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EllisUnit
11-18-2012, 05:09 PM
Ok i said AJ would have a big day against the jags but DAMN. AJ is back to his old self for sure guys and it feels good.

OK

Texans 28

Lions 21

Foster always plays good during prime time games, so i say Foster runs for 165 yards and 2 TD. AJ gets 114 yards and 1 TD. With OD grabbing the other.

Gonna be fun stuffing my face while watching my favorite team play on thanksgiving. OF course to to health reasons i dont prefer a repeat of todays gazme.

Texn4life
11-18-2012, 05:11 PM
I'm still trying to shove my heart back into my chest. Don't even wanna think about Detroit until tomorrow.

EllisUnit
11-18-2012, 05:13 PM
I'm still trying to shove my heart back into my chest. Don't even wanna think about Detroit until tomorrow.

sorry trying to keep tradition going by doing these following the games.

ziggy29
11-18-2012, 05:14 PM
I'm still trying to shove my heart back into my chest. Don't even wanna think about Detroit until tomorrow.
Agreed. Savor the win today (ugly as it was, you don't get extra credit for style points in the NFL). Worry about the Lions and Suh's cheap shots tomorrow.

76Texan
11-18-2012, 05:17 PM
Texans 1 Lions 0.
All I want is a win.
But mayhaps we get a shut out of some sort like 20-0

sandmanx
11-18-2012, 05:17 PM
I don't like the short week after playing almost 5 full quarters and having to travel. It's going to be a tough game for the Texans but I still think they pull it out. I won't predict any score until we see if Graham is a Texans tomorrow or not.

Lurvinator11
11-18-2012, 05:34 PM
I actually think we might lose this game.

ONLY BECAUSE we will be tired after the marathon game we had today.

It's a Thursday game, and it will be tough on our guys.

I do think we have the better team, but the layoff after this game will be nice.

Hervoyel
11-18-2012, 05:36 PM
My Prediction?

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

Pain!

On three days rest there's definitely going to be pain. Hopefully we give as much as we receive.

TheMatrix31
11-18-2012, 06:23 PM
We could definitely lose this one. Brutal game against Chicago, marathon battle against Jacksoffville, short turnaround flying to Detroit. Especially if Joseph is out. Gonna be tough to guard Calvin.

Nawzer
11-18-2012, 06:24 PM
Calvin Johnson must be going 'Muhahaha' after seeing what the rookie receiver Blackmon did to us.

ATXtexanfan
11-18-2012, 06:26 PM
I hope we show up hungry as hell

fikster
11-18-2012, 06:33 PM
J. Jo being out is very concerning. I think he needs to sit if he is anywhere less than 95% and use the long break to heal up. Texans still win due to pressure on Stafford

Hervoyel
11-18-2012, 06:55 PM
The Texans are playing up to, and down to their competition regularly this year. They usually (eventually) get around to putting a thumping on the bad teams but they've let them hang around a lot this season and seem to be doing it more as the year goes on. The flip side of that is they're hanging tough with the good teams too.

They're in every game though (except for that Green Bay game, that was a 2012 season aberration if ever there was one.) and I think they can win Thursday. They may not. This was a bad time to play 5 tough quarters against a lousy opponent but they've responded well to wake up calls so maybe this works out for the best.

ObsiWan
11-18-2012, 06:55 PM
I hope we show up hungry as hell

I'm afraid after playing dang near five quarters today, I just hope we don't show up bone tired.

Playoffs
11-18-2012, 06:56 PM
Calvin Johnson must be going 'Muhahaha' after seeing what the rookie receiver Blackmon did to us.
D-backfield better show in wearing their big boy pants.

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Nawzer
11-18-2012, 07:12 PM
D-backfield better show in wearing their big boy pants.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aUfifHsm4G8/TgK9ILO4IqI/AAAAAAAAABg/QqDk3Fewofc/s1600/CalvinJohnsonCatch.jpg
http://profantasy-football.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Calvin-Johnson.jpg
http://dubsism.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/calvin-johnson-catch-against-the-cowboys.jpg
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He's going to get his. We have to make sure our guys do their part. It'll be a tough game because Stafford and Megatron are a tough match up for anyone.

