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Old 11-20-2012   #21
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Meh. Just win out and go 18-1 for 2012. That would be tons better than NE's 18-1 season.
Ha! Damn right. And just as good as Chicago's 18-1 season.
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My plan would be to keep winning the next one....
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If you mean by the "bitter end" the Super Bowl and that we're playing in the it, I agree.

If you mean that we won't know whether we've made the playoffs until the last week of the season, then I think that's nuts.

So which is it?
I'd rather be in a dogfight to the bitter end. Being the first to the dance has a tendency to take the pressure off too long and lose focus. There have been way too many times that a team with the best record get its clock cleaned in its own house by some wild card team that's loose, and has everything to gain, and nothing to lose.
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I'd rather be in a dogfight to the bitter end. Being the first to the dance has a tendency to take the pressure off too long and lose focus. There have been way too many times that a team with the best record get its clock cleaned in its own house by some wild card team that's loose, and has everything to gain, and nothing to lose.
I'll never understand that mindset.
It's the freakin' playoffs. EVERYONE is in the "everything to gain, nothing to lose" situation.
It's Win or Go Home for everybody.
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I want the home field advantage but part of me doesn't want a bye. We seem to always be sluggish after a bye. We're a momentum team more than many others, it seems.
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I want the home field advantage but part of me doesn't want a bye. We seem to always be sluggish after a bye. We're a momentum team more than many others, it seems.
I hear what you're saying but it'll be tough to have the one without the other.
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I want the home field advantage but part of me doesn't want a bye. We seem to always be sluggish after a bye. We're a momentum team more than many others, it seems.
You just want to watch more Texans football, admit it!
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Well if you get a bye week you can pretty much count that as a win. I would rather have more time to get every as healthy as possible for the play-offs.
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I am hoping that the Colts draw the Broncos in the wildcard round.

Would be fun to watch at least.
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If a fan doesn't want a playoff spot locked up in November, I have to really wonder about that fan.

It ranks up there with fans who get bummed if we don't face a fully stacked opponent. I mean, Lord forbid we have an easier game because opponents have significant players out of a game.

I have a feeling those fans also love Kubiak's "Get Cute" play calling episodes. After all, it wouldn't be fair to defenses if we played our cards straight.
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If you mean that we won't know whether we've made the playoffs until the last week of the season, then I think that's nuts.

So which is it?
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Remember that one year when Shanahan's Broncos went 8-0 to start the season and then went 0-8 to finish it and missed the playoffs.
I think you're referring to the 2009 season where Josh McDaniels began his had coaching career 6-0, then the Broncos went 2-8 the rest of the way.

12 of the past 14 AFC Champions had a 1st round bye. I'm hoping the Texans get that bye, myself.
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hell yeah get that bye. a week off will make our guys hungry and we got a qb who hasnt played in the playoffs. man talk about an itch.
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I hear what you're saying but it'll be tough to have the one without the other.
Not just tough but impossible. The two bye teams will have the home-field advantage in the divisional round of the playoffs.
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As much as it would be nice to clinch that playoff spot this week, how about going into Tennessee and kicking their ass to wrap it up next week? That would be sweet.
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As much as it would be nice to clinch that playoff spot this week, how about going into Tennessee and kicking their ass to wrap it up next Sunday? That would be sweet.
right and then we whip the pats just for fun
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right and then we whip the pats just for fun

It would certainly BE fun but that game with the Pats will almost certainly be very meaningful.
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I think you're referring to the 2009 season where Josh McDaniels began his had coaching career 6-0, then the Broncos went 2-8 the rest of the way.
I'm just getting old and my memory isn't as trustworthy as I think it is.

I conflated McDaniel's 6-0 start with Shanahan's last season where he was sitting at 8-5 and lost the last three games. Either way, they both had promising starts to their seasons go down the tubes. Which was the point I was trying to make in a befuddled and brain-addled way.
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I'll never understand that mindset.
It's the freakin' playoffs. EVERYONE is in the "everything to gain, nothing to lose" situation.
It's Win or Go Home for everybody.
I fully expect this team, the way they are playing, to have a playoff spot wrapped up, if not this week, it will be the next, and I'm perfectly fine with that. The likelihood of them "taking it to the bitter end" is about as likely as an actual day going by without GP pulling wild-eyed sh!t out his ass.
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win these next 3 games and we clinch THe Number 1 Seed


lose 2 games and we will be the Number 2 seed

lose 3 and we will have to play a WC game


O we can just pray NE and Denver IMplodes and makes it easy 4 us ..... LOL
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