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srrono
01-05-2012, 03:33 PM
I have been watching
Mike&Mike
NFL Live
SportCenter
ESPN First Take

Apparently the match uo between CIN@HOU has been cancled
because I cant seem to find any 1 talking about the game.

Tebow and NYJ and PIT@DEN DET@NO ATL@NYG seem to be the story

ThaShark316
01-05-2012, 03:35 PM
Stop. Watching. ESPN.

HOU-TEX
01-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Stop. Watching. ESPN.

^^This^^

SheTexan
01-05-2012, 04:19 PM
OK by me!! Let them overlook the underdog! That dog just might come back and bite them in the ass!!! :evil:

gtexan02
01-05-2012, 04:20 PM
First playoff game featuring two rookie QBs since 1970? Check
Two teams that have backed in to the playoffs? Check

Pitt v Den, NO v Det, and Atl v NYG all have some compelling interest and at least one true superbowl contender.

Unfortunately no one expects us or Cincy to make it to the big game, and therefore we take the lowest priority.

Remember when everyone was complaining about bandwagon fans? Well bandwagon fans get you ratings. ESPN is a business and they show what people want. Cincy + Houston is not the largest of markets.

If we win our first game, we'll get a lot more coverage going in to Baltimore. But the majority of the talk will be about Baltimore

amazing80
01-05-2012, 04:21 PM
First playoff game featuring two rookie QBs since 1970? Check
Two teams that have backed in to the playoffs? Check

Pitt v Den, NO v Det, and Atl v NYG all have some compelling interest and at least one true superbowl contender.

Unfortunately no one expects us or Cincy to make it to the big game, and therefore we take the lowest priority.

Backed into the playoffs? We had that stuff locked up since week 14....BRAH

jaayteetx
01-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Backed into the playoffs? We had that stuff locked up since week 14....BRAH

^^^^^^this.

gtexan02
01-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Backed into the playoffs? We had that stuff locked up since week 14....BRAH
I love this team as much as everyone else here does, but losing to the Panthers at home in embarrassing fashion and then becoming the first 10 win team to lost to a 1 win team in NFL history is backing in. Don't try to tell me we weren't trying, because we could have had the #1 seed or at least gotten a 1st round bye. And with all the injuries, that would have been huge.

I know we could have taken the Titans, but when you're on a 3 game losing streak, you're not going to get a lot of media time

ThaShark316
01-05-2012, 04:27 PM
I love this team as much as everyone else here does, but losing to the Panthers at home in embarrassing fashion and then becoming the first 10 win team to lost to a 1 win team in NFL history is backing in. Don't try to tell me we weren't trying, because we could have had the #1 seed or at least gotten a 1st round bye. And with all the injuries, that would have been huge.

I know we could have taken the Titans, but when you're on a 3 game losing streak, you're not going to get a lot of media time

That's not backing in.

Backing in = 2006 Chiefs. Faltered down the stretch and STILL made the playoffs.

paycheck71
01-05-2012, 04:27 PM
Yes. Everybody hates Houston. Now just get over it, and enjoy your team playing in the playoffs.

Tired of whining...

gtexan02
01-05-2012, 04:28 PM
That's not backing in.

Backing in = 2006 Chiefs. Faltered down the stretch and STILL made the playoffs.

Wheezing then? Maybe backing in is the wrong phrase.

The point is we aren't at the peak of our game.

Now if the schedule had been reversed, and we were coming in to this week after beating the Bengals and decimating the Falcons, I guarantee you we would be getting a lot of talk.

GuerillaBlack
01-05-2012, 04:28 PM
I love this team as much as everyone else here does, but losing to the Panthers at home in embarrassing fashion and then becoming the first 10 win team to lost to a 1 win team in NFL history is backing in. Don't try to tell me we weren't trying, because we could have had the #1 seed or at least gotten a 1st round bye. And with all the injuries, that would have been huge.

I know we could have taken the Titans, but when you're on a 3 game losing streak, you're not going to get a lot of media time

???????????

