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EllisUnit
12-16-2012, 06:52 PM
Hmmmm this one could be tough, not because its the vikings lol, BUT because Adrian Peterson is having a monster season. I played against this guy in high school and i did get a shoe string tackle on the guy, WATT NOW PUNK...haha other than that the guy ran all over us. Only had like 500 rushing yards and 6 TDs not to bad.

OK i see it as

Texans 34

Vikings 24

I think our offense really starts to click, the running game and passing game look like they did at the beginning of the year, and we start to gain momentum for the play-offs.

AJ With 127 yards and 2 TDs (i feel like he is really gaining confidence). Foster will have 218 rushing yards as he doesnt like to be shown up by AP. Watt has 2 sacks.

amazing80
12-16-2012, 06:54 PM
Hmmmm this one could be tough, not because its the vikings lol, BUT because Adrian Peterson is having a monster season. I played against this guy in high school and i did get a shoe string tackle on the guy, WATT NOW PUNK...haha other than that the guy ran all over us. Only had like 500 rushing yards and 6 TDs not to bad.

OK i see it as

Texans 34

Vikings 24

I think our offense really starts to click, the running game and passing game look like they did at the beginning of the year, and we start to gain momentum for the play-offs.

AJ With 127 yards and 2 TDs (i feel like he is really gaining confidence). Foster will have 218 rushing yards as he doesnt like to be shown up by AP. Watt has 2 sacks.

If that happens and Watt is 1 sack from tieing the all time record and we have the 1 seed wrapped up, would Gary play him in week 17 :slapfight:

Thorn
12-16-2012, 07:01 PM
Texans get super gashed by Peterson, but still win. This game isn't going to be as easy as I think some folks are thinking. This one is going to be a nail biter, but Texans will pull it out.

amazing80
12-16-2012, 07:05 PM
Texans get super gashed by Peterson, but still win. This game isn't going to be as easy as I think some folks are thinking. This one is going to be a nail biter, but Texans will pull it out.

The way our run D has played all season I think AP can get the all time rushing record on Sun vs us.....he scares me

DX-TEX
12-16-2012, 07:08 PM
AP held to under a 100 yards. They stack the box and giggle while challenging Ponder to beat them

46-10 Texans

EllisUnit
12-16-2012, 07:08 PM
The way our run D has played all season I think AP can get the all time rushing record on Sun vs us.....he scares me

will be fun to see him vs watt

Seņor Stan
12-16-2012, 07:14 PM
21 - 13 Texans win...

7 field goals by the Shaner!

wolf123
12-16-2012, 07:15 PM
I predict PAIN......:bat:

ajohnson80
12-16-2012, 07:16 PM
The way our run D has played all season I think AP can get the all time rushing record on Sun vs us.....he scares me

You mean the 2nd best run D in the league? Not so sure about that logic.

I am an AP fan though and hope he does get the record in a losing effort. :fingergun:

Texans 24
Vikings 13

amazing80
12-16-2012, 07:21 PM
:turtle:You mean the 2nd best run D in the league? Not so sure about that logic.

I am an AP fan though and hope he does get the record in a losing effort. :fingergun:

Texans 24
Vikings 13

That can be deceiving, we are ranked 31st in rush attempts against, meaning people rush very little vs us, but when they do, they get 4.1 YPC....now enter in a guy like AP.....could be trouble, luckily for us their qb is awful and we can focus on AP

hradhak
12-16-2012, 07:32 PM
Peterson is gonna be tough. Even stacking the box is not gonna be enough. I dont think our gameplan changes much frim week to week. Get a lead and then sit on the ball. Texans 31 14

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ajohnson80
12-16-2012, 07:41 PM
:turtle:

That can be deceiving, we are ranked 31st in rush attempts against, meaning people rush very little vs us, but when they do, they get 4.1 YPC....now enter in a guy like AP.....could be trouble, luckily for us their qb is awful and we can focus on AP

4.1 is still good for top 10, but i agree ap is dangerous and can run on anyone.

EllisUnit
12-16-2012, 07:44 PM
4.1 is still good for top 10, but i agree ap is dangerous and can run on anyone.

I have a feeling Wade will shut AP down. Watt will bring him back to earth as he slams him down in the back field.

