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EllisUnit
12-02-2012, 04:48 PM
Ok this is to keep us on pace to win the AFC and have homefield. We all want 2 play-off games at Reliant so lets load or muskats and get them yanks a runnin :).

This will be close and i see a big day for Schaub and AJ. Schaub 437 yards 3 TDs. AJ 11 Rec 174 yards 1 TD. Foster 23 Carries 140 yards and 1 TD.

Texans 31
Patriots 28

Pats have the ball with under a minute to go and Texans stop them on a 4th and 3 to prevent the FG. We move to 12-1

Lurvinator11
12-02-2012, 04:59 PM
Ok this is to keep us on pace to win the AFC and have homefield. We all want 2 play-off games at Reliant so lets load or muskats and get them yanks a runnin :).

This will be close and i see a big day for Schaub and AJ. Schaub 437 yards 3 TDs. AJ 11 Rec 174 yards 1 TD. Foster 23 Carries 140 yards and 1 TD.

Texans 31
Patriots 28

Pats have the ball with under a minute to go and Texans stop them on a 4th and 3 to prevent the FG. We move to 12-1

I predict we win the close game.

GP
12-02-2012, 05:01 PM
You give me heartburn. LOL.

We drop this game, but win every game the rest of the year out of being pissed off for having lost the Patriots game.

Patriots 35 (no FGs, all TDs)
Texans 31

Playoffs
12-02-2012, 05:02 PM
38-20, bad guys.

Fili
12-02-2012, 05:02 PM
28-10. I think we can shut down Brady w/ Jjo back.

EllisUnit
12-02-2012, 05:03 PM
u guys are putting some bad karma in the air :kitten:

Allstar
12-02-2012, 05:03 PM
I think we drop this one.

DX-TEX
12-02-2012, 05:06 PM
Texans- 34
Patriots- 13

ItsMyFault
12-02-2012, 05:08 PM
NE 28
HOU 24

Hope I'm wrong. It'll be a really tough one up there. Arguably the toughest game of the season.

GP
12-02-2012, 05:08 PM
u guys are putting some bad karma in the air :kitten:

It ain't gonna' matter what we predict, Big E.

But I've been telling everyone here that the Patriots are the hardest team to beat in the NFL. Have been for a decade now. And continues to be so.

If we win this game, I will flat out be bawling like a baby on my couch. Like "Mom. Mommmmm! Daddy is curled up and crying on the couch. I think he needs a doctor. Or testosterone replacement therapy..." LOL.

Marcus
12-02-2012, 05:11 PM
Brady will show his holiday spirit by lighting our defense up like a Christmas tree, 45-21.

EllisUnit
12-02-2012, 05:11 PM
It ain't gonna' matter what we predict, Big E.

But I've been telling everyone here that the Patriots are the hardest team to beat in the NFL. Have been for a decade now. And continues to be so.

If we win this game, I will flat out be bawling like a baby on my couch. Like "Mom. Mommmmm! Daddy is curled up and crying on the couch. I think he needs a doctor. Or testosterone replacement therapy..." LOL.

i may be a little superstitious :)

TexansFanatic
12-02-2012, 05:14 PM
Patriots 35
Texans 24

TheIronDuke
12-02-2012, 05:21 PM
Us: 24
Them: 37

EllisUnit
12-02-2012, 05:24 PM
Mods please lock thread these predictions are depressing me :wadepalm:

Come on guys so if we have to play them in the play-offs i guess we are just screwed then huh

Allstar
12-02-2012, 05:25 PM
Mods please lock thread these predictions are depressing me :wadepalm:

Come on guys so if we have to play them in the play-offs i guess we are just screwed then huh

wtf?

EllisUnit
12-02-2012, 05:26 PM
wtf?

its sarcasam man :kitten:

Marcus
12-02-2012, 05:29 PM
Come on guys so if we have to play them in the play-offs i guess we are just screwed then huh

Yup. Pretty much.

EllisUnit
12-02-2012, 05:30 PM
Yup. Pretty much.

:mariopalm: i must have more faith in the texans than most

TheIronDuke
12-02-2012, 05:36 PM
We've made Chad Henne look like Tom Brady, now we face the actual Tom Brady. Don't see why everyone is supposed to feel all positive about this game.

ajohnson80
12-02-2012, 05:37 PM
I watched the Patriots today. The dolphins got alot of pressure on Brady they just couldnt stop the run.

I see the Texans getting good pressure. I predict Dobbins flattens ridley the first play. Brady hits the secondary for 3 tds.

Texans 28
Pats 24

EllisUnit
12-02-2012, 05:40 PM
We've made Chad Henne look like Tom Brady, now we face the actual Tom Brady. Don't see why everyone is supposed to feel all positive about this game.

didnt we still win, arent we 11-1, that right there is enough to be positive

GP
12-02-2012, 05:40 PM
i may be a little superstitious :)

Oh for sure, I agree.

Reading your quick-fire prediction threads each Sunday afternoon is like when I was in high school and a group of my mischievous friends would ask me if I was "in" for the next big scheme they planned out for the weekend...I'd shake my head and say "Nope." Then a few second later after having endured them staring at me...I'm all like "Okay. Sure." LOL.

Maybe there's something to this after all. And at least it's not illegal.

GP
12-02-2012, 05:42 PM
We can win the game. It's not a lock for us to lose.

I just think it would take a complete game to get there. And our guys can do that. Today's game was us getting back to our Great Defense ways again, even with the slip-ups in the secondary today...I think this was a great springboard for us to raise our game a notch next monday night.

But I know the Patriots are a "complete game" type of team, especially when they reach December and when they've been there so many times before.

It has potential to be Game Of The Year.

I'm stoked, actually.

EllisUnit
12-02-2012, 05:44 PM
We can win the game. It's not a lock for us to lose.

I just think it would take a complete game to get there. And our guys can do that. Today's game was us getting back to our Great Defense ways again, even with the slip-ups in the secondary today...I think this was a great springboard for us to raise our game a notch next monday night.

But I know the Patriots are a "complete game" type of team, especially when they reach December and when they've been there so many times before.

It has potential to be Game Of The Year.

I'm stoked, actually.

Gonna have to take my BP medecine for sure

Tailgate
12-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Early forecast 41 degrees, 20% precipitation.

TheMatrix31
12-02-2012, 05:55 PM
I'll feel a LOT better if Johnathan Joseph is out there.

TexansBull
12-02-2012, 05:57 PM
It has potential to be Game Of The Year.



Maybe...dare we think it...

THE BIGGEST GAME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY!!! :-o



Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express

Allstar
12-02-2012, 06:10 PM
I'll feel a LOT better if Johnathan Joseph is out there.

Unfortunately we only have 1 JJoe, and Brady has about 6 targets he can make look like number 1 guys.

Texas T
12-02-2012, 06:18 PM
Maybe...dare we think it...

THE BIGGEST GAME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY!!! :-o



Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Board Express

Until the Superbowl!!!

I'll be positive-JJo will be back.

Texans-41
Patriots-38

MistaRed
12-02-2012, 06:20 PM
Texans 31 Patriots 21

djohn2oo8
12-02-2012, 06:24 PM
If the Texans can control the time of possession by a good margin, then they win.

TexansFanatic
12-02-2012, 06:37 PM
Come on guys so if we have to play them in the play-offs i guess we are just screwed then huh

It's a road game. This is why getting HFA is so critical. The Texans can afford to drop this game if they win the other three. Then if/when the Pats come to Houston, it's a whole new ball game.

pirbroke
12-02-2012, 06:39 PM
both teams meeting with a 6 game winning streak going.

DocBar
12-02-2012, 06:45 PM
IMO, this game is going to be Kubiak's to win or lose. I don't see us stopping NE's O consistently, so Kubiak has to dial up some offense that makes their weaker D pay. I think it'll be a high scoring shootout and the last team with the ball will win. I hope to see a lot more of Tate and Forsett on Monday night. Foster just can't seem to bust those big runs we're so used to seeing out of him.

TexanBacker93
12-02-2012, 06:59 PM
Mods please lock thread these predictions are depressing me :wadepalm:

Come on guys so if we have to play them in the play-offs i guess we are just screwed then huh

I see it more like what happened a couple of years ago when the Pats destroyed the Jets on MNF and then played again a few weeks later in the playoffs and the Jets won the one that mattered. If you played the game multiple times in different venues you'd get a different result each time. Past performances won't affect this team. I think they've got rid of the mental stumbling block that hindered us in some games.

Thorn
12-02-2012, 07:09 PM
In another thread I predicted we lose Monday night but still end up with home field advantage in the play offs. I'm sticking to that.

But if we can beat the Patsies, that would be just wondeerful!!

EllisUnit
12-02-2012, 07:22 PM
Ok guys so here it is, today was my birthday and i was hoping for a 40 point win against the titans. Didnt get it so i will move my bday wish to a 40 point win against the Patriots. So i offically change my prediction

Texans 48
Patriots 8 :)

DocBar
12-02-2012, 07:23 PM
Ok guys so here it is, today was my birthday and i was hoping for a 40 point win against the titans. Didnt get it so i will move my bday wish to a 40 point win against the Patriots. So i offically change my prediction

Texans 48
Patriots 20Math isn't your strong suit, is it?:kitten:

Wolf6151
12-02-2012, 07:27 PM
I'd love for us to beat the Patriots, but I just don't see it happening in New England. The Pats defense isn't that great but their offense is outstanding and scoring points by the bushel full. If this game were in Houston I'd pick us to win, but I think the home field advantage is just to much for us. Pats win in a very close game.

Texans - 27
Patriots - 31

I agree with Thorn though, we still win home field advantage in the playoffs.

EllisUnit
12-02-2012, 07:29 PM
Math isn't your strong suit, is it?:kitten:

yeah i didnt see that, there 2 FGs and a safet :kitten:

DX-TEX
12-02-2012, 07:49 PM
We've made Chad Henne look like Tom Brady, now we face the actual Tom Brady. Don't see why everyone is supposed to feel all positive about this game.

So now we make Tom Brady look like the real Chad Henne. Balance and all that.

Hervoyel
12-02-2012, 08:09 PM
My Prediction?

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

Pain!

Forecast is 20% chance of rain with a high of 41 and a low of 32. I think we are capable of going up there and winning. I think we will.

srrono
12-02-2012, 08:12 PM
Greg A. Bedard ‏@GregABedard
Globe Patriots blog: Report: Julian Edelman leaves game on crutches: Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman left ... http://bo.st/11mYXed

Kimmy
12-02-2012, 09:14 PM
17 Texans
49 Patriots

We're going to get our asses whopped. I despise the Patriots, but they are a GOOD team and our weaknesses are about to be on display.

