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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   #21
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

Here's an interesting stat I'm going to throw out there...

Games when Peterson has scored a Touchdown, the Vikings are 0-3.
Games when Peterson has NOT scored a Touchdown, the Vikings are 3-1.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

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Here's an interesting stat I'm going to throw out there...

Games when Peterson has scored a Touchdown, the Vikings are 0-3.
Games when Peterson has NOT scored a Touchdown, the Vikings are 3-1.
That's kinda weird.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

If I HAD to bet $1,000, I would bet on the Texans. I feel like they've got confidence after this 3 week stretch,a nd that counts for something
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If I HAD to bet $1,000, I would bet on the Texans. I feel like they've got confidence after this 3 week stretch,a nd that counts for something
If I were to ever bet on a game, I would never bet on a Texans game. In their existence they've been about as consistent as a baby's bowel movement.
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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.
For contrast..

Scoring Offense (All-NFL)
Texans - 11th - 25 PPG
Vikings - 19th - 22 PPG

Scoring Defense (All-NFL)
Texans - 24th - 26.4 PPG
Vikings - 18th - 23.9 PPG

This one ought to be close either way.
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For contrast..

Scoring Offense (All-NFL)
Texans - 11th - 25 PPG
Vikings - 19th - 22 PPG

Scoring Defense (All-NFL)
Texans - 24th - 26.4 PPG
Vikings - 18th - 23.9 PPG

This one ought to be close either way.
Good comparisons thanks
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

I think that this game wil come down to who has thr ball last and who the refs like more. I thin 4.5 is too high of a spread and this game could end up being a 27-28 affair.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

I voted yes, but not for the reason given.

I'm of the opinion that you are what your record says you are. However, I don't beleive that Minnesota is any great shakes either. Their 'big' edge is supposed to be their rushing game. While its ranked 8th, the Texans in comparison are ranked 11th, so not a huge edge. In 7 games they have rushed for 899 yards, while the Texans have rushed for 829 yards.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

If I was the Vikings I would run the ball straight down the soft underbelly of the Richard Smith "Stay-puff" defense.

Maybe, as this marshmallow hardens over time, we will prove we can stop the run.

At least we know what they will try to do.

I do feel better about Dunta Robinson getting some reps under his belt.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

i wish i could be optimistic. if we win this one, my optimism will probably be so pronounced it'll be annoying.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

Playing on the road against that DL who will be fresh because of AP and their OL controlling TOP is a tough affair.

Our passing game runs off of playaction, if we cant run on those 2 mammoths in the middle we're in for a long day unless Schaub can throw some prayers up and our WRs can come down with big plays in spurts like the Colts did against them early in the season.
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Playing on the road against that DL who will be fresh because of AP and their OL controlling TOP is a tough affair.

Our passing game runs off of playaction, if we cant run on those 2 mammoths in the middle we're in for a long day unless Schaub can throw some prayers up and our WRs can come down with big plays in spurts like the Colts did against them early in the season.
They're coming off their bye week too. So their whole team will be fresh.

I hate to say it, but we need Ahman for this game in order to pound a little. To me, Slaton isn't much of a pounder. Sure, he's slobber-knocked a few here and there, but not on an every down basis.

Ahman, if you're listening, put the damn purse back in the closet and get your ass on the field.
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Default Re: Early Line: Vikings by 4.5 over Houston

The main problem with the Vikes is that we match up against them really, really poorly.

They have a dominant OL, so what little pash rush we have is neutralized.
They have a speedy running back, which we always do poorly against.
They have a speedy WR, which we also do poorly against

And they have a physical run defense
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call me superstitious but I must refrain from all bets/hedges/predictions
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who the hell are the 6% who voted for Minny to win?
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who the hell are the 6% who voted for Minny to win?
Click on one of the numbers of votes in the poll totals and you will see.
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They're coming off their bye week too. So their whole team will be fresh.

I hate to say it, but we need Ahman for this game in order to pound a little. To me, Slaton isn't much of a pounder. Sure, he's slobber-knocked a few here and there, but not on an every down basis.

Ahman, if you're listening, put the damn purse back in the closet and get your ass on the field.
Funny.

My word for the day is "slobber-knocker".
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Funny.

My word for the day is "slobber-knocker".
Insert slobbery knockers joke here
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Looks like Vegas sees it as pretty much an even game. 3 points go to the home team, so 1.5 points.
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I drinkin' the kool-aid.....

Texans will win and keep the streak alive......Don't look Ethel!!!!

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