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JCTexan
01-16-2012, 11:28 AM
How many prime-time games do you think we will have next year? I will say five. Two monday night games, two sunday night games and a Thanksgiving game against the Lions. The schedule:

Home: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

Away: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions

srrono
01-16-2012, 11:36 AM
How many prime-time games do you think we will have next year? I will say five. Two monday night games, two sunday night games and a Thanksgiving game against the Lions. The schedule:

Home: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

Away: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions



We play a lot of good teams so I can see any of the games I bolded as a primetime game especially the rematch with the Ravens.

MojoMan
01-16-2012, 11:39 AM
We play a lot of good teams so I can see any of the games I bolded as a primetime game especially the rematch with the Ravens.

It would be great to have a Monday night game home at Reliant. Either Baltimore or Green Bay would be ideal choices, or even both of them.

gtexan02
01-16-2012, 11:42 AM
Touch Schedule. We play 5 playoff teams from last season. Getting the division crown makes for a difficult year.

Plus the Bills, Dolphins, Jets, and Titans who are all good. And the Bears who would have been a playoff team (likely) if Cutler and Forte had not both gone down.

Speedy
01-16-2012, 11:49 AM
Isn't there a better than average chance that the Lions game is on Thanksgiving?

TexanSam
01-16-2012, 11:51 AM
How many prime-time games do you think we will have next year? I will say five. Two monday night games, two sunday night games and a Thanksgiving game against the Lions. The schedule:

Home: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

Away: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions

I'm gonna guess we get 3 primetime games. One Sunday night game, one Monday night, and then the Thanksgiving game against Detroit.

Touch Schedule. We play 5 playoff teams from last season. Getting the division crown makes for a difficult year.

You never know with the NFL though. I remember last year we looked at our schedule and thought it would be difficult and it turned out to be pretty easy.

JCTexan
01-16-2012, 11:51 AM
Isn't there a better than average chance that the Lions game is on Thanksgiving?

I would say it's an extremely high possibility. The only other option for it is the Colts.

Doppelganger
01-16-2012, 11:56 AM
I will say 2.

The reason is because while the Texans had a great year, there is very little fan base outside of Texas. Very few people outside of Texas care about the Texans, so a national Texans game may not deliver great ratings.
The Texans need to be matched up with a team with a national following or who get a bunch of ESPN time, such as Green bay, New England, Jets, or Lions.

My guesses:
1. MNF against Green Bay at home.
2. Thanksgiving Day Turkey day game against Detroit.

Ryan
01-16-2012, 12:36 PM
I will say 2.

The reason is because while the Texans had a great year, there is very little fan base outside of Texas. Very few people outside of Texas care about the Texans, so a national Texans game may not deliver great ratings.
The Texans need to be matched up with a team with a national following or who get a bunch of ESPN time, such as Green bay, New England, Jets, or Lions.

My guesses:
1. MNF against Green Bay at home.
2. Thanksgiving Day Turkey day game against Detroit.


I think that has changed a bit though. The media all seemed to be really impressed with the Texans throughout the playoff run, and they know we'll be an exciting team to watch once we get our QB back and with Foster and AJ still on a dominant level.

Jackie Chiles
01-16-2012, 12:51 PM
I will say 2.

The reason is because while the Texans had a great year, there is very little fan base outside of Texas. Very few people outside of Texas care about the Texans, so a national Texans game may not deliver great ratings.
The Texans need to be matched up with a team with a national following or who get a bunch of ESPN time, such as Green bay, New England, Jets, or Lions.

My guesses:
1. MNF against Green Bay at home.
2. Thanksgiving Day Turkey day game against Detroit.

We will get a Sunday nighter in there somewhere.

I'm looking at our schedule and after seeing what I saw on the field yesterday and really throughout our entire season I don't see any reason we can't improve on the 10 regular season wins we got this year. Outsiders and haters point to a weak schedule this season but we weren't just beating teams, we were annihilating them. That matters. Yeah there are some tough opponents on that list but guess what? We are just plain better than most of them.

Ktexan68
01-16-2012, 12:52 PM
Hell, the Jags had like 4 I think and you can't tell me they have any sort of national following either. Not to mention, they werent a play off team.

Javi
01-16-2012, 01:21 PM
Home: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings

Away: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions

all have potential

nero THE zero
01-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Isn't there a better than average chance that the Lions game is on Thanksgiving?

It's all but certain.

Thorn
01-16-2012, 01:31 PM
Why can't we have them all at noon on Sunday? Oh, that's right, we want to be seen by everyone yet we can't stand it when they say bad things about us. :lol:

But, in all seriousness, I really would prefer all noon Sunday games, except for Thanksgiving and Saturday games.