TexanSam
12-16-2012, 08:29 PM
Texans 24 Vikings 23. Minny is fighting for a playoff berth and they're going to make a game of it. I don't think anyone can shut down AP, but hopefully we can limit him to around 100 yards.

I kinda hope AP does have a good game while the Texans win just because I'd like to see him break the record in week 17.

EllisUnit
12-16-2012, 08:35 PM
ummm he would need over 240 yards against us, that wouldnt be good for us no matter how you look at it. He will have another week to get the record, but it wont be against us.

Showtime100
12-16-2012, 08:36 PM
predict.....lol. Worthless thread(s)

EllisUnit
12-16-2012, 08:39 PM
predict.....lol. Worthless thread(s)

wow mr negative, these are just for fun.

Wont do them anymore if everyone feels its a waste of forum space.

GP
12-16-2012, 08:50 PM
Vikings 27

Texans 24

Hope I'm wrong, but AP is out of control. Not even the Houston Police Department can stop him.

EllisUnit
12-16-2012, 08:52 PM
Vikings 27

Texans 24

Hope I'm wrong, but AP is out of control. Not even the Houston Police Department can stop him.

i take Watt over AP. He will be the key in slowing him down and i have full faith in Watt

Showtime100
12-16-2012, 08:53 PM
Most predictors wrong. Few, if any right.

MistaRed
12-16-2012, 08:53 PM
Texans 31 Vikings 13

Run game continues to get in a groove. Watt has 3 more sacks.

Showtime100
12-16-2012, 08:54 PM
wow mr negative, these are just for fun.

Wont do them anymore if everyone feels its a waste of forum space.

Not negative, not stupid either.

EllisUnit
12-16-2012, 08:55 PM
Not negative, not stupid either.

no stupid ? Where did that come from ?

BullBlitz
12-16-2012, 09:15 PM
Texans 24
Vikings 28

I just can't see our front 7 stopping AP.

EllisUnit
12-16-2012, 09:16 PM
Texans 24
Vikings 28

I just can't see our front 7 stopping AP.

Bull we already knew man, we already knew.

Hervoyel
12-16-2012, 09:25 PM
My Prediction?

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

Pain!

Showtime100
12-16-2012, 09:27 PM
no stupid ? Where did that come from ?

Prediction is stupid. No offense.

EllisUnit
12-16-2012, 09:29 PM
Prediction is stupid. No offense.

Tell the Mayans that :fingergun:

Showtime100
12-16-2012, 09:36 PM
Prediction is stupid. No offense.

Tell the Mayans that :fingergun:

Mayans, hear me now. Prediction is stupid. :shades:

EllisUnit
12-16-2012, 09:37 PM
Mayans, hear me now. Prediction is stupid. :shades:

:handshake:

Titans Sux 72
12-16-2012, 10:02 PM
AP held to under a 100 yards. They stack the box and giggle while challenging Ponder to beat them

46-10 Texans

What makes you think the Texans are not the first to think of this, yet he still has 1900 yards and winning games.
Vick Ballard. Let me repeat VICK BALLARD ran for 105 yards with a 5.8 average.

What the he77 you think A.D. is gonna do? Yikes!
It's gonna be a close game.

Texans 24
Vikes 17

DX-TEX
12-16-2012, 10:04 PM
What makes you think the Texans are not the first to think of this, yet he still has 1900 yards and winning games.
Vick Ballard. Let me repeat VICK BALLARD ran for 105 yards with a 5.8 average.

What the he77 you think A.D. is gonna do? Yikes!
It's gonna be a close game.

Texans 24
Vikes 17

46-10. Watch.

ObsiWan
12-17-2012, 12:52 AM
Prediction is stupid. No offense.

Don't let him snow you Ellis... this is coming from the guy who has a 133-75 record on the Texans Talk Pick 'Em board and currently sits in 7th place in the rankings. He's been "predicting" (and quite admirably I must say) ALL YEAR LONG.
:spin:

EllisUnit
12-17-2012, 04:50 AM
Don't let him snow you Ellis... this is coming from the guy who has a 133-75 record on the Texans Talk Pick 'Em board and currently sits in 7th place in the rankings. He's been "predicting" (and quite admirably I must say) ALL YEAR LONG.
:spin:

WTF Showtime :foottap:

TheIronDuke
12-17-2012, 09:32 AM
WTF Showtime :foottap:

He was just drunk last night, I like these threads by the way.

