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EllisUnit
10-17-2012, 09:01 PM
Ok ok so last week was a big big let down. Hopefully our boys can turn it around and repay the ravens for last seasons play off loss.

Texans 27

Ravens 16

thunderkyss
10-17-2012, 09:11 PM
I predict we will complain unless we win by 40 points, trying to push the score even higher inside the 2 minute warning.

:kitten:

Texan_Bill
10-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Texans 27

Ravens 16

Yeah..........

Yeah, I think that's about right... Maybe a little tighter than that but close enough!

Tailgate
10-17-2012, 09:13 PM
A win would go a very long way heading into the bye. But until Barwin shows up, I have little faith in our D at the moment.

Ravens 31
Texans 27


I hope I am wrong.

EllisUnit
10-17-2012, 09:14 PM
I predict we will complain unless we win by 40 points, trying to push the score even higher inside the 2 minute warning.

:kitten:

No **** i love it how we have a 14 point lead with 2 full quarters left and we WILL NOT chunk it down the field, but the packers with a 17 point lead are still throwing trying to score, damn i wish Kubiak would humiliate teams like the packers humiliated us.

DX-TEX
10-17-2012, 09:15 PM
41-17 Texans!

Seriously

Thorn
10-18-2012, 08:00 AM
:firehair:

:panic:

:tinfoil:

Surreal McCoy
10-18-2012, 08:13 AM
Had us down as 9-7 (still division winners though) prior to regular season. This is one that I had marked as an L, so...

Texans 27
Ravens 31

Would love to be wrong :tiptoe:

Trail.Blazr
10-18-2012, 08:33 AM
With the absense of Cushing, I think the run will be tested mightily, with a heavy dose of Vonta Leach and Ray Rice. If Houston can't stop that, lord help us. If Houston can, it will likely open up Pitta, T.Smith and I imagine we'd see a good helping of Jacoby(can KJ cover go routes all night?) who will likely be playing just beyond himself, so here's hoping for a Turnover.

Either way, Ravens should put up points, so this is where our S/T and Offense has to click. I'm not confident. The homer in me wants a win, but I certainly see where the train is coming from.. Jets, Packers and now the Ravens... I should trust my gut, but going with my heart...

Texans 19 - Ravens 17(thanks to a Jacoby whoopsie)

Marcus
10-18-2012, 08:45 AM
Gotta go with the gut ...

Ravens 34
Texans 13

GP
10-18-2012, 09:41 AM
I won't predict.

The Texans laid a huge turd, they have a bye week right after the Ravens game, which means this team is capable of mailing it in early and rationalizing that they've got a nice 5-2 record to enjoy over our divisional rivals.

This team has to bounce back BIG TIME before I know which team we've got from week to week. Right now, they're a mess in many areas.

thunderkyss
10-18-2012, 10:00 AM
With the absense of Cushing, I think the run will be tested mightily, with a heavy dose of Vonta Leach and Ray Rice. If Houston can't stop that, lord help us. If Houston can, it will likely open up Pitta, T.Smith and I imagine we'd see a good helping of Jacoby(can KJ cover go routes all night?) who will likely be playing just beyond himself, so here's hoping for a Turnover.


I thought we came to the conclusion that TDobb isn't a big drop off from Cushing in the run game. Rushing the passer & pass coverage is where we're going to miss Cush.

If they put Kj on Jacoby, we'll see how much he's improved. We've also mentioned his lack of deep speed & catch up speed as limitations. He's better off on Bolden, like in the play-off game.

I'm not a defensive genius like Wade, but I would think we need to get better with our backend rotation & he needs to trust TDobb to do his job. Dobbins has got to step it up & so does our secondary.

I'm also hoping the familiarity we have with this team, playing them for the third time in less than a year, and the AFC Championship Game preview talk, Reed & Barwin will finally go off which will make all the backend stuff a lot easier.

Trail.Blazr
10-18-2012, 10:11 AM
I thought we came to the conclusion that TDobb isn't a big drop off from Cushing in the run game. Rushing the passer & pass coverage is where we're going to miss Cush.

If they put Kj on Jacoby, we'll see how much he's improved. We've also mentioned his lack of deep speed & catch up speed as limitations. He's better off on Bolden, like in the play-off game.

I'm not a defensive genius like Wade, but I would think we need to get better with our backend rotation & he needs to trust TDobb to do his job. Dobbins has got to step it up & so does our secondary.

I'm also hoping the familiarity we have with this team, playing them for the third time in less than a year, and the AFC Championship Game preview talk, Reed & Barwin will finally go off which will make all the backend stuff a lot easier.

I'm not sure who "we" is. There are a number of comments to support that, but if I'm the Ravens, I'm certainly going to test that theory. In fact, that may be my first goal. If my Defense is banged up, I want to run and keep my D on the sideline. Keep the game boring and give the Reliant crowd very little to cheer about.

