needs to plan to win the winnable games (Carolina, Indy, Tennessee) and make Yates as comfortable as possible. Hell, with our D, we might still run the table. Gotta keep the faith.

Texn4life
11-27-2011, 10:25 PM
Tennessee plays outdoors, so I don't think that will be much of a problem. Buffalo lost Fred Jackson, while CJ seems to be finding his groove: 23-190 IN THE COLD RAIN. Still, it took a trick play on a kickoff return to put the tAcks on top. I just don't see being able to call this game until it's over. Weather won't be the deciding factor.

Where did I call it a game? I just said "I think" they will lose. Go to the Titans message boards and even their fans are thinking weather will be a factor. I watched 1 of the worse played games recently with the Titans losing in New York. Can they win? Absolutely...... But "in my opinion" I "think" they will lose. That better?

thunderkyss
11-27-2011, 10:55 PM
Maybe I'm watching a different team. We are talking about the Texans right? Even the Bills would slaughter the Texans. The Texans would have lost today if Yates would have started.

I don't think the Bills would score 14 on us. Totally different game when Watt & friends are putting Fitzpatrick in a dress.

thunderkyss
11-27-2011, 10:57 PM
And I can no longer bet against Tebow to not will his team in. I keep saying every week he can't pull it off and because of the killer defense they're playing and timely playmaking on offense they're a team that has a shot to get to 9-7 easily.


9-7 won't win the Wild-Card, they'd have to win their division at 9-7. Meaning the Raiders would have to lose at least 3 games.

DocBar
11-27-2011, 11:02 PM
Where did I call it a game? I just said "I think" they will lose. Go to the Titans message boards and even their fans are thinking weather will be a factor. I watched 1 of the worse played games recently with the Titans losing in New York. Can they win? Absolutely...... But "in my opinion" I "think" they will lose. That better? No. I think you're overrating the Bills and underrating the tAcks. As far as the tAcks MB's, they're hillbillies. They don't know any better. What has 4,000 feet and sixteen teeth? Front row at a tAcks game. :kitten:

Texn4life
11-28-2011, 12:07 AM
9-7 won't win the Wild-Card, they'd have to win their division at 9-7. Meaning the Raiders would have to lose at least 3 games.

9-7 if definitely a possibility for the 2nd wild card. The Bengals have a tough schedule ahead so 7 losses is easy to envision for them. The Titans, Jets, Broncos, Titans and Bills already have at least 5 losses. 10-6 probably gets a team in, but 9-7 could do it too.

No. I think you're overrating the Bills and underrating the tAcks. As far as the tAcks MB's, they're hillbillies. They don't know any better. What has 4,000 feet and sixteen teeth? Front row at a tAcks game. :kitten:

I'm not overrating or underrating anyone. I gave an opinion on who I think will win. You're assuming things my friend. The Titans have a quality team, but I just think they'll lose next week. If you feel differently then I wouldn't think you're wrong for it. That's why its an opinion buddy.

DocBar
11-28-2011, 12:09 AM
9-7 if definitely a possibility for the 2nd wild card. The Bengals have a tough schedule ahead so 7 losses is easy to envision for them. The Titans, Jets, Broncos, Titans and Bills already have at least 5 losses. 10-6 probably gets a team in, but 9-7 could do it too.



I'm not overrating or underrating anyone. I gave an opinion on who I think will win. You're assuming things my friend. The Titans have a quality team, but I just think they'll lose next week. If you feel differently then I wouldn't think you're wrong for it. That's why its an opinion buddy.

Fair enough. I think the tAcks have a good chance.

imatexan
11-28-2011, 12:15 AM
I'm just no longer excited to see the Texans make the playoffs. Yates and Clemens are taking this team nowhere. Who wants to see the Texans slaughtered by the likes of the Steelers or Bengals or Jets in a playoff game at home.

I never want to see the Texans get slaughtered but if you give me a choice of no playoffs or playoffs, I will choose playoffs every time.

ObsiWan
11-28-2011, 12:24 AM
Ladies and Gents...

Prepare yourselves for some ug-leeee, old time, Bucc-Ball.
Hold the other guys under 17 pts, score on defense, kick several FGs, and pray that Foster & Tate can find the end zone twice a game.