DocBar
12-02-2012, 09:25 PM
17 Texans
49 Patriots

We're going to get our asses whopped. I despise the Patriots, but they are a GOOD team and our weaknesses are about to be on display.The Pats have their weaknesses, also. I'm not comfortable calling a winner, but I think the Texans can hang with them.

coltfan123
12-02-2012, 09:33 PM
For a team that is 11-1 you guys are really down, yes injurys on defense but none of them are season ending except cushings. any given sunday.. the patriots made the bills look elite and the bills almost won. I understand you fear your secondary and the patriots will expose that. but keep it in perspective the patriots secondary is awful. they know it sucks and wins games by out gunning. if some how your defense stood up and held patriots to a low score i like your chances.

stop being debbie downers lol you should be worried about thecolts:) not the patriots

bshep86
12-02-2012, 09:34 PM
I did pretty well with my 4 to 3 prediction lol. So for this week:

Texans: 6
Pats: 3

TexansFanatic
12-02-2012, 09:40 PM
stop being debbie downers lol you should be worried about thecolts:) not the patriots

It's Houston sports fan syndrome. The only cure is a Lombardi trophy.

axman40
12-02-2012, 10:00 PM
http://wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/flawless-victory-cat.jpg (http://wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/flawless-victory-cat.jpg)

TexanSam
12-02-2012, 10:17 PM
Texans 34 Patriots 27

The Patriots are going to be able to move the ball. They do it against everyone. But I think we'll be able to stop them when it counts.

ChampionTexan
12-02-2012, 10:34 PM
I did pretty well with my 4 to 3 prediction lol. So for this week:

Texans: 6
Pats: 3

Let me guess - Three safetys?

Whats In A Name
12-02-2012, 10:41 PM
24-21 Swat Team http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/images/smilies/texflag4.gif

BullNation4Life
12-02-2012, 10:41 PM
Got to love the defeated attitude of the 1-11 Texans fans....
:kitten:

Perki-Perk
12-02-2012, 10:51 PM
There are a couple of you I really feel like negative repping and it seems you don't understand football...unless many of you are going for reverse jinx, this is extremely sad. Look at the Pats last six opponents. The Bills gave them problems in Foxborough. Yeah, we've had a rough spot that we're coming out of, but the Pats defense has been suspect to terrible all year. If the Texans get less than 20, it will be because the pats never got the ball and we ran extremely effectively on them. There is NO chance in hell their defense is holding this offense to less than 30. Not a snowball's chance in hell.

Additionally, watching their line against Miami today, we should be able to get a ton of pressure on Brady. As long as our DB's just man their post for 3-5 seconds, we should be able to get some good stops. Even when we've been sloppy, we've still pulled it together when it counts, with the exception of the Packers. There are whole other reasons behind that which I won't go into.

Get the sand out of your undergarments and fan the hell up!

Texans 37
Patsies 24

thunderkyss
12-02-2012, 10:53 PM
My Prediction?

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

Pain!

Forecast is 20% chance of rain with a high of 41 and a low of 32. I think we are capable of going up there and winning. I think we will.

That's for Monday night. It's supposed to snow all day. So yeah, cold, wet, & slush.

There goes our pass rush.

thunderkyss
12-02-2012, 10:58 PM
As long as our DB's just man their post for 3-5 seconds, we should be able to get some good stops.

That's all. 3-5 seconds.

:kitten:

TheMatrix31
12-02-2012, 11:18 PM
It's not a defeatist attitude, we're just realistic. Injuries have ravaged our defense, the Patriots are really good offensively, both teams are fighting for homefield, we're on the road.

We're not going to kick their ass. It's going to be a tight game that----gasp----we MIGHT lose!

DRP
12-02-2012, 11:24 PM
This is one of those games I can see whoever has the ball last, wins the game.

drs23
12-02-2012, 11:34 PM
24-21 Swat Team :texflag:

fify

You're welcome. :D

moonsh0t
12-02-2012, 11:45 PM
I see this going down about like the Packers game earlier in the season. Hope I'm wrong though.

Pats 37
Texans 27

coltfan123
12-02-2012, 11:46 PM
It's Houston sports fan syndrome. The only cure is a Lombardi trophy.

ya myans predicted end of world during texans best season...texas football curse

Texecutioner
12-02-2012, 11:50 PM
A lot of people are forgetting how banged up the NE offense is. Gronk will be out and so will Edelman. Brady can certainly put up a ton of points with junk at WR, but with our defense it's going to be pretty hard with all of the injuries that the Pats have had on their key players on offense. NE's D is still suspect to me as well. The Texans are a more complete team then the Patriots though.

The biggest difference factor here is how well Brady ends up playing with so many of his weapons banged up and out on injury. Brady has been the MVP this season for sure with how many points he has scored. The Texans Defense will have to play like the Dolphins defense did today and hold the Patriots to a low score.

Dutchrudder
12-03-2012, 12:04 AM
Shootout, 38 - 31 Texans.

coltfan123
12-03-2012, 12:23 AM
A lot of people are forgetting how banged up the NE offense is. Gronk will be out and so will Edelman. Brady can certainly put up a ton of points with junk at WR, but with our defense it's going to be pretty hard with all of the injuries that the Pats have had on their key players on offense. NE's D is still suspect to me as well. The Texans are a more complete team then the Patriots though.

The biggest difference factor here is how well Brady ends up playing with so many of his weapons banged up and out on injury. Brady has been the MVP this season for sure with how many points he has scored. The Texans Defense will have to play like the Dolphins defense did today and hold the Patriots to a low score.

have dobbins take one for team take brady out with helmet to balls...

bshep86
12-03-2012, 01:01 AM
Let me guess - Three safetys?

Exactly! Catching onto me i see lol :clap:

htownfan32
12-03-2012, 02:47 AM
I haven't really followed NE, but... what's their o-line like? Can we expect a good day for our pass rush?

Exascor
12-03-2012, 06:41 AM
Texans win a close one. Texans allow the safety as time expires in the 4th quarter.

Texans 3
Patriots 2

ThaJokaa
12-03-2012, 07:12 AM
I hope we win, but I'm expecting an L, especially at the Pats home. I was proved wrong on Turkey day tho, I expected an L there as well and came out with a W. Hope the D shows up and shuts down Brady, I dont wanna go into a shoot out with the shoot out masters

Señor Stan
12-03-2012, 07:25 AM
Texans 28
Patriots 14

BullNation4Life
12-03-2012, 09:15 AM
Texans win a close one. Texans allow the safety as time expires in the 4th quarter.

Texans 3
Patriots 2

so did Watt hit a walk off?

76Texan
12-03-2012, 11:23 AM
I haven't really followed NE, but... what's their o-line like? Can we expect a good day for our pass rush?

They are doing really well even with all the changes.

They allowed the same number of sacks as ours, but Brady has been hit fewer times.

Brady is a smart guy who can help out his O-line very well.

But our penetration in the middle isn't like anything that they've seen.
We need those guys to have a lot of success; they will be going against non-veteran players so I hope that they bring their A game.

thunderkyss
12-03-2012, 11:45 AM
They are doing really well even with all the changes.

They allowed the same number of sacks as ours, but Brady has been hit fewer times.

Brady is a smart guy who can help out his O-line very well.

But our penetration in the middle isn't like anything that they've seen.
We need those guys to have a lot of success; they will be going against non-veteran players so I hope that they bring their A game.

Not to mention it's supposed to snow all day & rain all night. I don't know how our guys are going to be able to get off the ball.

drs23
12-03-2012, 01:34 PM
Not to mention it's supposed to snow all day & rain all night. I don't know how our guys are going to be able to get off the ball.

Everyone is playing on the same field. If we have that problem, so do they.

ziggy29
12-03-2012, 02:05 PM
If our defense isn't healthier than it was this week... Pats 45, Texans 35. Makes me want to puke to say that, especially against the Evil Empire.

The Pencil Neck
12-03-2012, 03:07 PM
With our two defenses in the situations they're in, I'm going with:

Texans 58
Patriots 52
In overtime.

Greatest. MNF. EVAR.

DocBar
12-03-2012, 03:09 PM
With our two defenses in the situations they're in, I'm going with:

Texans 58
Patriots 52
In overtime.

Greatest. MNF. EVAR.

Even better than Oilers/Dolphins back in the 70's????? Now THAT is sayin sumthin'

kiwitexansfan
12-03-2012, 05:44 PM
I picked us to lose this one before the season and I won't be surprised if that happens.

I would trade this loss if it means we play full on against Indy for both the Indy games.

I would much rather lose to the Patriots and beat the living snot out of the Colts twice in three weeks.

Patriots 37
Texans 23

DexmanC
12-03-2012, 05:57 PM
17 Texans
49 Patriots

We're going to get our asses whopped. I despise the Patriots, but they are a GOOD team and our weaknesses are about to be on display.

Stop listening to Debbie. The Texans haven't lost a road game since
the playoffs at Baltimore. Even then, we took them down to the last
play with our THIRD STRING ROOKIE QUARTERBACK.

Schaub has been playing with that "serial killer" look in his eye all season,
and for the first time, we have a defense that makes those gamechanging
plays to allow this team to win.

The Texans stay undefeated on the road AND undefeated in the AFC
Conference:

Houston 24
Patriots 13 (they pick up a TD in GOBBAGE TIME)

EllisUnit
12-03-2012, 07:23 PM
17 Texans
49 Patriots

We're going to get our asses whopped. I despise the Patriots, but they are a GOOD team and our weaknesses are about to be on display.

No Ma'am this will not be tolerated in the Texans are #1 homerism prediction thread :kitten:

ajohnson80
12-03-2012, 07:27 PM
I haven't really followed NE, but... what's their o-line like? Can we expect a good day for our pass rush?

I was watching NE vs Mia this week. Mia got alot of pressure on Brady but they were unable to stop the run.

C Madd
12-03-2012, 08:11 PM
I had this long post typed up about how Brady didn't look great against Miami and NE's defense being vulnerable, but I expect a lot of people would just say tl;dr. So here is the shortened version:

http://i.qkme.me/3s12zk.jpg

Bulls on Parade
12-04-2012, 06:14 AM
Texans 38, Patriots 30

A nice 8-point win and still undefeated on the road.

12-1 record and ever so closer to clinching the 1st seed in the AFC.

silvrhand
12-04-2012, 06:43 AM
It's not a defeatist attitude, we're just realistic. Injuries have ravaged our defense, the Patriots are really good offensively, both teams are fighting for homefield, we're on the road.

We're not going to kick their ass. It's going to be a tight game that----gasp----we MIGHT lose!

