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EllisUnit
01-01-2013, 12:36 PM
OK OK we have looked crappy, coaching has sucked, blah blah blah blah blah

I dont really give a damn this is the play-offs this is where it all begins. And we all want to see H-Town bring home the Lombardi, and folks this is where it starts. To be the best you have to beat the best and that 100% holds true this season considering if we win we go to NE and if we win there we will most likely have to travel to the mile high city.

But that is talk for another day.

This Saturday our Texans take the field against the bengals for the 2nd straight year.

Texans 30
Bengals 24

AJ goes for 130 and a TD, Foster gets a 100 with 2 TDs but our Red Zone problems continue as we settle for 3 FGs.

Ummmm i am sure most of you will be negative and i cant say i blame you, but remember how good we were the first 9 games of the season ??? We all know we can play with the best we just havent been lately, so dont lose hope Fellow Texans, if you need i will pump some rays of Texas sunshine into your message board life the best i can :)

MistaRed
01-01-2013, 12:37 PM
Texans 27
Bengals 17

TheIronDuke
01-01-2013, 12:38 PM
Them: 27
Us: 16

DX-TEX
01-01-2013, 12:39 PM
34-6 Bengals.

MistaRed
01-01-2013, 12:39 PM
Losing Sharpton will hurt though.

Tailgate
01-01-2013, 12:42 PM
Cincy 27. Texans 12 (no offensive tds)

Hervoyel
01-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Cincy 27. Texans 12 (no offensive tds)

This.

EllisUnit
01-01-2013, 12:46 PM
Wow this is the worst doom and gloom i have ever seen on this message board. You guys are in for a surprise, as bad as we have looked i bet we come out firing on all cylinders and the offense gains nearly 500 yards. After we win Saturday everyones spirits will be a little higher :). Keep your chin up guys.

TheIronDuke
01-01-2013, 12:48 PM
Wow this is the worst doom and gloom i have ever seen on this message board. You guys are in for a surprise, as bad as we have looked i bet we come out firing on all cylinders and the offense gains nearly 500 yards. After we win Saturday everyones spirits will be a little higher :). Keep your chin up guys.

500 yards?!?! Man I wish I had your optimism, I really do. I think we might get half that if we are lucky.

EllisUnit
01-01-2013, 12:50 PM
500 yards?!?! Man I wish I had your optimism, I really do. I think we might get half that if we are lucky.

Not optimism, just faith. And i have seen what this team (CAN) do. They just havent done it lately.

Perki-Perk
01-01-2013, 02:42 PM
Wow this is the worst doom and gloom i have ever seen on this message board. You guys are in for a surprise, as bad as we have looked i bet we come out firing on all cylinders and the offense gains nearly 500 yards. After we win Saturday everyones spirits will be a little higher :). Keep your chin up guys.

Shoot! We come out firing and blow them out going for almost 500 yards and I guarantee my spirits will be a LOT more than a "little" higher!!

Let's go Texans!

52-17 Good Guys!!

ThaShark316
01-01-2013, 02:49 PM
41-14 Texans.

fiasco west
01-01-2013, 02:49 PM
I don't predict scores but I think we win a close one.

The difference will likely be Watt making some monster play like tipping a ball up for a INT or a huge sack fumble. Either way...I'm pretty sure Watt will have a monster day.

Reliant will be loud and rocking and lets hope it causes a penalty or two for the Bengals.

Nawzer
01-01-2013, 02:52 PM
Bengals 31-Texans 6.

ajohnson80
01-01-2013, 03:04 PM
:choke:

CretorFrigg
01-01-2013, 03:33 PM
24-9 Bengals

Tailgate
01-01-2013, 03:51 PM
This time last year we had Demeco Ryans AND Cushing present at the 50 for the coin flip. OUCH.

EllisUnit
01-01-2013, 04:04 PM
Them: 27
Us: 16

34-6 Bengals.

Cincy 27. Texans 12 (no offensive tds)

This.

Bengals 31-Texans 6.

24-9 Bengals

So much confidence in here right now ! I hope the team has more confidence in themselves than yall do in them. Thats for sure.

DX-TEX
01-01-2013, 04:36 PM
So much confidence in here right now ! I hope the team has more confidence in themselves than yall do in them. Thats for sure.

I nhonestly question if they actually do.

Nawzer
01-01-2013, 04:36 PM
So much confidence in here right now ! I hope the team has more confidence in themselves than yall do in them. Thats for sure.

Doesn't matter if we as fans have confidence in them or not. If the Texans play well they'll win. I just don't think they will and you asked for a prediction so that's what I'm predicting. I can't speak for others, but my prediction is based on what I've seen the last couple of weeks and very little to do with feeling negative. I just don't think they can fix their issues fast enough come this Saturday. And even if they win, they're going to get pasted again by the Pats by 40 or 50 points.

