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Default No matter what happens Saturday, it's been a very Successful Year for the Texans !

If you were like me and with this franchise watching it on TV that Sunday night for the first time against Dallas 10 years ago, you know it's been a long and difficult journey to this point. Well here's a reminder, last year was our first division winning season & playoff season and therefor this year is only the second to win a division and reach the playoffs and the 12 wins we've had are the most ever, but the harsh reality is sometimes playoff teams aren't playing their best when the playoffs begin so brace yourself for what might happen Saturday. Afterall last years best RS team and the defending SB champs Packers lost their initial playoff game at home in GB after stumbling badly at the end of the RS.
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Default Re: No matter what happens Saturday, it's been a very Successful Year for the Texans

The Texans are going to be a steady playoff team for a few years now, they are a good team, better than most in the AFC. That's better than what they used to be. But that doesn't mean I'm happy about everything.
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One and done would be a step back so successful? Yes. VERY successful? No.

I am hoping against hope that this team will be the anti-1993 Oilers who were also 12-4 but finished on an 11 game win streak only to get bounced at home in round one. Maybe we stumble in, but get hot.
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One and done would be a step back so successful? Yes. VERY successful? No.
So what do you think the Bengals are saying?

This season has been better for them as well, but someone's got to lose.

Don't get me wrong, I want a win. I expect the win. But I don't know if it's going to be a "step back"

This Bengals team is better than the one we faced last season. This Texans' team is better than the one they faced last season. It's going to be a hell of a game & I can't wait.
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One and done would be a step back so successful? Yes. VERY successful? No.

I am hoping against hope that this team will be the anti-1993 Oilers who were also 12-4 but finished on an 11 game win streak only to get bounced at home in round one. Maybe we stumble in, but get hot.
We arent one and done yet, Let the race start before you crown a victor
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Default Re: No matter what happens Saturday, it's been a very Successful Year for the Texans



Expectations vs what looks like the overall outcome will be (especially with the swirling turds we have witnessed the last few games) and I hesitate to call it a successful season. We have to step out of this little brother mindset as a fan base for this franchise and stop being happy with just a good record IMO.

It's time to expect more and stop settling for less. I understand we want to try to be positive but man, reality says this team has failed for the moment and come Saturday we will see if this team was truly fraudulent or not.

Yes, yes, we will all be rooting Saturday, we're all die hards, etc, etc, etc.....but smashing the rose colored glasses can reveal a lot....
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All I've ever wanted was a perennial playoff team.

It's a crapshoot after that.
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just hope they upgrade the weaknesses in offseason. one step in front of colts yet three behind the best
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getting TO the playoffs is not good enough, this team spouted off about super bowl or bust, so now they will be held to that standard
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All I've ever wanted was a perennial playoff team.

It's a crapshoot after that.
True. All those Manning years in Indy produced one trophy.
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Default Re: No matter what happens Saturday, it's been a very Successful Year for the Texans

Ok, fine "12-4" is the best record ever. That doesn't mean this will go down as our best season ever. One and done is a step back regardless of regular season record. A Super Bowl win would make this the best season ever even if we got in at 9-7 in my opinion.

We're going to the playoffs. Saturday we win or this season was a failure. If we win then the next week we have a chance to make this season better than last year by doing something unexpected and winning in the second round. If we win this week and lose in the second then this season is no better (and no worse) than 2011.
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Default Re: No matter what happens Saturday, it's been a very Successful Year for the Texans

If yas ask me , losing 2 of the last three and missing out on the #1 seed is a complete and total let down.

Looking at how the team has played in the last month .... doesnt make me happy at all.


The bottom line is this season started out with talks of a and now we're .... settling for 12-4 , one and done in the playoffs is a success ?!!


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This season is a failure if we do not make it past this first round. It is a failure if we get blown out against Denver or New England. If we are competitive in the second round and lose on a last second field goal, or TD then I honestly wouldn't be that upset. But, the fact that this team just pissed away the number one seed like they did would still make the overall season a big failure. Changes need to be made next year, most notably at QB. We can't have a weak-armed statue leading our team. I just heard Teddy Bruschi say that in order to beat the Texans, you must put the ball in Schaub's hands and let him beat you. That is just sad.
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All I've ever wanted was a perennial playoff team.

It's a crapshoot after that.
This.

I hope for the best, but beyond that, I understand the fan experience is a passive one in that we watch and they win or lose.

Expectations, demands, settling...all those words are useless because we are powerless to change a damn thing on this team.
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I liked football better when I was a kid and didn't know any better.

I watched every game not knowing that my team was going to win or lose...now, I go into every game knowing way too much information. I've analyzed football so much, for so long, that I practically know what to expect.

I still have hope, even when hope logically shouldn't be there, but the way the NFL has changed (in terms of its rules, the over-legislating of those rules, much like our country is over-legislated) has almost removed any doubt about who will win and who will lose. Sure, sometimes a rabbit gets pulled out of the hat...but you pretty much know how things are going to go down at some point along the way.

When I was a kid, those things were not an issue. I enjoyed football. Now, I just feel like it's hard labor. I'm chained to my chair and I'm working for the man. I feel like breaking out of that prison, to be honest. Why keep paying dues? What's the point? If the outcome is perpetual disdain and disgust and a realization (again and again) that I'm not in control of what will always be a disappointing outcome....then why? WHY? LOL.
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It is better to have a girlfriend than not, especially if she looks pretty good. Then she starts sliding into old ways that you have seen with her and others before, so you are cautious. You keep thinking of all the money spent and dream of what could be. I know about reality, I just keep hoping the fantasy will become reality. Who knows? It happens on the Hallmark Channel.
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When you totally and completely implode the last month of the season RIGHT after you clinch...well, let's just say that I have a different idea of what a "very successful year" is.
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When you totally and completely implode the last month of the season RIGHT after you clinch...well, let's just say that I have a different idea of what a "very successful year" is.
Which is the 2nd year in a row that we've done this. IIRC, there was seeding implications last season too before losing 3 in a row (Panthers, Colts and titans) to end the season.
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This.

I hope for the best, but beyond that, I understand the fan experience is a passive one in that we watch and they win or lose.

Expectations, demands, settling...all those words are useless because we are powerless to change a damn thing on this team.
As long as they don't underachieve.

With all the injuries, IMO, this team performs on par (they didn't underachieve.)

There's no guarantee that they will win this weekend as they are really thin at ILB; I believe Dobbins is nursing an injury.

Still, I "expect" the Texans to win; otherwise, it will be disappointing to say the least.
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