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ThaShark316 12-22-2011 02:25 AM

Houston Texans @ Indianapolis Colts. 12/22. 7 CT. NFL N. **Official GameDay Thread**
 
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After dominating the AFC South over the previous eight seasons, the Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts have given way to the Houston Texans.

Even though these teams’ most recent efforts more resembled previous seasons than the current one, this may be Houston’s best chance to finally win in Indianapolis.

Looking to regroup from their first defeat in more than two months, the division champion Texans visit a Colts team looking to build on its first win of the season Thursday night.

The Texans secured their first postseason berth and division title in Week 14. They entered Sunday having won a franchise-record seven straight and coming off a last-second 20-19 victory over Cincinnati, but they lost 28-13 at home to a sub-.500 Carolina team.

Houston had been tied for the conference’s best record but fell one game behind New England and is now one of three AFC teams at 10-4.

“It is a wake-up call, and it’s up to us as leaders to let our team know what exactly this game is,” defensive end Antonio Smith told the team’s official website. “I wouldn’t say it has to happen, but if it does happen, it’s needed for you to be battle-tested in a situation like this, for us to grow as a team. You got to take your (knocks). You got to take your hits on the chin.”

“When you become ‘the team,’ just like when we face teams that people give high praise, you got the underdog coming to knock you right off the pedestal.”

The Texans find themselves in a similar situation Thursday and likely know better than to overlook a Colts team that has plenty to celebrate following an 0-13 start.

Indianapolis rallied in the second half to defeat the Titans, posting its first victory without Manning in more than 14 years.

Making his third consecutive start, Dan Orlovsky was just 11 of 17 for 82 yards but threw for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, and no Colts passes were intercepted for the first time since Week 5. Donald Brown carried 16 times for a career-high 161 yards, including an 80-yard TD run late in the fourth.

Rookie T.J. Yates, thrown under center with season-ending injuries to Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart, also had a forgettable performance as he went 19 of 30 for 212 yards and two interceptions.

With Yates still getting accustomed to his new role, the offense continues to lean on Arian Foster. The Pro Bowler had his fifth 100-yard rushing effort and eighth touchdown in eight games Sunday, running for 109 yards and catching five passes for 58.

In two career meetings with Indianapolis, Foster has totaled 405 yards from scrimmage and four TDs. He rushed for a career-high 231 yards and three scores during a 34-24 win Sept. 12, 2010.
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What I want to see

Run the football. All day, and all night.

2010's mistake of not running the ball @ Indy will never happen again...right? Well, it better not. This is hands down one of the worst run defenses you'll see in the league. Not to say they won't attempt to try and stuff the run, but we have to make them try. Don't give them an easy way out and try to get cute by throwing all day. Maybe throw a little to set up the run, but at this point, I don't even want to see that.

Abuse Safety Dan

Bring the house, put pressure on those tackles and make the Colts have to keep extra TEs in to pass protect. Show the rest of the AFC, who will be watching this game, why we can be a feared defensive unit. Pressure Orlovsky all game long.

Stuff the run cold

Indy rushed for 205 yards last week. After watching the Texans give up 160 last week vs. Carolina, the Colts will no doubt come out looking to run it down the defense's throat. Stack the box, make the Colts throw it, and keep them one-dimensional. Finish tackles and don't like the elusive Donald Brown catch fire with electric runs and big gains.

Regain the #2 seed

We all want this team to get that bye. We got the division, now it's time to get greedy and relax while we watch the games on Jan. 7th-8th. Let's get W #11 and stand at the #2 spot for a couple days as we watch football on Christmas Eve.
LETS GO TEXANS! MAKE IT 11-4 FELLAS!!!!!

Malloy 12-22-2011 02:37 AM

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All I want for christmas is 11-4 :)

76Texan 12-22-2011 03:08 AM

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Arewecamping out for the game, LOL! :ant: :texflag:

Seņor Stan 12-22-2011 03:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Malloy (Post 1861262)
All I want for christmas is 11-4 :)

Thay's what I want for the Patriots too.

TheMatrix31 12-22-2011 05:23 AM

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Take care of business and stay healthy. No turnovers, no stupidity.

Maddict5 12-22-2011 07:12 AM

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Run the football. All day, and all night.

2010's mistake of not running the ball @ Indy will never happen again...right? Well, it better not. This is hands down one of the worst run defenses you'll see in the league. Not to say they won't attempt to try and stuff the run, but we have to make them try. Don't give them an easy way out and try to get cute by throwing all day. Maybe throw a little to set up the run, but at this point, I don't even want to see that.
dont really agree with that... ya we need to win and all but more importantly we need to get tj as much practice as possible before the playoffs. not saying we should go pass happy but we should do what we've done all year in throwing to set up the run. if we run the ball from the get go and end up with 40-50 carries tonight and tj throws 10-15 passes, we'll win but how much more prepared will tj & the team be to face the ravens, steelers and all the other teams we realistically wont be able to run on much in january in games where he'll have to make his share of throws?

