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amazing80
12-30-2012, 06:39 PM
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Vs.

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Last year's playoff game does not count, don't even talk about it.

Texans being offensive
The last few weeks, Houston has struggled mightily on offense. We have 3 touchdowns in the last 18 quarters (minus TJ Yates garbage TD in New England). Thats right folks, 3 touchdowns offensively in 18 quarters of football. That stat shows how poor we have played the last 4 games. This team rides and dies by how our offense plays. If we continue to struggle we will not beat the Bengals and will lose in the wild card round.

Keys to the game
1. The first thing we need to do is establish the run. We have clearly established that without the run game we're terrible on offense. We CANNOT GET INTO a shootout with Cincinnati because we do not have the offensive power to keep up. We need to feed Arian and Ben and force the Bengals to scoot up, then abusing them via the PA. We must quit forcing the ball to the right, because we are trash running that way. The RG position is in shambles and we get no breathing room that way. Gary has to let his ego go and avoid running that way.

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2. Our defense MUST get pressure. Our secondary has proven all year long that it cannot hang with any passing team unless pressure is applied regularly. In order to do this, we must get a lead and punish their run game. If we force them to be one dimensional, the game is in our favor. Connor Barwin, Brooks Reed and Whitney Mercilus MUST show up because JJ Watt and Antonio Smith cannot continue to be the only ones getting pressure. Wade will need to come up with a few deadly plays that cause pressure from someone else (Manning, Quin or Jackson). This is a very important task that will decide the outcome for our defense. #bullsonparade

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3. Its time to regain our swagger. We have been playing timid and way too conservative on BOTH sides of the ball. I am tired of seeing a lethargic team take the field. We must get our swagger back and play Texas style ball. Somewhere along the line we lost our identity and our players and coaches have not been able to find it. This is squarely on Gary Kubiak to instill confidence and mojo back within the players. The fire needs to be lit and its on our coach to hand the lighter to our on field captains to light the torch. He better figure how to do that very quickly.

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This team has been struggling with success and have been faltering under the immense pressure. Well its time for them to step up and prove they belong or fold up and admit they are pretenders. As a fan we bicker about players and about coaching decisions, but at the end of the day we come together for one thing, A Texans Victory. The talent on this team is good enough to win a championship and if they can get their crap together they will be VERY hard to beat. Even on the road this team is dangerous. It all starts with preparation and knowing they are a great team. I hope Gary can prove to all of us he is the man for the job by getting them ready and having them play a great game. This Bengals team is no joke and their offense will be VERY hard to contain, not to mention their defense is explosive and very technically sound. This game will be tougher than last season and I hope our team gets focused and puts their emotions on the table and come away with a victory. The fact they fumbled away HFA will either break this team or will make them come together. This time next week, we will know what kind of team, coach and owner we have.

Tailgate
12-30-2012, 06:41 PM
One game at a time. :shots:

utahmark
12-30-2012, 06:41 PM
I like that bull. Hope they come out looking like that.

Vinny
12-30-2012, 06:43 PM
man...donno if I can focus on the wildcard game after this craptastic back to back effort vs the league's classically mediocre/average teams (at least this season) in the Vikes and the Colts. I may be in the mood by Saturday.

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 06:45 PM
Can we edit the thread title to make it more....well....game-thready?

amazing80
12-30-2012, 06:47 PM
Can we edit the thread title to make it more....well....game-thready?

idk how you do youre "game-thready" thats how I am accustomed to where I typically post....you are more than welcome to start a new one and move this....Im trying to move on from this terrible game today

Marcus
12-30-2012, 06:48 PM
If I so much as even watch this game, it'll be be a miracle. No way am I going to get excited about it.

Lucky
12-30-2012, 06:48 PM
I'm asking for an Amber alert for this team's soul. It was lost somewhere in the New England area.

mariowillshine15
12-30-2012, 06:48 PM
Stop Green-Ellis. Double Green. Make Dalton beat you with his other targets.

Run the ball effectively to set up play action bombs. Actually throw the bombs accurately.

Vinny
12-30-2012, 06:49 PM
I'm asking for an Amber alert for this team's soul. It was lost somewhere in the New England area.
McNair sold it for a larger scoreboard...that will have larger ads.