GuerillaBlack
01-16-2012, 01:33 PM
I think Baltimore and New England will be on Sunday Night. Green Bay on Monday Night and then Detroit on Thanksgiving. We could have a couple of more late afternoon games, which are like mini-national games. Denver or Chicago probably.

I would say it's an extremely high possibility. The only other option for it is the Colts.

Rumor has it that the Texans are creating ticket packages for the game Thanksgiving g game. Heard it on ClutchFans.

JCTexan
01-16-2012, 01:34 PM
We will get a Sunday nighter in there somewhere.

I'm looking at our schedule and after seeing what I saw on the field yesterday and really throughout our entire season I don't see any reason we can't improve on the 10 regular season wins we got this year. Outsiders and haters point to a weak schedule this season but we weren't just beating teams, we were annihilating them. That matters. Yeah there are some tough opponents on that list but guess what? We are just plain better than most of them.

The tough schedule angle will only help the Texans get more prime-time games next year. I will say the five prime games (that I predicted in the OP) will be against Baltimore, Green Bay, New England, Detroit (Thanksgiving) and another against a divisional opponent (my guess would be Tennessee).

gwallaia
01-16-2012, 01:37 PM
It must just be me, but I prefer the noon kick-off on Sundays the best.

Vinnie
01-16-2012, 01:37 PM
It would be great to have a Monday night game home at Reliant. Either Baltimore or Green Bay would be ideal choices, or even both of them.

Speak for yourself, I hate weekday night games at Reliant. Between trying to get the kids a sitter at a decent time and fighting rush hour traffic, it pretty much eliminates a tailgate for us. I'll take what we can get though.

ThaShark316
01-16-2012, 01:38 PM
Texans will be a Monday night team like KC was last year.

I'll go with this:

GB - Sunday night.
DET - Thanksgiving
DEN - Monday night
IND/TEN - Monday night

Add the Ravens or Pats as a 3 PM, national game.

I could see an early season DEN/HOU game on Mon. night.

ChampionTexan
01-16-2012, 01:41 PM
I will say 2.

The reason is because while the Texans had a great year, there is very little fan base outside of Texas. Very few people outside of Texas care about the Texans, so a national Texans game may not deliver great ratings.
The Texans need to be matched up with a team with a national following or who get a bunch of ESPN time, such as Green bay, New England, Jets, or Lions.

My guesses:
1. MNF against Green Bay at home.
2. Thanksgiving Day Turkey day game against Detroit.

I think that has changed a bit though. The media all seemed to be really impressed with the Texans throughout the playoff run, and they know we'll be an exciting team to watch once we get our QB back and with Foster and AJ still on a dominant level.

I completely agree with Ryan. Heck, we had three prime time games in 2010 (Two Mondays and a Thursday) coming off of a non-playoff 9-7 season. Nationally, we're a far more interesting team going into 2012 than we were going into 2010.

Dutchrudder
01-16-2012, 01:54 PM
Do Thursday night NFL Network games count as 'prime time'?

ChampionTexan
01-16-2012, 01:56 PM
Do Thursday night NFL Network games count as 'prime time'?

Yes, if for no other reason than Deion Sanders is on the halftime and postgame shows.

False Start
01-16-2012, 03:33 PM
I can see 2 for sure, and 3 tops.

A Sunday night game, and the Thanksgiving game vs the Lions.

Speaking of prime time, I would like to see the Texans on Hard Knocks. :D

TexCanada
01-16-2012, 03:35 PM
I love prime time games because they are actually on TV here and I don't have to watch an online stream of the game.

theNumber80
01-16-2012, 03:47 PM
The Green Bay game is a lock IMO. That could end up being one of the best games of the season. I wouldn't be surprised if we had one with the Colts or the Thanksgiving Johnson vs Johnson game.

b0ng
01-16-2012, 03:55 PM
2, 3 at the most. Probably both of those being "Thursday" games that you need NFL network to watch.

Somehow, Jacksonville will have more.

drs23
01-16-2012, 03:57 PM
It must just be me, but I prefer the noon kick-off on Sundays the best.

Naaa, it's not just you. I prefer noon kick offs myself.

TexanSam
01-16-2012, 04:54 PM
2, 3 at the most. Probably both of those being "Thursday" games that you need NFL network to watch.

Somehow, Jacksonville will have more.

No way. We'll get at least one or two Sunday/Monday night games.

hookinreds
01-16-2012, 05:04 PM
Remember, we were the only team that didn't get a Sunday night game, Costas even apologized during their broadcast. So that's one for sure. Why would the NFL schedule a Lions v Texans game on Thanksgiving when they could have a Lions v Packers game? I think we could get one or two Sunday games and a Monday game, or a Sunday, Monday and Thursday. We are probably good for 3 games, but I'm with the others, I like the nooners on Sunday.

gwallaia
01-16-2012, 05:11 PM
Remember, we were the only team that didn't get a Sunday night game, Costas even apologized during their broadcast. So that's one for sure. Why would the NFL schedule a Lions v Texans game on Thanksgiving when they could have a Lions v Packers game? I think we could get one or two Sunday games and a Monday game, or a Sunday, Monday and Thursday. We are probably good for 3 games, but I'm with the others, I like the nooners on Sunday.