EllisUnit
01-01-2013, 04:38 PM
Doesn't matter if we as fans have confidence in them or not. If the Texans play well they'll win. I just don't think they will and you asked for a prediction so that's what I'm predicting. I can't speak for others, but my prediction is based on what I've seen the last couple of weeks and very little to do with feeling negative. I just don't think they can fix their issues fast enough come this Saturday. And even if they win, they're going to get pasted again by the Pats by 40 or 50 points.

Dont agree, if u remember correctly in the pats game we had KJ and who else in the secondary ? Isnt that when Harris and Roc played nearly the entire game cause we had so many injuries.

BullNation4Life
01-01-2013, 04:41 PM
So much confidence in here right now ! I hope the team has more confidence in themselves than yall do in them. Thats for sure.

add me to that list...

Bengals 31
Texans 16

Show me a fan who has confidence in this team right now, and I will show you a fan with blinders on and a battle red mustache...

They have done nothing in the last 7 weeks to earn any confidence, especially the total flame out the last month...

Bengals are coming in on a 3 game winning streak....Andy Dalton is going to go all Razor Ramon on the Texans secondary on Saturday,

he is gonna carve....dem....up....

Marcus
01-01-2013, 04:44 PM
So much confidence in here right now ! I hope the team has more confidence in themselves than yall do in them. Thats for sure.

What exactly do you want when you create these threads, anyway?

You say, "Lets predict" . . . and then we do that, and you . . . what?

What exactly do you want?

TheIronDuke
01-01-2013, 04:51 PM
Dont agree, if u remember correctly in the pats game we had KJ and who else in the secondary ? Isnt that when Harris and Roc played nearly the entire game cause we had so many injuries.

If we somehow play NE again they'll have this Gronkowski guy ready for the playoffs.

AndreJohnson's
01-01-2013, 04:57 PM
With the way things are going, I don't see much that could be changed for Saturday. I feel that the Texans are fine with just winning the division and are ready to go home and take a break. The willpower is not there, if they could not win either last weeks game vs. Indy or the weeks before to secure the bye and 1st seed, then I don't see them winning playoff games. The want is just not there sadly.


Bengals 37
Texans 16 (One TD from a pick six that Dalton throws and 3 field goals).

ATXtexanfan
01-01-2013, 05:04 PM
27-16 Bengals. Boo birds will be out

Nawzer
01-01-2013, 05:06 PM
Dont agree, if u remember correctly in the pats game we had KJ and who else in the secondary ? Isnt that when Harris and Roc played nearly the entire game cause we had so many injuries.

So what? You think having JJo back there is going to all of a sudden improve our chances of winning. Did you notice how it was him covering the rookie T.Y. Hilton on that 3rd and 23 play? If Luck who's only completing 50% of his passes can shred our defense I shudder to think what Brady will do to us again. But first things first we still have to beat the Bengals and I don't see us doing it this Saturday.

handswarmer
01-01-2013, 05:06 PM
I've never predicted scores, just the game.

Bengals win

Here's why:

-Bengals D-line is a serious unit- better than the Texans Dline last year. I believe they will cause Schaub some problems.

-Bengals defense can play 7-8 in the box and and force AJ to beat them downfield. Foster is the object of their contain.

-Texans secondary cannot play man, yet they do all the time. AJ Green and Hawkins will givethe secondary fots- I see alot of plays downfield, gaining chunks of yardage.

-Schaub is not playing with confidence right now. The right side of your line is a mes-they have given up too many pressures and sacks for a team that wants to go deep in the playoffs.

-Motivation- MOJO- Momentum: Texans do not have it

Bengals go to Denver....

mariowillshine15
01-01-2013, 05:11 PM
28-17 Texans

BullBlitz
01-01-2013, 06:00 PM
Big win.

Texans 41
Bengals 34

ThaShark316
01-01-2013, 06:02 PM
I predict suicidal thoughts for Dalton if JJ gets another INT off him.

Myself personally, I'd just retire...because **** football if that **** happens again.

Surreal McCoy
01-01-2013, 06:29 PM
Bengals - 23
Texans - 10

I don't think the game will be as close as indicated. Cincy gets an early lead and simply controls things from there. They will run on us effectively, if not for big chunks, and their defence will force 3 & outs on our two 2nd half possession.

Grungo_Taco
01-01-2013, 06:30 PM
Bengals - 42
Texans - 17

Another dismal big game performance by our Texans. Kubiak states in post game press conference that 'consistency' is needed.

CloakNNNdagger
01-01-2013, 06:34 PM
The boys will need some gentle pregame encouragement if they are to end up on the correct side of the score.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nuLnGSnu094/SZQyFUENbaI/AAAAAAAAGOo/lsCb6uK96Nw/s400/FRANKENSTEIN.jpg

devo-x
01-01-2013, 07:12 PM
Why do I sense that Dalton will complete most of his throws to our DBs this time? :d: I predict a defensive battle ...(no score prediction)

Corrosion
01-01-2013, 07:32 PM
W


:swatter:

EllisUnit
01-01-2013, 07:34 PM
What exactly do you want when you create these threads, anyway?