Backing into the playoffs is what the Jets did in 2009. Clinching the division in week 14 isn't backing in.

drunkcookie
01-05-2012, 04:28 PM
I love this team as much as everyone else here does, but losing to the Panthers at home in embarrassing fashion and then becoming the first 10 win team to lost to a 1 win team in NFL history is backing in. Don't try to tell me we weren't trying, because we could have had the #1 seed or at least gotten a 1st round bye. And with all the injuries, that would have been huge.

I know we could have taken the Titans, but when you're on a 3 game losing streak, you're not going to get a lot of media time

I guess everyone's being technical, but they're correct... Backing in means barely getting in... Now "stumbling in", no one can disagree with 'at...

drunkcookie
01-05-2012, 04:31 PM
Now "stumbling in", no one can disagree with 'at...

Chit, that may not be right either...hmmmm...

Double Barrel
01-05-2012, 04:31 PM
"Backing into the playoffs" would have been the Texans during the 9-7 season when we needed the Bengals (iirc) to lose that night to make the cut.

The majority of division winners do not "back into the playoffs". Division winners EARN a playoff home game, especially if it's wrapped up by week 14.

I think the only way a division winner could be considered backing into the playoff would be the Broncos, who lose their last game, but, due to other teams losing they get the division.

GuerillaBlack
01-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Speaking of NFL Live, they are doing about five or so segments on the Texans-Bengals right now.

drunkcookie
01-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Speaking of NFL Live, they are doing about five or so segments on the Texans-Bengals right now.

Hmmm, must have lost all of the film on the other teams...that's strange...

gtexan02
01-05-2012, 04:35 PM
"Backing into the playoffs" would have been the Texans during the 9-7 season when we needed the Bengals (iirc) to lose that night to make the cut.

The majority of division winners do not "back into the playoffs". Division winners EARN a playoff home game, especially if it's wrapped up by week 14.

I think the only way a division winner could be considered backing into the playoff would be the Broncos, who lose their last game, but, due to other teams losing they get the division.

Hmm, I see your point. What then would you call a 3 game losing stretch including a 1 win team to get to your first playoff game?

fiasco west
01-05-2012, 04:35 PM
Speaking of NFL Live, they are doing about five or so segments on the Texans-Bengals right now.

They just did a whole segment on us. I really don't think they are passing us by, the other games are just more interesting (i'll be watching the 3 other games for sure.) if we had Schaub and Mario though I think we'd be getting a lot more hype.

Perki-Perk
01-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Yes. Everybody hates Houston. Now just get over it, and enjoy your team playing in the playoffs.

Tired of whining...

"Co-sign" or the ever popular and redundantly lame "^^^this^^^" with no additional feedback other than to increase your post count. Oh, How about "Cool Story Bro"??? Please don't let this board become like clutchfans. I used to love that board until too many mommies and daddies allowed their spoiled undisciplined children to run rampant on the internet(z).

Quit whining. Quit having a sense of entitlement. We have earned nothing, and there is nothing interesting to national media unless we make it interesting. Rookie QB takes his team to AFC championship game...now that is interesting. Come complain when they don't talk about that. If we go 1 and done, which I hope we don't by any means, but then they will really forget about us. Then next year, when everone comes back healthy, we'll sneak up on em. Go wipe your tears you little sissy boys, ask your daddy for your allowance and go hop in your car that you've never had to pay a dime for and go get you a happy meal.

\rant

drunkcookie
01-05-2012, 04:41 PM
Hmm, I see your point. What then would you call a 3 game losing stretch including a 1 win team to get to your first playoff game?

There is currently no word or phrase that describes when a team clinches a playoff spot and then loses out (three games or more) with two or more of those losses not coming in games where starters were pulled etc...

...well, 'til now... From here on out it shall forever be known as "Kubiaking"..

Example: the 2014 L.A. Jaguars Kubiaked their way into the playoffs...

Texans34Life
01-05-2012, 04:42 PM
Stop. Watching. ESPN.

This. **** the credit bullshit.

Just win the damn Super Bowl, baby.