Marcus
11-18-2012, 07:26 PM
I predict I'm gonna eat too much mashed potatoes, and not leave any room for pumpkin pie, and eat it anyway.

ArlingtonTexan
11-18-2012, 07:28 PM
Not going to predict the game, but i am 90% certain if the texans win they will clinch a playoff spot.

Lurvinator11
11-18-2012, 07:30 PM
Not going to predict the game, but i am 90% certain if the texans win they will clinch a playoff spot.

Too early to tell on that one.

We have to at least wait for Indy to fall to 6 losses.

ATXtexanfan
11-18-2012, 07:40 PM
I hope our Johnson is bigger than theirs

drs23
11-18-2012, 07:47 PM
I hope our Johnson is bigger than theirs

HeHe. :D

EllisUnit
11-18-2012, 07:55 PM
ALL i know is that if JoJo is out expect another shoot out, i dont see anyone on our roster who can cover Calvin Johnson.

ArlingtonTexan
11-18-2012, 07:59 PM
Too early to tell on that one.

We have to at least wait for Indy to fall to 6 losses.

It is not too early when you are three up for the division and four up for at least a wilcard.


Uhm....let's see.

After next's weeks game there will be four weeks left and if the Colts lose/texans win, we will clinch a tie for the division as will have a four game lead.

If the texans win/bengal lose we will be guaranted a playoff birth as they will have five games up with four to play on the teams ranked 7 or lower in the conference. and victory alone would have the Texans clinching at least a tie for the playoff birth with the Bengals.

EllisUnit
11-18-2012, 08:01 PM
It is not too early when you are three up for the division and four up for at least a wilcard.


Uhm....let's see.

After next's weeks game there will be four weeks left and if the Colts lose/texans win, we will clinch a tie for the division as will have a four game lead.

If the texans win/bengal lose we will be guaranted a playoff birth as they will have five games up with four to play on the teams ranked 7 or lower in the conference. and victory alone would have the Texans clinching at least a tie for the playoff birth with the Bengals.

Hmmm i just want homefield, dont want to say hey even if we lose out we still make the play-offs.

ChampionTexan
11-18-2012, 08:08 PM
It is not too early when you are three up for the division and four up for at least a wilcard.


Uhm....let's see.

After next's weeks game there will be four weeks left and if the Colts lose/texans win, we will clinch a tie for the division as will have a four game lead.

If the texans win/bengal lose we will be guaranted a playoff birth as they will have five games up with four to play on the teams ranked 7 or lower in the conference. and victory alone would have the Texans clinching at least a tie for the playoff birth with the Bengals.

Uhm...I think there's five weeks left after next week.

ArlingtonTexan
11-18-2012, 08:32 PM
Uhm...I think there's five weeks left after next week.

uhmm...I knew that stuff I was spewing was sounding too good.

GP
11-18-2012, 08:37 PM
This is a Super Bowl team.

Walter, Martin, AJ, OD, Graham, Casey, Foster, Forsett, hell even LeStar Jean.

Teams can't stop all of us. Shut one or two guys down, one or two more show up and get it done. Unsung heroes. They don't care who steps up, somebody just will though.

We win the Lions game. Score? I don't have a clue.

After this game...I'm done predicting scores.

Thorn
11-18-2012, 10:23 PM
I'm with GP on this one. I'll predict a Texans win, but can't any more than that.

EllisUnit
11-18-2012, 10:35 PM
guys we cant break tradition, it has been working so well. Dont be scared to throw around some predictions.

G27RR
11-19-2012, 08:05 AM
24 - 21 Texans

DBCooper
11-19-2012, 08:25 AM
I predict I will be stuffed and drunk.

welsh texan
11-19-2012, 08:36 AM
Next weeks game will be interesting rather than important I believe.