You say, "Lets predict" . . . and then we do that, and you . . . what?

What exactly do you want?

HAHA yall are doing it correctly by predicting either way, just would be nice to see a little more confidence in our team.

iLoveTexans
01-01-2013, 07:58 PM
This is a MUST WIN GAME.:fingergun:

I predict a 20-13 win, Matt Shaub plays mediocre but Arian goes for 158 yds. Also JJ Watt gets 1.5 sack.

amazing80
01-01-2013, 08:31 PM
27-17 Texans

Foster and the defense carry this team to victory :d:

Grungo_Taco
01-01-2013, 08:53 PM
This is a MUST WIN GAME.:fingergun:

I predict a 20-13 win, Matt Shaub plays mediocre but Arian goes for 158 yds. Also JJ Watt gets 1.5 sack.

I hate to rain on your parade, but if Schaub plays "mediocre".. No way in hell Arian runs for 158.. Not on this Bengals D. :kitten:

Grungo_Taco
01-01-2013, 08:57 PM
HAHA yall are doing it correctly by predicting either way, just would be nice to see a little more confidence in our team.

how can fans have confidence in a team; in which, has no confidence in itself? :spin:

mridge01
01-01-2013, 09:04 PM
Doesn't matter if we as fans have confidence in them or not. If the Texans play well they'll win. I just don't think they will and you asked for a prediction so that's what I'm predicting. I can't speak for others, but my prediction is based on what I've seen the last couple of weeks and very little to do with feeling negative. I just don't think they can fix their issues fast enough come this Saturday. And even if they win, they're going to get pasted again by the Pats by 40 or 50 points.

This.

Giant Tiger
01-01-2013, 09:10 PM
I expect the Bengals to win this game. I work with a Bengals fan who really wanted to wager on the game & I said I may as well pay her now. Maybe they'll surprise me & win, but there's no way they'll win in New England :headhurts: Doesn't really matter, since I just can't get up for this game anyway.

utahmark
01-01-2013, 09:13 PM
I really have no idea what is going to happen this game. Usually that means my brain is trying to tell me the Texans will not win but the fan in me won't listen.

mridge01
01-01-2013, 09:13 PM
Bengals - 42
Texans - 17

Another dismal big game performance by our Texans. Kubiak states in post game press conference that 'consistency' is needed.

Now that's just a hate prediction. This will never happen.

TheRealJoker
01-01-2013, 09:16 PM
The light bulb goes off for us in this game. Our backs are against the wall and the rest of the NFL doesn't expect much of us. We are under the radar which is how we perform best as evidenced in our track record in primetime games where we are excessively hyped up (Packers/Pats games this season).

Our big time players are going to show up and play their best football.

Texans 27
Bengals 13

Playoffs
01-01-2013, 09:18 PM
http://www.cowanauctions.com/itemImages/k4855.jpg

Grungo_Taco
01-01-2013, 09:22 PM
Now that's just a hate prediction. This will never happen.

No, it's not. 1 touchdown pass in the last 19 quarters. 'Nuff said.

mridge01
01-01-2013, 09:29 PM
No, it's not. 1 touchdown pass in the last 19 quarters. 'Nuff said.

The bengals are NOT the packers or pats. No way they put 42 on this defense.

CloakNNNdagger
01-01-2013, 09:40 PM
There's at least one light that shines for the Texans in this otherwise depressing matchup. The Bengals' only wins against teams who made the postseason was a 38-31 victory at Washington back in Week 3 and this past weekend's 23-17 win over a Baltimore team that rested most of their key players.

Grungo_Taco
01-01-2013, 09:43 PM
The bengals are NOT the packers or pats. No way they put 42 on this defense.

Cinci's offense can be explosive.. It all comes down to Dalton getting enough time. And.. Seeing that we get ZERO outside pass rush these days.. I feel like he'll be able to pick apart our man coverage secondary. Oh yea, count on them putting AJ Green in the slot to get a tasty match up with Brandon Harris (seeing that we keep Harris in the slot no matter who is lining up opposite of him). Trust me, I am not blindly hating.. I am just calling it as I see it. Who knows tho, maybe the squad wakes up on Saturday with their old swagger.. I'm just not holding my breath for it to happen. From the HC -> QB -> OL -> DC -> OLB -> ILB -> FS -> SS ... They appear to have ZERO confidence... and this is a major problem.

Grungo_Taco
01-01-2013, 09:44 PM
There's at least one light that shines for the Texans in this otherwise depressing matchup. The Bengals' only wins against teams who made the postseason was a 38-31 victory at Washington back in Week 3 and this past weekend's 23-17 win over a Baltimore team that rested most of their key players.


ooooo nice! thx for sharing that... Makes me feel better.

CloakNNNdagger
01-01-2013, 09:51 PM
ooooo nice! thx for sharing that... Makes me feel better.