Them: 28
Us: 31

Bert Orange
12-17-2012, 10:18 AM
I predict a lot of angry snowbirds. Will be debuting my playoff flags to remind all opponents where they are playing.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8243857367_fb7c0fc7a5.jpg

BullNation4Life
12-17-2012, 10:55 AM
My Prediction?

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

Pain!

YES! YES! YES!

got my fav prediction this week...

Reason Colts got all those running yards is because the Texans were playing a lot of Dime and Nickle to stop Luck from throwing. Defense sometimes is a Catch 22. You play against the Pass, you give up rushing yards, you play against the Rush, you can get carved up on the pass. Sometimes you play Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady and it doesn't matter what you do...

this week the play Christian Ponder so stack the box make Ponder beat you in the air, which he cannot do...

drs23
12-17-2012, 12:31 PM
Vikings 27

Texans 24

Hope I'm wrong, but AP is out of control. Not even the Houston Police Department can stop him.

blitz, did you hack GP's account?

1st clue, a full three paragraphs too short.

C'mon, you can do better.


:D

BullNation4Life
12-17-2012, 12:46 PM
Vikings 27

Texans 24

Hope I'm wrong, but AP is out of control. Not even the Houston Police Department can stop him.

so would you say that AP has got...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHofAqyja_s

oh and you are seriously giving the Vikings defense way to much credit...

Texans - 31
AP - 14

Goodwrench3
12-17-2012, 12:46 PM
34-7 for us.

Trail.Blazr
12-17-2012, 01:04 PM
YES! YES! YES!

got my fav prediction this week...

Reason Colts got all those running yards is because the Texans were playing a lot of Dime and Nickle to stop Luck from throwing. Defense sometimes is a Catch 22. You play against the Pass, you give up rushing yards, you play against the Rush, you can get carved up on the pass. Sometimes you play Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady and it doesn't matter what you do...

this week the play Christian Ponder so stack the box make Ponder beat you in the air, which he cannot do...

I would have said the same about Henne a few weeks ago...

But this is a non-argument. Even with Percy Harvin, AP get's the lion-share of attention. Percy on I/R is a bonus. They are comatose in the receiving positions.

AP is their 2nd leading receiver starting in this coming game. Stack him up, spy him and do your best to contain him. He'll still get his, but don't let him beat the Texans.


On the side... Jarred Allen. Is it OK to wish for him to get a season ending injury?


Bottom line, I have been nervous watching any of our NFC games this season. Minnesota just took care of the Rams, a team whom plays tough. On paper, this looks like a Texans W..... potential TRAP GAME.

GP
12-17-2012, 03:22 PM
so would you say that AP has got...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHofAqyja_s

oh and you are seriously giving the Vikings defense way to much credit...

Texans - 31
AP - 14

Jets. Lions. Jags.

Three teams we almost slept on. And you want me to back off my Vikings fear?

No thanks. I've seen this team enough to know that they can make the easy look difficult, especially when it counts. If we win vs. the Vikings, then I can stop worrying. That'll give us HFA 100%.

Until the Vikings game is over and we've won it, I won't sit here and say the Vikings are any different than Jets/Lions/Jags who each proved a menace to us for longer than we cared to enjoy.

TexansWest
12-17-2012, 04:05 PM
I don't care how we win, just as long we win!! Driving 600 miles to attend my 2nd Texans game and would love to get a win to take home!! I will say that Adrian gets his but we get ours more!!

Texans 31
Vikings 17

thunderkyss
12-17-2012, 06:42 PM
Our best run defense has been our offense. I think we get that back Sunday. We're going to hold the ball and frustrate the Vikings to take them out of their game. They're pretty patient with their run, they don't give up easy. But they're playing for their play-off lives.

We jump on them early, score 21 points in the first qtr, they'll abandon the run, we dominate on D.

43-6 Texans.

TimeKiller
12-18-2012, 11:14 AM
I don't think that both Vikings and Colts can beat Texans these next two. With HFA locked up, I couldn't care less how it happens but here's how I see it:

Vikings are a strong team that play right into the Texan's strength. Man up on the outsides, stack up against AP and say, Brady and Rodgers might tear up our man coverage but Christian Ponder certainly will not. Playing ball control on the other side, score first, keep the clock and the chains moving....force the Vikings to go aerial and start dialing up the blitzes.