Trail.Blazr
10-18-2012, 10:24 AM
I won't predict.

The Texans laid a huge turd, they have a bye week right after the Ravens game, which means this team is capable of mailing it in early and rationalizing that they've got a nice 5-2 record to enjoy over our divisional rivals.

This team has to bounce back BIG TIME before I know which team we've got from week to week. Right now, they're a mess in many areas.


Boooooooooo!!!!

Yes, they appear to be a "mess in many areas" and they sure did lay one against Green Bay and I'll not judge anyone for being uncertain about how they feel of the Texan's chances this coming weekend. But I seriously doubt there is a single player/coach on the Texans willing to rationalize losing and electing to mail it in. I'm certain they've washed the stink of last Sunday off and are totally committed to beating the Ravens, despite their challenges.

bshep86
10-18-2012, 10:27 AM
27-24

Texans win

LondonTex
10-18-2012, 10:36 AM
I'm going 24-17 Texans. I think the Ravens are going to miss Lewis's presence on the field and from the sideline but then again we miss Cush.....The Ravens can definitely put up some numbers on our D but all in all I fancy a tighter Texans defensive performance this time round...Hopefully the secondary can tighten up..Aaron Rodgers loves to spread the ball around as we know and although it'll be a totally different game against the Ravens our backs can't afford to allow the same separation that they did against the Pack. Was it just me or did we look like giving up huge yardage every time Rodgers threw up a big pass...to hell with that, I worried we'd give up a TD on many of those throws (Oh yeah, we did)...Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and James Jones all looked dangerous and capable of doing damage each time they went up..

Also, we MUST stop killing ourselves with these silly penalties. All that aside it won't be like playing the Packers...they were a wounded beast. We are the wounded beast and hopefully Ravens will be on the end of a cracking backlash!

Go Texans

ktfletch1
10-18-2012, 10:47 AM
I have a good feeling about this game after Sunday's mess... Maybe I am being way to opetimistic, but I am expecting our boys to give us an early Christmas present:

Texans - 24
Ravens -10

They get a break from the Primetime spotlight and I don't think they want to go into the bye week following two losses. This would be a great win and maybe not a 'neccessary' win but an important one, nonetheless. I'd love to pushthe Ravens down to #2 and put some space between us and the rest of the AFC!

I know we had quite a few starters with limited practice yesterday, but it doesn't sound like it will affect them come Sunday. If this changes, I might have to come edit this post.. eke!

Señor Stan
10-18-2012, 10:55 AM
31-17 Texans

This game has been circled on the calendar for a while...

Thorn
10-18-2012, 11:02 AM
Damn. Everyone at ESPN picks the Texans. LOL

http://espn.go.com/nfl/picks

Hervoyel
10-18-2012, 11:07 AM
My Prediction?

http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc272/Hervoyel/clubber-pain.jpg

Pain!

LondonTex
10-18-2012, 11:07 AM
Damn. Everyone at ESPN picks the Texans. LOL

http://espn.go.com/nfl/picks

They know what we know ;) ... No way we're getting beaten 2 games at home in a row. just my :twocents: (I say that with a tiny amount of trepidation lol)

TheIronDuke
10-18-2012, 11:21 AM
Ravens- 27
Texans- 17

Special teams are a nightmare again and will give up a Jacoby TD and Barwin does absolutely nothing all day. I'll also predict we go play-action on the first offensive play of the game.

The Pencil Neck
10-18-2012, 11:23 AM
This is going to be a hard damned game. Before the season started, I expected to lose the Packer game and I expected to lose this game.

There's a lot of stuff that we need to fix. Except for Watt, our front 7 is not showing up. With Cush out, our defense is taking a step back. Our offensive line has not gelled on the right side like we need it to and frankly, none of our guards are playing all that great.

But I watched the Ravens play the Cowboys and they're not looking all that dominant, either.

We have to get Arian going. We have to get Tate going. We have to show some stones by putting that Packer debacle behind us.

Like I said, a tough damned game. I think it's going to be 3 points one way or the other.

HOU-TEX
10-18-2012, 03:47 PM
Welp, Ravens DC Pees just called out his D by saying "it makes me sick". Just a hunch, but I think they'll be ready to play this week.

thunderkyss
10-18-2012, 05:07 PM
Welp, Ravens DC Pees just called out his D by saying "it makes me sick". Just a hunch, but I think they'll be ready to play this week.

Damn!!!

I wish we had a DC that would insult our players through the media & treat our players like kids. Why are the Ravens so lucky?

Thorn
10-18-2012, 05:16 PM
Damn!!!

I wish we had a DC that would insult our players through the media & treat our players like kids. Why are the Ravens so lucky?