That IS nice. On the other hand, Houston has been averaging just 20.5 ppg over their last 4 games and Schaub is averaging just 236.5 passing yards over that stretch with just one touchdown to three interceptions. Even though, their competition has not been "elite " Cincinnati's defense hasn’t allowed more than 20 points in eight straight games......they have finished 3rd in the NFL with 51 sacks.

Grungo_Taco
01-01-2013, 09:55 PM
That IS nice. On the other hand, Houston has been averaging just 20.5 ppg over their last 4 games and Schaub is averaging just 236.5 passing yards over that stretch with just one touchdown to three interceptions. Even though, their competition has not been "elite " Cincinnati's defense hasn’t allowed more than 20 points in eight straight games......they have finished 3rd in the NFL with 51 sacks.

haha i know. geno atkins is going to be a match up nightmare. i assume we will see a bunch of brandon brooks.

imatexan
01-01-2013, 10:07 PM
I really don't understand why Texans fans think we are going to lose to the Bengals at home.

I mean we have 2 more wins than we did last year and are playing basically the same Bengals team as we beat in the playoffs.

We just plain have a better team and we are at home.

Texans 27
Bengals 17

Lets go Texans!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iua1oHych4

mridge01
01-01-2013, 10:17 PM
I really don't understand why Texans fans think we are going to lose to the Bengals at home.

I mean we have 2 more wins than we did last year and are playing basically the same Bengals team as we beat in the playoffs.

We just plain have a better team and we are at home.

Texans 27
Bengals 17

Lets go Texans!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iua1oHych4

Sorry, they are not the same two teams. Bengals are better than last year and the texans are a hot mess. Guarantee the bengals will feel very confident about their ability to win here on Saturday.

midway
01-01-2013, 10:17 PM
We'll make Andy Dalton look the way we made Chad Henne look, and Schaub and Kubiak will continue to combine for a battle red ****fest.

Bengals 31
Texans 12

Grungo_Taco
01-01-2013, 10:20 PM
We'll make Andy Dalton look the way we made Chad Henne look, and Schaub and Kubiak will continue to combine for a battle red ****fest.

Bengals 31
Texans 12

4 field goals for the good guys? That sounds about right... ;)

Tailgate
01-01-2013, 10:55 PM
I really don't understand why Texans fans think we are going to lose to the Bengals at home.

I mean we have 2 more wins than we did last year and are playing basically the same Bengals team as we beat in the playoffs.

We just plain have a better team and we are at home.

Texans 27
Bengals 17

Lets go Texans!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iua1oHych4

Like I said earlier.... Last year we had Demeco Ryans and Cushing present at the 50 yd line for the coin flip. This year, neither. We are not the same team as last year.

MEGA SWATT
01-01-2013, 11:03 PM
Texans 31
Bengals 24

If you go on momentum, you pick the bengals - that is obvious. Based on momentum, the Texans should have beat GB. GB stepped up and played near perfect ball to prove a point.

Point is, the Texans can do the same thing by playing their version of near perfect football, factor in the Home crowd/noise and it's not hard to envision a win.

Beyond that, win #2 will be hard.

imatexan
01-02-2013, 01:21 AM
Like I said earlier.... Last year we had Demeco Ryans and Cushing present at the 50 yd line for the coin flip. This year, neither. We are not the same team as last year.

True but we also did not have the same player is JJ Watt is who is now the most defensive player in the league.

As we did not have an improved K Jackson or Bradie James at all.

Thorn
01-02-2013, 07:47 AM
The Bengals are a better team than they were going into last year's playoffs, and the Texans are a worse team than last year's playoffs. The math is simple. Despite that, I still think the playoffs mirror last year, we win the WC game and lose the next one.

If the Texans lose this game though, rest assured there will be nothing major done in the off season except the Chronicle reports of deep soul searching by the coaching staff. Then next year, we'll have the same coaching staff back, another good draft, and the same old **** repeats itself.

If the Texans win this game the Bengal fans will be marking all future Texan games on their calendar. And the rest of my paragraph above will still apply after we lose our first road game in the playoffs.

HTown2ATX
01-02-2013, 08:16 AM
My gut based on recent games says something like;

Bengals 28 - Texans 9

My maxed out homerism/trying to be a sunshine pumper still based on recent games would be;

Bengals 6 - Texans 17.....this offense has just blown massive donkey balls so this win would reflect that and a big day on D.

Want to see my prediction if we face NE lol?

Tailgate
01-02-2013, 08:20 AM
True but we also did not have the same player is JJ Watt is who is now the most defensive player in the league.

As we did not have an improved K Jackson or Bradie James at all.

Actually JJ Watt really came on late last year and heck, scored a friggin td in that game. I am really confused by the Bradie James comment.

thunderkyss
01-02-2013, 09:28 AM
If we somehow play NE again they'll have this Gronkowski guy ready for the playoffs.

Did Gronk play against Baltimore, Arizona, Seattle, & San Francisco?

thunderkyss
01-02-2013, 09:32 AM
I'm feeling a defensive game.