JJ Watt will play the role of Warren Sapp, Cushing will play the role of Derrick Brooks, and Johnathan Joseph will play the role of Ronde Barber.

Hey, it got them to the playoffs several times and won them a Super Bowl.

DocBar
11-28-2011, 12:25 AM
Ladies and Gents...

Prepare yourselves for some ug-leeee, old time, Bucc-Ball.
Hold the other guys under 17 pts, score on defense, kick several FGs, and pray that Foster & Tate can find the end zone twice a game.I disagree. Yates showed some pocket presence and an ability to keep a play alive, If he can avoid turnovers, I think he'll do OK.

thunderkyss
11-28-2011, 08:21 AM
Prepare yourselves for some ug-leeee, old time, Bucc-Ball.
Hold the other guys under 17 pts, score on defense, kick several FGs, and pray that Foster & Tate can find the end zone twice a game.


I'd be thrilled if we hold Atlanta to 17 points.

drs23
11-28-2011, 01:11 PM
I'm just no longer excited to see the Texans make the playoffs. Yates and Clemens are taking this team nowhere. Who wants to see the Texans slaughtered by the likes of the Steelers or Bengals or Jets in a playoff game at home.

Maybe I'm watching a different team. We are talking about the Texans right? Even the Bills would slaughter the Texans. The Texans would have lost today if Yates would have started.

Dude, buzzkill much?

Double Barrel
11-28-2011, 01:22 PM
I'm just no longer excited to see the Texans make the playoffs. Yates and Clemens are taking this team nowhere. Who wants to see the Texans slaughtered by the likes of the Steelers or Bengals or Jets in a playoff game at home.

Nobody wants to see our team slaughtered in the playoffs.

But you are completely fooling yourself if you think this city shares your pessimism about making it to the playoffs. That would be a glorious week (or two if we get a bye) and peace, harmony, and rainbows would be coming out of our butts as we hold hands roasting marshmallows while sining kum-by-yah as a fanbase.

We are still taking 'baby steps'. We need a first-time-to-make-the-playoffs-in-franchise-history moment as a team and fanbase, regardless of how it ultimately pans out. You don't scream at your baby when he takes his first steps because you're upset that he's not doing cross country hurdles.

Relax. Enjoy the moment. We're 8-3, two games ahead in our division. That's a first right there. Appreciate where we're at after where we've been for so long. Savor it.

There will be plenty of time for hand-wringing in the future, so don't lose sight of enjoying the moment as a fan.

:texflag:

ObsiWan
11-28-2011, 01:54 PM
I'd be thrilled if we hold Atlanta to 17 points.

I think we can. I just checked their schedule and I don't see where they've gone up against as good a defense as we have and came away with a win.

@CHI - L - 30-12
.PHI - W - 35-31
@TB -- L - 16-13
@SEA - W - 30-28
.GB -- L - 25-14
.CAR - W - 31-17
@DET - W - 23-16
@IND - W - 31-7
.NO -- L - 26-23 (OT)
.TEN - W - 23-17
.MIN - W - 24-14
@HOU - ??


Do you see where they've beaten a team with a good, smash-mouth defense. I really don't.

I think we may be able to hold them to 17-20 pts.
Then again, that could be the Koolaid....

thunderkyss
11-28-2011, 03:12 PM
I'm just no longer excited to see the Texans make the playoffs. Yates and Clemens are taking this team nowhere. Who wants to see the Texans slaughtered by the likes of the Steelers or Bengals or Jets in a playoff game at home.

We've played the Steelers. They didn't slaughter us. They didn't Slaughter KC (last night) either. I don't think they'll be slaughtering us in the play-offs.

We'll play Cincy in a couple of weeks. I don't think they'll be slaughtering us either. AJ Green & Andy Dalton look good, I ain't gonna lie, but so do Cushing, Watt, Reed, Barwin, Quin, & Jjo.

The Jets. Still not seeing a slaughter, not with what I've seen from that group.

Even with the rook under center, I think we match up well with those three teams.

New England... not so much. Baltimore on the road.... not so much.