Texan_Bill
01-05-2012, 04:43 PM
Stop. Watching. ESPN.

^^This^^

Seconded! BSPN is garbage.

Double Barrel
01-05-2012, 04:44 PM
Hmm, I see your point. What then would you call a 3 game losing stretch including a 1 win team to get to your first playoff game?

They call it a winning hangover. The Texans were so focused on getting the division title that once it was achieved, the team let out a collective sigh of relief.

I hated losing those three games in a row as much as anyone, but in the big picture, they had absolutely no impact on our chances of making or missing the playoffs. They certainly had everything to do with our seeding, so they were not meaningless. But, I think things caught up to this team and it was just a somewhat normal reaction that many teams have after securing a playoff spot.

Remember our first win over the Colts on Christmas eve? They ended up winning the Super Bowl that year. I remember Colts fans gripping over that loss, all things considered, but it ultimately meant nothing in the big scheme of things.

The New Orleans Saints had a three game losing streak to end the 2009 season, but they went on a three game winning streak right after that to win their Super Bowl.

I'm not saying the 2011 Texans are as good as either the Saints or Colts, but just pointing out that losing streaks - in and of themselves - are not necessarily indicative of future outcomes. Momentum into the playoffs is one of those intangibles that can often be a bit overrated.

Perki-Perk
01-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Hmm, I see your point. What then would you call a 3 game losing stretch including a 1 win team to get to your first playoff game?

OK, first your wording was a little off, we locked up the spot in week 14. You imply that the 3 game losing streak got us to the playoffs. Second. WE HAVE A FREAKING 3RD STRING QB!!! Are you people kidding me!? Rookie, 5th rounder, not Tom Brady, who was a backup under the tutalage of Drew Bledsoe for a couple years before he got his shot. We are talking about a 3rd string QB. You think that's how we would have finished the season with a healthy team?! No wonder other teams fans dump on Texans fans so much. My goodness gracious sakes alive!

More accurately, I would describe our 3 game losing streak as A)Gary Kubiak putting the restraints on his rookie QB until we got to the playoffs, since agains, we didn't accidentally luck into them. B)We severely missed Wade Phillips obviously. C)Um..No Dre, No Shaub, No Mario, No Brisiel, etc. D) Most fans don't think for themselves and just listen to ESPN...so all your buddies talking crap, don't take into consideration that this is not the "same ol Texans" This Texans team is quite different, but they have been quite depleted this season. I honestly think that caught up to them. Hopefully, and judging by the first drive against a desperate Titans team, we are back to normal.

fiasco west
01-05-2012, 04:54 PM
OK, first your wording was a little off, we locked up the spot in week 14. You imply that the 3 game losing streak got us to the playoffs. Second. WE HAVE A FREAKING 3RD STRING QB!!! Are you people kidding me!? Rookie, 5th rounder, not Tom Brady, who was a backup under the tutalage of Drew Bledsoe for a couple years before he got his shot. We are talking about a 3rd string QB. You think that's how we would have finished the season with a healthy team?! No wonder other teams fans dump on Texans fans so much. My goodness gracious sakes alive!

More accurately, I would describe our 3 game losing streak as A)Gary Kubiak putting the restraints on his rookie QB until we got to the playoffs, since agains, we didn't accidentally luck into them. B)We severely missed Wade Phillips obviously. C)Um..No Dre, No Shaub, No Mario, No Brisiel, etc. D) Most fans don't think for themselves and just listen to ESPN...so all your buddies talking crap, don't take into consideration that this is not the "same ol Texans" This Texans team is quite different, but they have been quite depleted this season. I honestly think that caught up to them. Hopefully, and judging by the first drive against a desperate Titans team, we are back to normal.

Glad you bought up Brisiel. Missing him was quite large and the difference was noticeable in both the run game and pass protection. It was a big loss to this team and oline depth is something we should look at next year when it comes to adding players next year.

Also a lot of people just brushed off the Wade thing and expected the defense to keep on rolling. But really a good coach puts his players in position to make plays...which is essentially calling the plays.