You'd have to get Wade pretty pissed off to do that. I'll bet it would work wonders though if it came to that.

Wolf6151
10-18-2012, 05:36 PM
Ravens - 27
Texans - 28

I predict a nail biter that comes down to the last possession.

kiwitexansfan
10-18-2012, 06:21 PM
Preseason I had this as a loss.

All the injuries on there defence gives me more hope. Sure we are missing Cushing and Joseph is about 13% of the player we expect him to be but I think we have the injury edge......

Texans to win it 23-19, Devier Posey getting a monster TD to win it.

utahmark
10-18-2012, 07:43 PM
31 to 21 Texans baby!

GP
10-19-2012, 07:43 AM
Boooooooooo!!!!

Yes, they appear to be a "mess in many areas" and they sure did lay one against Green Bay and I'll not judge anyone for being uncertain about how they feel of the Texan's chances this coming weekend. But I seriously doubt there is a single player/coach on the Texans willing to rationalize losing and electing to mail it in. I'm certain they've washed the stink of last Sunday off and are totally committed to beating the Ravens, despite their challenges.

LOL. I'm being boo'd!

I hope you're right, I just know it'll be very easy for them to think 5-2 is not too shabby heading into bye week...they won't actively tank the game, just a potential for a slight lack of focus and desire. Against a bad team, no problem. Against the Ravens? Big problem.

If we can't find the run game, it's going to be a baaaaaad day.

drs23
10-19-2012, 10:20 AM
LOL. I'm being boo'd!

I hope you're right, I just know it'll be very easy for them to think 5-2 is not too shabby heading into bye week...they won't actively tank the game, just a potential for a slight lack of focus and desire. Against a bad team, no problem. Against the Ravens? Big problem.

If we can't find the run game, it's going to be a baaaaaad day.

Bolded: GP, I don't think there's any way in hell this veteran leadership lets this team get into the mind set that "5-2 is not too shabby heading into bye week". I just don't think there's anyway that they will allow themselves to come out uninspired.

As far as the run game goes, if Dallas can run for 250+ with they offer at RB I don't see any reason Arian and Forsett can't gash them for that and more. I really don't see Tate being able to do much with the way his toe is. With the run game faring well, we all know what that leads to.

I really do hope this is the game where we shake the "We haven't beaten the Ravens" voodoo.

You do know about the "voodoo" don't ya? :winky:

amazing80
10-19-2012, 12:17 PM
I predict a POUNDING of those ugly birds. Better believe we're fired up after last week.

37-20

thunderkyss
10-19-2012, 01:27 PM
Bolded: GP, I don't think there's any way in hell this veteran leadership lets this team get into the mind set that "5-2 is not too shabby heading into bye week". I just don't think there's anyway that they will allow themselves to come out uninspired.

I can't see any professional football thinking 5-2 is good enough compared to 6-1, or thinking a two game losing streak is good going into the bye.

However, some teams just can't do anything about it. Like you said, our leaders may be young, but they've been in the trenches & they've fought their fires. They played this team before & they know it's going to take 60 minutes of everything they've got to win this game.


As far as the run game goes, if Dallas can run for 250+ with they offer at RB I don't see any reason Arian and Forsett can't gash them for that and more. I really don't see Tate being able to do much with the way his toe is. With the run game faring well, we all know what that leads to.

Another good point. other than the Packers game, the only thing that's been wrong with our running game is Tate's big toe.

I really do hope this is the game where we shake the "We haven't beaten the Ravens" voodoo.

You do know about the "voodoo" don't ya? :winky:

Agreed. Time to throw that monkey's ass.... er monkey off our back.

technosailor
10-19-2012, 02:28 PM
It's going to be Texans 31, Ravens 24. And I hate writing that. We're terrible on the road and the defense is falling apart.

Marcus
10-19-2012, 03:05 PM
It's going to be Texans 31, Ravens 24. And I hate writing that. We're terrible on the road and the defense is falling apart.

Actually, both defense's are falling apart. Which makes a shootout probable, and I don't see us winning a shootout.

If you guys have any success at all stopping the running game, you'll leave with a win. And I'm sure that Flacco took some good notes looking at JJo on game film.

srrono
10-19-2012, 03:06 PM
RJ Bell ‏@RJinVegas
#NFL teams before Bye Weeks: 3-13 ATS this season (speculation in Vegas is new practice rules having effect)

:voodoo:

technosailor
10-19-2012, 03:10 PM
If you guys have any success at all stopping the running game, you'll leave with a win. And I'm sure that Flacco took some good notes looking at JJo on game film.

Ok I just spit beer through my nose. Thanks for the laugh. :) we haven't stopped the run all year.

