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DocBar
01-07-2012, 09:48 PM
I'm saying 28-17 w/ 2 defensive scores for the Texans. What say you?

brakos82
01-07-2012, 09:54 PM
hmm.... 24-16 Houston.

Showtime100
01-07-2012, 09:56 PM
Shut up Doc. Just stut up. Who can predict and who the F cares right now?

EllisUnit
01-07-2012, 10:13 PM
Shut up Doc. Just stut up. Who can predict and who the F cares right now?

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88445&page=11

i say 23-17 Texans

Javi
01-07-2012, 10:36 PM
too early for this IMO.

MistaRed
01-07-2012, 10:43 PM
20-17 Texans

Showtime100
01-07-2012, 10:51 PM
I predict the Texans ........................play next week.


I'm the only real person here?

clutch
01-07-2012, 10:56 PM
texans- 17
ravens- 14

Kimmy
01-08-2012, 01:00 AM
I will be ecstatic if we win, but I really don't see it happening.

Then again, we are two wins away from the Superbowl .....

Ryan
01-08-2012, 01:15 AM
I predict we'll go 1 and oh or oh and 1 this week.:cowboy1:

Allstar
01-08-2012, 01:28 AM
If you guys think it's too early, then just don't click on the thread for a couple days...

Marcus
01-08-2012, 02:15 AM
I'm predicting 1/16/12.

And that's BIG. If they play on Saturday, I won't be able to watch it.
But if they play on Sunday, I can.

Go Texans.

srrono
01-08-2012, 02:43 AM
I think the only way the Texans win is a low scoring game so
I'll say 13-10 Texans

TdotTexas2Step
01-08-2012, 02:48 AM
I'm predicting 1/16/12.

And that's BIG. If they play on Saturday, I won't be able to watch it.
But if they play on Sunday, I can.

Go Texans.

Sunday is 1/15/12 though. :clown:

Marcus
01-08-2012, 03:25 AM
Sunday is 1/15/12 though. :clown:

:embarrass You're right. My bad.

Daravenator
01-08-2012, 07:02 AM
First off....congrats on the Texans first-ever playoff win! You have all waited a long time for that! Ok, that's it for the niceities! :pop:

It is hard to predict scores at this stage of the game, but if I had to make a pick right now, I'd say Baltimore-24, Houston-17. I think the game will be relatively close, but the Ravens are 8-0 at M&T Bank this year and I expect that to continue. Baltimore's homefield advantage is huge.

Tailgate
01-08-2012, 07:49 AM
Yea, most Texans know the challenge that awaits... This is where Schaub and homefield would have been nice. But oh well, we got a win... And anything can happen after the whistle blows.

16-13 Texans in a shocker!

Thorn
01-08-2012, 07:56 AM
The Texans are capable of winning this game. We know that, and Baltimore knows that. But we are heading into uncharted territory now. I fully expected the win against Cincinanti, even when they were behind I was not worried, because this was a game the Texans should have and did win. In my opinion, Baltimore is the biggest threat to us in the post season, not New England or Pittsburg. We get past Baltimore, and the sky's the limit.

SheTexan
01-08-2012, 08:10 AM
The Texans are capable of winning this game. We know that, and Baltimore knows that. But we are heading into uncharted territory now. I fully expected the win against Cincinanti, even when they were behind I was not worried, because this was a game the Texans should have and did win. In my opinion, Baltimore is the biggest threat to us in the post season, not New England or Pittsburg. We get past Baltimore, and the sky's the limit.

What Thorn said!! Baltimore has been my biggest worry, and homefield advantage just might be the kicker for them. It was for us yesterday! I'm pretty much a realist, and I think our chances of coming home from Baltimore with a win is slim!! BUT, I believe in magic, and our boys have that swagger that can turn a game around.

My prediction is that this will be one of the BEST defensvive games of the playoffs, and our boys will make Vonte (I know he plays O ) and Pollard wish they were still TEXANS!!

A close one! 13-10 Texans!

DocBar
01-08-2012, 08:51 AM
Shut up Doc. Just stut up. Who can predict and who the F cares right now?I hope you're not flying anywhere after the game...you might "appear intoxicated"!! :drunk::fans:

TexanBacker93
01-08-2012, 09:32 AM
I'm predicting 1/16/12.

And that's BIG. If they play on Saturday, I won't be able to watch it.
But if they play on Sunday, I can.