Texecutioner
12-30-2012, 06:50 PM
I'm very excited about this game and I think that we will pull a win out of it. We match up well with the Bengals and we're not facing an elite level QB. I feel like Watt is going to go ape **** on boys and win it for us again. :swatter:

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 06:51 PM
I'm asking for an Amber alert for this team's soul. It was lost somewhere in the New England area.

Lost it well before that, man.

But yeah, APB needed.

Lucky
12-30-2012, 06:52 PM
Actually throw the bombs accurately.
Where will this accurate, bomb-throwing QB come from? Sign Dan Marino off the CBS studio show?

Edit: Marino probably is more mobile than Schaub.

ATXtexanfan
12-30-2012, 06:53 PM
Can we edit the thread title to make it more....well....game-thready?

someone jumped the gun. we lost

fiasco west
12-30-2012, 06:53 PM
Ugh....

0-0, at least we are in this thing. Just imagine how Giants fans are feeling or how Cowboy fans will feel later tonight.

Just beat Cincy and maybe the team can get their swagger back.

ATXtexanfan
12-30-2012, 06:54 PM
I'm very excited about this game and I think that we will pull a win out of it. We match up well with the Bengals and we're not facing an elite level QB. I feel like Watt is going to go ape **** on boys and win it for us again. :swatter:

um our qb facing an elite D, fgs wont win

Lucky
12-30-2012, 06:55 PM
Lost it well before that, man.

Really? They were 11-1 heading into that game. I'm blaming the letterman jackets.

mariowillshine15
12-30-2012, 06:58 PM
Where will this accurate, bomb-throwing QB come from? Sign Dan Marino off the CBS studio show?

Edit: Marino probably is more mobile than Schaub.

I didn't say it would happen lol

Hervoyel
12-30-2012, 07:06 PM
McNair sold it for a larger scoreboard...that will have larger ads.


Actually the scoreboard won't be any bigger. The new plan is to tell people the scoreboard is bigger and to then make everything on it smaller.


Starting with the Texans scoring. That's already being downsized right before our eyes.

Titans Sux 72
12-30-2012, 07:15 PM
I'm very excited about this game and I think that we will pull a win out of it. We match up well with the Bengals and we're not facing an elite level QB. I feel like Watt is going to go ape **** on boys and win it for us again. :swatter:

You mean like the elite QBs the Texans have been facing the past 2 weeks Ponder and Luck the rookie? Lol

BullNation4Life
12-30-2012, 07:21 PM
I'm very excited about this game and I think that we will pull a win out of it. We match up well with the Bengals and we're not facing an elite level QB. I feel like Watt is going to go ape **** on boys and win it for us again. :swatter:

what ever helps you sleep at night.....

Dalton is gonna light this secondary up and revenge will be for the Bengals....

4 game losing streak to end the NFL season....ugh:toropalm:

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 07:23 PM
Really? They were 11-1 heading into that game. I'm blaming the letterman jackets.

Yeah, I know we were 11-1, but this team clearly wasn't the same after Cushing got hurt. Defense suffered, offense suffered because the defense suffered, and the rest is history. You could see the immediate effects of losing him the week after when we got lit up by GB.

amazing80
12-30-2012, 07:27 PM
what ever helps you sleep at night.....

Dalton is gonna light this secondary up and revenge will be for the Bengals....

4 game losing streak to end the NFL season....ugh:toropalm:

well we DO have a 4 game losing streak every year GARY has been here :kitten:

BullNation4Life
12-30-2012, 07:32 PM
well we DO have a 4 game losing streak every year GARY has been here :kitten:

I know dude and I was praying to the football gods that THIS year they could go without one...

1 every year....

mridge01
12-30-2012, 07:34 PM
This game is meaningless. Even if they win they're just going to go to New England and get @$$raped again.

EllisUnit
12-30-2012, 07:38 PM
I know dude and I was praying to the football gods that THIS year they could go without one...

1 every year....

hmmm we havent lost 4 in a row this season...........

Titans Sux 72
12-30-2012, 07:46 PM
Yeah, I know we were 11-1, but this team clearly wasn't the same after Cushing got hurt. Defense suffered, offense suffered because the defense suffered, and the rest is history. You could see the immediate effects of losing him the week after when we got lit up by GB.

