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Thorn
01-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Only the Bengals, Titans and Raiders remain eligable for the 6th seed. With the Chargers beating down on the Raiders, that would eliminate the Raiders and Titans. Which means we get the Bengals next week.

So, who's the QB for the Texans I wonder. Delhome or TJ? TJ beat the Bengals at their place in a very meaningful game for both teams.

Tailgate
01-01-2012, 06:03 PM
TJ, no question. Next.

dream_team
01-01-2012, 06:04 PM
I like this matchup for us. Rookie QB vs Rookie QB. Both teams coming off a loss, so no clear momentum on either side. Not to mention we already beat them in Cincy not too long ago.

Thorn
01-01-2012, 06:05 PM
Well, Oakland just scored. Oops. LOL

Playoffs
01-01-2012, 06:05 PM
TJ, no question. Next.http://files.shroomery.org/files/10-31/092206601-What-He-Said.gif

TxDavid
01-01-2012, 06:09 PM
Rumor says TJ suffered an AC Joint seperation in his sholder today. :smiliepalm:

Thorn
01-01-2012, 06:11 PM
Denver just lost. Which doesn't matter if Oakland loses as well.

gary
01-01-2012, 06:12 PM
I thught Tennessee was in with a Bengals loss?

Allstar
01-01-2012, 06:12 PM
Time for payback for letting the Jets win a couple years ago.

Thorn
01-01-2012, 06:13 PM
I thught Tennessee was in with a Bengals loss?

Not if Oakland loses. I think.

TheMatrix31
01-01-2012, 06:13 PM
Time for payback for letting the Jets win a couple years ago.

Yep. Let's beat their ****ing asses. I wish Chad Johnson was still on their team.

mariowillshine15
01-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Not if Oakland loses. I think.

Denver's loss puts Cincy in the playoffs.

Rematch!

Naiirb
01-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Bengals it is. Looks like Dalton is coming back home only to lose his first playoff game. :D

dream_team
01-01-2012, 06:14 PM
I thught Tennessee was in with a Bengals loss?

AND Broncons AND Raiders win. With the Broncos loss, I think the Titans are officially eliminated.

BullNation4Life
01-01-2012, 06:14 PM
I thught Tennessee was in with a Bengals loss?

Not if Denver losses which they did

gary
01-01-2012, 06:17 PM
Not if Oakland loses. I think.I just thought it was the other way around?

SheTitan
01-01-2012, 06:17 PM
Just wanted to wish you good luck with the Bengals

mariowillshine15
01-01-2012, 06:18 PM
I just thought it was the other way around?

A loss by either Denver or Oakland puts Cincy in.

Denver lost so Cincy is in.

Denver and Oakland both had to win to get Tennessee in.

XI CMURDER IX
01-01-2012, 06:18 PM
Definitely the Bengals now next week.

Tailgate
01-01-2012, 06:19 PM
We deserve Broncos... But bring on the bungals.

Lucky
01-01-2012, 06:20 PM
It's officially the Bengals. Bring 'em on!

Wolf
01-01-2012, 06:20 PM
This game scares me

kastofsna
01-01-2012, 06:20 PM
should be a pretty interesting matchup. rootin' for you guys.

dtran04
01-01-2012, 06:23 PM
Much scarier than the Titans. AJ Green beat JJo a bunch of times. Benson ran wild in the 1st half but was slowed in 2nd.

It took a crazy 3rd and 17 scramble by Yates to sneak out a win.

mariowillshine15
01-01-2012, 06:23 PM
Home game, crowd will be crazy, Andre's back.

Time to check the Bengals into the Smackdown Hotel.

gary
01-01-2012, 06:24 PM
What day?

mariowillshine15
01-01-2012, 06:24 PM
What day?

I believe Saturday.

Ghostform
01-01-2012, 06:25 PM
i woulda rather played the Tits but im glad we have Dre back for this rematch.

BullNation4Life
01-01-2012, 06:27 PM
This game scares me

:vincepalm: MAN THE HELL UP, SISTERBOY! THIS IS THE PLAYOFFS!

Thorn
01-01-2012, 06:30 PM
We beat the Jags twice and the Bengals once. You know what than means don't you? All Cats get trampled by the Bull.

BeerTastesLikeVictory
01-01-2012, 06:32 PM
We beat the Jags twice and the Bengals once. You know what than means don't you? All Cats get trampled by the Bull.

Except those pesky panthers

Thorn
01-01-2012, 06:34 PM
Except those pesky panthers

Oh, yeah, forgot about them. Well, a real bengal would destroy a panther in a head to head match. Not so sure about a jaguar against a panther though. In any case, da Bulls will hopefully be herding cats next week.

GP
01-01-2012, 06:34 PM
Doesn't scare me. This is in OUR house, not up in classless, vacant stadium Cincyville.

I'm good to go. I bet the players are too. As of right now, we playin' in the playoffs and 10 other AFC teams, 3 of which are AFC South teams, are not. We are, they're not.

That feels good. We might lose, anything is possible, but WE have life with a playoff game. Lots of others do not.

Reliant will be crazy loud. And let any Bengals fan come down from Cincy and just try to be a punk at Reliant next week. The boot is on the other foot now.

Go Texans!

Kimmy
01-01-2012, 06:37 PM
This is where I am going to like the 'both teams get the ball' in playoff overtime. I think it will be a close game.

fiasco west
01-01-2012, 06:37 PM
Lets take this thang one game at a time. Andre is back also and this time it's in our place. Our defense is something special at home (well...except the last two home games. One without Wade calling the plays and the other we didn't care about winning) Foster willl be back, Daniels...

I'm expecting a win, this time I hope it doesn't come down to the last play.

LikeMike
01-01-2012, 06:37 PM
Nice game. Neither team has a lot of playoff background in the last years, both teams have a rookie QB - we beat them at a nailbiter in their house.

Don`t get me wrong, this will be a very tough game - but we have a real chance to advance. Let`s get us some magic back and win our first playoff game!

RTP2110
01-01-2012, 06:38 PM
There's a lot in our favor, IMO. Homefield advantage, Andre will be playing this time, and we got many of our key starters some much needed rest.

TheMatrix31
01-01-2012, 06:39 PM
Hopefully Joseph can contain Green. Gotta take care of the ball. Remember, Dalton is poised but he TOO is a rookie so we'll see some sketchy QB play I'm sure.

Gonna be a runners' game. Something in the teens.

Mr. Texan
01-01-2012, 06:40 PM
our rookie at home vs their rookie on the road. WE GOT THIS!!! http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1295/nasmad.png

GO TEXANS!!!