Go Texans.

We play on Sunday at 1pm on CBS. It's going to be hard for me to see this one. I would have been fine with the late game, but I'm going to have to do some negotiating.

I think we win the game against Baltimore, and I think it will be low scoring. The first one was low until they scored 2 gimmies in the final 7 minutes on short fields. I see no reason this one won't follow suit.

Daravenator
01-08-2012, 12:19 PM
Yea, most Texans know the challenge that awaits... This is where Schaub and homefield would have been nice. But oh well, we got a win... And anything can happen after the whistle blows.

16-13 Texans in a shocker!

I do not know how loud Reliant Stadium really is, but the old Memorial Stadium (home of the Baltimore Colts) used to be titled "The World's Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum", and I can tell you from experience that M&T Bank is probably just as loud, if not louder (Memorial was an open horseshoe).

Home field advantage is a huge plus for the Ravens. 8-0 this year bears that out. Hopefully (for us Ravens fans, that is), it will be too much for Yates and Co.

But...just as the Steelers defense (while still rated #1 for 2011) has not been like the Pittsburgh D of old, the Ravens defense (#3 overall) has not been that hugely dominant Baltimore defense, either. They are #2 against the run, yet have given up several 100-yard games to RB's. And while #4 against the pass, they got torched by Rivers and the Bolts late in the season. So while (stat-wise) Houston's and Baltimore's defense is close (Texans are #2 overall, #4 against the rush and #3 against the pass), I am not going to say that RB's are afraid to play us, such as in our SB year when Eddie George got laid out by Ray Lewis and did not want to play the rest of the game.

Playoffs
01-08-2012, 12:42 PM
16-13 Texans.

drunkcookie
01-08-2012, 12:49 PM
Same as the last meeting...

BullBlitz
01-08-2012, 05:39 PM
Ravens 24
Texans 17

Tough end to a great year!

PHAROAH
01-08-2012, 05:59 PM
30 - 21 in favor of the Texans baby it's time for revenge.

Hardcore Texan
01-08-2012, 06:13 PM
Shut up Doc. Just stut up. Who can predict and who the F cares right now?

I predict the Texans ........................play next week.


I'm the only real person here?

You are pretty rough on people around here sometimes, for posting their thoughts. I don't get it.

dream_team
01-08-2012, 06:27 PM
First off....congrats on the Texans first-ever playoff win! You have all waited a long time for that! Ok, that's it for the niceities! :pop:

It is hard to predict scores at this stage of the game, but if I had to make a pick right now, I'd say Baltimore-24, Houston-17. I think the game will be relatively close, but the Ravens are 8-0 at M&T Bank this year and I expect that to continue. Baltimore's homefield advantage is huge.

Unfortunately... this! ^^^

If we were playing in Reliant, I could honestly give a slight nod to the Texans. Ravens have looked horrible on the road for some reason.

I actually think our best chance is if Kubiak surprises by going pass heavy for this game.

burro
01-08-2012, 07:10 PM
We won't win this game is a shoot out, we have to shut their offense down which means forcing Flacco to throw. If we can manage that...

Houston 16
Baltimore 13

DocBar
01-08-2012, 10:34 PM
I do not know how loud Reliant Stadium really is, but the old Memorial Stadium (home of the Baltimore Colts) used to be titled "The World's Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum", and I can tell you from experience that M&T Bank is probably just as loud, if not louder (Memorial was an open horseshoe).

Home field advantage is a huge plus for the Ravens. 8-0 this year bears that out. Hopefully (for us Ravens fans, that is), it will be too much for Yates and Co.

But...just as the Steelers defense (while still rated #1 for 2011) has not been like the Pittsburgh D of old, the Ravens defense (#3 overall) has not been that hugely dominant Baltimore defense, either. They are #2 against the run, yet have given up several 100-yard games to RB's. And while #4 against the pass, they got torched by Rivers and the Bolts late in the season. So while (stat-wise) Houston's and Baltimore's defense is close (Texans are #2 overall, #4 against the rush and #3 against the pass), I am not going to say that RB's are afraid to play us, such as in our SB year when Eddie George got laid out by Ray Lewis and did not want to play the rest of the game.