Agreed, either way I don't see us blowing them out it'll be a close game or we'll lose heavily. I'm not sure which it'll be till after the game :)

:pinned:

Corrosion
12-04-2012, 10:25 AM
W :fostering:

PhilpW
12-04-2012, 08:39 PM
Lots of posts about Brady against our D, well I like our offense against their D. Both offenses can score, but our defense is better, even with injuries. Houston wins high scoring affair. (If the zebras don't bet the Pats)

BullBlitz
12-04-2012, 09:13 PM
I had this long post typed up about how Brady didn't look great against Miami and NE's defense being vulnerable, but I expect a lot of people would just say tl;dr. So here is the shortened version:

http://i.qkme.me/3s12zk.jpg

This is my favorite.

Texan_Bill
12-04-2012, 09:32 PM
W :fostering:

I hope you're right brother but I had this game as our third loss of the season. I need to figure out a way to upload my preseason picks...

Try this: https://twitter.com/Texan_Bill/status/276166372986331136/photo/1

The last 3 games I marked with a question mark, only because I wasn't completely sure when - or - if we clinched homefield advantange and how much we would be resting starters at that point.

TexanBacker93
12-05-2012, 06:23 PM
They are doing really well even with all the changes.

They allowed the same number of sacks as ours, but Brady has been hit fewer times.

Brady is a smart guy who can help out his O-line very well.

But our penetration in the middle isn't like anything that they've seen.
We need those guys to have a lot of success; they will be going against non-veteran players so I hope that they bring their A game.

We'll have Mercilus coming at Brady as well.

I think we go in there and beat them. We are still getting little recognition. I know we're #1 in most of the rankings, but I don't think many out there really think the Texans are the best team. I think we come into this game with a chip and something to prove. The Ravens game was the other one that I think the team had circled as a "statement" game.

I don't think we destroy them like we did the Ravens, but I'm confident that we leave Foxboro with a 12-1 record.

DocBar
12-05-2012, 07:05 PM
We'll have Mercilus coming at Brady as well.

I think we go in there and beat them. We are still getting little recognition. I know we're #1 in most of the rankings, but I don't think many out there really think the Texans are the best team. I think we come into this game with a chip and something to prove. The Ravens game was the other one that I think the team had circled as a "statement" game.

I don't think we destroy them like we did the Ravens, but I'm confident that we leave Foxboro with a 12-1 record.I wouldn't be counting on Mercilus to disrupt Brady too much. He's not even beating his guy consistently much less wreaking havoc. The Pats have a good OL and don't give up a lot of sacks. I'm hoping for containing the edge and having a good push up the middle while maintaining gap assignments.

ThaJokaa
12-05-2012, 07:39 PM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/9187_467952653246365_2054398154_n.jpg

GP
12-05-2012, 08:22 PM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/9187_467952653246365_2054398154_n.jpg

Awesomeness. +1,000

pec0sb0b
12-05-2012, 08:38 PM
Gronkowski and Edelman are out, Mankins is likely out as well. We'll face Lloyd, Welker and Hernandez in the 11 (one back one tight end) and maybe Shiancoe or Hoomanawanui in the 12. Maybe not all that intimidating with Sharpton back and if JJoseph can contribute. At any rate, they can't defend the pass very well either. Antonio Smith should be able to deal with Mankin's replacement. Good field conditions (Field Turf) in wet weather equals good running plays and dropped/tipped passes. Good for us, bad for them...we run well and stop the run well, they don't...both teams pass the ball well and neither can stop the pass very well right now. We should be able to punch these guys right in the face at the start like Denver, Baltimore, and Chicago.

Texans 31-23
Schaub 250 YDS, 1TD, 1 INT
Brady 350 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT
Foster, Tate, et al. 2 TD, 175 YDS
Ridley et al. 0 TD, 55 YDS, 2 Fumbles
Watt 2 sacks, 1 FF, 2 PD*
Smith 1 sack, 1 FR, 1 INT, 1 PD
Manning 1 INT 1 TD
Quin 1 FF
KeyMart 75 YD PR TD.

*I think the NFL should change the Passes Defended stat to Swatts.

BullBlitz
12-05-2012, 08:55 PM
Brady is head and shoulders above any QB in the league at evaluating defensive formations, reading coverage as his play unfolds and deciding which of his receivers to throw to before his line gives way.

Given the current state of the Texans' secondary, he should have a good game on Monday night. Perhaps a very good game.

The only way to stop him is for Watt and the rest of the front 7 to get to him, but Brady is a master at finding passing lanes, and Watt has shown himself to be containable, which Belichick will likely accomplish.

I expect the Patriots to put up 40+ and win.

EllisUnit
12-05-2012, 09:14 PM
Brady is head and shoulders above any QB in the league at evaluating defensive formations, reading coverage as his play unfolds and deciding which of his receivers to throw to before his line gives way.

Given the current state of the Texans' secondary, he should have a good game on Monday night. Perhaps a very good game.

The only way to stop him is for Watt and the rest of the front 7 to get to him, but Brady is a master at finding passing lanes, and Watt has shown himself to be containable, which Belichick will likely accomplish.

I expect the Patriots to put up 40+ and win.

Funny thing is we knew you would predict this before you posted it. I have not seen u predict a texans win yet. You have a great pick record, maybe you should join the hoots at BSPN.

ThaJokaa
12-05-2012, 09:33 PM
Never seen this guy before, seems to be a troll tho

EllisUnit
12-05-2012, 09:35 PM
Never seen this guy before, seems to be a troll tho

Ohna look at ever prediction thread i have done this season, every week and he has predicted a loss EVERY week. And look at his Avi it is always a bad play by the texans, the last one was schaub getting sacked.

But he claims to be a texans fan, hell i dunno.

DocBar
12-05-2012, 10:13 PM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/9187_467952653246365_2054398154_n.jpgrep!!!

DocBar
12-05-2012, 10:15 PM
Ohna look at ever prediction thread i have done this season, every week and he has predicted a loss EVERY week. And look at his Avi it is always a bad play by the texans, the last one was schaub getting sacked.

But he claims to be a texans fan, hell i dunno.Maybe he misspelled and it should be bull****z? :shrug:

EllisUnit
12-05-2012, 10:23 PM
Maybe he misspelled and it should be bull****z? :shrug:

Must have !!!

C Madd
12-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Watt has shown himself to be containable

When? In the only 2 games he didn't record a sack this year?

EllisUnit
12-05-2012, 10:32 PM
When? In the only 2 games he didn't record a sack this year?

Yeah even though he gets double and triple teamed ever play pretty much, the guy only has 16.5 sacks. What a containable scrub.

Brady has also shown the ability to lose. These arent your 2004 Patriots. BUT to Bull****zzz every team is going to beat us, all our players are flawed, and all our wins are flukes.

Dont bother with this guy man

CloakNNNdagger
12-05-2012, 10:46 PM
I have this feeling that Welker will be doing returns. If so, could be just as scarey are Edelman. But could be good, could wear him down sooner and decrease WR production.......and he may be more likely to get injured (hopefully nothing serious but enough to slow him down).

DocBar
12-05-2012, 11:12 PM
I've been over visiting the Pat's MB and I gotta say those are some pretty good fans and nice people. For some reason, I wasn't expecting that from a Northeastern fan base. It's been fun talking football with them.

infantrycak
12-05-2012, 11:14 PM
Watt has shown himself to be containable

LOL dolts fan. Hey name two things your boy Freeney has never done in a full NFL season? - 16.5 sacks and 4 PD's. Your bonus 3rd is play the run - JJ Watt is on pace to have more tackles for a loss than Freeney has had total tackles in all but his rookie season.

Dutchrudder
12-05-2012, 11:28 PM
, and Watt has shown himself to be containable.


There is only one way to contain JJ Watt:

http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/han-solo-carbonite-image.jpg

htownfan32
12-06-2012, 01:28 AM
so the only person who can beat JJ Watt is a Sith Lord?

http://sportsofboston.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/belichick.jpeg

I refuse to believe it

DocBar
12-06-2012, 07:38 AM
I have this feeling that Welker will be doing returns. If so, could be just as scarey are Edelman. But could be good, could wear him down sooner and decrease WR production.......and he may be more likely to get injured (hopefully nothing serious but enough to slow him down).HopefullyWelker will have 7or 8 kickoffs to return on Monday night. He'll be too pooped to pop a big play as WR. I like where you head is with this one.

Nitrofish
12-06-2012, 08:23 AM
There are a couple of you I really feel like negative repping and it seems you don't understand football...unless many of you are going for reverse jinx, this is extremely sad. Look at the Pats last six opponents. The Bills gave them problems in Foxborough. Yeah, we've had a rough spot that we're coming out of, but the Pats defense has been suspect to terrible all year. If the Texans get less than 20, it will be because the pats never got the ball and we ran extremely effectively on them. There is NO chance in hell their defense is holding this offense to less than 30. Not a snowball's chance in hell.

Additionally, watching their line against Miami today, we should be able to get a ton of pressure on Brady. As long as our DB's just man their post for 3-5 seconds, we should be able to get some good stops. Even when we've been sloppy, we've still pulled it together when it counts, with the exception of the Packers. There are whole other reasons behind that which I won't go into.

Get the sand out of your undergarments and fan the hell up!

Texans 37
Patsies 24

I'm with you on this one. Really shocked to see so many picking against the Texans in here especially when the Pats O-Line is in tatters, their WR's are so depleted they had to go out bring back a 31 yr old WR (Stallworth) You could see in the Miami game that Brady's passing options were limited.

A lot of people are forgetting how banged up the NE offense is. Gronk will be out and so will Edelman. Brady can certainly put up a ton of points with junk at WR, but with our defense it's going to be pretty hard with all of the injuries that the Pats have had on their key players on offense. NE's D is still suspect to me as well. The Texans are a more complete team then the Patriots though.

The biggest difference factor here is how well Brady ends up playing with so many of his weapons banged up and out on injury. Brady has been the MVP this season for sure with how many points he has scored. The Texans Defense will have to play like the Dolphins defense did today and hold the Patriots to a low score.

100% agree with your post. Gronk being out is a HUGE break for the Texans and Hernandez is not 100% either.

The Texans run game and D will win this game if Kubiak follows tendencies, but what are the chance that he will try to air it out early then bring the run game?

I picked us to lose this one before the season and I won't be surprised if that happens.

I would trade this loss if it means we play full on against Indy for both the Indy games.

I would much rather lose to the Patriots and beat the living snot out of the Colts twice in three weeks.

Patriots 37
Texans 23

If we have to lose, this is the comment I agree with most. IMO the Colts are a product of a very weak schedule and that they have lost when playing good teams, so I do not think they will be a problem for the Texans. If anything the Vikings could be the team that shocks the Texans.

Pats IMO have also had a really weak schedule as well so why everyone is so sure they will drop 40 or 50 on a good D is beyond me.

I will not predict a score, but will go so far as to say the Texans win.