Thorn
01-01-2012, 06:40 PM
This is a winnable game for sure. Couldn't say as much about us traveling to Baltimore the following week, but we CAN be the Bengals.

Shaft75
01-01-2012, 06:43 PM
I just want to find out a time. Saturday at either 3 or 6???

JCTexan
01-01-2012, 06:43 PM
It will be a tough game but it is definitely winnable for the Texans. A week from now will be the Texans first ever playoff game. Win or lose it will be the biggest game in franchise history.

Thorn
01-01-2012, 06:43 PM
NFLN has "Texans QB issues" up on their board to talk about in a few minutes. Just in case anyone cares.

fiasco west
01-01-2012, 06:47 PM
NFLN has "Texans QB issues" up on their board to talk about in a few minutes. Just in case anyone cares.

Will Jamie Dukes be talking?

dalemurphy
01-01-2012, 06:47 PM
Funny to say this in the midst of a 3 game losing streak and waiting to see if our 3rd or 4th string QB will be starting, but:

Things line up reasonably well for us to possibly host a championship game.

1st- We have to beat Cincy which I think we will. With home field going ballistic and the team rather healthy and jazzed, I don't think Cincy is the type of team to overcome that.

2nd- We have to figure out a way to upset Baltimore in Baltimore. Not likely- but the Ravens do have holes. Tough to figure out how Yates goes in there and wins but stranger things have happened.

3rd- After Pittsburgh demolishes Denver next weekend, they need to go into New England and beat the Patriots. I think this will happen.

Wouldn't that be wild?! Oh well, back to reality and figuring out how to contain my excitement until Saturday.

TheMatrix31
01-01-2012, 06:54 PM
We beat Baltimore last time we played as far as I'm concerned. If the Colts game didn't happen, the Baltimore game would have been by FAR the worst officiated game I watched all season.

Held them to five field goals, didn't have Andre, defense was stacking the box, held Rice in check until the 4th, which was when our D was worn down via our sloppy no-Andre offense not staying on the field.

I'm not scared of Baltimore. Not saying it will be a cakewalk. It will be a tough ass game. But neither Baltimore, Pittsburgh, OR New England are some sort of infallible fortress entity this year.

I'm not scared of any of these teams. The entire league is WIDE open this year.

Buffi2
01-01-2012, 07:02 PM
Tony Dungy and group just predicted a Cincy win against us. What do they know? Said we aren't playing well and Bengals should have a fairly easy time.

GP
01-01-2012, 07:05 PM
NFLN has "Texans QB issues" up on their board to talk about in a few minutes. Just in case anyone cares.

Dungy and another guy on NBC pregame show, just now, said the Texans have lots of problems on defense...look shaky...and that the Bengals should win.

It's as if they didn't realize we played 2nd and 3rd stringers on BOTH sides of the ball.

These guys on TV stage sets, they're not even analyzing things. Texans lost today, so that means Bengals will win.

Amazing.

amazing80
01-01-2012, 07:05 PM
Tony Dungy and group just predicted a Cincy win against us. What do they know? Said we aren't playing well and Bengals should have a fairly easy time.

Dungy and Harrison hate us, every week they find a way to disrespect us, all season long


Why do some of you keep saying the game is on Saturday? The date and time has not been announced yet so how can anyone say that?

fiasco west
01-01-2012, 07:06 PM
Tony Dungy and group just predicted a Cincy win against us. What do they know? Said we aren't playing well and Bengals should have a fairly easy time.

Let em talk.

I like what Deion had to say though. Was saying that Andre changes a lot and the team still has one of the best defenses. Deion actually was saying the whole time leading up to the next game that the Texans don't need a bye.

Everyone is going to pick against us because we have a 3 game losing streak.

ChampionTexan
01-01-2012, 07:06 PM
we beat the jags twice and the bengals once. You know what than means don't you? All cats get paraded on by the bull.

fify

GP
01-01-2012, 07:08 PM
Tony Dungy and group just predicted a Cincy win against us. What do they know? Said we aren't playing well and Bengals should have a fairly easy time.

Did you not just giggle when they did that? I mean, it was so funny.

The template on us needs to be broken and re-cast. Winning in convincing fashion vs Bengals will do that, IMO.

Dutchrudder
01-01-2012, 07:09 PM
Tony Dungy and group just predicted a Cincy win against us. What do they know? Said we aren't playing well and Bengals should have a fairly easy time.

I don't blame him and I trust that it is his honest opinion. This game could go either way, but I'm hoping the Texans can squeak out a win, even if it's only a one point victory.

JCTexan
01-01-2012, 07:12 PM
Interesting note about the Bengals: they are 0-7 against playoff teams this year (Den, SF, Hou, Pit x2, Bal x2) and 9-0 vs. teams not heading to the playoffs (Cle x2, Buf, Jac, Ind, Sea, Ten, Ari, Stl).

GP
01-01-2012, 07:15 PM
Everyone is going to pick against us because we have a 3 game losing streak.

Yep. The main NFLN crew, their "A" team of Mooch, Baldinger, Deion, etc., seem to analyze and notice the finer points of the game.

The "B" team of Dukes and that weird white dude with spikey hair who talks out of the side of his mouth, they are so weak on analysis.

The CBS main crew and the NFLN main crew, IMO, are the best at calling things correctly. Everyone else seems lost and grasping at straws. Lazy. Scoreboard watchers.

texanmojo
01-01-2012, 07:17 PM
I think I just saw on TV that the Texans would play NE if we win the wildcats game. Not Balt. Did I confuse this?

kastofsna
01-01-2012, 07:18 PM
Interesting note about the Bengals: they are 0-7 against playoff teams this year (Den, SF, Hou, Pit x2, Bal x2) and 9-0 vs. teams not heading to the playoffs (Cle x2, Buf, Jac, Ind, Sea, Ten, Ari, Stl).

essentially they're the 08 Dolphins. beat all the teams they should and none they shouldn't.

kastofsna
01-01-2012, 07:19 PM
I think I just saw on TV that the Texans would play NE if we win the wildcats game. Not Balt. Did I confuse this?

the lowest remaining seed will play the Patriots. so if the Texans win then the other game will either be the 4th or 5th seed, meaning the Texans will play the Ravens no matter what.

JCTexan
01-01-2012, 07:22 PM
I think I just saw on TV that the Texans would play NE if we win the wildcats game. Not Balt. Did I confuse this?