Nice post. I imagine this game will turn on whichever D makes the big plays and which O gets its ground game going. As we saw in the Bungles rematch, holding Foster down twice can be a tough thing to do. If our running game gets going, it will be an interesting game. I also wonder how Yates will handle the Baltimore passrush. He's quite a bit more athletic than Schaub when scrambling.
Hopefully, our D will be a bit better against the pass than the last time we played. We forced Flacco to throw and he did-pretty well for the most part.

beerlover
01-08-2012, 11:08 PM
Texans relish underdog role Texans 23 Ravens 22

brakos82
01-08-2012, 11:22 PM
Ok everybody's picking 16-13. Do you really think Rackers is going to make 3 FG's? LOL

speedfreek
01-09-2012, 08:56 AM
If the Texans win, it will have to be like the ravens/jags game.. I'm thinking 12-9 or so..

TJ

drunkcookie
01-09-2012, 09:12 AM
Ok everybody's picking 16-13. Do you really think Rackers is going to make 3 FG's? LOL

No... Rackers injures plant-foot on kickoff making a tackle... We go two for two on two pt conversions...

Kthx
01-09-2012, 09:33 AM
Ravens come back looking sloppy after their bye week, Flacco gets picked twice and Brian Cushing punished Leach all game and we hold Rice for under 100 yards. You can hear a pin drop in the Ravens stadium in the 4th quarter.

Texans - 27
Ravens - 13

infantrycak
01-09-2012, 12:47 PM
Ok everybody's picking 16-13. Do you really think Rackers is going to make 3 FG's? LOL

You do realize Rackers is one of only a select group of kickers who hold the NFL record for three kicks over 50 yards in one game, right?

utahmark
01-09-2012, 01:06 PM
Ok everybody's picking 16-13. Do you really think Rackers is going to make 3 FG's? LOL

No..... He is going to miss an extra point.

Honoring Earl 34
01-09-2012, 01:19 PM
I predict a win that's a bit closer than I hoped for but I'll go with Da Texans 172 the Ravens 3 .

Arian Foster runs for 1003 yards and 10 TDs .

Yates 29 -30 for 955 and 7 tds .

AJ has 20 catches for 599 and 3 tds .

JJ has two more ints and 5 sacks

Barwin has 6 sacks .

Cushing has 30 tackles

Smith has 10 tackles and 4 sacks

Ryans has 28 tackles

:fans:

Thorn
01-09-2012, 01:23 PM
Earl needs to share what he's been smoking. :lol:

OzzO
01-09-2012, 01:26 PM
I will be ecstatic if we win, but I really don't see it happening.

Then again, we are two wins away from the Superbowl .....

Holy schnikes.... that just struck home.

:kingkong:

Ryan
01-09-2012, 01:26 PM
Homer pick: Texans 20 Ravens 17


More realistic pick: Ravens 17 Texans 13

Blake
01-09-2012, 01:27 PM
Its early, but....

Ravens: 23
Texans: 17

Daravenator
01-09-2012, 01:50 PM
Nice post. I imagine this game will turn on whichever D makes the big plays and which O gets its ground game going. As we saw in the Bungles rematch, holding Foster down twice can be a tough thing to do. If our running game gets going, it will be an interesting game. I also wonder how Yates will handle the Baltimore passrush. He's quite a bit more athletic than Schaub when scrambling.
Hopefully, our D will be a bit better against the pass than the last time we played. We forced Flacco to throw and he did-pretty well for the most part.

I think it is going to come down to big plays by the defense, too. Now, whether that is a big play(s) by the Ravens defense due to Yates buckling to the crowd noise and Baltimore's pass rush, or by the Texans capitalizing on rookie miscues by Torrey Smith and them shutting down Ray Rice remains to be seen.

I think it is going to be a good game no matter what!

amazing80
01-09-2012, 01:56 PM
20-13 Texans

msbbc833
01-09-2012, 02:41 PM
Lets not forget last time these teams played it was a 2 point game going into the 4th quarter, (Before Ray Rice went off on a tired defense). And the texans even had a small lead in the 3rd quarter.

With AJ back, it is going to be closer than most people think

rush2112mn
01-09-2012, 03:05 PM
Rackers win it with a field goal.....upset baby.....

False Start
01-09-2012, 03:15 PM
Rackers win it with a field goal.....upset baby.....

I REALLY hope it doesn't come down to a Rackers FG. The dude has made me have doubts about him lately.

markn
01-09-2012, 03:36 PM
I think the game will be relatively close, but the Ravens are 8-0 at M&T Bank this year and I expect that to continue.