76Texan
12-06-2012, 08:51 AM
I believe we're the better team, but they are plenty good enough to win 3 or 4 times in a 10-game series.

thunderkyss
12-06-2012, 08:56 AM
This is a mental game. Gary knows that Bill is going to focus on taking away an important aspect of our offensive game and exploit a particular weakness in our defense, so Gary will focus our efforts on a separate but equally potent aspect of our offense & disguise our defensive pre-snap look on defense. However, Gary knows that Bill knows Gary knows so he'll expect Bill to take away that second most important aspect of our offense & attack the weaknesses caused by disguising our primary defensive weakness, so Gary will improve out tertiary offensive aspect & disguise our defenses disguise.

But of course Bill knows Gary knows that Bill knows so he'll game plan the tertiary offense & disguised defensive disguises.

But Gary knows that Bill knows that Gary knows Bill knows.......


Patriots 8 Texans 7 in the ugliest game you've ever seen.

DocBar
12-06-2012, 09:34 AM
This is a mental game. Gary knows that Bill is going to focus on taking away an important aspect of our offensive game and exploit a particular weakness in our defense, so Gary will focus our efforts on a separate but equally potent aspect of our offense & disguise our defensive pre-snap look on defense. However, Gary knows that Bill knows Gary knows so he'll expect Bill to take away that second most important aspect of our offense & attack the weaknesses caused by disguising our primary defensive weakness, so Gary will improve out tertiary offensive aspect & disguise our defenses disguise.

But of course Bill knows Gary knows that Bill knows so he'll game plan the tertiary offense & disguised defensive disguises.

But Gary knows that Bill knows that Gary knows Bill knows.......


Patriots 8 Texans 7 in the ugliest game you've ever seen.That was easy for you to say!!! :spy:

76Texan
12-06-2012, 11:08 AM
When? In the only 2 games he didn't record a sack this year?

I think he's Leroy Harris. :kubepalm:

Porky
12-06-2012, 12:31 PM
Win or lose I truly believe this is a preview of the AFC championship game. The question is - on whose turf will it be played on.

If the Texans win this game, the fat lady will be singing. It's basically a foregone conclusion at that point as they will own the tie-breaker over every single competitor and the Colts will have no real chance at winning the division.

Lose and it get interesting. The range of possibles is from anything to losing the division to the Colts and ending up as an 11-5 wildcard (very unlikely) to still having the #1 seed in the AFC. If they lose, they still control their own destiny, they just need to win out and/or hope the Pats stumble at least once.

Lose and my money is still on the Texans to own the #1 seed and host the Pats in that winner goes to the SB game...but it will certainly become very interesting down the stretch run. Win, and it's all but over.

In the AFC Championship game, I would likely favor the home team, so it's vital that they earn that #1 seed.

If I had to take a guess, I think the Texans finish 2-2 for an overall spectacular 13-3 record. We lose to the Pats and the last game to the Colts on the road....but still manage to secure home-field (barely) as the Pats finish 3-1 and finish 12-4.

As to this game, the weather looks to be a major factor. Brady has been very good in the rain. OTOH, if we look back to Chicago, Schaub wasn't very effective. Assuming this pattern holds, I strongly favor the Pats winning on their home turf -

Pats - 27
Texans - 17

chicagotexan2
12-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Our running game and pass rush has to play at an elite level agianst NE.
If so then
Texans 27 - Pats 20

If we get in a shootout then I think we lose.
Is so then
Pats 31 - Texans 28

Lurvinator11
12-06-2012, 12:58 PM
LOL dolts fan. Hey name two things your boy Freeney has never done in a full NFL season? - 16.5 sacks and 4 PD's. Your bonus 3rd is play the run - JJ Watt is on pace to have more tackles for a loss than Freeney has had total tackles in all but his rookie season.

What if Bullblitz was doing this as a superstition?

Everytime he picks up to lose and rags on us, we win.

What if he is just taking one for the team?

Superstition......:kitten:

C Madd
12-06-2012, 01:26 PM
I think he's Leroy Harris. :kubepalm:

He's not anything special. Besides the 16.5 sacks, 15 pass deflections, 27 tackles for losses and 2 forced fumbles, he's pretty much been locked down all year. :kitten:

76Texan
12-06-2012, 02:15 PM
He's not anything special. Besides the 16.5 sacks, 15 pass deflections, 27 tackles for losses and 2 forced fumbles, he's pretty much been locked down all year. :kitten:

What a wussy. What the hell is all this talk of Defensive MVP about? LOL, I still don't understand why Leroy says the things he did; it's a free country, I guess.
You can be as dilusional as you please!

disaacks3
12-06-2012, 02:34 PM
I almost can't bear to put a score prediction out there.

I feel the exact same way I did prior to the Bears game. I worry about the team on the road in a harsh envoronment and want us to keep the game close and not lose anyone to injury.

If it rains, I think we're in the driver's seat with a better running game.

If not...


Texans - 20
Patriots - 31

infantrycak
12-06-2012, 02:35 PM
What if Bullblitz was doing this as a superstition?

Everytime he picks up to lose and rags on us, we win.

What if he is just taking one for the team?

Superstition......:kitten:

Bullblitz is a Colts fan. I am 99% sure he is the same Colts fan who was banned once over at HT.com for being a fake Texans fan and just stirring people up - and he has returned over there under the name AFCSouth where he also constantly makes negative comments about the Texans and sports avatars of negative Texans plays.

I disrespect him because he won't be honest like fans of other teams such as Bullock or Yvette.

ChrisG
12-06-2012, 02:38 PM
Anyone have a good site with a updated injury report for this game? HT.com only has last weeks updates. Mainly looking to see if JJoe is gonna be in.

HOU-TEX
12-06-2012, 02:59 PM
JJo, James, Newton and Caldwell all returned to practice on a limited basis.

Cornerback Alan Ball, who sat out last week with a sore foot, and outside linebacker Brooks Reed, who is out several weeks with a groin injury, did not practice. Everybody else did, including on-the-mend cornerback Johnathan Joseph (hamstring/groin), inside linebacker Bradie James (hamstring), right tackle Derek Newton (knee) and guard Antoine Caldwell (hamstring).

Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Joseph, James, Newton and Caldwell all will likely be game-time decisions on Monday night when the Texans face the New England Patriots in Foxboro. Starters Joseph, James and Newton all took between one-third to one-half of the reps in Thursday’s practice.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Johnathan-Joseph-Bradie-James-return-to-practice/71bea650-5004-4a54-9241-248cbc0b22fc

Norg
12-06-2012, 03:29 PM
we finally get healthy again and faster then i thought the only one that might take more time is Reed

hopefullly Dobbins ball and cladwell is good 2 go ...i just have that hunch james might take longer


Hasent James and Cladwell already lost there starting job already tho ...????? to sharpton and Jones ...???

I hope newton is getting better has welll


things are going great knocks on wood we are getting healthy again i just wish cushing was still here.......

Exascor
12-06-2012, 03:38 PM
i just wish cushing was still here.......Me too Norg.

76Texan
12-06-2012, 04:06 PM
JJo, James, Newton and Caldwell all returned to practice on a limited basis.



http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Johnathan-Joseph-Bradie-James-return-to-practice/71bea650-5004-4a54-9241-248cbc0b22fc

Thanks for the report.
Wish 'em guys can be healthy for this big game, but hell, the Pats are also banged up.

No excuse, just go guys!

76Texan
12-06-2012, 04:10 PM
Me too Norg.

Norg is always good at making me laugh just for being who he is.

TejasTom
12-06-2012, 04:36 PM
The T-99 has been reprogrammed with a new primary target.

http://www.xpertcomp.com/texanstalk/terminator.jpg

76Texan
12-06-2012, 05:02 PM
The T-99 has been reprogrammed with a new primary target.

http://www.xpertcomp.com/texanstalk/terminator.jpg

There you go!

I'm freaking pumped.

BullBlitz
12-06-2012, 05:28 PM
Funny thing is we knew you would predict this before you posted it. I have not seen u predict a texans win yet. You have a great pick record, maybe you should join the hoots at BSPN.

You are right. I have not had much success with my picks this year. Somehow I just don't have a lot of confidence in this team. But, I have definitely been wrong.

Playoffs
12-06-2012, 05:32 PM
ESPN trying to sell this as "the biggest game in Texans history", pffft.

ChrisG
12-06-2012, 06:01 PM
ESPN trying to sell this as "the biggest game in Texans history", pffft.

Wasnt that last week, and the week before that....?

LOL

TexanBacker93
12-06-2012, 06:13 PM
I wouldn't be counting on Mercilus to disrupt Brady too much. He's not even beating his guy consistently much less wreaking havoc. The Pats have a good OL and don't give up a lot of sacks. I'm hoping for containing the edge and having a good push up the middle while maintaining gap assignments.

I don't think he'll dominate, but in 2 games he's been more disruptive than Barwin or Reed have been throughout the year. If we can get some pressure from the outside it could force Brady up in the pocket into Watt and Smith.

thunderkyss
12-06-2012, 06:16 PM
Wasnt that last week, and the week before that....?

LOL

c'mon, it's not like we have a storied history. The next game will always be the biggest in team history until we win the Super Bowl.

Thorn
12-06-2012, 06:25 PM
ESPN trying to sell this as "the biggest game in Texans history", pffft.

Only the next playoff game is more important than the next regular season game. And as far as the "football public" goes, this probably is our biggest game. That football public has probably already forgotten about our playoff games last year.

thunderkyss
12-06-2012, 06:41 PM
Only the next playoff game is more important than the next regular season game. And as far as the "football public" goes, this probably is our biggest game. That football public has probably already forgotten about our playoff games last year.

I think the fact that this one sets us up for HF throughout makes it our most important. While it doesn't clinch HFT, it would be plenty difficult for us to lose it if we win this game. We'd pretty much have to tank the rest of the season.

ThaJokaa
12-06-2012, 07:24 PM
It pretty much clinches it, we'll have the tie breaker, but if we lose and somehow we get the same record, I don't wanna go play at the Pats home again

EllisUnit
12-06-2012, 07:25 PM
You are right. I have not had much success with my picks this year. Somehow I just don't have a lot of confidence in this team. But, I have definitely been wrong.

We are 11-1, have blown out teams, have one overtime games, have one close games.

#4 ranked offense
#6 ranked defense
TIED #2 in turnover Diff

Dude how can you not feel confident......

Thorn
12-06-2012, 07:28 PM
We are 11-1, have blown out teams, have one overtime games, have one close games.

#4 ranked offense
#6 ranked defense
TIED #2 in turnover Diff

Dude how can you not feel confident......

Just watched my DVR'd copy of Inside the NFL. All of 'em predicted the Patsies to win mainly because Brady will have a field day with our depleted secondary.

But whatever. The game is on in a few days anyway. We'll see then who's who and what's Watt. :)

DX-TEX
12-06-2012, 07:34 PM
Just watched my DVR'd copy of Inside the NFL. All of 'em predicted the Patsies to win mainly because Brady will have a field day with our depleted secondary.