Oh, and just to ruin ESPN's day, hold "all day" to like 20 yards on 12 carries. Force ESPN to talk about JJ instead, he should be getting run for MVP.

DX-TEX
12-18-2012, 11:21 AM
I don't think that both Vikings and Colts can beat Texans these next two. With HFA locked up, I couldn't care less how it happens but here's how I see it:

Vikings are a strong team that play right into the Texan's strength. Man up on the outsides, stack up against AP and say, Brady and Rodgers might tear up our man coverage but Christian Ponder certainly will not. Playing ball control on the other side, score first, keep the clock and the chains moving....force the Vikings to go aerial and start dialing up the blitzes.

Oh, and just to ruin ESPN's day, hold "all day" to like 20 yards on 12 carries. Force ESPN to talk about JJ instead, he should be getting run for MVP.

http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1308545/hennelol2_medium.gif

:wadepalm:

thunderkyss
12-18-2012, 12:26 PM
I don't think that both Vikings and Colts can beat Texans these next two. With HFA locked up, I couldn't care less how it happens but here's how I see it:

Vikings are a strong team that play right into the Texan's strength. Man up on the outsides, stack up against AP and say, Brady and Rodgers might tear up our man coverage but Christian Ponder certainly will not. Playing ball control on the other side, score first, keep the clock and the chains moving....force the Vikings to go aerial and start dialing up the blitzes.

Oh, and just to ruin ESPN's day, hold "all day" to like 20 yards on 12 carries. Force ESPN to talk about JJ instead, he should be getting run for MVP.

I think the key here will be for the safeties to trust the front 7 to stop AD, all-day, Peterson. He's going to break a big run, he's going to pick up some yards. The safeties have to stay deep & not allow those big runs to turn into TDs. Not allow peeking into the backfield to turn into an easy lob for Ponder & a TD.

If the safeties can keep AD in front of them they can keep him out of the endzone. Yards don't win games. Who cares about that record. Who cares what people say about our run defense. Keep him out of the endzone & our chances of winning increases exponentially.

76Texan
12-18-2012, 12:42 PM
I think the key here will be for the safeties to trust the front 7 to stop AD, all-day, Peterson. He's going to break a big run, he's going to pick up some yards. The safeties have to stay deep & not allow those big runs to turn into TDs. Not allow peeking into the backfield to turn into an easy lob for Ponder & a TD.

If the safeties can keep AD in front of them they can keep him out of the endzone. Yards don't win games. Who cares about that record. Who cares what people say about our run defense. Keep him out of the endzone & our chances of winning increases exponentially.

What I hate the most is for a safety to bit the run fAke when the CB plays for an inside release. Or in case of Demps, squatting for no reason at all.

When the D call for an inside release, that safety has to stay back to take accountability for his assignment.

You can't give the receiver and the QB all the room in the deep middle.

I would bench that dog the second time he repeats the offense.

thunderkyss
12-18-2012, 12:59 PM
Or in case of Demps, squatting for no reason at all.

When the D call for an inside release, that safety has to stay back to take accountability for his assignment.

You can't give the receiver and the QB all the room in the deep middle.

I would bench that dog the second time he repeats the offense.

I think that's what happened Sunday. Demps did that, squat for no reason against the Patriots on that third qtr TD & against the Colts on the late 1st half TD.

Quin doesn't say as much, but check out the last minute of this podcast (http://www.sports790.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?podcast=FeaturedInterviews&selected_podcast=Glover_Quin_on_The_Big_Show__1355 756807_9173.mp3).

BullNation4Life
12-18-2012, 01:43 PM
WIN. WIN. WIN.

Three teams we almost slept on. And you want me to back off my Vikings fear?

No thanks. I've seen this team enough to know that they can make the easy look difficult, especially when it counts. If we win vs. the Vikings, then I can stop worrying. That'll give us HFA 100%.

Until the Vikings game is over and we've won it, I won't sit here and say the Vikings are any different than Jets/Lions/Jags who each proved a menace to us for longer than we cared to enjoy.

Fixed it for you. Key word in that first sentence, almost...

Guess what Sunday is going to be...Give you a hint, starts with a W...