13-6


Texans.

Tailgate
01-02-2013, 12:27 PM
I'm feeling a defensive game.

13-6


Texans.

For those expecting some offensive explosion, it aint gonna happen. This will be one of the best best front 7 we have played all year. The absolute WORST matchup for our struggling offense right now. Unless we go quick strike air it out offense...... JJ Watt and Antonio Smith are going to basically have to win this game for us.

Still sticking with 27-12 (no offensive tds).... Bengals win.

Vinny
01-02-2013, 12:29 PM
We have to get the lead or we are doomed. The Bengals sack/get after the QB better than all but one team in the league.

Señor Stan
01-02-2013, 12:34 PM
I've predicted wins every time so....

Bengals 24
Texans 16

I think Kubiak is going to be stubborn and take the "we just need to do what we do" philosophy. One and done.

Texan_Touchdown
01-02-2013, 12:45 PM
I think Texans win. By how much i don't know.

HOU-TEX
01-02-2013, 01:24 PM
Earl Campbell will be the honorary team captain for Saturdays game. Per Scurf's tweet

Speedy
01-02-2013, 01:56 PM
Vegas has the Texans favored by 4½, money line -210 Texans, +175 Bengals.

In last year's game, Vegas had the Texans favored by 3 and a money line of -170 Texans, +150 Bengals

Though it doesn't mean jack, Vegas seems to think we have a better shot of beating the Bengals this year than they did last year.

srrono
01-02-2013, 03:18 PM
Texans 23
Bengals 20

Perki-Perk
01-02-2013, 03:21 PM
True but we also did not have the same player is JJ Watt is who is now the most defensive player in the league.

As we did not have an improved K Jackson or Bradie James at all.

JJ Watt and K Jax are bad examples as they were 2 of the better performers on defense IN THE PLAYOFFS last year.

GP
01-02-2013, 03:25 PM
We get bounced by the Bengals.

And the stadium is like Mitt Romney's "after party" back on November 22 around 10 p.m. that night.

:eek:

:sos:

:grouphug:

:cricket:

:hankpalm:

:goodnight

GP
01-02-2013, 03:32 PM
...Want to see my prediction if we face NE lol?

I don't think the earth could withstand the output of NE's offense vs. the Texans.

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l8704aX8bG1qzoxl6o1_500.gif

thunderkyss
01-02-2013, 03:34 PM
:texans:



:texan:

Rey
01-02-2013, 03:46 PM
I keep going back and forth with this game. I just don't have a good feel for this game.

since02
01-02-2013, 10:08 PM
TEXANS get one TD in garbage time fashion.

Bungles-24
TEXANS-13

I just don't see it, the way this offense has been playing lately.
Dalton and Green shred the secondary and make the ILB core look like a high school squad

Texan_Bill
01-02-2013, 10:21 PM
Anything less than 31-17 Texans would be a complete dissappointment and the end of an otherwise promising season. I say this not to disrespect the Bengals (they are a better team than we faced last season), but because of our own failures.

houstonhurricane
01-02-2013, 10:21 PM
I'm also struggling with this one. I just can't see us losing this game at home so:

Texans - 23

Bengals - 17

Texan_Bill
01-02-2013, 10:24 PM
Anything less than 31-17 Texans would be a complete dissappointment and the end of an otherwise promising season. I say this not to disrespect the Bengals (they are a better team than we faced last season), but because of our own failures.

*BUMP*

Just because I hate being stuck as the last post on the last page.

imatexan
01-02-2013, 10:34 PM
Actually JJ Watt really came on late last year and heck, scored a friggin td in that game. I am really confused by the Bradie James comment.

He did play well but he still hadn't grown into the JJ we know now, it was the start of it.

I'm just saying we replaced James with Demeco.

Also a little other thing we have our starting QB this year! Even if Matt has been struggling it is unquestionably better than having a rookie 3rd stringer like we did last year

I do not think the Bengals have a better team by any means, I mean at the least we have beat 3 playoff teams and they have beat 1...not to mention our two more wins overall.

mridge01
01-02-2013, 10:41 PM
I have not made a prediction for this game and probably won't b/c I just can't get all that excited for it. I can't say I'll really be affected either way. Well I guess I won't be pissed if the texans win, so there's that. With all that said, here are some interesting points to look at heading into this game:

1) While the texans have had their struggles, the bengals have only 1 offensive TD in their last 2 games.
2) During their streak they beat 2 winning teams, the giants (who were an enigma all year and missed the playoffs) and Ravens (who rested their starters for most of the game). Their one loss came at home to the 8-8 cowboys.
3. Andy dalton has been sacked 46 times, 3rd most in the league by QB, compared to Matt Schaub only 27, 5th least of full season starters.