But the teams you mentioned, I'd pay to see those games.

thunderkyss
11-28-2011, 03:15 PM
Do you see where they've beaten a team with a good, smash-mouth defense. I really don't.

I think we may be able to hold them to 17-20 pts.
Then again, that could be the Koolaid....

Been drinking that stuff all year..... no reason to stop now.

Corrosion
11-28-2011, 03:37 PM
I hope you're right. I'd rather see the Bills Wild-Card weekend than any other team.

I dont want to see the Bills anywhere near the playoffs .... I still have nightmares of a backup QB and a 35-3 lead evaporating into a loss.

ObsiWan
11-28-2011, 03:41 PM
Been drinking that stuff all year..... no reason to stop now.

Yeah, and I'm actually starting to get used to that Everclear aftertaste....
:ant:

TimeKiller
11-28-2011, 03:44 PM
KJ
We don't really need Mason anymore. 10-3
Foster & Tate. Don't need Ward. 11-3
Caldwell ain't playin' much. 12-3
Garrett Graham? 13-3

First round bye. :)

Division Playoff: Daniel Manning. Hey, we got by without him alright.

Conference Championship: Jonathon Weeks (just to make it interesting) :)

Superbowl: TJ Yates. We still win. :breakdance:

DIMENTIA IS FUN, LOL

Still don't get it, you can't sacrifice backups for big wins. Sacrificing the place kicker might get you a first down. Maybe. Like they bring the chains out to measure. If this was the case then why have we been sacrificing Mario and AJ and Foster and.......

Corrosion
11-28-2011, 03:44 PM
I think we can. I just checked their schedule and I don't see where they've gone up against as good a defense as we have and came away with a win.

@CHI - L - 30-12
.PHI - W - 35-31
@TB -- L - 16-13
@SEA - W - 30-28
.GB -- L - 25-14
.CAR - W - 31-17
@DET - W - 23-16
@IND - W - 31-7
.NO -- L - 26-23 (OT)
.TEN - W - 23-17
.MIN - W - 24-14
@HOU - ??


Do you see where they've beaten a team with a good, smash-mouth defense. I really don't.

I think we may be able to hold them to 17-20 pts.
Then again, that could be the Koolaid....

Two things jump out at me from that list.


They only put up 14 points against GB who's got a horrible pass defense.

They put up 23 in a win on the road against the Lions who have a pretty stout D.

Texn4life
11-28-2011, 04:00 PM
Two things jump out at me from that list.


They only put up 14 points against GB who's got a horrible pass defense.

They put up 23 in a win on the road against the Lions who have a pretty stout D.

Detroit's defense hasn't been all that amazing this year. They've only held 3 teams under 20 points all year and just 1 since week 5. That includes giving up 35 points at home against Carolina and 37 points against a good, but not great Bears team. Atlanta can be slowed down easily. The key is forcing them into 3rd and long situations. Their line struggles with edge rushers so I can see Barwin and Reed having big days if we take care of business on the 1st 2 downs. They're 14th in sacks allowed and 19th in QB hits allowed so we can definitely pressure Ryan.

GuerillaBlack
11-28-2011, 04:44 PM
Nobody wants to see our team slaughtered in the playoffs.

But you are completely fooling yourself if you think this city shares your pessimism about making it to the playoffs. That would be a glorious week (or two if we get a bye) and peace, harmony, and rainbows would be coming out of our butts as we hold hands roasting marshmallows while sining kum-by-yah as a fanbase.

We are still taking 'baby steps'. We need a first-time-to-make-the-playoffs-in-franchise-history moment as a team and fanbase, regardless of how it ultimately pans out. You don't scream at your baby when he takes his first steps because you're upset that he's not doing cross country hurdles.

Relax. Enjoy the moment. We're 8-3, two games ahead in our division. That's a first right there. Appreciate where we're at after where we've been for so long. Savor it.

There will be plenty of time for hand-wringing in the future, so don't lose sight of enjoying the moment as a fan.

:texflag:

I have been waiting for the day to purchase my Texans flag for my car, and drive around proudly in DFW. Don't care if we get slaughtered in the playoffs. I just want to look at my TV guide and see the Houston Texans vs. "___" for a playoff game. It will be sweet.

