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Old 12-28-2004   #1
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Default Power Rankings, I disagree obviously.

Yes, of course i know that the ESPN Power Rankings mean nothing. As I've said before it's just part of my Tuesday routine during the season. It's also become routine to see the Texans get shanked but this week it's pretty bad. The 21-0 win over the Jaguars moved us from, get this #19 to... #19. We went absolutely nowhere according to these knuckleheads. Jacksonville on the other hand dropped from their overrated #9 spot to #12.

Complete rubbish. You can apparently beat a team twice in a convincing fashion and their one additional win merits ranking them 7 spots higher? I notice the Chiefs are also 4 spots ahead of us according to ESPN despite having the exact same record and a loss to the Texans this year.

I wonder if they'll have Jacksonville ranked higher than the Texans next week if/when we're both 8-8?
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stupid power rankings mean little. They rank which ever team they like better higher. I'm guessing they are all saying our wins over jacksonville are all flukes ! I still feel a lack of respect here guess we'll have to win the superbowl before we get recognized as a contender
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Ahhh... this isn't really anything new. ESPN gives Houston the shaft alot it seems. I think its particularly odd that the 7-8 Panthers are put in the 11th spot.
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I think there are a lot of teams lumped in the middle. It is hard to differentiate between them. We drew the short straw.
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Ahhh... this isn't really anything new. ESPN gives Houston the shaft alot it seems. I think its particularly odd that the 7-8 Panthers are put in the 11th spot.
The Panthers are 6-1 in their last 7 games so they have a hot hand and deserve some praise for turning it around.

But LMAO..... The Jags are a garbage team. They are so overrated it is not even funny.

The Texans maybe could be a few spots higher.

But like the rest of you I am praying the Texans beat the Browns and the Jags lose to the Raiders. (Oh it would be so great to see the Texans ranked higher than the Jaguars.)
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Well you are really going to hate CBS's power rankings then:

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Somehow winning against a "better" team moved the Hags down from 8 to 13 AND moved the Texans down from 17 to 20. Yeah, that makes sense.
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Well you are really going to hate CBS's power rankings then:

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Somehow winning against a "better" team moved the Hags down from 8 to 13 AND moved the Texans down from 17 to 20. Yeah, that makes sense.
I just don't get it. Sure, these things don't mean anything. But it's a great measuring tool to see how the national media respects the teams.
HOW DOES A TEAM shut out a team that is viewed (according to said media) as a TOP 10 TEAM, and then slip down 3 spots!?

I believe an honest ranking would put us right in the middle. We can beat anyone any week...and are also capable of laying bad performances like in Denver. But to drop us 3 slots after we performed the way we did against the Jags is a complete joke.

Even if we smoke the Browns and end the season on a 3 game win-streak, I can bet the only coverage on the Texans this summer will simply say "This is the 4th year for Capers, now or never". In stead of looking at the job Capers & crew have done since 2002 and seeing that the plan is right on schedule.

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Well you are really going to hate CBS's power rankings then:

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Somehow winning against a "better" team moved the Hags down from 8 to 13 AND moved the Texans down from 17 to 20. Yeah, that makes sense.
Doesnt surprise me. Prisco is from Florida and has been on the Jags bandwagon form the start of the season. He doesnt give any credit to a team that beats the Jags...
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Well you are really going to hate CBS's power rankings then:

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Somehow winning against a "better" team moved the Hags down from 8 to 13 AND moved the Texans down from 17 to 20. Yeah, that makes sense.

That just goes to show that the only rankings you should rely are the NFL's ranking people at espn and cbs and others don't really pay attention to whats going on they just have to fill some space or time so they get together and drink bourbon and throw out what they think(IMO)
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But LMAO..... The Jags are a garbage team. They are so overrated it is not even funny.
A few bad games and we are overrated? What happened when you played Denver, and what happened when we played them? How bout Indy in Indy? Green Bay? Must be nice to see us twice in a year, both with our two best offensive players hurt.
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A few bad games and we are overrated? What happened when you played Denver, and what happened when we played them? How bout Indy in Indy? Green Bay? Must be nice to see us twice in a year, both with our two best offensive players hurt.
No, you were overrated before the season began (anyone remember the "this year's Panthers" talk?) and have remained overrated since.
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A few bad games and we are overrated? What happened when you played Denver, and what happened when we played them? How bout Indy in Indy? Green Bay? Must be nice to see us twice in a year, both with our two best offensive players hurt.
Its even better when we knocked your so called "great" QB out of 2 different games
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A few bad games and we are overrated? What happened when you played Denver, and what happened when we played them? How bout Indy in Indy? Green Bay? Must be nice to see us twice in a year, both with our two best offensive players hurt.
Denver lost the game to the Jags because they wanted Elam to kick from the center of the field. It was an unforced fumble by Quentin Griffin. That wasn't a win as much as a loss by the Broncos. It was also in Florida instead of Denver.