Personally, I feel the teams are a near even matchup and it sets up to be a close game. The texans avg ~30 yds more per game (mostly rushing) and defensively they are even. the texans are better vs. the run giving up 10 yds less per game than the bengals, so this might be a key advantage in the texans favor. As an aside, everyone is ready to crown the bengals, so I think the mental edge favors the texans here as the bengals may just get a bit ahead of themselves, in spite of the texans recent turtle act. But that's why they play the game.

klockWork
01-02-2013, 11:41 PM
In the last game against the Colts I predicted we lose that game. Even though I know the Bengals are better than the Colts I think we'll win this one. Not sure why.

Hou - 27
Cin - 19

thunderkyss
01-02-2013, 11:43 PM
I have not made a prediction for this game and probably won't b/c I just can't get all that excited for it. I can't say I'll really be affected either way..

No offense, but I find that very sad. This is why we follow this team. Sure, the Super Bowl is the ultimate goal, but it starts here. 10 years of wanting this team to get here & we're worried about getting over the hump.

I think last year was the first year in Atlanta Falcons history for back to back winning seasons. This is the first time in a long while since the Bengals have had back to back play-off appearances. Two years in a row the Cowboys lost a chance to be in the play-offs on the last day of the regular season. The Giants missed the play-offs 2 of the last three years.

Yeah, the Texans blew an excellent opportunity, but it ain't over yet.

281
01-03-2013, 07:01 AM
Bengals - 29

Texans - 22

Since our O-line is less than perfect against an awesome D-line and our QB plays mostly out of the fetal position under pressure, I just don't see us winning. It doesn't help that our ILBs are softer than a baby's bum.

I really hope I'm wrong though.

HOU-TEX
01-03-2013, 09:04 AM
If you break it down based on how the teams are performing "right now":

QB - advantage Bengals
WR - wash
RB - advantage Texans
TE - advantage Texans
OL - wash
D/Front 7 - advantage Texans
D/Secondary - advantage Bengals
Special Teams - advantage Bengals
Coaching - wash

Pretty evenly matched, so based on home field advantage we should have this right?

Can we figure out a way to blow it ... remains to be seen.

Texans - 24
Bengals - 21

Imo, the Bengals front 7 are currently better than ours. We've got Watt and some of Antonio, but we're lacking a LB corps.

mridge01
01-03-2013, 09:35 AM
Go back and look at the numbers in the Colts game:

Statistically the Texans owned that game out gaining the Colts 352 to 265. The difference were the two big plays given up on special teams and the 3rd and 23. I know they are part of the game and you can't remove them, but if you do take them away, Schaub may not be forcing that second pick late, and I don't think the defense gives up on the last drive in which the Colts gained 63 yards. So up to that point the Texans moved the ball at will but bogged down in the redzone while out gaining the Colts 352 to 202. Defensively they actually held up pretty well with the exception of the long TD pass. The Colts 2nd TD came on a short field after Schaubs 1st horrible pick. Let's not forget the ridiculous "incomplete pass" ruled on Luck's fumble. They made the Colts punt 5 times, the Texans only punted twice. I chalk this game up to more of anamoly. Face it, the Colts were not losing that game on the strength of Chuckstrong.

mridge01
01-03-2013, 09:36 AM
No offense, but I find that very sad. This is why we follow this team. Sure, the Super Bowl is the ultimate goal, but it starts here. 10 years of wanting this team to get here & we're worried about getting over the hump.

I think last year was the first year in Atlanta Falcons history for back to back winning seasons. This is the first time in a long while since the Bengals have had back to back play-off appearances. Two years in a row the Cowboys lost a chance to be in the play-offs on the last day of the regular season. The Giants missed the play-offs 2 of the last three years.

Yeah, the Texans blew an excellent opportunity, but it ain't over yet.

No offense taken. I agree it's sad, but that's where I'm at right now. It's also sad the way the Texans blew a golden opportunity.

Goodwrench3
01-03-2013, 10:24 AM
This team will reborn in playoffs

Texans: 24
Bengals: 7

thunderkyss
01-03-2013, 11:40 AM
Go back and look at the numbers in the Colts game:

Statistically the Texans owned that game out gaining the Colts 352 to 265. The difference were the two big plays given up on special teams and the 3rd and 23. I know they are part of the game and you can't remove them, but if you do take them away, Schaub may not be forcing that second pick late, and I don't think the defense gives up on the last drive in which the Colts gained 63 yards. So up to that point the Texans moved the ball at will but bogged down in the redzone while out gaining the Colts 352 to 202. Defensively they actually held up pretty well with the exception of the long TD pass. The Colts 2nd TD came on a short field after Schaubs 1st horrible pick. Let's not forget the ridiculous "incomplete pass" ruled on Luck's fumble. They made the Colts punt 5 times, the Texans only punted twice. I chalk this game up to more of anamoly.

I take from this that the Texans are getting their mojo back. We lost the game, but Matt is in fine form........ regardless what they are saying on the board.

Andre looked awesome.... regardless how conservative our offense is.

Arian looked good, regardless how bad the right side of the line is.

Jj Watt & Antonio Smith are ready to go. Kj & Brandon Harris (yeah, I said it) are ready to go. Quin is ready to go.