76Texan
12-18-2012, 01:52 PM
I think that's what happened Sunday. Demps did that, squat for no reason against the Patriots on that third qtr TD & against the Colts on the late 1st half TD.

Quin doesn't say as much, but check out the last minute of this podcast (http://www.sports790.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?podcast=FeaturedInterviews&selected_podcast=Glover_Quin_on_The_Big_Show__1355 756807_9173.mp3).

He said plenty!

thunderkyss
12-18-2012, 02:11 PM
He said plenty!

Yeah, I was surprised he said as much as he did. I know he was in a hard spot, trying to correct one misconception... but you're kinda throwing someone under a bus.

76Texan
12-18-2012, 02:20 PM
Yeah, I was surprised he said as much as he did. I know he was in a hard spot, trying to correct one misconception... but you're kinda throwing someone under a bus.

There were no way for him to go around that question.

And the use of the term "technique" doesn't sound too bad;
Obviously, the coaches gave that particular safety a little more responsibility on such a play and that guy needs to be on top of his technique, otherwise, he'd be toast.

False Start
12-18-2012, 02:21 PM
Texans- 28
Vikings- 24

CloakNNNdagger
12-18-2012, 05:25 PM
An interesting stat:

The Texans are 8-0 when leading after the opening period and 10-0 when leading at halftime and after three quarters.

drs23
12-18-2012, 05:35 PM
Our best run defense has been our offense. I think we get that back Sunday. We're going to hold the ball and frustrate the Vikings to take them out of their game. They're pretty patient with their run, they don't give up easy. But they're playing for their play-off lives.

We jump on them early, score 21 points in the first qtr, they'll abandon the run, we dominate on D.

43-6 Texans.

GP will be ecstatic! :fingergun:

kiwitexansfan
12-18-2012, 05:46 PM
I predict the end of the world as two mutants (ADP and JJW) collide.

Seriously is anyone not pumped to see those two go at it?

Bulls on Parade
12-18-2012, 06:09 PM
Texans 34, Vikings 24

The Texans clinch the 1st seed in the AFC.

I forgot I gave my prediction in another thread by mistake.

BullBlitz
12-18-2012, 06:51 PM
AP is playing at the top of his game. I think that he will be able to break into the secondary often enough to be a problem for the Texans' defense.

Texans 20
Vikings 31

thunderkyss
12-18-2012, 08:06 PM
AP is playing at the top of his game. I think that he will be able to break into the secondary often enough to be a problem for the Texans' defense.

Texans 20
Vikings 31


Your insight is amazing. Would you mind breaking down the Cheifs@Indy game for me?

amazing80
12-18-2012, 09:28 PM
An interesting stat:

The Texans are 8-0 when leading after the opening period and 10-0 when leading at halftime and after three quarters.

An even better stat,

Texans are perfect when leading after the 4th quarter :kitten:

Big Lou
12-18-2012, 11:47 PM
AP is playing at the top of his game. I think that he will be able to break into the secondary often enough to be a problem for the Texans' defense.

Texans 20
Vikings 31

I'm changing my name to "BigLouBlitz", and here's my thoughts on the next two weeks:

Texans 0
Vikings 84

Next week:

Texans -14
Indy 2,877,021

Texan_Bill
12-18-2012, 11:49 PM
I'm changing my name to "BigLouBlitz", and here's my thoughts on the next two weeks:

Texans 0
Vikings 84

Next week:

Texans -14
Indy 2,877,021

I hate you!!!

:whip:

ChampionTexan
12-19-2012, 12:16 AM
I'm changing my name to "BigLouBlitz", and here's my thoughts on the next two weeks:

Texans 0
Vikings 84

Next week:

Texans -14
Indy 2,877,021

So bet the over?

Perki-Perk
12-19-2012, 12:27 AM
The way our run D has played all season I think AP can get the all time rushing record on Sun vs us.....he scares me

The way our 3rd ranked run D...what????

The Third Man
12-19-2012, 01:13 AM
The way our run D has played all season I think AP can get the all time rushing record on Sun vs us.....he scares me

The Texans run defence is fifth best in the NFL and has allowed a league low 3 touchdowns.

CloakNNNdagger
12-19-2012, 09:43 AM
The Texans run defence is fifth best in the NFL and has allowed a league low 3 touchdowns.