If Houston wins they will face Baltimore in the divisional round. If Cincinnati wins they will face New England. New England cannot play the lowest remaining seed (Houston) and Baltimore can't play the highest remaining seed (Cincinnati).

drunkcookie
01-01-2012, 07:22 PM
I think I just saw on TV that the Texans would play NE if we win the wildcats game. Not Balt. Did I confuse this?

I think you saw what I saw, which would suggest the winner of Hou/Cincy would play NE, because it was laid out like a bracket... However, under New Englend it says they'll play the lowest seed that advances, and under Baltimore it says they'll play the Highest seed that advances... Texans would be highest seed to advance if they win, meaning they'd play Baltimore... If Cincy wins, seeing they're the #6 seed, they'd get New England...

GP
01-01-2012, 07:24 PM
I don't blame him and I trust that it is his honest opinion. This game could go either way, but I'm hoping the Texans can squeak out a win, even if it's only a one point victory.

Nah. I figured someone...Patrick, Dungy, or Harrison...would EVENTUALLY mention the Texans sandbagged 90% of today's game and was a 2-pt. conversion away from beating Titans starters.

But no, that wasn't important information when considering our chances next weekend. No mention of the Ravens beating the Bengals today. No analysis regarding the Bengals' loss record vs playoff teams compared to their record vs non-playoff teams. That would be too hard for them to utilize and discuss.

When asked which AFC South is the best, Rodney Harrison chose his old team, the Patriots. Shocker!

Boomer Esiason, today, emphatically picked his old team the Bengals to beat the Ravens.

It's just funny to watch these guys go goo-goo ga-ga over their old teams. Sentimental fools.

Yes, our game might be a close one. But those two guys on NBC acted like we already lost it. LOL.

JCTexan
01-01-2012, 07:27 PM
essentially they're the 08 Dolphins. beat all the teams they should and none they shouldn't.

I was actually thinking the Bucs of last year when I posted it.

GP
01-01-2012, 07:28 PM
essentially they're the 08 Dolphins. beat all the teams they should and none they shouldn't.

We had a season or two similar to that. Our wins were vs normal teams and our losses were vs great teams.

A few posters pointed it out, and it was a good predictor (most of the time) of how we'd do in upcoming games.

texanmojo
01-01-2012, 07:28 PM
I think you saw what I saw, which would suggest the winner of Hou/Cincy would play NE, because it was laid out like a bracket... However, under New Englend it says they'll play the lowest seed that advances, and under Baltimore it says they'll play the Highest seed that advances... Texans would be highest seed to advance if they win, meaning they'd play Baltimore... If Cincy wins, seeing they're the #6 seed, they'd get New England...

Makes sense. Thanks to all for the clarification.

TEXANRED
01-01-2012, 07:34 PM
Dungy and another guy on NBC pregame show, just now, said the Texans have lots of problems on defense...look shaky...and that the Bengals should win.

It's as if they didn't realize we played 2nd and 3rd stringers on BOTH sides of the ball.

These guys on TV stage sets, they're not even analyzing things. Texans lost today, so that means Bengals will win.

Amazing.

Dungy hates Houston for some reason. We never beat him but he has an ax to grind.

We lost today because this was a non important game to us. It looked like preseason out there today. Seriously, who goes for two in that situation?

We are going to kill the Bengals.

Tailgate
01-01-2012, 07:37 PM
Cincy: 1-7 vs winning teams. Best wins: (9-7) Tenn and (8-8) Arizona.

Thorn
01-01-2012, 07:38 PM
Cincy: 1-7 vs winning teams. Best wins: (9-7) Tenn and (8-8) Arizona.

Yep. Like I said, we stand an excellent chance of winning our very first playoff game. It's the second one I'm worried about.

TEXANRED
01-01-2012, 07:40 PM
Yep. Like I said, we stand an excellent chance of winning our very first playoff game. It's the second one I'm worried about.

We are just going to have to take a deep deep breath and keep telling ourselves we are not the Oilers, we can make it out of the second round of the playoffs.

headsplint
01-01-2012, 07:41 PM
:vincepalm: MAN THE HELL UP, SISTERBOY! THIS IS THE PLAYOFFS!

What's a sisterboy?

Thorn
01-01-2012, 08:00 PM
What's a sisterboy?

I'm sure if you google it, you will find lots of pics. Please don't post them here.

Stemp
01-01-2012, 08:20 PM
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/310591_167476476665949_140325776047686_369838_1913 986548_n.jpg

BullBlitz
01-01-2012, 08:33 PM
Only the Bengals, Titans and Raiders remain eligable for the 6th seed. With the Chargers beating down on the Raiders, that would eliminate the Raiders and Titans. Which means we get the Bengals next week.

So, who's the QB for the Texans I wonder. Delhome or TJ? TJ beat the Bengals at their place in a very meaningful game for both teams.

TJ starts, Jake finishes.

TEXANRED
01-01-2012, 08:37 PM
TJ starts, Jake finishes.

Why do you say that?

Kimmy
01-01-2012, 08:38 PM
The time & date of the playoff game is going to be announced during halftime of the Dallas/Giants game

SheTexan
01-01-2012, 08:48 PM
The time & date of the playoff game is going to be announced during halftime of the Dallas/Giants game

Thanks Kimmy!! I was wondering when! I wanna go to bed!:zzz:

BullBlitz
01-01-2012, 08:50 PM
Why do you say that?

I think that Gary might just be intent on starting TJ regardless of his injury status and inexperience, but I think that TJ won't be up to the pressure of a playoff game and that Gary will have to call on Jake to try to salvage a win.

Pundits will observe that the Bengals have a rookie QB too. That is true in the strictest sense of the word, but I don't consider Dalton a rookie any more, just as I wouldn't call JJ Watt or Brooks Reed rookies. They have all seen enough NFL snaps in my view, while TJ hasn't.

I truly believe that our best bet in the playoffs is Jake plus our running game plus our defense. Obviously just my opinion.

MistaRed
01-01-2012, 08:51 PM
The game will be on Saturday at 4:30est.

Thorn
01-01-2012, 08:53 PM
The game will be on Saturday at 4:30est.

Has this been announced yet?

MistaRed
01-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Has this been announced yet?

It will be in about 5 mins on Nbc's halftime show.

Kimmy
01-01-2012, 08:57 PM
It will be in about 5 mins on Nbc's halftime show.

Yep, he's right :)

Naiirb
01-01-2012, 08:58 PM
NBC Saturday 3:30 CT. To quote Bart Scott "Can't wait!!!"