But whatever. The game is on in a few days anyway. We'll see then who's who and what's Watt. :)

You think NONE of our defensive players saw this? I GUARANTEE someone did and its known.

thunderkyss
12-06-2012, 07:38 PM
Just watched my DVR'd copy of Inside the NFL. All of 'em predicted the Patsies to win mainly because Brady will have a field day with our depleted secondary.


Thanks, I needed that. Actually, I'd have been fine if one or two guys picked the Texans. All of them picked against us..... he77 yeah, I like that.

b0ng
12-06-2012, 08:24 PM
Just watched my DVR'd copy of Inside the NFL. All of 'em predicted the Patsies to win mainly because Brady will have a field day with our depleted secondary.

But whatever. The game is on in a few days anyway. We'll see then who's who and what's Watt. :)

The depleted secondary that's missing all of Brice McCain. When did goobers on the internet become more knowledgeable about their team than analysts on tv?

ThaJokaa
12-06-2012, 08:25 PM
Just saw a segment on NFL.com whee yet said that Roddy White has the same abilities as Andre, da fuq is this guy smoking?

htownfan32
12-06-2012, 08:56 PM
If we pull out this game... well, at least the "pretender" tag goes away. But if we do I will be even more supremely confident in the endurance and heart and talent of this team than before.

Brandon420tx
12-07-2012, 12:13 AM
In my honest opinion, after watching a few Pats games on Rewind, I consider it about a 50/50.

The deciding factor will be coaching and penalties. I think we have a slight edge on coaching, (as long as we have Wade)

thunderkyss
12-07-2012, 06:18 AM
In my honest opinion, after watching a few Pats games on Rewind, I consider it about a 50/50.

The deciding factor will be coaching and penalties. I think we have a slight edge on coaching, (as long as we have Wade)

Completely agree. A slightly different spin, regardless what the score is, if it's close the team with the ball last will win. If either team can get out to a big lead (13+) they improve their chances of winning. The other team will make a late game run & bring the score closer together.

Neither team is playing particularly well right now, but they are both finding ways to win. We're going to find out who wants it more.

SheTexan
12-07-2012, 07:00 AM
I woke up this morning with this gut feeling that we're gonna blow them away, which is totally different from the way I've felt all week! That's what football does to ya sometimes, total confusion!:kitten: BUT, I choose to go with my feeling this morning cause it is so STRONG!! Don't know what the score will be, but, we'll beat them by more than 21 points! Game won't be close and I can leave my maalox in the cabinet!

Now, since this is a complete HOMER post, I'm stickin to it, and will continue to BELIEVE our boys can pull it off! NOTHING would make me happier than to see Brady and the Pats go DOWN on MNF!!! YEAAAAAA!

Texans Spirit
12-07-2012, 09:20 AM
we will take it by 7.

DexmanC
12-07-2012, 09:33 AM
I woke up this morning with this gut feeling that we're gonna blow them away, which is totally different from the way I've felt all week! That's what football does to ya sometimes, total confusion!:kitten: BUT, I choose to go with my feeling this morning cause it is so STRONG!! Don't know what the score will be, but, we'll beat them by more than 21 points! Game won't be close and I can leave my maalox in the cabinet!

Now, since this is a complete HOMER post, I'm stickin to it, and will continue to BELIEVE our boys can pull it off! NOTHING would make me happier than to see Brady and the Pats go DOWN on MNF!!! YEAAAAAA!

If the Texans come out with the focus they had against Baltimore, I think
you'll be right. When the Texans play like that, no team in the league
can stop them. The last time this team played the Patriots, the Texans
gave their best shot, and Belichick was rotating starters in and out of
the lineup all game long. He wanted to win the game, but he wanted
to rest his starters at the same time.

We are GUARANTEED to get the Patriots' best shot this time, and I can't
wait to see how this game plays out.

Trap_Star
12-07-2012, 09:49 AM
24-38 patriots.

DX-TEX
12-07-2012, 10:39 AM
I woke up this morning with this gut feeling that we're gonna blow them away, which is totally different from the way I've felt all week! That's what football does to ya sometimes, total confusion!:kitten: BUT, I choose to go with my feeling this morning cause it is so STRONG!! Don't know what the score will be, but, we'll beat them by more than 21 points! Game won't be close and I can leave my maalox in the cabinet!

Now, since this is a complete HOMER post, I'm stickin to it, and will continue to BELIEVE our boys can pull it off! NOTHING would make me happier than to see Brady and the Pats go DOWN on MNF!!! YEAAAAAA!

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/MechDX/texanskoolaid.jpg

TASTES GOOD MAN!

EllisUnit
12-07-2012, 10:46 AM
I woke up this morning with this gut feeling that we're gonna blow them away, which is totally different from the way I've felt all week! That's what football does to ya sometimes, total confusion!:kitten: BUT, I choose to go with my feeling this morning cause it is so STRONG!! Don't know what the score will be, but, we'll beat them by more than 21 points! Game won't be close and I can leave my maalox in the cabinet!

Now, since this is a complete HOMER post, I'm stickin to it, and will continue to BELIEVE our boys can pull it off! NOTHING would make me happier than to see Brady and the Pats go DOWN on MNF!!! YEAAAAAA!

Everyone please take not, this is how its done :whip:

76Texan
12-07-2012, 10:49 AM
The T-99 has been reprogrammed with a new primary target.

http://www.xpertcomp.com/texanstalk/terminator.jpg

I woke up this morning with this gut feeling that we're gonna blow them away, which is totally different from the way I've felt all week! That's what football does to ya sometimes, total confusion!:kitten: BUT, I choose to go with my feeling this morning cause it is so STRONG!! Don't know what the score will be, but, we'll beat them by more than 21 points! Game won't be close and I can leave my maalox in the cabinet!

Now, since this is a complete HOMER post, I'm stickin to it, and will continue to BELIEVE our boys can pull it off! NOTHING would make me happier than to see Brady and the Pats go DOWN on MNF!!! YEAAAAAA!
Wow; I never thought I would hear something like that from you.

I sure hope your gut feeling is right.

I need to go open a big hole in the roof now.:whip::smooch:

SheTexan
12-07-2012, 12:54 PM
Wow; I never thought I would hear something like that from you.

I sure hope your gut feeling is right.

I need to go open a big hole in the roof now.:whip::smooch:

Hey John, it's my day to feel the LOVE, esp for my "boys!" Not gonna worry, we got this one!!! :fans:


Signed:

:homer:

CloakNNNdagger
12-07-2012, 01:47 PM
When I think of Brady, a particular song comes to my mind.

"We Will, We Will........Sack You!":texflag:

ThaJokaa
12-07-2012, 02:01 PM
Schaub better be practicing with a wet ball, if not I predict, INT city like the Bears game

GP
12-07-2012, 02:05 PM
I woke up this morning with this gut feeling that we're gonna blow them away, which is totally different from the way I've felt all week! That's what football does to ya sometimes, total confusion!:kitten: BUT, I choose to go with my feeling this morning cause it is so STRONG!! Don't know what the score will be, but, we'll beat them by more than 21 points! Game won't be close and I can leave my maalox in the cabinet!

Now, since this is a complete HOMER post, I'm stickin to it, and will continue to BELIEVE our boys can pull it off! NOTHING would make me happier than to see Brady and the Pats go DOWN on MNF!!! YEAAAAAA!

Wow, I also had a change of feeling today as well.

I think we take this game, and THIS is when the whole NFL nation finally humbles themselves enough to say "Yeah, the Texans are legitimate. They're the league's best team."

Can't say why I change amy feelings on it, but I, too, have had a sudden burst of confidence. I think the two OT games followed by a fairly good dismantling of the Titans...it's going to culminate in the Texans giving a really big effort.

I think the Patriots are over-confident this time around, I think they know they've got a lot to handle on both sides of the ball. I think they rely on their December and home-field and MNF records too much. What we need is to get into the trenches on both sides of the ball and WIN those.

Gotta' run the ball. I'd use all three RBs too. I'd put Forsett in on the first two plays of our first possession because they won't know if we're running or passing, it opens up chances at catching them a little unorganized. Then I'd hit them with doses of Foster and Tate, mix in Forsett to spell either of those guys.

Then I'd settle in with some OD, Walter, AJ passes. Mix Casey in there, Graham. I'd throw the freaking kitchen sink at them and beat them at their own game.

C Madd
12-07-2012, 02:07 PM
When I think of Brady, a particular song comes to my mind.

"We Will, We Will........Sack You!":texflag:

Brady's reaction:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qHQTr8A3NHA/Tuej_pktWPI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/oJQGWV6o0e0/s1600/sadbrady.jpg

Señor Stan
12-07-2012, 02:17 PM
ESPN trying to sell this as "the biggest game in Texans history", pffft.

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-gearing-up-for-high-stakes-game-at-New-England/2c8edcf5-b86b-4a70-9777-41ea4cdb8586

“It’s big,” said wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans’ longest-tenured player. “We know how big it is. Biggest game in the history of this franchise. It’ll be a big test for us, and we’ll be ready to go.”

I think the Texans truck the Pats like they did Baltimore.

djohn2oo8
12-07-2012, 02:29 PM
I wanna make an analogy right quick for those Dark Knight fans. I see us as Bane, (Patriots as the CIA guy) and when the CIA guy on the plane asks about taking off the mask, Bane responds "It will be very painful, for you".

Texanmike02
12-07-2012, 02:53 PM
Schaub has a weak arm, our offensive line is average, Foster hasn't looked dominant all year, Cody is too small, Ball is a scrub from the cowpies, Routt is not very good and I saw a video preview that said that their running game is just as good as ours and their defense is as good as ours because they have a LB on their practice squad is better than any of our kickers.

41-0
Pats

In case you're an idiot: :sarcasm:

Mike

klockWork
12-07-2012, 04:32 PM
I think I actually don't mind if we lose this game.
I'm not sure why but I like our chances of beating them after a loss than a win if we're meet them again in the playoffs. It's harder to beat a good team twice in the same season.
So yeah. Go Pats this Monday Night!

djohn2oo8
12-07-2012, 04:44 PM
Everyone is sleeping on the fact that special teams is starting to come around. Could be the difference in the game.

76Texan
12-07-2012, 04:59 PM
Everyone is sleeping on the fact that special teams is starting to come around. Could be the difference in the game.

You're right! :clap:

thunderkyss
12-07-2012, 05:21 PM
Whoops...... sorry. I almost screwed that up.

:kitten:

Pats
12-07-2012, 07:25 PM
I want to win the rematch in Houston.

Giant Tiger
12-07-2012, 07:35 PM
I wanna make an analogy right quick for those Dark Knight fans. I see us as Bane, (Patriots as the CIA guy) and when the CIA guy on the plane asks about taking off the mask, Bane responds "It will be very painful, for you".