When we jump off to a fast start, opponents commonly abandon their run game. Their run stats go down and our run defense stats go up. In this game, we better hit hard and fast........as the Vikings are not likely to abandon the run.......their only real weapon........until they are very far behind.

thunderkyss
12-19-2012, 09:59 AM
When we jump off to a fast start, opponents commonly abandon their run game. Their run stats go down and our run defense stats go up. In this game, we better hit hard and fast........as the Vikings are not likely to abandon the run.......their only real weapon........until they are very far behind.


It's not just that we score a lot when we're at the top of our game, but we're also pretty stingy with the ball. Two long TD scoring drives where they only touch it once in the first quarter, they may abandon the run much sooner than they want.

They are playing for their playoff lives

76Texan
12-19-2012, 10:04 AM
When we jump off to a fast start, opponents commonly abandon their run game. Their run stats go down and our run defense stats go up. In this game, we better hit hard and fast........as the Vikings are not likely to abandon the run.......their only real weapon........until they are very far behind.

It's not just that we score a lot when we're at the top of our game, but we're also pretty stingy with the ball. Two long TD scoring drives where they only touch it once in the first quarter, they may abandon the run much sooner than they want.

They are playing for their playoff lives

Sounds like a plan !:thisbig:

kiwitexansfan
12-19-2012, 12:25 PM
I predict that even if the Vikes are down 20 in the first quarter they don't abandon the run game for two reasons:
- They are all about getting ADP over 2000 yards and giving him a shot at the record, what else do they have to play for?
- The alternative is putting the game in the hands of Christian Ponder.

thunderkyss
12-19-2012, 05:07 PM
- They are all about getting ADP over 2000 yards and giving him a shot at the record, what else do they have to play for?

They are currently the 6th seed in the NFC holding off the Skins/Cowboys/Giants for the final wild-card. 2 more wins & they're 10-6 & in.

EllisUnit
12-19-2012, 07:14 PM
AP is playing at the top of his game. I think that he will be able to break into the secondary often enough to be a problem for the Texans' defense.

Texans 20
Vikings 31

2-12 so far this season, is that you Sanders ???

Home team fan
12-19-2012, 09:34 PM
I know this is the wrong thread, but I can't figure out how to start a new one.
Can anyone give me advice on where a good place to buy tickets for Sundays game is? I looked online and a place called Berry's tickets ( or berry's something ) but their out of LA Cali. I fill like their fees will rape me. I'd rather spend more money for better tickets than fees.
Please help! Thanks

kiwitexansfan
12-20-2012, 12:45 AM
They are currently the 6th seed in the NFC holding off the Skins/Cowboys/Giants for the final wild-card. 2 more wins & they're 10-6 & in.

Really? That can't be right.

So much for the quality and depth of the NFC

Rey
12-20-2012, 11:29 AM
I'm not going to predict a score, but I'm worried about Christian Ponder in this game. Lots of attention is going to be on Peterson...Ponder is not awful IMO. Plus he has some scrambling ability.

I'm worried about Ponder early and Peterson late.

I think this is going to be a tough one, but we can do it if we play well.

TexanBacker93
12-20-2012, 11:44 AM
What makes you think the Texans are not the first to think of this, yet he still has 1900 yards and winning games.
Vick Ballard. Let me repeat VICK BALLARD ran for 105 yards with a 5.8 average.

What the he77 you think A.D. is gonna do? Yikes!
It's gonna be a close game.

Texans 24
Vikes 17

Different player. Different game. AP is Hakeem to Ballard's Dalembert, BUT the guy directly behind center makes it a big difference. The Texans weren't going to let Luck go crazy. If the Colts were going to win that game it would have been with Luck throwing for 400.

The Vikings don't have that kind of passing attack. Heck, you could argue that they don't have a passing attack at all. The focus can be on AP. I don't want to see 8 in the box, though. If he gets by the first wave he'll be running for 80 yards each play. I think the Vikes will run him away from Watt, though.

It won't be a blowout win, but I don't think it will be in doubt. It might be another 10-14 point win.

thunderkyss
12-20-2012, 12:13 PM
I think to much is being made of the Vick Ballard thing. Sure he made some big runs on our defense. But nobody was looking for him. There were a couple of situations where the Colts should have been throwing, but they didn't. There was that one drive where they scored & Vick had like 5 or 6 carries. I'm sure Wade was thinking they were going to pass on every down. Wade got took, Arians got us...