TEXANRED
01-01-2012, 08:59 PM
I think that Gary might just be intent on starting TJ regardless of his injury status and inexperience, but I think that TJ won't be up to the pressure of a playoff game and that Gary will have to call on Jake to try to salvage a win.

Pundits will observe that the Bengals have a rookie QB too. That is true in the strictest sense of the word, but I don't consider Dalton a rookie any more, just as I wouldn't call JJ Watt or Brooks Reed rookies. They have all seen enough NFL snaps in my view, while TJ hasn't.

I truly believe that our best bet in the playoffs is Jake plus our running game plus our defense. Obviously just my opinion.

The last time I saw Jake in the playoffs he threw 5 int's.

Now he is 36 and this is the first action he has seen in a year. I like Yates' arm, and his mobility over whatever Jake has left in the tank.

Nawzer
01-01-2012, 09:04 PM
Our first playoff game! Should be a memorable day. Time to get behind the Texans Houston! Forget about the loosing streak and all that. This is a new season and Reliant is going to be rocking!!! Go Texans!

BullBlitz
01-01-2012, 09:04 PM
The last time I saw Jake in the playoffs he threw 5 int's.

Now he is 36 and this is the first action he has seen in a year. I like Yates' arm, and his mobility over whatever Jake has left in the tank.

Another guy's opinion. Fair enough.

Some fans prefer the QB with the mobility and the arm over the one with playoff and Super Bowl experience who has lost a step. I prefer the latter, but we will see what Kubiak does next week.

Wolf
01-01-2012, 09:08 PM
way things were, game has me nervous

TheMatrix31
01-01-2012, 09:09 PM
How about Battle Red?

hradhak
01-01-2012, 09:10 PM
Another guy's opinion. Fair enough.

Some fans prefer the QB with the mobility and the arm over the one with playoff and Super Bowl experience who has lost a step. I prefer the latter, but we will see what Kubiak does next week.

We may not have a choice depening on Yates status. Yates already beat the Bungles this year in Cincy, so I'm not too worried about his ability to play. We need to play all 4 quarters though and not start out slow like we did last game

MistaRed
01-01-2012, 09:11 PM
For those that care, announcers will be Tom Hammond and Mike Mayock.

Naiirb
01-01-2012, 09:11 PM
Also looks like we'll be having the Thursday Night Football group call the game

clutch
01-01-2012, 09:11 PM
way things were, game has me nervous

No OD,AF,JJ and AJ for the most part this game..remember we beat the Bengals without AJ.. at home!!we got this..

Hardcore Texan
01-01-2012, 09:17 PM
We had a season or two similar to that. Our wins were vs normal teams and our losses were vs great teams.

A few posters pointed it out, and it was a good predictor (most of the time) of how we'd do in upcoming games.

Can I talk you into to taking down the clutch city avatar?

TEXANRED
01-01-2012, 09:18 PM
Is Brisiel going to be back? Caldwell is killing me.

TEXANRED
01-01-2012, 09:19 PM
Another guy's opinion. Fair enough.

Some fans prefer the QB with the mobility and the arm over the one with playoff and Super Bowl experience who has lost a step. I prefer the latter, but we will see what Kubiak does next week.

It is what it is. At the end of the day we may be talking about two bowls of poo.

MEGA SWATT
01-01-2012, 09:22 PM
cool. Go Texans, beat the bung-holes.

fiasco west
01-01-2012, 09:22 PM
Is Brisiel going to be back? Caldwell is killing me.

Man I hope so. The dropoff between the two is pretty significant if you ask me.

GP
01-01-2012, 09:25 PM
Can I talk you into to taking down the clutch city avatar?

I don't know.

I haven't contemplated the implications of leaving it up or taking it down.

Your thoughts? Anybody else's thoughts?

I'd like to think we're clutch when it counts.

Hardcore Texan
01-01-2012, 09:28 PM
I don't know.

I haven't contemplated the implications of leaving it up or taking it down.

Your thoughts? Anybody else's thoughts?

I'd like to think we're clutch when it counts.

I am reverse physcology superstitious kind of guy...lol.

BullBlitz
01-01-2012, 09:29 PM
I don't know.

I haven't contemplated the implications of leaving it up or taking it down.

Your thoughts? Anybody else's thoughts?

I'd like to think we're clutch when it counts.

Why take it down? It's a good label. Clutch City!

Lucky
01-01-2012, 09:31 PM
Tony Dungy and group just predicted a Cincy win against us. What do they know? Said we aren't playing well and Bengals should have a fairly easy time.
The Texans lost 3 games in a row to end the season. On the surface, that doesn't look good. But if you look at this in context, it's not as dire as it seems. This team clinched early, in week 14. I try not to look at the Texans through homer glasses. However, when I ask myself "In what aspect are the Bengals better than the Texans?", I come up empty.

Running attack? The Bengals are OK. The Texans have one of the best in the league. Passing offense? Again, Bengals are OK with Dalton, Green, and Gresham. The Texans should be fine with Yates, AJ, and Daniels. Not to mention one of the best pass catching RBs in the NFL in Arian Foster.

Defense? The Bengals are solid. The Texans defense is better. Better in points allowed, yardage yielded, turnovers forced. Better. The Bengals are a good team. Worthy of that last playoff berth.

The Texans are just better.

DocBar
01-01-2012, 09:33 PM
It kinda pisses me off that all the talking heads are saying we were lucky in beating Cincy and keep pointing to the sack/strip of Dalton as the game sealer. No mention, whatsoever, of how lucky Cincy got when AF fumbled deep in our own territory. Now I'm pissed at myself for allowing myself to get pissed at talking head blow hards! SANTA MARIA!!!

BullBlitz
01-01-2012, 09:37 PM
The Texans lost 3 games in a row to end the season. On the surface, that doesn't look good. But if you look at this in context, it's not as dire as it seems. This team clinched early, in week 14. I try not to look at the Texans through homer glasses. However, when I ask myself "In what aspect are the Bengals better than the Texans?", I come up empty.

Running attack? The Bengals are OK. The Texans have one of the best in the league. Passing offense? Again, Bengals are OK with Dalton, Green, and Gresham. The Texans should be fine with Yates, AJ, and Daniels. Not to mention one of the best pass catching RBs in the NFL in Arian Foster.

Defense? The Bengals are solid. The Texans defense is better. Better in points allowed, yardage yielded, turnovers forced. Better. The Bengals are a good team. Worthy of that last playoff berth.

The Texans are just better.

In general, I think that Dungy knows a lot. I saw the comments and I think that, forced to pick only one, he went with the Bengals but thinks that we are pretty evenly matched.