My analogy is the NFL's longest game. The two overtime games had me thinking about it... the Dolphins were the team on the way up & the Chiefs had already peaked :hmmm: Texans will win

76Texan
12-07-2012, 08:04 PM
I want to win the rematch in Houston.

Whoa, you can't be conceding this game yet, can ya' ?:pop:

76Texan
12-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Hmm, I didn't realize that the Pats run the ball that much.

They're second in rushing attempts, trailing just us, by a mere single attempt per game.

And interestingly, it's hard to tell which team runs more in the first half!

MEGA SWATT
12-07-2012, 11:10 PM
Pats suck.

TexanBacker93
12-08-2012, 12:31 AM
If the Texans come out with the focus they had against Baltimore, I think
you'll be right. When the Texans play like that, no team in the league
can stop them. The last time this team played the Patriots, the Texans
gave their best shot, and Belichick was rotating starters in and out of
the lineup all game long. He wanted to win the game, but he wanted
to rest his starters at the same time.

We are GUARANTEED to get the Patriots' best shot this time, and I can't
wait to see how this game plays out.

I've seen stuff from the naysayers about that game. How Brady didn't play the entire game and Welker went out early with the knee injury. I can't dispute the injury, but Brady only sat out for 2 series. I just went through the play by play and he missed one series at the end of each half for a total of 6 minutes. It's not like it was a preseason game where he just played 3 series. Belichick might have been rotating other players, but it's Brady's team. He's the key. Everyone else can be subbed without missing much of a beat.

We beat them. They might not want to admit it, but they wanted to beat us because they didn't want us in the playoffs. We scared them. We still do.

Boo.

We're coming for you, Brady. We're at your doorstep Belichick. We're in your house Kraft. You won 3 Super Bowls and were clearly the team of the decade. The 2000s. It's 2012. This is the decade of the Bull.

infantrycak
12-08-2012, 12:35 AM
They might not want to admit it, but they wanted to beat us

Bottom line - how often do you see a starting QB, much less a star quality QB, pulled from a game (no injury) and then put back in? The answer is essentially never.

TexanBacker93
12-08-2012, 12:46 AM
Bottom line - how often do you see a starting QB, much less a star quality QB, pulled from a game (no injury) and then put back in? The answer is essentially never.

It doesn't happen, but it's not like he sat most of the game. If the Pats didn't want to win they would have kept him on the sideline the entire 2nd half. They wanted that game.

infantrycak
12-08-2012, 01:08 AM
It doesn't happen, but it's not like he sat most of the game. If the Pats didn't want to win they would have kept him on the sideline the entire 2nd half. They wanted that game.

I was agreeing with you. Sticking Brady back in was proof they wanted to win. They only finally pulled him out after he got pummeled when releasing the ball and we got a pick.

Pats
12-08-2012, 06:56 AM
Whoa, you can't be conceding this game yet, can ya' ?:pop:

This game wont mean anything if you dont win in January.

76Texan
12-08-2012, 08:29 AM
This game wont mean anything if you dont win in January.

Very true.

Still, home field advantage is big as history has demonstrated.
(Obviously there have been exceptions)

EllisUnit
12-08-2012, 08:47 AM
I woke up this morning with this gut feeling, it was crazy i couldnt explain it. And then i realized it was gas ......:)

Seriously i have had this game circled since pre season. We WILL beat New england on Monday BUT i dont think we will see them in the play-offs. I think it will be the Broncos. You know how epic that would be to face manning in the play-offs in houston ??? Talk about headlines.

76Texan
12-08-2012, 09:05 AM
I woke up this morning with this gut feeling, it was crazy i couldnt explain it. And then i realized it was gas ......:)

Seriously i have had this game circled since pre season. We WILL beat New england on Monday BUT i dont think we will see them in the play-offs. I think it will be the Broncos. You know how epic that would be to face manning in the play-offs in houston ??? Talk about headlines.

You could be right.

We win and get the no. 1 Seed.
The Broncos have a good chance at the no. 2 seed.

We'll beat both Mannings in the same year.
I like that very much, thank you! :)

thunderkyss
12-08-2012, 09:06 AM
We beat them. They might not want to admit it, but they wanted to beat us because they didn't want us in the playoffs. We scared them. We still do.


We got what we needed & that's all that really matters. Whether we got their best game..... I don't know. Back then, other teams (& I'm sure the Patriots) would pencil in a W before the season started. Being the final game, they may have thought they could win without full effort.... it was the Texans.

Right now, I'm thinking the same thing about going to Indy week 17. We should be able to Let Schaub, AJ, & Arian rest after a series or two & still beat the Colts in a close game with our back-ups.

Even if Bill didn't say it, those guys have been through it enough to know it. Brady probably told Gezelle (??), "Don't worry, I probably won't have time to warm up." Then when Welker got hurt, he probably knew it was just a matter of time.

This time, it's not only about seeding, we're the best team in the NFL (if you go by record) they're going to bring their best, to see what's what.

But that last game in 2009 don't mean nothing. That was a long time ago. Just like them Championships

thunderkyss
12-08-2012, 09:12 AM
We win and get the no. 1 Seed.
The Broncos have a good chance at the no. 2 seed.


Didn't think about it, but you're right. The Patriots lose Monday & they're behind Denver & Baltimore for the second bye spot.

76Texan
12-08-2012, 09:23 AM
Didn't think about it, but you're right. The Patriots lose Monday & they're behind Denver & Baltimore for the second bye spot.

Give credit to EU.

It was in the back of my mind, but I've been watching too much game tapes lately while taking a sabastical leave (yet again).

76Texan
12-08-2012, 09:26 AM
Everyone is sleeping on the fact that special teams is starting to come around. Could be the difference in the game.

Another thing is that they just lost their punt returner Eldeman.
They will probably use McCourty but he's more suitable for KO return with his speed. He doesn't have the same agility in small space and the short burst like Eldeman.

SheTexan
12-08-2012, 09:46 AM
This game wont mean anything if you dont win in January.

Then why watch football at all?? EVERY game means something, to someone!!! As we all know, rarely does a team go the entire year undefeated!! (thank you Miami!) :aggressive: Just ask the Pats!!

Pats
12-08-2012, 10:58 AM
Then why watch football at all?? EVERY game means something, to someone!!! As we all know, rarely does a team go the entire year undefeated!! (thank you Miami!) :aggressive: Just ask the Pats!!

As I stated before, Id rather win the war instead of the battle. If Houston wins on MNF, dont book reservations for New Orleans in February just yet.

Pats
12-08-2012, 11:01 AM
Very true.

Still, home field advantage is big as history has demonstrated.
(Obviously there have been exceptions)

NE had home field in both SB losses.

EllisUnit
12-08-2012, 11:11 AM
NE had home field in both SB losses.

Ok but you had homefield to get there is the point. Once u get to the superbowl homefield dont mean crap unless u get luck and ur city is hosting the SB that year.

Pats
12-08-2012, 11:23 AM
Ok but you had homefield to get there is the point. Once u get to the superbowl homefield dont mean crap unless u get luck and ur city is hosting the SB that year.

NE had home field in 2010 and lost the first game to the Jets.

EllisUnit
12-08-2012, 11:26 AM
NE had home field in 2010 and lost the first game to the Jets.

Not saying the home team cant lose man, but that was not what i replied to, u said yall had home field in both SB losses. Grasping at straws there arent ya buddy.

SheTexan
12-08-2012, 11:41 AM
As I stated before, Id rather win the war instead of the battle. If Houston wins on MNF, dont book reservations for New Orleans in February just yet.

Already have!!

EllisUnit
12-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Already have!!



https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s480x480/47298_540429402652800_1214278334_n.jpg

I copied this off facebook, so if I'm breaking some RULE on this mb just delete it. Im not very good at this stuff.

The comment from the troops was something like this: We've got your back!! Smash the Patriots!!

I thought it was AWESOME, and hope our boys see the pic, and read all the comments. Sure gets my blood boiling for MNF!!!

link ????

SheTexan
12-08-2012, 11:45 AM
Guess I'll just delete it. Told ya I'm not very good at this stuff. I tried to link it, but, couldn't get it to work. I'm HOPELESS when it comes to pc tech!!

EllisUnit
12-08-2012, 11:46 AM
Guess I'll just delete it. Told ya I'm not very good at this stuff. I tried to link it, but, couldn't get it to work. I'm HOPELESS when it comes to pc tech!!

Wouldnt think youd have to delete it, i was just curious cause i wanted to check it out.

Either way people can see it from my Quote :)

SheTexan
12-08-2012, 11:48 AM
Wouldnt think youd have to delete it, i was just curious cause i wanted to check it out.

I just deleted it. Didn't want to get in trouble by the MB guru's!! :kitten:

It's under the HOUSTON TEXANS official website on FB.

76Texan
12-08-2012, 11:58 AM
NE had home field in both SB losses.

Did they win the championship games?
Obviously, they did :)

DX-TEX
12-08-2012, 12:00 PM
Wouldnt think youd have to delete it, i was just curious cause i wanted to check it out.

Either way people can see it from my Quote :)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/MechDX/TexansMarines.png

Some quick copy and paste from my Facebook

EllisUnit
12-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Did they win the championship games?
Obviously, they did :)

i tried to explain that to him and then he went off saying they lost at home to the jets once also :wadepalm:

76Texan
12-08-2012, 12:08 PM
i tried to explain that to him and then he went off saying they lost at home to the jets once also :wadepalm:

If he would just go back and look at his team history; the Pats may have lost a few, but they won plenty with the HFA.

Pats
12-08-2012, 01:54 PM
If he would just go back and look at his team history; the Pats may have lost a few, but they won plenty with the HFA.

2001 - AFCC @ Pittsburgh - W
2003 - AFCC @ NE - W
2004 - AFCC @ Pittsburgh - W
2007 - AFCC @ NE - W
2011 - AFCC @ NE - W

So, NE has gone to the Super Bowl 3 times with HFA and 2 times without. Real conclusive evidence right there.

Pats
12-08-2012, 01:57 PM
i tried to explain that to him and then he went off saying they lost at home to the jets once also :wadepalm:

You make it sound like getting HFA is a guaranteed ticket to the big dance.

Its not.

GlassHalfFull
12-08-2012, 02:03 PM
You make it sound like getting HFA is a guaranteed ticket to the big dance.

Its not.

I have no idea why you keep arguing circles around this. HFA is huge. Reliant would be rocking and I would get to be there.

Thorn
12-08-2012, 02:09 PM
blah blah blah.. Still gotta play the games. Texans have won more games on the road this year than they have at home anyway. As of right now, the road to the Super Bowl still goes through Houston.