But I guarantee there will be 11 guys looking for Peterson to run on every play. 12 if we can get away with it.

Make no mistake, Peterson will get his. Minnesota is a better team than Indy, so they have a chance to win. If we don't get into the end zone, like the last couple of weeks, we help those chances.

So, I expect to see Brooks replacing Jones in the Red Zone. I expect to see more LeStar & Posey and less Walter through the first three qtrs. I expect to see an urgency towards scoring & scoring early. I expect to see a Texans win & I think Minnesota's game plan (hand it to AD) is going to play right into Gary-Ball.

I think our defense tackles like we know they can. I think they keep Peterson in front of them. I think Peterson has an avg day. 6.3 ypc, 130 ypg, 0.78 TDs/game

43-16 Houston

76Texan
12-20-2012, 12:19 PM
Different player. Different game. AP is Hakeem to Ballard's Dalembert, BUT the guy directly behind center makes it a big difference. The Texans weren't going to let Luck go crazy. If the Colts were going to win that game it would have been with Luck throwing for 400.

The Vikings don't have that kind of passing attack. Heck, you could argue that they don't have a passing attack at all. The focus can be on AP. I don't want to see 8 in the box, though. If he gets by the first wave he'll be running for 80 yards each play. I think the Vikes will run him away from Watt, though.

It won't be a blowout win, but I don't think it will be in doubt. It might be another 10-14 point win.
With the Vikings favoring the 22 and 13 personnel (single receiver), we might very well have a lot of 8-Man in the box.

This will be where Brooks Reed can help in the 53 Defensive formation as one of the ILBs.

thunderkyss
12-20-2012, 01:05 PM
Interesting

Hervoyel
12-20-2012, 01:12 PM
wow mr negative, these are just for fun.

Wont do them anymore if everyone feels its a waste of forum space.


It is a ritual. You do not **** with the ritual at this point. Even last week after the Patriots massacred us I still posted. No Mr.T but I was too superstitious to ignore the thread completely.

Don't mess with the ritual.:slapfight:

Also this is a playoff game for all intents and purposes. Vikings are playing for their lives and we are fools if we think we're going to win in Indianapolis this year. Pagano is going to be back on the sidelines and that place is going to be rocking like a madhouse. They will be playing nine-miles above their heads on pure emotion and we won't need as much as they want it. We lose in Indy so we better take care of business here against Minnesota. The playoffs have already started for us.

htownfan32
12-20-2012, 01:19 PM
I had a dream where Schaub got concussed by Jared Allen, and so TJ Yates stepped in in the 1st quarter and threw for 300+ yards, 3 TDs and we beat the Vikes 28-14. Schaub was back for playoffs.

That is my ******ed up prediction for the day lol

thunderkyss
12-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Also this is a playoff game for all intents and purposes. Vikings are playing for their lives and we are fools if we think we're going to win in Indianapolis this year. Pagano is going to be back on the sidelines and that place is going to be rocking like a madhouse. They will be playing nine-miles above their heads on pure emotion and we won't need as much as they want it. We lose in Indy so we better take care of business here against Minnesota. The playoffs have already started for us.

I think this is an excellent point. No one should be thinking this game isn't all that important because we get to play Indy next week. But inevitably, there's always a hint of that in games such as this.

It's up to Kubiak to make sure we're all on the same page & that everyone plays to win. One guy on one play with anything less than a 110% attitude is all it takes to lose this thing & make next week a must win & that same attitude cost us another game and we're 11-4 the third seed.

It's easier to get them playing their best ever if they have to. This time, Kubiak has to get them to want to & we've seen how that's gone before.

Thorn
12-20-2012, 01:51 PM
I know this is the wrong thread, but I can't figure out how to start a new one.
Can anyone give me advice on where a good place to buy tickets for Sundays game is? I looked online and a place called Berry's tickets ( or berry's something ) but their out of LA Cali. I fill like their fees will rape me. I'd rather spend more money for better tickets than fees.
Please help! Thanks

Check the Tickets, Memorabilia and Gear section of this board.

EllisUnit
12-22-2012, 01:47 PM
Last day to predict....

BullBlitz
12-23-2012, 03:45 PM
Last day to predict....

I'll stick with my earlier prediction. Thanks.