I think we fall short at QB vs the Bengals unless we play Jake.

GP
01-01-2012, 09:42 PM
The Texans lost 3 games in a row to end the season. On the surface, that doesn't look good. But if you look at this in context, it's not as dire as it seems. This team clinched early, in week 14. I try not to look at the Texans through homer glasses. However, when I ask myself "In what aspect are the Bengals better than the Texans?", I come up empty.

Running attack? The Bengals are OK. The Texans have one of the best in the league. Passing offense? Again, Bengals are OK with Dalton, Green, and Gresham. The Texans should be fine with Yates, AJ, and Daniels. Not to mention one of the best pass catching RBs in the NFL in Arian Foster.

Defense? The Bengals are solid. The Texans defense is better. Better in points allowed, yardage yielded, turnovers forced. Better. The Bengals are a good team. Worthy of that last playoff berth.

The Texans are just better.

Good post. That's a summary of the team that seems fair to all...except the guys in suits on a TV tonight. They saw 3-game losing streak and figure it's a harbinger of what's to come.

To me, this game was better-played (considering all things, of course) than maybe any of the past games TJ Yates was QB'ing for us. After that Bucs game, I don't remember us looking particular "with it." Yeah, we won vs. the Jags on the road and we won Falcons and Bengals...but objectively speaking, I think today was the first day since the Bucs game that I felt the whole team was handling their roles with efficiency and great detail.

I know that IF TJ Yates had continued playing today, as had all the regular players, this would have been a true blowout against the Titans today. He was sharp, Braman was active, Ward was beasting, Delhomme was getting into rhythm and played good for a guy who hasn't been around the game NOR our own playbook.

I think we might be flying in under the radar again, tbh.

fiasco west
01-01-2012, 09:43 PM
It kinda pisses me off that all the talking heads are saying we were lucky in beating Cincy and keep pointing to the sack/strip of Dalton as the game sealer. No mention, whatsoever, of how lucky Cincy got when AF fumbled deep in our own territory. Now I'm pissed at myself for allowing myself to get pissed at talking head blow hards! SANTA MARIA!!!

I feel the same way and seeing what others think that the Texans came back and were mostly dominated by the Bengals or whatever.

I remember during the halftime of that game I even said that the Texans were beating themselves and once they fixed their game up, things would look much better. I feel like if we play as we should we beat this team 3x outta 5, 2x outta 3, any given sunday applies here surely. They are not a bad team but I think some folk are selling our defense short and don't realize how good the run game is.

Lucky
01-01-2012, 09:46 PM
I think we fall short at QB vs the Bengals unless we play Jake.
Dalton has 11 more games under his belt, compared to TJ. Otherwise, the stats are pretty close (QBR, YPA). Does that trump the advantages the Texans have across the board in other areas? I'm trying not to be a homer, and I don't think Dungy is being intentionally unfair. I just think the intial 3 games post-Schaub injury were more indicative of this team's capabilities than the past 3 games, post-clinching.

GP
01-01-2012, 09:46 PM
It kinda pisses me off that all the talking heads are saying we were lucky in beating Cincy and keep pointing to the sack/strip of Dalton as the game sealer. No mention, whatsoever, of how lucky Cincy got when AF fumbled deep in our own territory. Now I'm pissed at myself for allowing myself to get pissed at talking head blow hards! SANTA MARIA!!!

Why won't they acknowledge that the Bengals LOST today? The Bengals lost and still got into the playoffs via NFL Playoff Math. Talk about being lucky!

Why won't they talk about the Bengals being WINLESS against teams this year that are in the playoffs?

Yet the Texans are the ones who are in trouble in this matchup?

You just have to giggle at it, because they're just going off the usual template of "Texans suck." That's what 9 years of STINKING will do to ya' out there in the sports media world. Template-based analysis that has no objectivity to it.

Not saying we will win 100% and it won't even be hard to do so. Just saying that we're being picked as an underdog at home vs. a team who lucked their way into the playoffs and hasn't beaten a playoff-caliber team in 2011.

That's some bulletin board material for the kids on Kirby.

fiasco west
01-01-2012, 09:52 PM
Why won't they acknowledge that the Bengals LOST today? The Bengals lost and still got into the playoffs via NFL Playoff Math. Talk about being lucky!

Why won't they talk about the Bengals being WINLESS against teams this year that are in the playoffs?

Yet the Texans are the ones who are in trouble in this matchup?

You just have to giggle at it, because they're just going off the usual template of "Texans suck." That's what 9 years of STINKING will do to ya' out there in the sports media world. Template-based analysis that has no objectivity to it.

Not saying we will win 100% and it won't even be hard to do so. Just saying that we're being picked as an underdog at home vs. a team who lucked their way into the playoffs and hasn't beaten a playoff-caliber team in 2011.

That's some bulletin board material for the kids on Kirby.

Actually...that's a stat I forgot all about but was bought up last time. I think the Bengals are like winless (or maybe won one game?) against teams over .500

GP
01-01-2012, 09:54 PM
My MAIN concern is how hot-and-cold Arian Foster has been in the latter half of this season. He's been dynamite or held in check.

When you have a contrasting stable of RBs like we have, Kubiak has to be quicker to put the load on Tate's shoulders, or even Ward. But it seems Kubiak gets into a bit of trance, IIRC, and keeps forcing Foster when it's not working.

I want to see Kubiak go back to that One Two Punch that he did earlier in the season when he was splitting their carries (when Foster was easing back into the rotation after early reg season hamstring issues).

The change of style between those two guys is maddening for a defense. Foster is the guy who strings out the play and finds holes at the last second, he sometimes even stops and makes defenders miss out of sheer over-pursuit. Tate tends to make his cuts VERY early in the play and hits the seam he's identified...getting through there with speed AND power.

After awhile, a defense cannot mentally keep up with what type of force they are dealing with from play to play. The One Two Punch is effective.

If we try to make the Bengals game a shoot out, I am worried. This Yates guy is good when other things are working and he can just manage the game. I don't want a rookie QB like Yates trying to think his whole legacy is wrapped up in trying to be Aaron Rodgers or Favre in the opening playoff game this Saturday. We need the run game and defense to slow things down for him. It slows things down for Dalton, too.

amazing80
01-01-2012, 09:58 PM
My MAIN concern is how hot-and-cold Arian Foster has been in the latter half of this season. He's been dynamite or held in check.

When you have a contrasting stable of RBs like we have, Kubiak has to be quicker to put the load on Tate's shoulders, or even Ward. But it seems Kubiak gets into a bit of trance, IIRC, and keeps forcing Foster when it's not working.