So how do you explain the Chicago game?

nut
12-30-2012, 07:47 PM
We have a better than 50/50 chance to beat the Bungles. It's time for the bulls to parade again.

BullNation4Life
12-30-2012, 07:49 PM
hmmm we havent lost 4 in a row this season...........

wait for it....

EllisUnit
12-30-2012, 07:50 PM
wait for it....

haha even if we lose the first playoff game that will only be 3.....

amazing80
12-30-2012, 07:51 PM
haha even if we lose the first playoff game that will only be 3.....

but itll feel like 4 :cowboy1:

EllisUnit
12-30-2012, 07:52 PM
but itll feel like 4 :cowboy1:

hmmm maybe my elementary school teacher was an idiot :kitten:

Hervoyel
12-30-2012, 07:52 PM
We have a better than 50/50 chance to beat the Bungles. It's time for the bulls to parade again.


I think your screen name is appropriate where this post is concerned.
"Bull's on Charade" coming right up.

fiasco west
12-30-2012, 07:57 PM
This game is meaningless. Even if they win they're just going to go to New England and get @$$raped again.

Lets hope not.

I just hope they make it come down to a close game if they do get past the Bengals.

It really sucks to hear the media ALREADY talking about Brady vs Manning. If it's not the Texans, I hope some other team ruins it for them. Seen that **** enough. Don't want to see it again and don't care to.

nut
12-30-2012, 08:06 PM
I think your screen name is appropriate where this post is concerned.
"Bull's on Charade" coming right up.

Good one.

TexCanada
12-30-2012, 08:07 PM
Time to forget about the regular season and get ready for playoffs. We have a whole off season ahead of us where we can be negative if we lose. Lets go Texans, we really need to gain some momentum in this one.

sakebomb
12-30-2012, 08:09 PM
I'm asking for an Amber alert for this team's soul. It was lost somewhere in the New England area.

They still have their souls. It's their sac that's missing.

Bulls on Parade
12-30-2012, 08:09 PM
It's the playoffs. We should all feel excited regardless. But let's not feel too excited. If we can beat the Bengals at home and the Patriots on the road in the divisional round - then we should feel more pumped up going into Denver for the AFC Championship

HJam72
12-30-2012, 08:12 PM
It's the playoffs. We should all feel excited regardless. But let's not feel too excited. If we can beat the Bengals at home and the Patriots on the road in the divisional round - then we should feel more pumped up going into Denver for the AFC Championship

Beat Bengals @ home: maybe. not likely.

Beat Patriots on road: Nope, not gonna happen.

Beat Denver on road: No freaking way.

:toropalm:

The good news is we might beat the Bengals @ home and then lose to the Patriots by less than 3 TDs!!!

PhilpW
12-30-2012, 08:17 PM
This team is in full tailspin mode. The only thing worse than losing to Cincy, would be winning and having to go back to Foxboro. These Texans, from the coaches on down, are not ready for success.

utahmark
12-30-2012, 08:28 PM
I just hope they win to shut some of you guys up. To be fair, the Texans have made it hard to argue with anything i'm hearing on this board.

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 08:32 PM
So how do you explain the Chicago game?

Rain made it easy to make it a defensive battle. If the conditions were better, I think it would have been much worse for us.

Nawzer
12-30-2012, 08:36 PM
31-10 Bengals. Just put this team out of its misery. Also, I hope the game is on Saturday so we don't have to wait an extra day to watch this team fail.

EllisUnit
12-30-2012, 08:37 PM
Wow this board is getting really really sad and gloomy. Before we had a good team i used to always here "any given sunday" now that we have a good team we have no shot :toropalm:

qqert
12-30-2012, 08:38 PM
McNair sold it for a larger scoreboard...that will have larger ads.

lolcats >> ads

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Rey
12-30-2012, 08:48 PM
Wow this board is getting really really sad and gloomy. Before we had a good team i used to always here "any given sunday" now that we have a good team we have no shot :toropalm:

I'm calling bull Ellis.

When this team was bad there was plenty of griping around here. Plenty.

EllisUnit
12-30-2012, 08:50 PM
I'm calling bull Ellis.

When this team was bad there was plenty of griping around here. Plenty.

Not saying there wasnt but i saw more hope then i am seeing now !!!

amazing80
12-30-2012, 08:52 PM
well, last year we lost 3 games before the playoffs started and we still came out ballin in the wc round, maybe we do it again?