This thang ain't over. It's just getting started.

Donnieman
01-03-2013, 12:01 PM
Cincy 27. Texans 12 (no offensive tds)

You nailed it Tailgate!!!

Nawzer
01-03-2013, 01:31 PM
I'm feeling better now and thinking more clearly. I'm changing my original prediction of 31-6 Bengals to... 45-3 Bengals now. :-)

SheTexan
01-03-2013, 01:42 PM
Well, all I know is I'm gonna have a cryin good time!! Last tailgate of the year, gonna miss my BC family, Earls gonna be at the game (I ALWAYS get emotional when I see him,) win or lose I'm gonna shed some tears!! NOT ready for this year to be over, but, getting prepared emotionally.

I vowed not to predict anymore scores after my major f-up with NE, so I'm just gonna sit back and keep on believin!! I would be extra miserable if I didn't!!:texflag:

Señor Stan
01-03-2013, 01:45 PM
Well, all I know is I'm gonna have a cryin good time!! Last tailgate of the year, gonna miss my BC family, Earls gonna be at the game (I ALWAYS get emotional when I see him,) win or lose I'm gonna shed some tears!! NOT ready for this year to be over, but, getting prepared emotionally.

I vowed not to predict anymore scores after my major f-up with NE, so I'm just gonna sit back and keep on believin!! I would be extra miserable if I didn't!!:texflag:

Not so fast...Texans win here and then at NE and then Denver chokes their divisional game away...:homer:

HOU-TEX
01-03-2013, 02:05 PM
All I'm going to say is this, the Texans better have their asses ready to play and get an early jump and lead on them. If they don't, the crowd's going to turn on them faster than they ever have, imo. Reliant will go from being a weapon to being a hinderance

TejasTom
01-03-2013, 10:30 PM
This team will reborn in playoffs

Texans: 24
Bengals: 7

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3086/2806075004_9716b4725b_m.jpg
Ceremonial burning of letter jacket....

axman40
01-04-2013, 04:40 PM
Texans 34
Bengals 14
:swatter:

Double Barrel
01-04-2013, 04:53 PM
I really have no idea what is going to happen this game. Usually that means my brain is trying to tell me the Texans will not win but the fan in me won't listen.

I feel the same way. My brain says the Bengals will win, but my heart won't let me make that prediction.

Hopefully the Texans come out hot and shock everyone. Get an early lead to build and and let our pass rush rattle Dalton.

DX-TEX
01-04-2013, 05:42 PM
After reading how Arian forgives us, the fans, for booing them I hope they lose 46-9. Team has no clue and now has no humility.

thunderkyss
01-04-2013, 05:47 PM
After reading how Arian forgives us, the fans, for booing them I hope they lose 46-9. Team has no clue and now has no humility.

If anyone needs a good example of irony...

:wadepalm:

76Texan
01-04-2013, 05:49 PM
LOL, I shouldn't have entered this thread after I read The positive vibe thread.

Please forgive me again :)

jaayteetx
01-04-2013, 05:49 PM
I think we lose and if we do, I hope its by a ton, is that wrong?

CloakNNNdagger
01-04-2013, 06:49 PM
I feel the same way. My brain says the Bengals will win, but my heart won't let me make that prediction.

Hopefully the Texans come out hot and shock everyone. Get an early lead to build and and let our pass rush rattle Dalton.


We better watch for play action. Just a little factoid. A.J. Green has four touchdown catches this season on play-action passes, tied for third-most in the league. But it is interesting to note that Dalton has not thrown a touchdown pass to any other receiver out of play action this season.

DX-TEX
01-04-2013, 07:04 PM
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Textan
01-04-2013, 07:46 PM
I'll try to be positive and say the Texans win 34 to 27. If they come out flat, which has been the norm lately, Bengals win 31 to 13.

False Start
01-04-2013, 07:48 PM
I hope we see something along the lines of this... http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii202/J4103V/aj-beatdown-em-png.png

Then again, I just don't know. I'm not gonna get my hopes up, just go with the flow. :texflag:

DocBar
01-04-2013, 09:24 PM
Texans prevail 31-24. Defense and ST come through in the playoffs to wreak havok on divisional round prognosticators. I prefer to call them prevaricators.

Xcellerator
01-04-2013, 09:29 PM
Going to be a close one.

24-17 Texans :D

ajohnson80
01-04-2013, 10:52 PM
I predict my brisket will be smoked to optimal tenderness by kickoff. As for the game I have no idea. I am just going to sit back enjoy and cheer on my favorite team. Go Texans :roast: mmmm

Jules Winnfield
01-04-2013, 10:54 PM
After reading how Arian forgives us, the fans, for booing them I hope they lose 46-9. Team has no clue and now has no humility.



from schaub and his ridiculous texan worthy comment to the letterman jackets, and now arian's comment, absolutely agree with the no humility part.

gafftop
01-04-2013, 11:01 PM
Re: Colts are 7 Point Dogs
If Texans don't win TO battle.
If Texans have 6 or more penalties
If Texans also lose special teams.
If Kubiak is predictable in his call playing as usual
and the Colts play starters all game and maybe even if they don't
I think Texans lose

I think Matt will feel the pressure and force the ball and we will lose TO battle.

