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View Poll Results: Will The Texans win in Minnesota on Sunday?
Yes. The Texans are a much better team than their record suggests. 67 83.75%
No. I think Minnesota will win, but they will not cover the spread. 4 5.00%
No. Minnesota takes care of business at home and covers. 9 11.25%
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Old 10-28-2008   #1
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Default Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

With three wins in a row, many Texan's fans are now expecting more of the same in the weeks ahead. However, the book makers do not appear to be nearly so optimistic, as they have the Vikings favored by 4.5 points.

http://covers.usatoday.com/data/odds.aspx

All three of the Texans wins have come against bad football teams and were achieved at home. Now the Texans must play on the road against a team that is not widely regarded as a joke. However, the Vikings may have their two starting DT's on the bench, which could weaken their otherwise stout rushing defense (#2 in the NFL).

What do you think? Will the Texans win on the road in Minnesota? Or is this the end of the manic climb before the depressive fall begins once again?
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

If the defense shows up, then I think they can win, but If A.D. runs wild, It will probably be a long day.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

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However, the Vikings may have their two starting DT's on the bench, which could weaken their otherwise stout rushing defense (#2 in the NFL).
Doubtful that would happen. I'm sure players would appeal which would delay the suspension for a couple of weeks.


The Texans are a weak road team. Always have been. I think the spread is somewhat fair considering both records and differences in defenses/offenses.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

I think we are looking at 4-4 after Sunday. We've shown we can stop the run if need be, just not the run and pass at the same time from a strong team. This isn't going to be a slam dunk for either team.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

We are going to win! Our offense is going to play great and our D is going to come out focused on stopping the run. Dunta gets a pick 6 when Gus tries to beat us with his arm.

That's how I dreamed it last night.
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Doubtful that would happen. I'm sure players would appeal which would delay the suspension for a couple of weeks.


The Texans are a weak road team. Always have been. I think the spread is somewhat fair considering both records and differences in defenses/offenses.
It depends... If they think they're going to lose the appeal, but think they can beat the Texans WITHOUT these guys, then they may elect this game to be the one to sit out. (As opposed to some game against "stiffer competition" where their absence would be more sorely missed.)
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Doubtful that would happen. I'm sure players would appeal which would delay the suspension for a couple of weeks.


The Texans are a weak road team. Always have been. I think the spread is somewhat fair considering both records and differences in defenses/offenses.
ESPN crawl said that they were expected to be playing the Texans.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

Unless we have a good defensive game plan Minn will cover.

And with Richard Smith doing the game plan it doesn't look good.
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It depends... If they think they're going to lose the appeal, but think they can beat the Texans WITHOUT these guys, then they may elect this game to be the one to sit out. (As opposed to some game against "stiffer competition" where their absence would be more sorely missed.)
I believe any suspension that occurs will be for four games.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

Okay, how about this. We will win because we will go for it on every 4th down because we won't have a long snapper to snap the ball for punts or field goals.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

During Brad Childress era, the Vikes are 10-9 at home and 2-1 this year. Of course, the Texan are 0-3 on the road this year and have a terrible away record since 2002.

This year, the home teams in the NFL are on a clip to win 63.5% of the time. That's second best since 1985, when the home teams won 64.3% of the time.

I think the line reflects these realities but, I feel the Texans will make Childress's record 10-10 after Sundays game in their house!


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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

We've been awful on the road since our existence. Kubiak hasn't really changed that. I'm cautiously optimistic about this game, but the Texans have to prove to me that they can win big games away from Reliant Stadium.
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I'm about 95% positive we'll win this game
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im about 90% positive . What is Minn ranked as far as total off.? Other than AD they dont have any off. weapons. Texans by 14.
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We've been awful on the road since our existence. Kubiak hasn't really changed that. I'm cautiously optimistic about this game, but the Texans have to prove to me that they can win big games away from Reliant Stadium.
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im about 90% positive . What is Minn ranked as far as total off.? Other than AD they dont have any off. weapons. Texans by 14.
The Vikings are ranked #8 in the NFL in rush offense and #12 in total offense:

http://www.nfl.com/stats/team

The Vikings are a competitive football team. The Texans will be doing very well to come out with a win.
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I'm about 95% positive we'll win this game if Schaub protects the football.
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Texans are going to the Super Bowl!
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

Depends if Childress loses his damn mind and keeps punting to good return men. We may get a few special teams points.
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The Vikings are ranked #8 in the NFL in rush offense and #12 in total offense:

http://www.nfl.com/stats/team

The Vikings are a competitive football team. The Texans will be doing very well to come out with a win.
If they let Chicago put up 48, I think our off is better than Chicago's. We should win this.
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