76Texan
12-08-2012, 02:12 PM
2001 - AFCC @ Pittsburgh - W
2003 - AFCC @ NE - W
2004 - AFCC @ Pittsburgh - W
2007 - AFCC @ NE - W
2011 - AFCC @ NE - W

So, NE has gone to the Super Bowl 3 times with HFA and 2 times without. Real conclusive evidence right there.

You didn't mention how they got to those later points in times.
How did they even get to the CC games?

Pats
12-08-2012, 02:19 PM
You didn't mention how they got to those later points in times.
How did they even get to the CC games?

Quite frankly, NE should have lost to the Ravens last AFCC. Lee Evans dropped a TD in the end zone and then the Ravens kicker missed a chip shot FG. HFA amounted to squat the way the Ravens were moving the ball up and down the field.

Pats
12-08-2012, 02:20 PM
I have no idea why you keep arguing circles around this. HFA is huge. Reliant would be rocking and I would get to be there.

Its not, ask Pittsburgh.

Lurvinator11
12-08-2012, 02:26 PM
Quite frankly, NE should have lost to the Ravens last AFCC. Lee Evans dropped a TD in the end zone and then the Ravens kicker missed a chip shot FG. HFA amounted to squat the way the Ravens were moving the ball up and down the field.

Also, look at the Giants last year. Only played one home game, yet they won the Super Bowl.

I agree with what you're saying. HFA doesn't always get it. However, it is nice knowing that you have the inside track to hosting the Conference Championship game. Had last years Championship game been played at Baltimore, it wouldn't surprise me if Baltimore won. Home Field advantage can go a very long way in that last game.

thunderkyss
12-08-2012, 02:49 PM
Does it really matter? We win two of the next four & we got HFA throughout. We'll see if there's any advantage to that.

& whether there is or not, I'm going to love hosting the AFC Championship Game in Houston Texas (God willing).

ESAD2-14
12-08-2012, 02:53 PM
Only thing I can predict about this game is that the refs will bring out their extra soft yellow woobies to wrap Brady in when he gets hit or brushed up against.

Seriously though, I am concerned that the flags will fly if Brady gets touched. Which is ok if they extend the same courtesy to Schaub, which is doubtful.

thunderkyss
12-08-2012, 02:57 PM
Only thing I can predict about this game is that the refs will bring out their extra soft yellow woobies to wrap Brady in when he gets hit or brushed up against.

Seriously though, I am concerned that the flags will fly if Brady gets touched. Which is ok if they extend the same courtesy to Schaub, which is doubtful.

You'd think Kubiak can bring this to their attention before the game.

76Texan
12-08-2012, 04:10 PM
Quite frankly, NE should have lost to the Ravens last AFCC. Lee Evans dropped a TD in the end zone and then the Ravens kicker missed a chip shot FG. HFA amounted to squat the way the Ravens were moving the ball up and down the field.

Isn't that what the HFA is all about?

Thorn
12-08-2012, 04:24 PM
Does it really matter? We win two of the next four & we got HFA throughout. We'll see if there's any advantage to that.

& whether there is or not, I'm going to love hosting the AFC Championship Game in Houston Texas (God willing).

Not necessarily. If the Pats win out (including beating the Texans) they will be 13-3. If we lose to them, only winning two of the last three does no good because we'll both be 13-3 and they will own the 1st tie breaker. If the Pats win out over their last four games, we have to take the last three to get HFA.

SheTexan
12-08-2012, 05:32 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/MechDX/TexansMarines.png

Some quick copy and paste from my Facebook

THANKS! I did the copy and paste thing, but, it left the comments out. Just thought it was worth sharing.

infantrycak
12-08-2012, 05:39 PM
THANKS! I did the copy and paste thing, but, it left the comments out. Just thought it was worth sharing.

It was. Not sure why you thought any mod would have a problem with it.

As a somewhat topical aside, the 36th Infantry Division (Army not Marines as in the picture) aka "Texas Division" has had multiple deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. I am sure a bunch of them are cheering on the Texans as well.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7f/36th_Infantry_Division_SSI.svg/150px-36th_Infantry_Division_SSI.svg.png

Pats
12-08-2012, 07:36 PM
Isn't that what the HFA is all about?

Yes, Evans wouldnt have dropped that TD in Maryland and that was the only FG the Ravens kicker missed all season.

The Ravens cut both players. Damn that HFA.

rolyat93
12-08-2012, 10:25 PM
Texans win 38 - 17. Brady goes for 278 2 td's, 1 INT. Schaub goes for 255 3 td's. Foster gets 171 2 td's, AJ gets 88 yards 1 td.

76Texan
12-08-2012, 10:27 PM
Yes, Evans wouldnt have dropped that TD in Maryland and that was the only FG the Ravens kicker missed all season.

The Ravens cut both players. Damn that HFA.

So why are you arguing about HFA?

Not only that, your guy Moore could have been called for PI near your own end zone in the closing minute there.

That would have given the Ravens a first down at the 2.

I don't understand what you're complaining about.

But hey, feel free to tell your players to lose this game; it won't hurt my feeling one bit :)

Pats
12-08-2012, 11:50 PM
So why are you arguing about HFA?

Not only that, your guy Moore could have been called for PI near your own end zone in the closing minute there.

That would have given the Ravens a first down at the 2.

I don't understand what you're complaining about.

But hey, feel free to tell your players to lose this game; it won't hurt my feeling one bit :)

HFA is meaningless.

This is how I think it will go, the Texans will win Monday because NE is due for a loss at home in December. And, this game means the world to the Texans. They win this and theyre officially on the map. Up till now its all been hype.

Then, the AFCC will be in Houston and NE will win. Why? Because everything that worked for the Texans on MNF will be on film and wont be as successful in round 2. NE will have answers. Also, NE wont be favored to win.

NitroGSXR
12-09-2012, 12:31 AM
HFA is meaningless.

This is how I think it will go, the Texans will win Monday because NE is due for a loss at home in December. And, this game means the world to the Texans. They win this and theyre officially on the map. Up till now its all been hype.

Then, the AFCC will be in Houston and NE will win. Why? Because everything that worked for the Texans on MNF will be on film and wont be as successful in round 2. NE will have answers. Also, NE wont be favored to win.

Does it work both ways for you? What if the Pats win on Monday? Will that mean that the Texans will win in the playoffs since we will have them on film and have answers in addition to not being favored?

I'm with you in a sense on HFA... I don't think it's meaningless but more so believe that it is any given Sunday for everybody... especially in the playoffs. It's for all the marbles. That being said... I'd love to have homefield just because I will be able to go.

ChampionTexan
12-09-2012, 01:05 AM
Yes, Evans wouldnt have dropped that TD in Maryland and that was the only FG the Ravens kicker missed all season.

The Ravens cut both players. Damn that HFA.

If the game had been in Baltimore, it wouldn't have mattered if Evans dropped the pass or Cundiff missed the FG (which for the record, he was 28 of 37 on FG's in the regular season) because the first 59 minutes and 30 seconds would have gone completely different, and the Ravens probably would have been ahead by two TD's at that point anyway.

thunderkyss
12-09-2012, 06:26 AM
And, this game means the world to the Texans. They win this and theyre officially on the map. Up till now its all been hype.

Interesting.

I think as fans, we (especially here in Houston) think way too much about being on the map. That's what this game mean to us, the fans. I don't think being on "the map" means that much to the Houston Texans. As far as they are concerned, they are already on the map. They've been getting everyone's best game this season because they are on the map.

To the team, I think this is the game they get to test their metal against a "better" team. I think they believe they failed miserably against Greenbay & haven't had a true test since.

They thought they would get that opportunity against the Ravens, but after that game, it was obvious the Ravens weren't in the same league. Same thing against the Bears. It's not about being on the map, it's about going head to head with the best.

Then, the AFCC will be in Houston and NE will win. Why? Because everything that worked for the Texans on MNF will be on film and wont be as successful in round 2. NE will have answers. Also, NE wont be favored to win.

We would have to drum the Patriots for them not to be favored in the AFC Championship game if both teams were to make it that far. We'll still be seen as "inexperienced." Even if the Texans win Monday night, no one is going to be fooled into thinking the Texans are hands down the better team. Better Monday night maybe. Arizona, Seattle, not even a healthy Baltimore is thought to be a better team than New England, despite beating them earlier in the year.

And just like Bellichick would have a different game plan for the rematch, even if he won the first match-up, Kubiak & Wade will give the Pats a fresh look in the rematch.

76Texan
12-09-2012, 08:03 AM
Kubiak had seen Belichick's teams some 9 times over the year.

Wade had seen them at least 6 times.

And there are plenty of film out there for all to see.
It's not like these guys were born yesterday! :)

Tailgate
12-09-2012, 09:50 AM
I predict I will be more nervous for this game than I can remember. I am already starting to feel it.

MistaRed
12-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Just read there's an 80% chance of rain for monday night in Foxborough.

Tailgate
12-09-2012, 10:12 AM
Just read there's an 80% chance of rain for monday night in Foxborough.

Hmmm... everything else I have read says most of the rain will be done before the afternoon.

MistaRed
12-09-2012, 10:17 AM
Hmmm... everything else I have read says most of the rain will be done before the afternoon.

The report I read says they'll get some afternoon showers, temp in the 40's.

DX-TEX
12-09-2012, 10:54 AM
I actually read mid 30's and an inch of snow.

Everlong
12-09-2012, 10:59 AM
Hi all, Patriots fan. Just wanted to say we've had lots of Texan fans on the Patriots boards this week and other than the Saints I cannot remember such a good fan base hitting the boards for the week. Everybody was very gracious and lots of good football talk with no trolls at all. Some weeks it can be ridiculous. I've been reading the boards here all week until my account got validated and again very level headed and good football talk.

Regarding the rain it is supposed to rain into the game. Gillette is field turf so unlike your game against the Bears it will not have a major effect on footing. It will drop into the low 40's as the game goes on so if it remains wet that will effect the ball for the QB's and skill players for both teams. Overall I doubt the conditions are going to play a major factor for either team.

I hope it's an epic game where neither team has any injuries. I like the Pats in a 31-27 type of game. If the game was in Houston I would predict the same score but the other way. I think these teams are that close. Good luck.

Tailgate
12-09-2012, 11:09 AM
Hi all, Patriots fan. Just wanted to say we've had lots of Texan fans on the Patriots boards this week and other than the Saints I cannot remember such a good fan base hitting the boards for the week. Everybody was very gracious and lots of good football talk with no trolls at all. Some weeks it can be ridiculous. I've been reading the boards here all week until my account got validated and again very level headed and good football talk.

Regarding the rain it is supposed to rain into the game. Gillette is field turf so unlike your game against the Bears it will not have a major effect on footing. It will drop into the low 40's as the game goes on so if it remains wet that will effect the ball for the QB's and skill players for both teams. Overall I doubt the conditions are going to play a major factor for either team.