Thorn 12-22-2011 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Maddict5 (Post 1861296)
dont really agree with that... ya we need to win and all but more importantly we need to get tj as much practice as possible before the playoffs. not saying we should go pass happy but we should do what we've done all year in throwing to set up the run. if we run the ball from the get go and end up with 40-50 carries tonight and tj throws 10-15 passes, we'll win but how much more prepared will tj & the team be to face the ravens, steelers and all the other teams we realistically wont be able to run on much in january in games where he'll have to make his share of throws?

I agree. In order to win the Super Bowl, you have to pass, run AND play defense. We need to know how to do all three. TJ needs to make those downfield passes as well as the dump offs to the backs before the run game will even work against the big guys.

Blake 12-22-2011 07:28 AM

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Yes, things have changed, but here are the stats from week 1.

37 rushing attempts
24 passing attempts

While I want Yates to get more game time throws, I still think our formula for beating Indy is to ram the ball down their throats and right past Freeney and Mathis.

TejasTom 12-22-2011 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Thorn (Post 1861299)
I agree. In order to win the Super Bowl, you have to pass, run AND play defense. We need to know how to do all three. TJ needs to make those downfield passes as well as the dump offs to the backs before the run game will even work against the big guys.

First, thanks for waiting for the game day thread.

I really don't care how many pass attempts TJ makes tonight as long as he is going through his progressions and throwing to OPEN guy down field.

CloakNNNdagger 12-22-2011 08:14 AM

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The Texans are 0-9 in Indy! After tonight, on paper, there shouldn't be any reason that the Texans fail to come out of it 1-9.............on paper........:thinking::texflag:

Thorn 12-22-2011 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger (Post 1861314)
The Texans are 0-9 in Indy! After tonight, on paper, there shouldn't be any reason that the Texans fail to come out of it 1-9.............on paper........:thinking::texflag:

The outcome of tonights game will prove the Texans are who we think they are. Either way, of course.

Here's to a 1-9 record in Indy! :texflag:

TEXANS84 12-22-2011 08:52 AM

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Most people on the Colts boards are hoping for a loss to secure the #1 draft pick, however I'm sure the team doesn't feel the same way.

I'm expecting a 17-13 win tonight.

MistaRed 12-22-2011 08:59 AM

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Will be watching via phone until I get home. Foster and Tate should have big nights tonight.

False Start 12-22-2011 09:10 AM

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Good! Thorn didn't start the gameday thread! Now we might stand a chance. :heh:

I hope the Texans come out and play with some fire, and get back on track. I expect Arian and Ben to have pretty damn good games tonight. :texflag:

Thorn 12-22-2011 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by TejasTom (Post 1861308)
First, thanks for waiting for the game day thread.

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Originally Posted by False Start (Post 1861331)
Good! Thorn didn't start the gameday thread! Now we might stand a chance. :heh:

:lol:

I guess if we make it to the super bowl, the chances of me starting that game thread would be pretty low?? :tinfoil:

burro 12-22-2011 09:33 AM

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The only thing I want tonight is a convincing win. We are unquestionably a better team than Indianapolis and I would like it to show. The Texans have this habit of "playing down" to their opponent and I want to see it broken tonight. There is no reason why we shouldn't win this game by 14+.

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ts4texans 12-22-2011 09:43 AM

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lets do this!

False Start 12-22-2011 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Thorn (Post 1861338)
:lol:

I guess if we make it to the super bowl, the chances of me starting that game thread would be pretty low?? :tinfoil:

Hell, the first playoff game...stay the hell away from any device that can access the internet. :cutthroat:

ObsiWan 12-22-2011 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Thorn (Post 1861338)
:lol:

I guess if we make it to the super bowl, the chances of me starting that game thread would be pretty low?? :tinfoil:

I think the mods would temporarily lock your account until the Super Bowl gameday thread was started by someone else

...I would.
:kitten:

ThaShark316 12-22-2011 10:17 AM

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I got to echo the last 2 posts.

Thorn, you are hereby BANNED from Ttalk on 1/7-8 or 1/14-15.

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About my "what I want to see" when talking about passing/running: The ONE time I don't say "throw to set up the run", and get people disagreeing with me. Damn you who disagreed. :sarcasm:


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