Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rosharon, TX
Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans. 12/1. Noon. **Official GameDay Thread**
Man, **** THE TITANS
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The Houston Texans are trying to overcome mounting absences as they near another playoff appearance and a franchise milestone, while the Tennessee Titans have made a coordinator change while attempting to keep their slim postseason hopes alive.
The Texans can clinch their second straight playoff berth with a win or tie Sunday when they visit Tennessee, where they've won two of the last three meetings.
A win would also give Houston (10-1) 11 victories for the first time in franchise history. As good as the Texans have been - winning five straight to maintain the AFC's best record - injuries continue to add up and the squad has needed overtime to scrape by mediocre teams each of the last two weeks.
Houston's sixth-ranked defense, which allows 319.7 yards per game, has seen its linebacking corps in particular come under siege. Brooks Reed will miss time with a groin injury suffered in the team's 34-31 win in Detroit on Thanksgiving, and Bradie James is also out with a hamstring injury.
All-Pro linebacker Brian Cushing was already lost for the season to a knee injury Oct. 8. The 458 yards allowed to Jacksonville two weeks ago and the 525 given up to the Lions are the two highest totals yielded by Houston this season.
"I'm concerned about the health of our team right now," said coach Gary Kubiak, who will also be without cornerback Johnathan Joseph (hamstring). "But that's part of this business this time of year, so we've got to figure out a way to be as good as we can be on Sunday. It's something we've got to deal with."
What I want to see:
Time to unleash Foster
..."but Sharkdizzle, we use him all the time!!!" That's not what I meant. What I meant was this: Screens, dump offs, passes in the flat, you name it. Time to get Arian involved in the passing game more and in space. 13 receptions in the last 3 games, but only 45 yards.
Bottle up Chris Johnson (Welcome back, Shaun Cody)
Having Cody back will help when it comes to this matter. Don't let this chump get to running wild and allowing the Titans to gain any confidence. Turn him back into the CJ1K from 2011.
Jump on these clowns early
We haven't ran away from any opponent in basically a month. Time for that to change. Make the Titans weep early like the sorry sacks of you-know-what that they are.
TIME. TO. CLINCH.
Sure it's only a playoff berth and that's not the only thing these boys are striving for, but it IS indeed the first step. With that said, time to get it done and what better team to do it against than the BESF Titans.
That mini-bye is over, fam! Time to get back to work. We've all been waiting patiently after those last two nail-biting finishes, so that break was needed! Time for Baddest Men Alive to take care of business. Y'all know the rules and the goal: 1-0 EVERY WEEK. Nothing has changed. Let's go into Nashville, get win #11, clinch a playoff berth and move on to next one. LET'S MUTHA****IN' GO, TEXANS!!!!
Trip to the New Meadowlands in 2014? I'm down. You'll get an ELITE QB when you apologize to Warren Moon, Houston