Because of the way the TV networks operate. There has to be an AFC team play either the NFC Lions or Cowboys each year on Thanksgiving. This year the Lions will play someone from the AFC South on Thanksgiving and it will probably be the Texans.

FOX shows the game when an NFC team is the visitor and CBS shows the game when an AFC team is the visitor.


My wife will be angry that I will be distracted during Thanksgiving dinner. I would really rather not have the Texans play on Thanksgiving.

JCTexan
01-16-2012, 05:19 PM
Remember, we were the only team that didn't get a Sunday night game, Costas even apologized during their broadcast. So that's one for sure. Why would the NFL schedule a Lions v Texans game on Thanksgiving when they could have a Lions v Packers game? I think we could get one or two Sunday games and a Monday game, or a Sunday, Monday and Thursday. We are probably good for 3 games, but I'm with the others, I like the nooners on Sunday.

The Lions are going to play on CBS on Thanksgiving next year. The only games they play on CBS next year are against the Texans and Colts. The Cowboys will get the Fox game.

hookinreds
01-16-2012, 05:20 PM
Because of the way the TV networks operate. There has to be an AFC team play either the NFC Lions or Cowboys each year on Thanksgiving. This year the Lions will play someone from the AFC South on Thanksgiving and it will probably be the Texans.

FOX shows the game when an NFC team is the visitor and CBS shows the game when an AFC team is the visitor.


My wife will be angry that I will be distracted during Thanksgiving dinner. I would really rather not have the Texans play on Thanksgiving.

...and there you have it folks. That's a guideline that I was not aware of gwallaia. If it's a team out of the AFC South, how could it be anyother team but the Texans! Might have to reschedule my meal so the post dinner nap doesn't happen during the game!

Hervoyel
01-16-2012, 05:24 PM
The tough schedule angle will only help the Texans get more prime-time games next year. I will say the five prime games (that I predicted in the OP) will be against Baltimore, Green Bay, New England, Detroit (Thanksgiving) and another against a divisional opponent (my guess would be Tennessee).

This is very true. In some cases it won't be the Texans so much getting a prime time game as it will be their opponent. We'll get a game or two in there just because we happen to be playing someone who they want in that game. Higher profile opponents help a great deal.

TheMatrix31
01-16-2012, 05:26 PM
I want the Ravens at home in Reliant on national TV. I don't give a **** about anything else.

BullBlitz
01-16-2012, 05:26 PM
I love prime time games because they are actually on TV here and I don't have to watch an online stream of the game.

As a season ticket holder I don't personally like prime time games because they conclude too late. But it works for me because the Monday Night Football tickets are always in strong demand so I just sell them.

But I'd prefer to see fewer night games and more noon games - easier to attend during the afternoon.

MistaRed
01-16-2012, 05:32 PM
I say 4: Ravens, GB, Detroit on Thanksgiving, and either the Titans or Colts

I wouldn't be surprised if the Bears or Patriots game is primetime too.

rush2112mn
01-16-2012, 06:37 PM
I say 1 game on primtime.....if that.....I got low expectations when it comes to being on national tv.

rush2112mn
01-16-2012, 06:37 PM
I say 1 game on primtime.....if that.....I got low expectations when it comes to being on national tv.

That way if we get more than that I would be surprised.....

Seasick Sailor
01-16-2012, 11:01 PM
I want the Ravens at home in Reliant on national TV. I don't give a **** about anything else.

Yep. I can't wait to get another crack at these guys.

ObsiWan
01-16-2012, 11:07 PM
I want the Ravens at home in Reliant on national TV. I don't give a **** about anything else.

^^^This^^^

but only if it's a playoff game.
Let's see how they do when they have to play here.

Personally, I hate Thursday night games. Too short a week to prepare and heal. I can barely stand MNF.
I'm obviously in the minority here but playing all our games on Sundays will be just fine with me.

Vinnie
01-16-2012, 11:20 PM
^^^This^^^

but only if it's a playoff game.
Let's see how they do when they have to play here.

Personally, I hate Thursday night games. Too short a week to prepare and heal. I can barely stand MNF.
I'm obviously in the minority here but playing all our games on Sundays will be just fine with me.

Fine with me too! I love noon Sunday games. I'd also love to see the tables turned with the Texans having the first round bye and the Ravens having to come here to play. It would be no holds barred.