How does that happen? Both teams get disqualified? Stadium collapses? Either way, it's a very bold prediction.

drunkcookie
01-09-2012, 03:47 PM
How does that happen? Both teams get disqualified? Stadium collapses? Either way, it's a very bold prediction.

Have to admit, I had to read that twice to get just what in the hell you were talking about...and when i did, i L'dMAO... No joke, a drum load of ass on the floor right now...smartass...

thunderkyss
01-09-2012, 04:01 PM
I just rewatched our game against Baltimore earlier in the year. It was a pretty good game & we were very much into it until late in the 4th qtr.

We had a hell of a time stopping Ray Rice from running the ball (when it mattered) & stopping Anquan Boldin from catching the ball. Boldin had a career day against Jjo..... 132 yards or something on 8 catches. Not all on Jjo, but most.

We were able to run the ball well at times, need to improve our consistency there.

Honestly, I know we are a running team, I know we have a rookie 5th round draft pick as a QB & we have one of the best OL/running games in the league; but I would script about 10 pass plays in the first 15 & look to go pass heavy in this game.

Andre didn't play, & they had no answer for Jacoby Jones. If you've got those two on the field with Dressen or OD & Foster & Casey in the backfield, the Ravens won't be able to hang.

We can throw out a bunch of safe routes, crosses, come backs, etc...

If we can open a big lead on the Ravens through the passing game, we can make them one dimensional... if the game is in Flacco's hands, I like our chances.

nero THE zero
01-09-2012, 04:06 PM
I think Torrey Smith is a match-up nightmare for us.

HOU 20
BAL 27

thunderkyss
01-09-2012, 04:34 PM
We won't win this game is a shoot out, we have to shut their offense down which means forcing Flacco to throw. If we can manage that...

Houston 16
Baltimore 13

I think the Ravens may be the one team we can win a shoot-out against. I think our chances are better if we're playing Flacco than if we're playing Ray Rice.

Ray Rice means they'll out "Texans" us. Ball control, steady scoring, good defense. If we can get a lead, early, force Flacco to take over, they are more apt to make mistakes.

HJam72
01-09-2012, 04:39 PM
I have to be honest. :kubepalm:

Houston 13

Baltimore 31

I think Baltimore is a city TJ Yates won't want to see again for a very long time and 14 of those Baltimore points are off of picks. 1 is a pick-6.

I hope I'm wrong and I'll say this now: we beat the Ravens in Baltimore and we are going to the Superbowl. We get over that hurdle, and we will demolish whoever in the AFC championship. But I don't see how we get outta Baltimore with a win. Might take Foster for 200+ (against the freaking Ravens) and an unbelievable game and some Wade Phillips magic. I don't think Yates has ever seen pressure like Baltimore will bring next Sunday.

darnbni99a
01-09-2012, 04:41 PM
21-9 Texans

markn
01-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Have to admit, I had to read that twice to get just what in the hell you were talking about...and when i did, i L'dMAO... No joke, a drum load of ass on the floor right now...smartass...

Glad someone got it :-)

majestrate
01-09-2012, 05:05 PM
37-30 Houston

BullBlitz
01-09-2012, 08:32 PM
I have to be honest. :kubepalm:

Houston 13

Baltimore 31

I think Baltimore is a city TJ Yates won't want to see again for a very long time and 14 of those Baltimore points are off of picks. 1 is a pick-6.

I hope I'm wrong and I'll say this now: we beat the Ravens in Baltimore and we are going to the Superbowl. We get over that hurdle, and we will demolish whoever in the AFC championship. But I don't see how we get outta Baltimore with a win. Might take Foster for 200+ (against the freaking Ravens) and an unbelievable game and some Wade Phillips magic. I don't think Yates has ever seen pressure like Baltimore will bring next Sunday.

It is highly unlikely that we would beat the Patriots on the road.

Texan_Bill
01-09-2012, 08:36 PM
Prediction?....................................... .PAIN!!!! (Although I'm not willing to predict who will feel it).


Prediction?....................................... .Too much to not enough.


:kitten:

gary
01-09-2012, 08:48 PM
Texans 27-24

DocBar
01-09-2012, 09:03 PM
Prediction?....................................... .PAIN!!!! (Although I'm not willing to predict who will feel it).


Prediction?....................................... .Too much to not enough.