Also the losing streak oddly correlates to when Andre went out again. The reason it didn't happen the first time is because Schaub is a pretty good QB who can make our other decent WRs look better than they are. Yates NEEDS Andre out there, it will make things that much easier for him.

No Dre, No Wade, No Brisiel...and the last game we loss sure but it was thanks to 2nd and 3rd stringers.

TheDream34
01-05-2012, 05:00 PM
I really think you guys are overstating or overreacting to this team's media coverage. I watched Mike and Mike and they had a whole segment on our game. Also on NFL live, they did a whole segment on our game and on our "next man up" mantra. Do we get the same coverage like the saints or giants do, no. But if you want that attention, you got to start winning.

sakebomb
01-05-2012, 11:10 PM
If we win our first game, we'll get a lot more coverage going in to Baltimore. But the majority of the talk will be about Baltimore

Our game would still be the least discussed though. The New England and Green Bay games would be getting all the run. Throw in all the San Fran/Montana/Young info and then you would have the Texans v Baltimore. Screw the national media. Most of them are annoying and don't know squat anyway.

Big Lou
01-05-2012, 11:45 PM
I guess everyone's being technical, but they're correct... Backing in means barely getting in... Now "stumbling in", no one can disagree with 'at...

I think it more like we kicked the door in and then forgot why we came.....

The last three weeks were a little rough, but I'm hoping we see a different team come Sunday. The D has played well but has been on the field a lot. Will be great to see if AJ stretchs the field opening up the middle which opens up holes for Arian.

Can't wait to see what our guys can do!!!!!

CretorFrigg
01-05-2012, 11:46 PM
No idea why they forgot to talk about the 2011-2012 Superbowl winners.

b0ng
01-05-2012, 11:52 PM
This game and the Falcons/Giants game are probably the two most closesly contested games in the wild card round. The different possibilities for outcomes in this game are interesting, but neither team here is expected to get past either Baltimore (if Houston wins) or New England (if Cincy wins). I would love to go into Balty and shock the Ravens but the Texans have to win this game first. I'm confident they have the talent and ability and I just hope that all the players come to wreck shop on Saturday.

BullNation4Life
01-05-2012, 11:56 PM
They call it a winning hangover. The Texans were so focused on getting the division title that once it was achieved, the team let out a collective sigh of relief.

I hated losing those three games in a row as much as anyone, but in the big picture, they had absolutely no impact on our chances of making or missing the playoffs. They certainly had everything to do with our seeding, so they were not meaningless. But, I think things caught up to this team and it was just a somewhat normal reaction that many teams have after securing a playoff spot.

Remember our first win over the Colts on Christmas eve? They ended up winning the Super Bowl that year. I remember Colts fans gripping over that loss, all things considered, but it ultimately meant nothing in the big scheme of things.

The New Orleans Saints had a three game losing streak to end the 2009 season, but they went on a three game winning streak right after that to win their Super Bowl.

I'm not saying the 2011 Texans are as good as either the Saints or Colts, but just pointing out that losing streaks - in and of themselves - are not necessarily indicative of future outcomes. Momentum into the playoffs is one of those intangibles that can often be a bit overrated.

^^^Moderator FTW!^^^

couldn't have said better myself. Everybody is hanging on this 3 gm losing streak, well in essence 2 gm with starters, and momentum. Guess what, Cincy has NO momentum either. They lost their last game and backed into the playoffs. Now the QB was been out almost all week with the flu during a very crucial time.

So if anything, Texans have the advantage being at home and with the crowd.. The whole "Texans backing into the playoffs" was just someone not understand what "backing into the playoffs" was...

Malloy
01-06-2012, 05:51 AM
I think it more like we kicked the door in and then forgot why we came.....

The last three weeks were a little rough, but I'm hoping we see a different team come Sunday. The D has played well but has been on the field a lot. Will be great to see if AJ stretchs the field opening up the middle which opens up holes for Arian.

Can't wait to see what our guys can do!!!!!

Remember we play saturday, would hate to see you miss the game :)