HJam72
11-28-2011, 05:06 PM
Still don't get it, you can't sacrifice backups for big wins. Sacrificing the place kicker might get you a first down. Maybe. Like they bring the chains out to measure. If this was the case then why have we been sacrificing Mario and AJ and Foster and.......

You mean we can't just sacrifice a player of our choice for each win we want? :nolisten:

thunderkyss
11-28-2011, 05:34 PM
I have been waiting for the day to purchase my Texans flag for my car, and drive around proudly in DFW. Don't care if we get slaughtered in the playoffs. I just want to look at my TV guide and see the Houston Texans vs. "___" for a playoff game. It will be sweet.

Screw that, you should have been flying that flag for 10 years.

:texan:

House of Pain
11-29-2011, 06:23 AM
Maybe I'm watching a different team. We are talking about the Texans right? Even the Bills would slaughter the Texans. The Texans would have lost today if Yates would have started.

Can you at least wait until next week? In all fairness, the guy had no idea he was going to even be playing. He looked good running the 2min offense.

Settle down and quit sounding like a loser.

House of Pain
11-29-2011, 06:25 AM
Ladies and Gents...

Prepare yourselves for some ug-leeee, old time, Bucc-Ball.
Hold the other guys under 17 pts, score on defense, kick several FGs, and pray that Foster & Tate can find the end zone twice a game.

JJ Watt will play the role of Warren Sapp, Cushing will play the role of Derrick Brooks, and Johnathan Joseph will play the role of Ronde Barber.

Hey, it got them to the playoffs several times and won them a Super Bowl.

I'm pretty sure TJ Yates can play as well as Brad Johnson.

thunderkyss
11-29-2011, 08:07 AM
I'm pretty sure TJ Yates can play as well as Brad Johnson.

Is our defense as good as that Tampa Bay team?

BigBull17
11-29-2011, 12:28 PM
Where is that damn David Anderson when you need him? Kasey Studdard still around?

BigBull17
11-29-2011, 12:32 PM
Our magic number is actually 3. Just about any combination of 3 wins from us or 3 losses from the Titans gives us the division. I'm thinking that the Titans lose the next 2 weeks @Buffalo and at home against the Saints. That would mean the best they could do is go 9-7. If our only win is against the Colts then we would be 5-0 in the division and we would clinch it that game if the Titans lose the next 2, or any 2 games the rest of the year.

Call me crazy, but I think we'll have a decent chance to win next week at home against Atlanta. We haven't had a home game in 3 weeks so Reliant will be rocking. We'll have to find a way to become more balanced, but I'm hoping Kubiak pulls a rabbit out of his hat.

I know he is an unknown to us, but Atlanta has next to ZERO credable game film on TJ. Could be a "VY" shock value wins. He makes that one play you aren't ready for and a great defense and run game steal you a win. Then next year, it falls apart and TJ fakes an injury.

BigBull17
11-29-2011, 12:44 PM
Is our defense as good as that Tampa Bay team?

Not sure about that, as that defense had some freaking fire power. However, our offensive line, Running Backs, WR's, and play caller are better, IMO.

Ole Miss Texan
11-29-2011, 01:56 PM
3 wins guarantees us playoffs.

2 wins by us would make me feel VERY good about our playoff picture. Tennessee would have to go 5-0 to put us out.

It's a weird feeling having the Koolaid flowing so well this time of year but at the same time feeling all doom and gloom.

Just remember, anything can happen in the playoffs. I hope we can enter with some momentum. Just remember what Seattle did last year after winning their division with a 7-9 record and upsetting the Saints in the 1st round.

This is football baby! :texflag:

ziggy29
11-29-2011, 01:59 PM
Maybe I'm watching a different team. We are talking about the Texans right? Even the Bills would slaughter the Texans. The Texans would have lost today if Yates would have started.
If Yates started, it would have been an earlier coaching decision to do so. If Kubiak knew Yates was his starter all week, TJ would have had a lot more work with the starting offense in the few days prior, he would have had another QB suited up behind him in case he got hurt, and he would have been given a lot more of the playbook to work with. Not as much as Schaub, most likely, but a lot more nevertheless.