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 09:03 PM
We have the first game on Saturday. 4:30 ET.

Playoffs
12-30-2012, 09:06 PM
Can we edit the thread title to make it more....well....game-thready?

This is a pre-pre-game thread.

Only one guy is charged with the official pre-game thread OPs.

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 09:19 PM
AH. Hard not to get confused, I guess.

Maddict5
12-30-2012, 09:22 PM
am i the only one who thinks this is a really difficult game (and not just because we're playing crap)

the deja vu of the game, it being early on a saturday (and the general non-marqueness of the bengals) will mean the crowd wont be really into it so homefield advantage will be minimal.

plus the bengals are prob the most underrated team in the afc and they'll be looking for revenge. they can dominate games on the lines... and does anyone else remember that the bengals were totally outplaying us in the first half last yr until JJ's pick 6 totally swung the momentum of the game?

Rey
12-30-2012, 09:25 PM
am i the only one who thinks this is a really difficult game


No you aren't.

It's a play off team.

mridge01
12-30-2012, 09:40 PM
I'd rather watch Sam Houston st play for the FCS championship.

houstonhurricane
12-30-2012, 09:46 PM
Ah, the payoff we get is a lame Saturday afternoon slot against the same damn team we played last year. Hard to get pumped for this.

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 09:50 PM
Ah, the payoff we get is a lame Saturday afternoon slot against the same damn team we played last year. Hard to get pumped for this.

I like the early Saturday slot.

fiasco west
12-30-2012, 09:54 PM
I just hope they win to shut some of you guys up. To be fair, the Texans have made it hard to argue with anything i'm hearing on this board.

It wouldn't shut those people up you know that. They are just waiting for the team to lose so they can complain. It's how messageboards of teams are. Usually when the team is winning no one can say much.

bckey
12-30-2012, 09:56 PM
The Texans can be the first team to exit the playoffs playing at noon on saturday. What a disgusting finish of a promising season. I still say Cushing was the key loss that ended our season. The guy is a beast.

Thorn
12-30-2012, 09:58 PM
Texans can beat the Bengals. Getting past Manning or Brady is another story.

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 10:12 PM
That would be pretty cool if we could beat Cincy and Baltimore/Indianapolis beat Denver. That would give us another home game in the AFCC if we were lucky enough to beat New England.

hradhak
12-30-2012, 10:18 PM
That would be pretty cool if we could beat Cincy and Baltimore/Indianapolis beat Denver. That would give us another home game in the AFCC if we were lucky enough to beat New England.

I dunno if that is completely out of the question. Baltimore has played NE well and they have played better these last few weeks.

For now, we just need to win against the Bengals though. They are playing a lot better. We have to get our early season mojo back in a big way, and not start out flat if we wanna beat them.

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 10:24 PM
I think if we are in a fourth and short situation on our first drive, we should go for it. Kubiak gets random testicular fortitude on 4th sometimes, maybe he'll do it. You know, set the tone.

b0ng
12-30-2012, 11:26 PM
Meh, I think this is the most favorable match-up in WC weekend. Bengals O-line has been inconsistent all season, but it's up to the Texans to take advantage of that. As far as the offense goes, I'm hoping that we get Arian involved in the passing game more than we have been.

And don't lie, most of you people will be back to smiles and sunshine if we put up a similar performance to wildcard weekend last year.

TheMatrix31
12-30-2012, 11:37 PM
Meh, I think this is the most favorable match-up in WC weekend. Bengals O-line has been inconsistent all season, but it's up to the Texans to take advantage of that. As far as the offense goes, I'm hoping that we get Arian involved in the passing game more than we have been.

And don't lie, most of you people will be back to smiles and sunshine if we put up a similar performance to wildcard weekend last year.

Absolutely. Run Arian to the left side and use him in the passing game more. Still don't understand why we don't use him a bit more like Marshall Faulk.

Also, I'd like a bit more of Forsett and Tate if Foster isn't working out. I'd also really like throwing to Garrett Graham.

Honestly, I just want to play a game with minimized penalties and such. The team has gotten kind of unlikeable a bit with all the celebrating while down and undisciplined play ruining any positive developments throughout the course of the game. Let's stop being the Raiders and Lions.