:kitten:That was just your life. LOL

Texan_Bill
01-09-2012, 09:06 PM
That was just your life. LOL

How sir did you ever figure that out??

gary
01-09-2012, 09:39 PM
I think the Texans should like being underdogs and shock people.

DocBar
01-09-2012, 09:47 PM
How sir did you ever figure that out??It was either observation from a message board or a good guess. :D Hell, maybe I've been there and done that. Since I've been using the alcoholic method of getting my brain cells down to a manageable number, my memory isn't what it used to be.

Texansfan2105
01-10-2012, 12:09 AM
27-24 texans:bat: gotta getsome beating done

HJam72
01-10-2012, 07:18 AM
It is highly unlikely that we would beat the Patriots on the road.

After the friendly confines of Baltimore? I think we could handle them at that point.

thunderkyss
01-10-2012, 01:52 PM
Honest question, because I don't know.

Has the Joe Flacco era Ravens ever won a play-off game?

infantrycak
01-10-2012, 01:56 PM
Honest question, because I don't know.

Has the Joe Flacco era Ravens ever won a play-off game?


Believe Flacco is 4-3 in the playoffs.

disaacks3
01-10-2012, 02:01 PM
Texans 23
Ravens 20

Señor Stan
01-10-2012, 02:02 PM
Texans 16
Ravens 15

Dread-Head
01-10-2012, 02:05 PM
(sigh) IDIOTS! Have you people learned NOTHING from Coach Jim Mora on the playoffs? The first rule of the playoffs is "Don't talk about the playoffs!"

Daravenator
01-10-2012, 03:08 PM
Believe Flacco is 4-3 in the playoffs.

4-3, with all wins (hell, all seven games) on the road.

TexasMade
01-10-2012, 06:04 PM
23-13 Texans!:headbang:

Texan_Bill
01-10-2012, 10:32 PM
4-3, with all wins (hell, all seven games) on the road.

I'm actually pissed at one of your message boards.. Wouldn't let me join as a member.

I'm not one to talk ****.... Unless of course it was Flaming Sparrow (aka Kian - RIP) a Tinnbred fan..... AGAIN, RIP Kian!!!

That said and seriously, where are y'all getting things like "Texans fans are looking past the Ravens"?? Seriously?? Freakin ridiculous!!!and at the same time time completely assinine.. Do y'alls fans make this up as they go?

BigBull17
01-11-2012, 02:54 PM
(sigh) idiots! Have you people learned nothing from coach jim mora on the playoffs? The first rule of the playoffs is "don't talk about the playoffs!"

playoffs?!!!?

drunkcookie
01-11-2012, 03:11 PM
Hmmm... Currently leaning 17-14 birds...

Daravenator
01-11-2012, 03:56 PM
I'm actually pissed at one of your message boards.. Wouldn't let me join as a member.

I'm not one to talk ****.... Unless of course it was Flaming Sparrow (aka Kian - RIP) a Tinnbred fan..... AGAIN, RIP Kian!!!

That said and seriously, where are y'all getting things like "Texans fans are looking past the Ravens"?? Seriously?? Freakin ridiculous!!!and at the same time time completely assinine.. Do y'alls fans make this up as they go?

What's the board? Some suck.

I tried to join a Giants board years ago and never heard back from them, and every Chargers board I tried to join (save the worst one, where nobody posted) wasn't accepting new posters.

TexansBull
01-11-2012, 04:37 PM
Where the early game thread? Wasn't the last one 6 days early? That may have been goodluck! Someone quick make one!

brakos82
01-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Where the early game thread? Wasn't the last one 6 days early? That may have been goodluck! Someone quick make one!

No, not just "someone". THE someone.

axman40
01-13-2012, 02:45 PM
Texans 17
Ravens 16

Showtime100
01-14-2012, 06:28 AM
You are pretty rough on people around here sometimes, for posting their thoughts. I don't get it.

Well, prediction threads are posted by people who don't have something to say, but still must say something. Seriously, I can't stand that crap. ESPN comes to mind.

Generally speaking I should stay away from here more often in order not to get bitchy like I do. My problem is I am a Texan but I call it when I see it, as you did just now.

I can be a *****....

One more point. I've noticed in the internet age many sports fans, more than I would have thought, call themselves greatness because they have the front office moves down pat. Funny, turns out that's all they know.

Those same people who think they know football end up on the GameDay Thread saying crap like "if we can't get a yard here we don't deserve to win."