I think Kubiak will be predictable in play calling and the Colts will pressure Matt on 3rd down and Matt will make mistakes. Matt is a huge liability when it comes to being able to create. He has really gotten worse as the season has progressed. I hoped at the beginning of he season he would get more mobile not less. i think there is a good chance once the season is over we hear that Matt has been injured and tried to play through it.

I think there is just too huge a difference between MS and Luck in being able to create when the play does not work perfectly.

Colts will be able to shut down running game even with all our pro bowlers and then tee off on Matt. Colts just need to shut down AJ and know they won't get hurt by other WR.

Shut down Watt on D and they will move the ball and score. It may not take much offense by the Colts to win this game because I don't see Texans scoring much unless the D has multiple take aways.

I know negative outlook but the memory of last weeks game has not faded yet.

Just my opinion. Hope I am wrong.

Above is post I made before Colts debacle.

I feel exactly the same way this game. Substitute Bengals/Bengals players above. Only this game I feel will be even harder to win because the Bengals have a real defense. I think we will see the true futility in having MS lead this team in the playoffs. Again I hope I am totally wrong.

Austrian
01-04-2013, 11:03 PM
I say 23-21 Texans! It won't be easy. Cincinnati is a good squad, still I think the Texans are going to focus on their strenghts and prevail. Call me a homer, but that's the way i see it. GO Texans!

Uncle Rico
01-04-2013, 11:24 PM
i predict our first play will be a play action pass that schaub overthrows. i have faith in our defense. they will step up and keep it close. graham with the game winner. 17-14

gafftop
01-04-2013, 11:36 PM
i predict our first play will be a play action pass that schaub overthrows. i have faith in our defense. they will step up and keep it close. graham with the game winner. 17-14

Or play action and he gets sacked and fumbles or forces ball and gets it intercepted but most likely throws ball out of bounds.

Would not be surprised if we see TJ at some point tomorrow

thunderkyss
01-04-2013, 11:37 PM
I think Kubiak will be predictable in play calling and the Colts will pressure Matt on 3rd down and Matt will make mistakes. Matt is a huge liability when it comes to being able to create. He has really gotten worse as the season has progressed. I hoped at the beginning of he season he would get more mobile not less. i think there is a good chance once the season is over we hear that Matt has been injured and tried to play through it.

I think there is just too huge a difference between MS and Luck in being able to create when the play does not work perfectly.

Colts will be able to shut down running game even with all our pro bowlers and then tee off on Matt. Colts just need to shut down AJ and know they won't get hurt by other WR.

Shut down Watt on D and they will move the ball and score. It may not take much offense by the Colts to win this game because I don't see Texans scoring much unless the D has multiple take aways.

I know negative outlook but the memory of last weeks game has not faded yet.

Just my opinion. Hope I am wrong.

Above is post I made before Colts debacle.

I feel exactly the same way this game. Substitute Bengals/Bengals players above. Only this game I feel will be even harder to win because the Bengals have a real defense. I think we will see the true futility in having MS lead this team in the playoffs. Again I hope I am totally wrong.

I bet there is a Bengals fan that said the exact same thing about their team.

All the Texans have to do is stop Aj & Dalton has no where to go with the ball. I think the Texans will pressure Dalton on third down & he'll make mistakes. The Texans are going to shut down our run game & tee off on Dalton.

Shutdown Atkins & they'll be able to move the ball. If our defense doesn't score, the Texans will most likely win.

It's a small world, & the Texans aren't the only ones dealing with issues on their team.

HJam72
01-05-2013, 01:45 AM
Bengals 13, Texans 9

mridge01
01-05-2013, 09:48 PM
That score makes Elton John and Liberace seem manly ...

How close he was.

qqert
01-06-2013, 12:11 AM
i predict our first play will be a play action pass that schaub overthrows. i have faith in our defense. they will step up and keep it close. graham with the game winner. 17-14

shoob did have 1 INT. :splits:
graham caught the game winner (for 1st down).

and your score is pretty close! :goodpost::goodpost::goodpost:

srrono
01-06-2013, 02:04 AM
Only way the Texans win is for Foster & Watt to have great games.
Foster 150yds 2 TDs
Watt 8 tak 3 sacks
2 Def Turn Overs
All this happens HOU 27 - NE 24


I don't see all this happening (cross my fingers and hope) so my predicted score is NE 34 - HOU 24

amazing80
01-09-2013, 10:01 AM
This is a MUST WIN GAME.:fingergun:

I predict a 20-13 win, Matt Shaub plays mediocre but Arian goes for 158 yds. Also JJ Watt gets 1.5 sack.

:shades: Youre good