Obviously its non-conference so won't have a huge bearing on the playoffs, but at the same time I'm not sure we've gone up against too many medium-level teams this season, most have been flat out turgid at the point we've played them (although some have improved since) and we've played 2 games against really good teams, and split our record against them.

Everyone is concentrating on what Calvin Johnson might do to us, I just feel like on D, we may have a similar gameplan to what we had against the Bears, allowing Marshall to take what he will anyway and be sure to absolutely cut off anything else they might want to do against us.

I'm not that well up on their D but they are big at DT and it is something we've struggled to cope with in the past. Need to be sure to direct pressure off Schaub.

The back end of our schedule looks a lot tougher than the early games we played, this will be a big indication as to how we will cope.

As much as getting the W was the most important thing yesterday, I sure hope the players are getting ripped to shreds in the film room today because we shouldn't be forcing ourselves to come from behind against 1-9 teams. Could see us going 0-2 against the Pats this season if that continues to happen and I want to be watching the Texans in February.

Exascor
11-19-2012, 09:24 AM
Just to break the "myth"...

Last 11 Detroit Lions Games on Thanksgiving Day:
2001 Green Bay L, 27-29
2002 New England L, 12-20
2003 Green Bay W, 22-14
2004 Indianapolis L, 41-9
2005 Atlanta L, 27-7
2006 Miami L, 27-10
2007 Green Bay L, 37-26
2008 Tennessee L, 47-10
2009 Green Bay L, 34-12
2010 New England L, 45-24
2011 Green Bay L, 27-15

Add after Thursday:
2012 Houston L, 31-19

Seņor Stan
11-19-2012, 09:40 AM
Hou 23
Det 16

GP
11-19-2012, 09:44 AM
guys we cant break tradition, it has been working so well. Dont be scared to throw around some predictions.

Ok, ok. You're so demanding.

I always start off by thinking "How many TDs could we score on the defense..." so I think we can put up at least 4 TDs on the Lions. That's 28. I will throw in two FGs to make it a total of 34.

The Lions will put up 3 TDs and grab maybe 2 FGs. That gives the Lions 27.

Texans 34
Lions 27

There, Ellis. Now can I go back to arguing about trivial **** in the other forums??? LOL. :butterfly:

Hervoyel
11-19-2012, 09:47 AM
Just to break the "myth"...

Last 11 Detroit Lions Games on Thanksgiving Day:
2001 Green Bay L, 27-29
2002 New England L, 12-20
2003 Green Bay W, 22-14
2004 Indianapolis L, 41-9
2005 Atlanta L, 27-7
2006 Miami L, 27-10
2007 Green Bay L, 37-26
2008 Tennessee L, 47-10
2009 Green Bay L, 34-12
2010 New England L, 45-24
2011 Green Bay L, 27-15

Add after Thursday:
2012 Houston L, 31-19

Two ways of looking at that. 1) They ain't so tough on Thanksgiving, 2) They're due a win.

I'm going with the first one because I don't like the look of the second one.

beerlover
11-19-2012, 09:50 AM
Two ways of looking at that. 1) They ain't so tough on Thanksgiving, 2) They're due a win.

I'm going with the first one because I don't like the look of the second one.

riding on your coat-tails until you get one wrong :voodoo:

TheIronDuke
11-19-2012, 09:51 AM
Hate to say it but there's no way Calvin Johnson doesn't have his way with us with J-Jo out. 31-20 Lions.

Nawzer
11-19-2012, 09:55 AM
41-20 Lions.

Dread-Head
11-19-2012, 10:04 AM
You never know which Lions team will show up. They've been injured this season and a bunch of backups are in there, but they can't be underestimated. They still have Megatron. I say the Texans by a TD.

jahunter221
11-19-2012, 10:16 AM
What worries me is that we will have to use a safety to double megatron. Could open up a lot more for lions offense.

Exascor
11-19-2012, 10:18 AM
Two ways of looking at that. 1) They ain't so tough on Thanksgiving, 2) They're due a win.