[I saw this agaist Pittsburgh (for example) and screamed agaist it, result, Houston wasn't the same after that -- thanks to that stupid *******ing call] Week 1, Houston at Pittsburgh, 4th and 1, midfield......The correct call would be..............?......don't ask the average football fan.

Yeah, I get that way sometimes. Baseball fans aren't nearly as stupid (outside of Chicago, Milwaukee, and Dallas).

BullBlitz
01-14-2012, 09:10 AM
It has been a great season, but I think that a playoff game with a 3rd string QB, against the Ravens, in Baltimore, in very cold weather - will be the end of the road.

We are going to have to score TDs to win. The cold weather is going to dampen Rackers' ability.

Ravens - 27
Texans - 14

Kimmy
01-14-2012, 09:42 AM
It has been a great season, but I think that a playoff game with a 3rd string QB, against the Ravens, in Baltimore, in very cold weather - will be the end of the road.

We are going to have to score TDs to win. The cold weather is going to dampen Rackers' ability.

Ravens - 27
Texans - 14

I feel like *IF* we lose tomorrow, I would much rather it be to the Ravens than the Bengals :/

iLoveTexans
01-14-2012, 01:28 PM
Texans 20
Ravens 17

texanhead08
01-14-2012, 02:37 PM
Ravens 24

Texans 13

Its been a nice ride but I don't trust Yates on the road against a good defense.

thunderkyss
01-14-2012, 03:21 PM
Ravens 24

Texans 13

Its been a nice ride but I don't trust Yates on the road against a good defense.

Didn't we beat Jacksonville & Tennessee with Yates on the road?

Trust, this game is not about Tj vs the Batlimore defense. It will be on Foster & the OL to make the game... Tj is just a squirrel making the most of his limited opportunities. If Foster & the OL take over this game, there will be some big opportunities for Yates & with Andre, OD, & Dressen & Walter..... it will be easier for him to make those plays instead of mistakes.

texanhead08
01-14-2012, 04:20 PM
Didn't we beat Jacksonville & Tennessee with Yates on the road?

Trust, this game is not about Tj vs the Batlimore defense. It will be on Foster & the OL to make the game... Tj is just a squirrel making the most of his limited opportunities. If Foster & the OL take over this game, there will be some big opportunities for Yates & with Andre, OD, & Dressen & Walter..... it will be easier for him to make those plays instead of mistakes.

We beat Jacksonville and they are one of the worst teams in the league. We beat Tennessee on the road with Schaub.

thunderkyss
01-14-2012, 04:38 PM
We beat Jacksonville and they are one of the worst teams in the league. We beat Tennessee on the road with Schaub.

I meant Jacksonville & Cincinnati on the road...... Tj Yates vs two of the better defenses in the NFL.

Heath Shuler
01-14-2012, 06:04 PM
Ravens 24
Texans 17

Tough end to a great year!

It has been a great season, but I think that a playoff game with a 3rd string QB, against the Ravens, in Baltimore, in very cold weather - will be the end of the road.

We are going to have to score TDs to win. The cold weather is going to dampen Rackers' ability.

Ravens - 27
Texans - 14

It felt so good the 1st time you felt like you needed to do it twice? :kubepalm:

Heath Shuler
01-14-2012, 06:16 PM
I have seen nobody in the media but Warren Sapp picking us to win. Shock the world.

Texans 21
Them 10

thunderkyss
01-14-2012, 06:24 PM
It has been a great season, but I think that a playoff game with a 3rd string QB, against the Ravens, in Baltimore, in very cold weather - will be the end of the road.


I think it wasn't too long ago when the Ravens said the same thing with rookie QB Joe Flacco under center.

It wasn't that long ago when the Jets said the same thing with a rookie QB under center.

Flacco was 11 of 22 for 148 yards when he (as a rookie) beat the Tennessee Titans to advance to the AFC Championship game in 2009.
On the day Flacco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Flacco)was 11-of-22 for 148 yards and a touchdown, without turning the ball over for the second straight game. He is the first rookie quarterback to win two playoff games.[12]

Let's not forget Sanchez the very next year:
On January 17, 2010, Sanchez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_sanchez), with the help of fellow rookie Shonn Greene, defeated the heavily favored San Diego Chargers 17–14 to attain the Jets' third AFC Championship appearance in franchise history.[61] Sanchez became only the second rookie quarterback to win two consecutive playoff games, behind Joe Flacco.