I want to see Kubiak go back to that One Two Punch that he did earlier in the season when he was splitting their carries (when Foster was easing back into the rotation after early reg season hamstring issues).

The change of style between those two guys is maddening for a defense. Foster is the guy who strings out the play and finds holes at the last second, he sometimes even stops and makes defenders miss out of sheer over-pursuit. Tate tends to make his cuts VERY early in the play and hits the seam he's identified...getting through there with speed AND power.

After awhile, a defense cannot mentally keep up with what type of force they are dealing with from play to play. The One Two Punch is effective.

If we try to make the Bengals game a shoot out, I am worried. This Yates guy is good when other things are working and he can just manage the game. I don't want a rookie QB like Yates trying to think his whole legacy is wrapped up in trying to be Aaron Rodgers or Favre in the opening playoff game this Saturday. We need the run game and defense to slow things down for him. It slows things down for Dalton, too.

I think this is the goal in every game, but the oline sometimes is not up to par. To me it seems like Gary goes with the hot hand. He seems to be more lenient to Foster when it comes to getting into rhythm, but the guy is our franchise back, so he has earned that right. I like the 2:1 ratio as long as both backs are getting good yardage, I really think that AJ is the guy who needs to set the mood for our team. We need to go deep to him early to loosen up the defense and to remind them that AJ is still a beast. I doubt they respect him right off the bat....

Giant Tiger
01-01-2012, 10:10 PM
I like our chances in this game, especially if the crowd's as loud as during the Atlanta game. They'll have trouble throwing & that's what they need to do stay with us. I work with a Bengals fan who's convinced they'll lose.

kastofsna
01-01-2012, 10:17 PM
Another guy's opinion. Fair enough.

Some fans prefer the QB with the mobility and the arm over the one with playoff and Super Bowl experience who has lost a step. I prefer the latter, but we will see what Kubiak does next week.

experience means nothing if you're a bad player, which Delhomme
is. i'll take "skill" over "non-skill" any day.

GP
01-01-2012, 10:24 PM
experience means nothing if you're a bad player, which Delhomme
is. i'll take "skill" over "non-skill" any day.

Please do us all a favor and go watch the Texans game vs. Jax.

You'll see a guy in Leinart who has non-skill that you're falsely placing on Delhomme here.

Today, Delhomme looked much better than Leinart did. Leinart had no vision for the way a play develops, no zip on the ball, and he got crushed and pulverized because he had no pocket awareness and limited vision.

I don't agree, at all, that Delhomme has no skill. In fact, he impressed me today because he went out there and made plays with 2nd and 3rd stringers around him. Not too shabby, IMO. Not "elite," but not as garbage as you're saying either.

GP
01-01-2012, 10:25 PM
I think this is the goal in every game, but the oline sometimes is not up to par. To me it seems like Gary goes with the hot hand. He seems to be more lenient to Foster when it comes to getting into rhythm, but the guy is our franchise back, so he has earned that right. I like the 2:1 ratio as long as both backs are getting good yardage, I really think that AJ is the guy who needs to set the mood for our team. We need to go deep to him early to loosen up the defense and to remind them that AJ is still a beast. I doubt they respect him right off the bat....

Fair enough. I got no beef with your take on that.

TheMatrix31
01-01-2012, 10:26 PM
If we can maybe get Brisel back and blocking for Delhomme, he'll be fine. When Delhomme gets pressured, he turns into the worst QB of all-time.

But either way, I'm pretty sure Yates will be in.

mirage
01-01-2012, 10:59 PM
Most important matchup of the game:

AJ Green v Jonathan Joseph...

I think the winner of this head to head wins the game for his team.

Jules18
01-01-2012, 11:05 PM
I really like what Cincy has done this season but they do struggle with winning teams and it has been brought up.

I think Ray Rice ran all over them today at times. Get the run game going and whoever is at QB will have a much easier day. The run game is the key on offense obviously.

I think Houston finds a way to win at home. The crowd will be pumped for this one too.

And it's not like an experienced QB is coming in either. It's Andy Dalton. He has been solid but I think Wade can figure some stuff out for him. Have some faith in Wade. This is the same man who always gave Peyton Manning fits too. He can certainly plan for the Bengals.

Should be a good game but I have a hunch Houston finds a way to win this one right now.

ThaShark316
01-01-2012, 11:13 PM
Homer or not...

this is about to be a beating.

dream_team
01-01-2012, 11:27 PM
Most important matchup of the game:

AJ Green v Jonathan Joseph...

I think the winner of this head to head wins the game for his team.

I disagree. I think it comes down to the Bengals ability to contain Foster & Tate. Ray Rice had a big game on them, so the Ravens barely had to throw the ball. The same recipe should be applied.

mirage
01-02-2012, 12:52 AM
I disagree. I think it comes down to the Bengals ability to contain Foster & Tate. Ray Rice had a big game on them, so the Ravens barely had to throw the ball. The same recipe should be applied.

I was speaking more along the lines on a 1 on 1 matchup of importance (not necessarily an entire phase of the game). I think if AJ is able to burn JJo for 2 TD's our chance for victory is far less than the chance for victory if we have a mediocre day on the ground.

DBCooper
01-02-2012, 08:30 AM
The Texans lost 3 games in a row to end the season. On the surface, that doesn't look good. But if you look at this in context, it's not as dire as it seems. This team clinched early, in week 14. I try not to look at the Texans through homer glasses. However, when I ask myself "In what aspect are the Bengals better than the Texans?", I come up empty.

Running attack? The Bengals are OK. The Texans have one of the best in the league. Passing offense? Again, Bengals are OK with Dalton, Green, and Gresham. The Texans should be fine with Yates, AJ, and Daniels. Not to mention one of the best pass catching RBs in the NFL in Arian Foster.

Defense? The Bengals are solid. The Texans defense is better. Better in points allowed, yardage yielded, turnovers forced. Better. The Bengals are a good team. Worthy of that last playoff berth.

The Texans are just better.

I agree that the Texans are better. If everyone takes care of business we can handily beat the Bengals.

I don't like how we are heading into the playoffs though.

I would rather be going in like the Giants right now, they are focused and clicking on all cylinders.

I have no idea which Texans team will show up on Saturday.

nero THE zero
01-02-2012, 09:26 AM
Dungy hates Houston for some reason. We never beat him but he has an ax to grind.

We lost today because this was a non important game to us. It looked like preseason out there today. Seriously, who goes for two in that situation?