I'm going with the first one because I don't like the look of the second one.Heh me too. I just kept hearing (especially on the radio) about how "tough" the Lions are on Thanksgiving. Seems like it's just another game for them. Maybe worse since they typically face a "prime time" level opponent.

I don't care how the Texans win, I just want to keep winning with no more injuries.

The Pencil Neck
11-19-2012, 11:10 AM
This is going to be a tough game after a pair of tough games and it begins our 3 road game stretch that ends in New England.

I expected the Lions to do something this year. They're coming off a tight home game loss to the Packers. This is a team that's averaging 300 yards a game through the air while only giving up 215 yards per game.

After getting debacled by Blackmon, Megatron scares me. But if we can pound the rock, control time of possession, get to Stafford and get some turnovers, I think we can pull this out.

34-31, Texans.

thunderkyss
11-19-2012, 11:13 AM
He's going to get his. We have to make sure our guys do their part. It'll be a tough game because Stafford and Megatron are a tough match up for anyone.

I am so tired of the Calvin Johnson nut huggin. We've beaten "great" receivers a time or two in the past. This is just one more to throw an empty game to. Just like Brandon Marshall's good game in a loss, & even the rookie Blackmon's 236 yard game in a losing effort.

The thing I'm worried about is the short turnaround. While the Lions will be installing their game-plan on Wednesday, we'll be flying to Detroit.

thunderkyss
11-19-2012, 11:23 AM
This is a Super Bowl team.

Walter, Martin, AJ, OD, Graham, Casey, Foster, Forsett, hell even LeStar Jean.

Teams can't stop all of us.

In yesterdays game, Andre had 14 catches, Graham had 8, Owen had 6, Walter had 6, Casey had 3, Arian had 3, Lestar got 1, Martin had 1, Forsett had 1.....

It's like a freak'n hydra.

HOU-TEX
11-19-2012, 11:26 AM
Short week after a long, physical and emotional game on the road against a team needing a W. Not good, imo.

thunderkyss
11-19-2012, 11:28 AM
guys we cant break tradition, it has been working so well. Dont be scared to throw around some predictions.

You want a prediction...

Wade is pissed. I'll have everyone remember back to the end of last year & as this season started. We all questioned Wade's sophomore slump. Our defense was supposed to take a step back because of the offenses we'll be facing.

Well, this defense has played better than I anticipated. I think better than anyone anticipated. & we all know, it's been because of two people. Wade Phillips & Country Hulk.

Well, after what happened yesterday, I think Wade wants to make a statement. At least I would.

He's going to stomp a mudhole in somebody's a$$ & it's just bad luck that the Detroit Lions are next up.

No more TDs.... the Lions may score 6 points but that's going to be it. & If Gary Kubiak takes his foot off the gas, Son-of-Bum is going to walk up to him & smack him right in the kisser.

I don't think Kubiak is a dummy, I know he knows we know what Wade knows.

52-6 Texans.

Playoffs
11-19-2012, 11:35 AM
If Kubiak attacks Detroit's weakness, which means airing it out: Texans 27-24,

If Kubiak goes SOP: Lions 26-20.

417Texan
11-19-2012, 11:45 AM
You never know which Lions team will show up. They've been injured this season and a bunch of backups are in there, but they can't be underestimated. They still have Megatron. I say the Texans by a TD.



I say Houston by 17 points. Pass rush on Detroit will weaken Lions chances of big plays. Houston offense should run on Lions all day baby.

417Texan
11-19-2012, 11:47 AM
What worries me is that we will have to use a safety to double megatron. Could open up a lot more for lions offense.

jahunter221 I like Texan pass rush to negate that attack.

76Texan
11-19-2012, 11:50 AM
What worries me is that we will have to use a safety to double megatron. Could open up a lot more for lions offense.

This is what all teams do; how often depending on each team.

We've been doing this against several number one receivers.

At the worst, Megatron can have a big day; but I think our overall strength will pull us through.

silentassassin
11-19-2012, 11:53 AM
Short week after a long, physical and emotional game on the road against a team needing a W. Not good, imo.