It's not like we're trying to do something unprecedented.

& the Ravens fans should know it.

Heath Shuler
01-14-2012, 06:44 PM
Texans 20
Bengals 27

Bengals top 10 defense dampens our running game just enough to force us to deal with too many critical 3rd down conversions for Yates to successfully convert. We get a couple of TDs and a couple of Rackers' FGs at most.

Dalton repeatedly burns KJ for big gains. We fans go home shocked and speechless.

Hmmm. Big talk from the team with the fragile QBs. I highly doubt that we will do any harm to Andy Dalton.



It is highly unlikely that we would beat the Patriots on the road.



Damn do you even like the Texans?

BullBlitz
01-14-2012, 06:51 PM
It felt so good the 1st time you felt like you needed to do it twice? :kubepalm:

No. I adjusted an earlier prediction as we got closer to the game, based on the weather. Gave the Ravens a few more points, us a few less.

BullBlitz
01-14-2012, 06:56 PM
Damn do you even like the Texans?

Of course. But the thread asked for a prediction, and we are getting to an advanced level in the playoffs.

And I don't appreciate arrogance about us smashing others' QBs into the ground when ours are going down on QB sneaks and normal sacks. The Ravens have a tough front 7. If TJ is as fragile as our first 2 QBs then our o- line better be on its game or we are going to be playing Jake.

Goatcheese
01-14-2012, 08:44 PM
Ravens 12
Texans 13

Only TD is a J-Jo pick 6.

Kaiser Toro
01-14-2012, 11:51 PM
I am feeling something irregular: Texans 19 - Ravens 18

darnbni99a
01-15-2012, 12:12 AM
I have seen nobody in the media but Warren Sapp picking us to win. Shock the world.

Texans 21
Them 10

Tim Cowlishaw (from Around the Horn) picked us to win also.

But yea...we will def shock the world.

Heath Shuler
01-15-2012, 09:50 AM
Tim Cowlishaw (from Around the Horn) picked us to win also.

But yea...we will def shock the world.

2 out of 50-75 "experts"; I love it. Stick it in a break it off Texans.

Sapp one of few to pick SF, maybe he is on to something.


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76Texan
01-15-2012, 10:01 AM
I'd love for the score to be 35-7 Texans but that might be a bit unrealistic so it will probably be 24-17 for the good guys! :):fans:

FirstTexansFan
01-15-2012, 10:11 AM
I'll go with 20 -17 Texans... the homer in me envisions a smackdown by the Texans, but what's left of my logical mind after ingesting the kool-aid leans to the cautious side.

4Texans
01-15-2012, 11:22 AM
I'm going with 24-20, Texans win!

Our defense will score one TD. Just thought I would throw that in there......


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BullBlitz
01-15-2012, 10:13 PM
Didn't we beat Jacksonville & Tennessee with Yates on the road?

Trust, this game is not about Tj vs the Batlimore defense. It will be on Foster & the OL to make the game... Tj is just a squirrel making the most of his limited opportunities. If Foster & the OL take over this game, there will be some big opportunities for Yates & with Andre, OD, & Dressen & Walter..... it will be easier for him to make those plays instead of mistakes.

Not exactly how it played out. Foster and the OL did well. TJ got his big opportunities, but it didn't appear "easier" for him to make those big plays.

He threw great rainbows into double and triple coverage. Being a rookie isn't an excuse. He doesn't know how to check down to second and third receiver options at all. :)

thunderkyss
01-16-2012, 02:39 AM
Not exactly how it played out. Foster and the OL did well. TJ got his big opportunities, but it didn't appear "easier" for him to make those big plays.

He threw great rainbows into double and triple coverage. Being a rookie isn't an excuse. He doesn't know how to check down to second and third receiver options at all. :)

Oh... I think it worked to perfection & the plays were just as easy to make as I thought they would be.

Why we kept forcing the ball to Andre (& KDub once) I don't know.

ObsiWan
01-16-2012, 02:57 AM
Apparently TJ has issues with short passes. I don't know how he underthrew Tate on that 6-7 yd pass to the left flat. And if Foster doesn't make the catch of the game on that screen, that would have killed another drive.

And I don't know what T.J. had against our TEs.

The Kid needs more seasoning.

I wonder who gets to be #2 QB going into training camp. TJ isn't the lock for that spot I once thought he'd be.