I could care less where ESPN has the Texans ranked. The fact of the matter is when it comes to Jacksonville the Texans have big time Scoreboard. Carr has lost only 1 game to the Jags in his brief career. Taylor started the first game but came out limp as usual. Leftwich only missed a few plays in the first matchup. He was pulled because he stunk up the joint in the rematch.

I don't remember Jacksonville giving up the 27-0 win last season against a Texans team with Ragone in his first game ever and Hollings in his first start.

On a side note, Brees threw for 3200 yards in his 2nd season, his first season as a starter, and 17 TDs. . He slipped up last season behind a bad line and Marty's QB juggling job. He didn't take longer to develop. Favre threw for 3200 yards and 18 TDs in his 2nd season, also his first as a starter. Carr was hurt much of his 2nd season so it's hard to tell where he is, but I've watched him lead the Texans back against good teams and trade scoring drives with the best in the game as well.

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Did you have 7 bad games? no eight, cause you barely beat the titans. if we are talking about injuries, Denver, alot of injuries this year. Indy, Peyton Manning, nuff said. Green Bay came down to the end. And yes it is nice to see you twice a year, do you know how many people we had hurt this past week? and davis was hurt when we played you the first time
a) I have no idea what point you're trying to make with the Denver thing. Are you blaming your loss to them on your injuries, or their loss to us on their injuries?
b) Peyton Manning threw 2 tds at home to us, and lost. He threw 5 against you, and won by 35 points.
c) You lost to Green Bay, in Houston. We beat them, in Lambeau. Nuff said.
d) Our two best offensive players are hurt both times we play you, and you're whining about injuries?! Need I remind you what happened to your team when you played us last year without your RB and QB? I think they make a little more difference than a guard and a free safety.
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stupid power rankings mean little. They rank which ever team they like better higher. I'm guessing they are all saying our wins over jacksonville are all flukes ! I still feel a lack of respect here guess we'll have to win the superbowl before we get recognized as a contender

I used to be one howling respect us, now after seeing how little respect we get and how our team comes out and kicks butt...DISRESPECT us all you want...I want all 13 teams we paly in 2005 to trash talk us at every opportunity.

Dallas Cowboys trash talked us we sent them home hurting, Miami said we were a practice game we practiced being 1st expansion team to win Back 2 Back season openers.

Jacksonville players saying we weren't rivals to them and they looked at it as another game

Dis us and learn so what DRob isn't in pro bowl let QB's throw at him next season he will get double digit INT's. Dis our D and get pounded.

I LOVE THIS lack o respect
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i know the rankings dont mean anything but this one is annoying. we go on the road and beat the jag's and we move from 17th down to 20th and the jags are still ranked 7 spots ahead of us. didnt we beat them both times we played them? how do you lose 3 spots after a win on the road to a team that was ranked 9 spots ahead of you? and the game wasnt even close.
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i know the rankings dont mean anything but this one is annoying. we go on the road and beat the jag's and we move from 17th down to 20th and the jags are still ranked 7 spots ahead of us. didnt we beat them both times we played them? how do you lose 3 spots after a win on the road to a team that was ranked 9 spots ahead of you? and the game wasnt even close.
Personnaly I want all the media to say we stink...we are a bunch of losers...

...if you think about it, when is the last time that the press was right?
they are usually correct when they "REPORT the NEWS", but when they "Give Their Opinion", they are wrong 99% of the time!

Don't let it get you down...this will work to our benefit

Can anyone name me one time any of these "self-proclaimed experts" were right....hell this board knows more than any sports (I could never play the games, so I write about it) writer....

All the players of other teams read their columns and take it for gospel...THAT IS THE BEST THING WE CAN HAVE GOING FOR US.....just another arrow in our bow....I love it actually....


let them cut us down...it will be so much sweeter....

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