Agreed. But that was a theory for the Jacksonville game too.

I know, Jacksonville was 1-8 and it was supposed to be a blowout. The Texans got caught with their pants down, but they pulled through despite Jacksonville putting up what seemed like their absolute best effort. Jacksonville didn't play like a 1-8 team yesterday.

I don't see a lack of focus in this game. But I think if they lose, it's probably because the overtime and comeback effort was more physically taxing than it was mentally taxing.

Hervoyel
11-19-2012, 12:18 PM
Agreed. But that was a theory for the Jacksonville game too.

I know, Jacksonville was 1-8 and it was supposed to be a blowout. The Texans got caught with their pants down, but they pulled through despite Jacksonville putting up what seemed like their absolute best effort. Jacksonville didn't play like a 1-8 team yesterday.

I don't see a lack of focus in this game. But I think if they lose, it's probably because the overtime and comeback effort was more physically taxing than it was mentally taxing.


I never thought it was supposed to be a blow-out. Sure I had some fun with the "Crazy things that need to happen for Jacksonville to win" thread but deep down inside we all know that any team can jump up and bite you in the buttocks at any time. I think the biggest thing to keep in mind for the Texans (and no doubt they're aware of it) is that in this new world we're living in the Texans have a target on their collective backs. When you play the cellar dweller of the division they've got nothing to lose and throw everything but the kitchen sink at you. Everybody the Texans play is going to be wanting their scalps.

They've also learned to take very good care of Blaine Gabbert. Hit him but don't hurt him. We want him in the game for as long as it takes for Jacksonville to figure out that he's the problem.

thunderkyss
11-19-2012, 12:41 PM
I think the biggest thing to keep in mind for the Texans (and no doubt they're aware of it) is that in this new world we're living in the Texans have a target on their collective backs.

Completely agree. Just imagine you're out of the play-off hunt, this early. It would be sweet to say, "At least we beat the Texans"

Teams are going to look at the Texans & say, "We better play perfect if we're going to have a chance to win." We're getting everybody's best game.

Well, maybe not against Baltimore. I feel they came in thinking, "We've never lost to these guys." I don't think they'll be saying that again.

El Tejano
11-19-2012, 01:11 PM
Hate to say it but there's no way Calvin Johnson doesn't have his way with us with J-Jo out. 31-20 Lions.

If our run game shows up and Matt Schaub stays hot, we definetly can keep the ball out of Detroits hands. That would be one way and we've done that before all season.

El Tejano
11-19-2012, 01:28 PM
Completely agree. Just imagine you're out of the play-off hunt, this early. It would be sweet to say, "At least we beat the Texans"

Teams are going to look at the Texans & say, "We better play perfect if we're going to have a chance to win." We're getting everybody's best game.

Well, maybe not against Baltimore. I feel they came in thinking, "We've never lost to these guys." I don't think they'll be saying that again.

I think that Jville also had a few extra days to prepare for us.

dream_team
11-19-2012, 01:29 PM
I'm ok with JJo sitting out this game, because either way, I'd like to see CJ double covered just about on every play. He's seriously their only true weapon on offense. I think KJ will do fine against Young or Broyles. Their run game has also been a disappointment.

The key on defense, though, is to be able to generate pressure on Stafford w/o sending too many blitzes. Against the Jags, Wade went a little blitz happy, and Henne picked it apart. The reason is, though, the front 4 isn't getting the job done.

On offense, it's the usual run the ball, control the clock, win time of possession.

The brain says Houston wins, but my gut is going with Detroit. Coming off an emotional win, having to play the extended minutes, on the road in Detroit on Thanksgiving day... just feels like a loss to me.

Lions 27
Texans 24

HOU-TEX
11-19-2012, 02:07 PM
I would run the heck out of Ben Tate. Dude should be fresh, so let him loose.

altexan
11-19-2012, 02:25 PM
Nice call, I recall reading this a while back. Talk about near heart attack.