Javi
10-19-2012, 03:49 PM
RJ Bell ‏@RJinVegas
#NFL teams before Bye Weeks: 3-13 ATS this season (speculation in Vegas is new practice rules having effect)

:voodoo:

um, both teams are before bye weeks

PandapuffTexan
10-19-2012, 04:12 PM
I predict the reliant turf being the victor..i predict it will cuase both ray and arian to trip over tere own shadow and..both sides will immense season ending injurys..kubiak will be sipping a pina colida on the side. but then again as a texans fans better to think the worst coming into a game so there is no suprises :goodluck:

Bulls on Parade
10-19-2012, 07:15 PM
Texans 33, Ravens 20

We need a good showing in this one.

handswarmer
10-20-2012, 03:19 PM
Welp, Ravens DC Pees just called out his D by saying "it makes me sick". Just a hunch, but I think they'll be ready to play this week.

no he didn't "call out the defense"...here's the entire quote.

“It makes me sick, is the best way I can put it," Pees said according to the team's website (via PFT). "I mean, it really does. And it's up to me, and it's up to our staff, to get this thing corrected. I mean, I'm as happy as I can be to be 5-1. But I also feel fortunate to be 5-1, the way we're playing on defense. Let's be honest: We're not playing well enough. To say it any other way would sound like a political debate. There's an answer or there's no answer. We've got to have an answer. We've got to do it. Cut the crap and let's get this thing done."

Thats not calling anyone out; thats not how the Ravens operate. Thats not playing like Raven or Coaching like a professional.

Texn4life
10-20-2012, 03:27 PM
no he didn't "call out the defense"...here's the entire quote.

“It makes me sick, is the best way I can put it," Pees said according to the team's website (via PFT). "I mean, it really does. And it's up to me, and it's up to our staff, to get this thing corrected. I mean, I'm as happy as I can be to be 5-1. But I also feel fortunate to be 5-1, the way we're playing on defense. Let's be honest: We're not playing well enough. To say it any other way would sound like a political debate. There's an answer or there's no answer. We've got to have an answer. We've got to do it. Cut the crap and let's get this thing done."

Thats not calling anyone out; thats not how the Ravens operate. Thats not playing like Raven or Coaching like a professional.

Dude, he said he called out his D. He did call out his defense including himself. Just because he didn't call anyone out by name doesn't mean he didn't call out his defense as a whole. He definitely called out the defense's play going from the coaches to the players. Trying to argue otherwise is stupid.

HJam72
10-20-2012, 03:53 PM
IDK, I think he called out being sick. Being sick usually kinda sux.

PS-Do I really need to: :jk:

thunderkyss
10-20-2012, 04:33 PM
Dude, he said he called out his D. He did call out his defense including himself. Just because he didn't call anyone out by name doesn't mean he didn't call out his defense as a whole. He definitely called out the defense's play going from the coaches to the players. Trying to argue otherwise is stupid.

I don't know. Just sounds like an elaborate way to say, "It's on me."

Texn4life
10-20-2012, 05:10 PM
I don't know. Just sounds like an elaborate way to say, "It's on me."

"The way we're PLAYING as a defense". Now don't get me wrong I know he's saying the coaching needs to be better, but don't be fooled one bit that he isn't sending a message to his players as well. The coaches aren't out there on the field missing tackles.

DaTruthExplodes
10-20-2012, 05:24 PM
24-21 texans.

i see flacco burning kareem a couple of times.

People say kareem has improved, i dont. Guy has been burned for TDs and PI calls what it seems like every week.

why dont they give carmichael (played well in the preseason) or harris a chance?

thunderkyss
10-20-2012, 05:27 PM
"The way we're PLAYING as a defense". Now don't get me wrong I know he's saying the coaching needs to be better, but don't be fooled one bit that he isn't sending a message to his players as well. The coaches aren't out there on the field missing tackles.

If a coach has to use the media to reach his players, he's already lost.

Texn4life
10-20-2012, 05:33 PM
If a coach has to use the media to reach his players, he's already lost.

Then there has never been a winning coach before in the history of sports. Phil Jackson, Belichick, Pat Riley, etc, etc etc all have ruffled feathers through the media to prove points. Nothing new in the sports world.

MannyFresh
10-20-2012, 05:35 PM
The field causes about 7 slips, 1 knee, and probably bad bounces.

PandapuffTexan
10-20-2012, 05:51 PM
hello ravens welcome to reliant stadium:)

http://qfxblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/dark-knight-rises.jpg

DX-TEX
10-21-2012, 03:21 PM
41-17 Texans!

Seriously

IM a genius!

Texanmike02
10-21-2012, 05:31 PM
24-21 texans.

i see flacco burning kareem a couple of times.

People say kareem has improved, i dont. Guy has been burned for TDs and PI calls what it seems like every week.

why dont they give carmichael (played well in the preseason) or harris a chance?

Nice call. Move to Baltimore. Please?

Mike