I hope it's an epic game where neither team has any injuries. I like the Pats in a 31-27 type of game. If the game was in Houston I would predict the same score but the other way. I think these teams are that close. Good luck.

Welcome! Same props to you and your fans. It has been fun talking real football without all the BS.

I do think that no matter who wins this game, it wont mean much come January when we hopefully meet again. Lets just hope it goes down here in Houston. Here is to a classic game with all the helpings and no injuries.

thunderkyss
12-09-2012, 11:12 AM
Everybody was very gracious and lots of good football talk with no trolls at all.

Well... let's see what I can do about that.

infantrycak
12-09-2012, 11:13 AM
Hi all, Patriots fan. Just wanted to say we've had lots of Texan fans on the Patriots boards this week and other than the Saints I cannot remember such a good fan base hitting the boards for the week.

Welcome to the MB. Our Pats visitors have been very good as well.

Here's to an exciting injury free game.

EllisUnit
12-09-2012, 11:59 AM
Hi all, Patriots fan. Just wanted to say we've had lots of Texan fans on the Patriots boards this week and other than the Saints I cannot remember such a good fan base hitting the boards for the week. Everybody was very gracious and lots of good football talk with no trolls at all. Some weeks it can be ridiculous. I've been reading the boards here all week until my account got validated and again very level headed and good football talk.

Regarding the rain it is supposed to rain into the game. Gillette is field turf so unlike your game against the Bears it will not have a major effect on footing. It will drop into the low 40's as the game goes on so if it remains wet that will effect the ball for the QB's and skill players for both teams. Overall I doubt the conditions are going to play a major factor for either team.

I hope it's an epic game where neither team has any injuries. I like the Pats in a 31-27 type of game. If the game was in Houston I would predict the same score but the other way. I think these teams are that close. Good luck.

Thanks man and welcome !!! So far all the Pats fans we have seen are way better than any other teams fans i have seen. Glad to have you guys here. Hopefully yall can come back during the play-offs and the tealks and get a lil more serious :)

NitroGSXR
12-09-2012, 12:37 PM
Hi all, Patriots fan. Just wanted to say we've had lots of Texan fans on the Patriots boards this week and other than the Saints I cannot remember such a good fan base hitting the boards for the week. Everybody was very gracious and lots of good football talk with no trolls at all. Some weeks it can be ridiculous. I've been reading the boards here all week until my account got validated and again very level headed and good football talk.

Regarding the rain it is supposed to rain into the game. Gillette is field turf so unlike your game against the Bears it will not have a major effect on footing. It will drop into the low 40's as the game goes on so if it remains wet that will effect the ball for the QB's and skill players for both teams. Overall I doubt the conditions are going to play a major factor for either team.

I hope it's an epic game where neither team has any injuries. I like the Pats in a 31-27 type of game. If the game was in Houston I would predict the same score but the other way. I think these teams are that close. Good luck.

Welcome to the boards! Thanks for taking the time to join and post up. EPIC game with NO injuries for either team! Good luck tomorrow!

Hervoyel
12-09-2012, 12:42 PM
This is a mental game. Gary knows that Bill is going to focus on taking away an important aspect of our offensive game and exploit a particular weakness in our defense, so Gary will focus our efforts on a separate but equally potent aspect of our offense & disguise our defensive pre-snap look on defense. However, Gary knows that Bill knows Gary knows so he'll expect Bill to take away that second most important aspect of our offense & attack the weaknesses caused by disguising our primary defensive weakness, so Gary will improve out tertiary offensive aspect & disguise our defenses disguise.

But of course Bill knows Gary knows that Bill knows so he'll game plan the tertiary offense & disguised defensive disguises.

But Gary knows that Bill knows that Gary knows Bill knows.......


Patriots 8 Texans 7 in the ugliest game you've ever seen.


So basically you're saying "Never mess with a Sicilian when death is on the line!" right?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LpF1Escpszc/TK5v5cMXqQI/AAAAAAAACI0/Df3dBZfHdR8/s1600/vizzini.jpg

What about getting into a land war in Asia? No?

HJam72
12-09-2012, 01:04 PM
This is a mental game. Gary knows that Bill is going to focus on taking away an important aspect of our offensive game and exploit a particular weakness in our defense, so Gary will focus our efforts on a separate but equally potent aspect of our offense & disguise our defensive pre-snap look on defense. However, Gary knows that Bill knows Gary knows so he'll expect Bill to take away that second most important aspect of our offense & attack the weaknesses caused by disguising our primary defensive weakness, so Gary will improve out tertiary offensive aspect & disguise our defenses disguise.

But of course Bill knows Gary knows that Bill knows so he'll game plan the tertiary offense & disguised defensive disguises.

But Gary knows that Bill knows that Gary knows Bill knows.......


Patriots 8 Texans 7 in the ugliest game you've ever seen.

Watt?

EllisUnit
12-09-2012, 01:07 PM
Watt?

my thoughts exactly.....:choke:

C Madd
12-09-2012, 01:15 PM
So basically you're saying "Never mess with a Sicilian when death is on the line!" right?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LpF1Escpszc/TK5v5cMXqQI/AAAAAAAACI0/Df3dBZfHdR8/s1600/vizzini.jpg

What about getting into a land war in Asia? No?

Must spread rep? Inconceivable!

brakos82
12-09-2012, 02:00 PM
The Patriots have won 20 consecutive games in the second half of the regular season.

The last team to defeat them? The 2009 Texans.

infantrycak
12-09-2012, 04:15 PM
The Patriots have won 20 consecutive games in the second half of the regular season.

The last team to defeat them? The 2009 Texans.

If (which is not "I hope for") Welker blows his knee out is Belichick going to blame it on their field turf?

ThaJokaa
12-09-2012, 06:29 PM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/556959_10151214179304342_2102810930_n.jpg

MEGA SWATT
12-09-2012, 07:01 PM
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/556959_10151214179304342_2102810930_n.jpg

sweet......

must spread rep:texanbill:

BullBlitz
12-09-2012, 07:27 PM
Hi all, Patriots fan. Just wanted to say we've had lots of Texan fans on the Patriots boards this week and other than the Saints I cannot remember such a good fan base hitting the boards for the week. Everybody was very gracious and lots of good football talk with no trolls at all. Some weeks it can be ridiculous. I've been reading the boards here all week until my account got validated and again very level headed and good football talk.

Regarding the rain it is supposed to rain into the game. Gillette is field turf so unlike your game against the Bears it will not have a major effect on footing. It will drop into the low 40's as the game goes on so if it remains wet that will effect the ball for the QB's and skill players for both teams. Overall I doubt the conditions are going to play a major factor for either team.

I hope it's an epic game where neither team has any injuries. I like the Pats in a 31-27 type of game. If the game was in Houston I would predict the same score but the other way. I think these teams are that close. Good luck.

Welcome to the Board. Should be a great game, and maybe a preview of a rematch soon to come.

EllisUnit
12-09-2012, 07:31 PM
Welcome to the Board. Should be a great game, and maybe a preview of a rematch soon to come.

WOW u got green WTF:bender:

ThaJokaa
12-09-2012, 08:03 PM
LOL, It's because he's not being an arrogant prick

EllisUnit
12-09-2012, 08:50 PM
LOL, It's because he's not being an arrogant prick

True....

DocBar
12-09-2012, 09:32 PM
An intersting tidbit: • Quarterbacks: The Patriots clinched the AFC East and get possibly their toughest test of the season against the one-loss but-not-yet-clinched Texans on Monday. The Pats' pass defense has allowed a lot of yards to opposing quarterbacks, something that a locked-in Matt Schaub should be able to take advantage of by targeting Andre Johnson and Owen Daniels as usual. In the eight games in which Schaub has thrown at least 30 times, he has averaged 288.9 yards with 15 total touchdowns. In nine games in which opposing passers have launched 30 or more throws against New England, those quarterbacks have averaged 320.6 yards with 18 touchdowns. That sets up nicely for Schaub, letting you conserve some passer funds for other positionsLINK (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/david_sabino/12/06/fantasy-football-salary-cap-advice-week-14/index.html)

76Texan
12-09-2012, 11:30 PM
An intersting tidbit: LINK (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/david_sabino/12/06/fantasy-football-salary-cap-advice-week-14/index.html)

Their pass D has been getting better with the acquisition of Talib.
They finally moved McCourty to full-time safety for a few games now.

76Texan
12-09-2012, 11:32 PM
Damn, I googles Foxboro weather and it comes up showing a high of 21 on Monday.

I nearly freak out but then realize that it's for Foxboro, Summit. Wisconsin.
LOL

EllisUnit
12-10-2012, 04:35 AM
Damn, I googles Foxboro weather and it comes up showing a high of 21 on Monday.

I nearly freak out but then realize that it's for Foxboro, Summit. Wisconsin.
LOL

21, hell thats like summertime there.

Nitrofish
12-10-2012, 05:24 AM
Their pass D has been getting better with the acquisition of Talib.
They finally moved McCourty to full-time safety for a few games now.

Didn't look good at all against Miami. They got allot of breaks in that game. Turnovers that had nothing to do with the Pats but rather the Dolphins bad luck or poor execution.

I watched that game twice and was surprised how many times the Pats D were way out of position, or burned by Hartline and others. I saw huge opportunities for our running game also.

Their D has not faced an offense like the Texans all season. Improved or not, they are not up to the task of stopping the Texans O IMHO.

76Texan
12-10-2012, 08:08 AM
Didn't look good at all against Miami. They got allot of breaks in that game. Turnovers that had nothing to do with the Pats but rather the Dolphins bad luck or poor execution.

I watched that game twice and was surprised how many times the Pats D were way out of position, or burned by Hartline and others. I saw huge opportunities for our running game also.

Their D has not faced an offense like the Texans all season. Improved or not, they are not up to the task of stopping the Texans O IMHO.

I don't disagree with you, but they are capable of beating us, especially in the cold rain.

Their D can force fumble and their QB doesn't turn the ball over much.

I'm not sure we can win the game if we have one more TO than them.

thunderkyss
12-10-2012, 08:44 AM
I'm not sure we can win the game if we have one more TO than them.

I think we can win the turnover battle & still lose the game. They score off their turnovers, we don't.

Normally. We did a good job of it against Baltiless, so if they have that kind of focus, yeah. But that was the exception to the rule.

76Texan
12-10-2012, 09:05 AM
I think we can win the turnover battle & still lose the game. They score off their turnovers, we don't.

Normally. We did a good job of it against Baltiless, so if they have that kind of focus, yeah. But that was the exception to the rule.

That they score more off their Turnovers is just a coincidence.
The opponents gifted them a few close to their own end zone; their opponents made more unforced errors than ours.