Dutchrudder
11-19-2012, 02:35 PM
The Lions play every Thanksgiving each year. Guess what year was the last time they won their Thanksgiving Day home game?

2003, against the Packers 22-14.

I think the idea that the Texans are the only team that has to deal with the short week is a bit biased. Clearly even a good Lions team like the 2011 squad, couldn't do well enough to even make the game competitive against the Packers last year. At the start of the 4th quarter, they were down 24-0, but managed a garbage time TD to make it a 27-15 loss.

I think the Lions will continue to be the Lions and will lose this game to us. Texans take it 34 - 20

drs23
11-19-2012, 03:25 PM
What worries me is that we will have to use a safety to double megatron. Could open up a lot more for lions offense.

Exactly. Can't sleep on Titus Young. He's been gaming for a while now as well as RB Mikel Leshoure. Detroit have some weapons other than Megatron who even when playing injured is a beast. Maybe we can get the coaches fighting on the sideline again and let them have their own in house distraction. Not that we'll need it.

The fact we're coming off such a short week worries me a little bit.

All said though if the Texans go to their house and play Texans Football we should come out 10 &1.

GO TEXANS!

Wolf6151
11-19-2012, 03:38 PM
I'm not feeling good about this game. The Texans will be tired and emotionally drained after the Jags. game. I just hope we can come out of this game injury free, especially with Suh's history. Texans - 17 Lions - 27.

run-david-run
11-19-2012, 05:47 PM
The Texans are playing up to, and down to their competition regularly this year. They usually (eventually) get around to putting a thumping on the bad teams but they've let them hang around a lot this season and seem to be doing it more as the year goes on. The flip side of that is they're hanging tough with the good teams too.

They're in every game though (except for that Green Bay game, that was a 2012 season aberration if ever there was one.) and I think they can win Thursday. They may not. This was a bad time to play 5 tough quarters against a lousy opponent but they've responded well to wake up calls so maybe this works out for the best.

Don't worry, the defense should be well rested, they only played about 2 quarters.

thunderkyss
11-19-2012, 05:52 PM
Don't worry, the defense should be well rested, they only played about 2 quarters.

Remember how they responded the last time they got schooled.

Not looking good for the Detroit Lions. They won't catch the Bulls sleep'n

HOU-TEX
11-19-2012, 05:52 PM
Exactly. Can't sleep on Titus Young. He's been gaming for a while now as well as RB Mikel Leshoure. Detroit have some weapons other than Megatron who even when playing injured is a beast. Maybe we can get the coaches fighting on the sideline again and let them have their own in house distraction. Not that we'll need it.

The fact we're coming off such a short week worries me a little bit.

All said though if the Texans go to their house and play Texans Football we should come out 10 &1.

GO TEXANS!

Dude's apparently a punk

Lions coach Jim Schwartz announced Monday that Young would be inactive for Thursday's game because he put himself above the team during Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Young was benched for the team's final three plays against the Packers, causing a sideline argument between the team's wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

Young was sent home from the facility on Monday. Schwartz says Young's behavior will determine when he returns to the team

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000097796/article/titus-young-benched-by-detroit-lions-for-behavior-issue?campaign=Twitter_atl

Perki-Perk
11-19-2012, 06:00 PM
Hmm, Watt adds to his sack and swat total and the overall defensive effort in this game despite Calvin Johnson is tremendous.

Kjax gets another pick stepping it up after a horrible showing against the Jags and while goose stepping towards the endzone, get's blindsided but luckily the fumble goes out of bounds.

Andre and Arian both go for over 100 yrds with a TD each.

I'm getting something about sparring jeans...wait, no, Lestar Jean. He scores on a long reception.

Casey and Graham make big plays and OD is..well OD.

Key Mart returns a kick off, or maybe it was a punt return. The crystal ball wasn't real clear on that.

Texans Feast on offense while we feast on Turkey Day!