We are going to kill the Bengals.

He doesn't hate Houston. He's usually complimentary of us.

It is odd that between the ESPN and NBC coverage of the game, no one mentioned that we were resting starters and playing the 2nd and 3rd stringers. And, despite this, nearly won the game.

These guys are simply seeing that we have lost 3 games in a row and playing a 3rd or 4th string QB in the playoffs. Simply looking at it like that, without actually analyzing anything, I can't blame them for picking the Bengals to win. Fortunately for us, there's more to it than that.

Also, FWIW, Rodney Harrison did pick us to beat the Bengals.

TheCD
01-02-2012, 09:47 AM
Actually...that's a stat I forgot all about but was bought up last time. I think the Bengals are like winless (or maybe won one game?) against teams over .500

NEVER brings up things like this! The Texans love to break these kind of streaks/records! Like how a 10 plus win team has never lost to a 1 win team, until the Texans did it. This actually has me even more worried than before. Seriously.

MistaRed
01-02-2012, 10:02 AM
I think the Texans should wear all white for this game. Either that or Blue tops white pants...

Wolf
01-02-2012, 10:13 AM
Bengals were 1-7 versus winning teams this year (if I recall from the tv yesterday)

Lucky
01-02-2012, 10:35 AM
Bengals were 1-7 versus winning teams this year (if I recall from the tv yesterday)

With that lone win @ Tennessee.

BullBlitz
01-02-2012, 10:46 AM
experience means nothing if you're a bad player, which Delhomme
is. i'll take "skill" over "non-skill" any day.

Yates has little more measurable skill than Delhomme. Yates threw a late game red zone TD pass late at Cincy that was great. Jake did the same yesterday with 2nd and 3rd string players on his offense vs 1st stringers on the Titans defense. Whatever edge youth provides is wasted on him because he doesn't know what to do with it in a pressure situation.

I hope we go with Jake to start, and if not, I hope Gary gets him in the game when we still have a chance to win it.

GP
01-02-2012, 10:57 AM
Can you imagine the new energy and the "second chance" type feelings guys like Jake Delhomme and Jeff Garcia are feeling right now?

They're in the playoffs, and might even get called upon if Yates gets hurt or struggles.

I saw a different Delhomme than the one who crashed at Cleveland. If he has to come into the game, I'm not panicking about it.

NitroGSXR
01-02-2012, 11:02 AM
Bengals were 1-7 versus winning teams this year (if I recall from the tv yesterday)

Historically, our numbers are about the same... but this year we managed to go 4-3 by beating the "weaker" winning teams such as the Bengals, Falcons, and Titans.

Slow and steady is the Texans way.

Lucky
01-02-2012, 11:05 AM
I think the Texans should wear all white for this game. Either that or Blue tops white pants...
Blue jersey, white pants according to the Texans spokesman (http://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=NickScurfield).

NickScurfield (https://twitter.com/intent/user?screen_name=NickScurfield) Nick Scurfield

Blue jersey, white pants (standard home unis) RT @TexansFan2000 (https://twitter.com/TexansFan2000): What is color combo for uniforms for Saturdays game. Thanks & GO TEXANS

Endcoachment
01-02-2012, 11:11 AM
I hate speculation, but its hard to ignore that the texans may have started tj to get jake caught up on the play book. Over 20 points with backups. I had a little peace of mind watching el homme.

drunkcookie
01-02-2012, 11:15 AM
I saw a different Delhomme than the one who crashed at Cleveland. If he has to come into the game, I'm not panicking about it.

I agree... It was his first action in over a year, playing with scrubs at the skill positions and on the line, and i think he looked purdy damn good...

False Start
01-02-2012, 11:33 AM
Saturday cant get here soon enough. I'M F"ING pumped!! :texflag: :jam: :smiliedance::kingkong:

I even changed the writing on the wall on my av to, "Bungholes Suck" :heh:

ObsiWan
01-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Dungy and Harrison hate us, every week they find a way to disrespect us, all season long


Why do some of you keep saying the game is on Saturday? The date and time has not been announced yet so how can anyone say that?

Actually Rodney Harrison picked us to beat the Bengals. Home field advantage, Wade's defense, and the running game.

Norg
01-02-2012, 12:07 PM
why dont we wear all white anymore or all blue that looked cool IMO

I think all teams should have a all white uniform worked for the colts n bills ....... LOL

Texecutioner
01-02-2012, 12:12 PM
Can you imagine the new energy and the "second chance" type feelings guys like Jake Delhomme and Jeff Garcia are feeling right now?

They're in the playoffs, and might even get called upon if Yates gets hurt or struggles.

I saw a different Delhomme than the one who crashed at Cleveland. If he has to come into the game, I'm not panicking about it.

He is not any different. That was a very small sample. Jake had like 3 good seasons in this league as a starter and Steve Smith and that running game always made him look better than what he was. We won't be seeing any revived Jake Delhomme, because there wasn't much to try and revive with what he was.


That being said, I wouldn't mind seeing him start over Yates. We're screwed either way with either one of these guys. Maybe Kubiak would trust Jake a little more though.

False Start
01-02-2012, 12:57 PM
I have a feeling the Texans Defense is gonna have a field day come Saturday! :d:

Naiirb
01-02-2012, 01:00 PM
Hahaha hilarious sig False Start :clap:

Topher
01-02-2012, 01:42 PM
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq127/tZero3eleven/untitled.jpg

JCTexan
01-02-2012, 02:42 PM
Historically, our numbers are about the same... but this year we managed to go 4-3 by beating the "weaker" winning teams such as the Bengals, Falcons, and Titans.

Slow and steady is the Texans way.

Seriously? The Falcons are not a 'weak' team. Houston crushed the Titans on the road and I don't quite understand why you would leave out the Steelers, but it's probably because it would hurt any argument you would have.

Now let's look at those three losses, shall we? The Titans game yesterday Houston was resting Yates, Foster, Joseph, Daniels and pretty much every starter after the third. Still they only lost by one point because they didn't want to take the game into overtime and risk an injury. Both the New Orleans and Baltimore games were tight late in the game and both were on the road. The Ravens and Saints had a combined 16-0 record at home.

I understand Houston hasn't always played playoff teams this well, but this Houston team actually handled their business against good teams this year.

jaayteetx
01-02-2012, 02:45 PM
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq127/tZero3eleven/untitled.jpg

umm, i think the spelling is a tad off...

TexanSam
01-02-2012, 02:52 PM
http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq127/tZero3eleven/untitled.jpg

Cincinnats Bengals?