Texans 46 - Lions 24

ObsiWan
11-19-2012, 07:03 PM
Hmm, Watt adds to his sack and swat total and the overall defensive effort in this game despite Calvin Johnson is tremendous.

Kjax gets another pick stepping it up after a horrible showing against the Jags and while goose stepping towards the endzone, get's blindsided but luckily the fumble goes out of bounds.

Andre and Arian both go for over 100 yrds with a TD each.

I'm getting something about sparring jeans...wait, no, Lestar Jean. He scores on a long reception.

Casey and Graham make big plays and OD is..well OD.

Key Mart returns a kick off, or maybe it was a punt return. The crystal ball wasn't real clear on that.

Texans Feast on offense while we feast on Turkey Day!

Texans 46 - Lions 24

Is that a real crystal ball or just one of those funky aps for Android devices?
:runaway:

Nawzer
11-19-2012, 08:05 PM
I am so tired of the Calvin Johnson nut huggin. We've beaten "great" receivers a time or two in the past. This is just one more to throw an empty game to. Just like Brandon Marshall's good game in a loss, & even the rookie Blackmon's 236 yard game in a losing effort.

The thing I'm worried about is the short turnaround. While the Lions will be installing their game-plan on Wednesday, we'll be flying to Detroit.

Calvin Johnson's nuts are best in the NFL. True, we've gone up against quality wide outs this season, but Megatron is the best in the NFL. Like I said, he will get his but we have to make sure our stars have a big day as well. I think this has the potential to be another shoot out. I won't be surprised if Schaub throws 4 TD's in this game. It'll be tough and I still think we'll come out on the losing end simply because we'll be too tired.

thunderkyss
11-19-2012, 08:17 PM
Calvin Johnson's nuts are best in the NFL. True, we've gone up against quality wide outs this season, but Megatron is the best in the NFL. Like I said, he will get his but we have to make sure our stars have a big day as well. I think this has the potential to be another shoot out. I won't be surprised if Schaub throws 4 TD's in this game. It'll be tough and I still think we'll come out on the losing end simply because we'll be too tired.

Just skimming the Lions boards, with their opinion of Stafford, if our pass rush is working, we won't have to worry about Megatron.

Nawzer
11-19-2012, 08:33 PM
Just skimming the Lions boards, with their opinion of Stafford, if our pass rush is working, we won't have to worry about Megatron.

It hasn't been working well. Our interior guys are getting some push but it's not consistent enough. JJ Watt is doing his job, but the outside guys like Barwin and Reed need to pick it up seriously. I would like to see Whitney Mercilus get more playing time this week.

bshep86
11-20-2012, 01:48 AM
Hoping for a big win Thursday.

I pretty much invited all of my hometown over for Thanksgiving this year so they can watch a real team play ball... and to eat crab cakes of course. :chef:

27-13 is my prediction

djriddler
11-20-2012, 01:59 AM
Exactly. Can't sleep on Titus Young. He's been gaming for a while now as well as RB Mikel Leshoure.


WR Titus Young will be inactive for the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Day home game against the Houston Texans after being sent home from the team's facility Monday. Young was benched for the team's final three plays during Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers, and head coach Jim Schwartz said the second-year wide receiver's actions during the game negatively affected the team. "It's your job to make the team happy," Schwartz said. "It's not the team's job to make you happy." Young lined up in the wrong spot on a second-down play in the red zone during the Packers game, and the Detroit News' Chris McCosky tweeted that Young will be inactive Thursday "largely because of his whining, pouting, sulking about not getting more balls thrown to him." Young has been starting since the season-ending knee injury to Nate Burleson last month, and is third on the Lions with 33 receptions for 383 yards and a team-high four touchdowns. His absence will mean increased snaps for rookie Ryan Broyles and recently-acquired veteran Mike Thomas.
(Yahoo! Sports)

drs23
11-20-2012, 10:10 AM
Dude's apparently a punk







http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000097796/article/titus-young-benched-by-detroit-lions-for-behavior-issue?campaign=Twitter_atl

Yeah, HOU-TEX, I saw that after I posted. What a waste of talent. There's gotta be something wrong between a man's ears when he's got the world by the tail and then acts like an ass, enough for his coach to bench him. What a waste but at least that's one more target our secondary doesn't have to worry about.

HOU-TEX
11-20-2012, 10:21 AM
Yeah, HOU-TEX, I saw that after I posted. What a waste of talent. There's gotta be something wrong between a man's ears when he's got the world by the tail and then acts like an ass, enough for his coach to bench him. What a waste but at least that's one more target our secondary doesn't have to worry about.

That's for darn sure. I've never understood why these cats basically just throw away tons of money by acting a fool. Like this Honey Badger guy from LSU. Dude would rather smoke dope than cash in. I don't get it, I reckon

BigBull17
11-20-2012, 10:36 AM
D-backfield better show in wearing their big boy pants.



Pass rush is what needs to make a cameo. You can't cover CJ. Too big and powerful and explosive. Have to hit Stafford. A lot.

Yeah, HOU-TEX, I saw that after I posted. What a waste of talent. There's gotta be something wrong between a man's ears when he's got the world by the tail and then acts like an ass, enough for his coach to bench him. What a waste but at least that's one more target our secondary doesn't have to worry about.

It's the T.O effect. Has to be the center of the universe. Diva's like that make you really appreciate guys like AJ, Fitz, Calvin, ect..

DX-TEX
11-20-2012, 10:46 AM
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Corrosion
11-20-2012, 09:36 PM
W..

ajohnson80
11-20-2012, 11:12 PM
I predict the d doubles and triples megatron, and shuts down the run game while getting some pressure. The offense however takes the week off and does just enough to get the w.

17-10 Texans

ArlingtonTexan
11-21-2012, 01:42 AM
Not going to predict the game, but i am 90% certain if the texans win they will clinch a playoff spot.

Exaggerated a bit, but not crazy after all

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/20/texans-can-clinch-a-playoff-spot-this-week/

kiwitexansfan
11-21-2012, 02:05 AM
Money on the Texans, the Lions haven't won on thanksgiving for near on 10 years.

Lions D is good but there offense shouldn't put up points on our D which should be more motivated after last weeks debacle.

thunderkyss
11-21-2012, 06:51 AM
I think our defense gets exposed. We put too much focus on Cj & their running game flourishes, Stafford finds his TE for 2 TDs & scrambles one in himself. Our offense goes back to it's laissez faire pace, thinking they did enough for the year & look to the defense to win the game.

32-16 Lions.

El Tejano
11-21-2012, 09:32 AM
I think we win because The Lions locker room is jacked up right now. Our team has a winner's locker room going on right now.

EllisUnit
11-21-2012, 03:23 PM
I think our defense gets exposed. We put too much focus on Cj & their running game flourishes, Stafford finds his TE for 2 TDs & scrambles one in himself. Our offense goes back to it's laissez faire pace, thinking they did enough for the year & look to the defense to win the game.

32-16 Lions.

Hmmmm :gun:

GNTLEWOLF
11-21-2012, 06:46 PM
I think the Lions are better than they've shown all year on both sides of the ball. This could be the game they get it all together. don't ever count out Megatron.
The Texans seem to be hit or miss and barely survived Jacksonville on Sunday. If they don't play better on Both sides of the ball this could get ugly even with Andre playing well.
Detroit- 35
Houston- 14

NitroGSXR
11-21-2012, 07:51 PM
Look who's rooting for the Texans!

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/600040_10151329581954085_1162852980_n.jpg

drs23
11-21-2012, 08:11 PM
look who's rooting for the texans!

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/600040_10151329581954085_1162852980_n.jpg

... Yeah, the man!

EllisUnit
11-22-2012, 12:28 AM
Sanders to me looks like he could still suit up and score some TDs. Its a shame he played on such a bad team his entire career. It may have taken AJ turning into an old man but atleast he is part of a winning team that will soon put a big gold ring on his finger ;).