TheMatrix31
01-02-2012, 03:27 PM
He is not any different. That was a very small sample. Jake had like 3 good seasons in this league as a starter and Steve Smith and that running game always made him look better than what he was. We won't be seeing any revived Jake Delhomme, because there wasn't much to try and revive with what he was.


That being said, I wouldn't mind seeing him start over Yates. We're screwed either way with either one of these guys. Maybe Kubiak would trust Jake a little more though.

Well if Steve Smith and the run game always made him look better than he was then I'm comfortable with Andre/Arian/Ben/Derrick helping him be decent enough if need be.

NitroGSXR
01-02-2012, 03:28 PM
Seriously? The Falcons are not a 'weak' team. Houston crushed the Titans on the road and I don't quite understand why you would leave out the Steelers, but it's probably because it would hurt any argument you would have.

Now let's look at those three losses, shall we? The Titans game yesterday Houston was resting Yates, Foster, Joseph, Daniels and pretty much every starter after the third. Still they only lost by one point because they didn't want to take the game into overtime and risk an injury. Both the New Orleans and Baltimore games were tight late in the game and both were on the road. The Ravens and Saints had a combined 16-0 record at home.

I understand Houston hasn't always played playoff teams this well, but this Houston team actually handled their business against good teams this year.

Yeah, seriously. A 3rd string QB handled the Falcons. They are streaky therefore they can be shut down. Kinda like us.

I didn't leave the Steelers out for the reason you listed. A single win does not define a trend... Also, I don't consider the Steelers to be a "weaker" team but since you brought them up... didn't we take advantage of an injured Roethlisberger, Harrison, Mendenhall, and Smith? In addition, the Steelers had already been decimated with injuries at the time.

I'd say that the Ravens and Saints handled THEIR business but after wearing some battle red sunglasses, I can see your argument. I guess.

FWIW, I thought we played very well but results matter. Already went through this "close but no cigar" song and dance the last couple years. Saturday's game is results coming to fruitition. Now we must go on a winning streak among the elite and our Kubiak-marred history is NOT on our side.

It's a new season though. All or nothing.

JCTexan
01-02-2012, 04:57 PM
Yeah, seriously. A 3rd string QB handled the Falcons. They are streaky therefore they can be shut down. Kinda like us.

I didn't leave the Steelers out for the reason you listed. A single win does not define a trend... Also, I don't consider the Steelers to be a "weaker" team but since you brought them up... didn't we take advantage of an injured Roethlisberger, Harrison, Mendenhall, and Smith? In addition, the Steelers had already been decimated with injuries at the time.

I'd say that the Ravens and Saints handled THEIR business but after wearing some battle red sunglasses, I can see your argument. I guess.

FWIW, I thought we played very well but results matter. Already went through this "close but no cigar" song and dance the last couple years. Saturday's game is results coming to fruitition. Now we must go on a winning streak among the elite and our Kubiak-marred history is NOT on our side.

It's a new season though. All or nothing.

I don't agree with your opinion of the Falcons. I think they're a legitimate contender and I believe they will beat the Giants this week. I could easily see them being the dark horse in the NFC.

If saying the Baltimore and New Orleans games were close games on the road against teams that didn't have one loss at home is looking at it with battle red glasses then I guess that's how I see those games. Those teams both being 8-0 at their place I thought said quite a bit about the games. Guess we'll just disagree here.

I thought Houston handled their business against the good teams in the league. Wins on the road against the Titans & Bengals and home wins against the Falcons & Steelers are legitimate (IMO).

I agree with you about the playoffs being a new season. Win or lose this weeks game will be the biggest game this franchise has seen in it's ten years of existence. Hopefully they'll come away with a win. Go Texans!

BullBlitz
01-02-2012, 05:25 PM
Can you imagine the new energy and the "second chance" type feelings guys like Jake Delhomme and Jeff Garcia are feeling right now?

They're in the playoffs, and might even get called upon if Yates gets hurt or struggles.

I saw a different Delhomme than the one who crashed at Cleveland. If he has to come into the game, I'm not panicking about it.

I am hoping for it and looking forward to it. I think even Schaub would have looked bad with Cleveland. Your teammates matter. I'm not holding the Cleveland experience against Jake, as they were horrendous.

Texecutioner
01-02-2012, 05:55 PM
Well if Steve Smith and the run game always made him look better than he was then I'm comfortable with Andre/Arian/Ben/Derrick helping him be decent enough if need be.

If you're confident with Jake Delhomme going into the playoffs, than I have nothing else I can really say. You'd think anybody out there would be a good choice if he puts on a Texans uniform. No point in really discussing it than.

Texan_Bill
01-02-2012, 06:43 PM
Only the Bengals, Titans and Raiders remain eligable for the 6th seed. With the Chargers beating down on the Raiders, that would eliminate the Raiders and Titans. Which means we get the Bengals next week.

So, who's the QB for the Texans I wonder. Delhome or TJ? TJ beat the Bengals at their place in a very meaningful game for both teams.

Easy old man!!! This isn't "the Bungles" of old.. They've lost the "circus" that was Chad Johnson, Carson Palmer et al...

TheMatrix31
01-02-2012, 07:17 PM
If you're confident with Jake Delhomme going into the playoffs, than I have nothing else I can really say. You'd think anybody out there would be a good choice if he puts on a Texans uniform. No point in really discussing it than.


Excuse me? Where did I say I'd rather have Jake Delhomme starting over TJ Yates? I'm not comfortable with either of them, but I'd much rather go with TJ.

I'm just using the logic you put forth.

srrono
01-03-2012, 05:05 PM
My thoughts on our 1st playoff game match up
Positives
1 We are at home and I expect our crowd to be CRAZY LOUD

2 I don't see the Texans having 4 fumbles 3 lost and a INT (4 Turn Overs at home no way)

3 AJ being back will create more space for running game plus AJ in passing game

4 OD had a big game 7-100yds we had no Casey he will create a mismatch as well

5 I think Wade with a 2nd crack at Dalton is a positive

6 D. Manning back on KO returns

Negatives

1 Caldwell needs help big time

2 Foster worst game of year was held to 41 rush yds

3 Only 1 sack by our def

4 A.J. Green is a tuf cover speed size leaping ability

5 Texans OLine gave up 5 sacks


Final thought both teams have a rookie QB so slight edge to dalton he played all year.
Texans won the last game while losing turn over battle 4 to 1 if we can keep the turn overs down to 1 or fewer we should win

my prediction
HOU 20 - CIN 13