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Texans will win the game 19 47.50%
Chargers will win the game 21 52.50%
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Old 11-07-2010   #1
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Default Poll: Texans beat Chargers? Or other way around?

Let's see how confident the message board community is, in terms of stating for the record if they think we win or lose.
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Default Re: Poll: Texans beat Chargers? Or other way around?

Probably more like Texans beat Texans.
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Default Re: Poll: Texans beat Chargers? Or other way around?

The Texans annual 4/5 game slide continues this week.
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Default Re: Poll: Texans beat Chargers? Or other way around?

The way the Texan's have looked every game except the first Colts game.. I would have to say the chargers win
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Default Re: Poll: Texans beat Chargers? Or other way around?

We lost last week - should be our week to win.
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We lost last week - should be our week to win.
Yep, we win today. Get everyone back on the bandwagon before we lose to the Jags next week. LOL
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Let's see how confident the message board community is, in terms of stating for the record if they think we win or lose.
When you create a poll, there is an option at the bottom to make the poll public, that will allow everyone to see how everyone voted.

I wish it was selected by default, but it's not.
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Probably more like Texans beat Texans.
This was an option I was looking for too.

Failing that I am backing the Texans to win, hopeless optimism and blind fandom wins out.
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The Texans annual 4/5 game slide continues this week.
Nothing I've predicted has come to fruition in 2010 (concerning the Texans). This is the last "marker" if you will. If this team is truly different, if we have turned the corner, we won't lose 3 in a row.

The elite teams won't lose 2 in a row. I'm not delusional to think we are an elite team.

But I think we are contenders, & contenders won't lose 3 in a row.
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Default Re: Poll: Texans beat Chargers? Or other way around?

I'm thinking a close win - hopefully we've (coaching) learned from Monday night and that we continue to roller coaster of wins/losses.
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Probably more like Texans beat Texans.
LOL now that's a good one.
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Default Re: Poll: Texans beat Chargers? Or other way around?

The Texans are such an unpredictable team that they probably blow the Chargers out today when no one in the stadium will expect it. I'll be at Reliant but I don't want to look.
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The Texans are such an unpredictable team that they probably blow the Chargers out today when no one in the stadium will expect it. I'll be at Reliant but I don't want to look.
The first part of your post is you being a wishful thinker.

The last part of your post is the realist in you coming out.

I think we lose this game, and it's the beginning of the end. The media will begin to pounce on it. They'll say what many of us are saying: "The Texans have the talent. They've shown flashes of dominance, such as week 1 vs. Colts. What's going on there?" Which leads to a bunch of talking heads on TV discussing how they think Kubiak has designed a great system and has put good players in the system, but that he's not a stellar planner nor a competent gameday manager.

This will lead to people like Baldinger, or other guys who will actually study the film and the trends and stats, to display how horrid he has been against divisional opponents and the Game After Bye Week woes, including the puzzling decision to NOT run the ball more vs. Colts in the rematch this season.

Somebody, somewhere, is going to make a story of this at some point. Bank on it. And I think it might as early as this week, if the Texans get blown out at home. I just don't think this ends well.
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Default Re: Poll: Texans beat Chargers? Or other way around?

Ya know its funny, it seems like every time expectations are high among us (and the media) that we have a terrible game, and when expectations are low we play well. I voted that Chargers win, but hopefully that means the Texans will prove a lot of us wrong, and provide with some more false hope!
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Default Re: Poll: Texans beat Chargers? Or other way around?

Maybe I'm still on that high from seeing Tech beat Mizzou, but I'm not sure that the Texans lose this one. If they win, they win close; if they lose, they lose badly.
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Default Re: Poll: Texans beat Chargers? Or other way around?

I voted that Chargers would win.

And even though we blocked the punt and scored a TD on the first play...I knew we would lose the game.

Even after Foster ran all over the Chargers in the first half, I knew we would fold up in the 2nd half.

And we did.

We had two potential TD drives at the end of the game. Foster goofed and didn't hold onto the ball with two hand on his TD pass catch, a mistake that reminds me of Gaffney or Bradford's stupid move of tossing the ball away just before he crossed the goal line. We should have won by maybe two TDs.

But the 2nd half was full of cuteness by our leader, Kubiak, and it trickled down and affected the performance of the players.

Best thing for Foster and AJ is demand a trade and get out of Houston. I am beginning to loathe the owner and coach for wasting their talent. It's one thing to screw a fan, but to screw a guy who wants to win (who wants to win BADLY) and actually has the skills to dominate opponents, I feel sorry for those two guys. They are stuck on our team.

And I don't care if you guys say I'm a bad fan. I am an NFL fan first and foremost. I care about the game itself, unlike McNair who doesn't quite get it yet. And may very well never get it.

A smart owner would give a guy like Cowher the whole operation. Right now. Right in the middle of the season. Here's why:

1. This team has lost the ability to start and finish games. They have spurts, but they always bottom out and return to the level of their coach.

2. This season is not lost. Yet.

3. For example: If you fire Kubiak today, and hire Cowher tonight, you instantly infuse some energy back into the Texans' players. It just ends up happening, whether you want to trust me on this or not. It would happen.

4. Force Cowhere to keep everything the same for the rest of the season. He has to work with what he has. He can influence strategy and he can re-arrange and use personnel on the field as he sees fit. You're getting a tactician who prepares his team and knows how to leverage his roster during the game, putting their strengths to use and minimizing their weaknesses.

What we need, RIGHT NOW, is a coach whom the players believe in. They want a guy who won't be Mickey Mouse with who plays, who plays where, and what calls are made in crucial situations. They want a guy, and we do too, who will beat teams over the head with our running game, and then use play-action properly off the success of the run...without getting away from the run completely like we are each game. Cowher is a simple man with a simple plan. Kubiak is a guy who likes to experiment. Period.

When was the last time Kevin Walter caught a pass? I think it's like 2 or 3 games now where he hasn't caught a pass. He had only ONE ball thrown his way in yesterday's game, IIRC. And it was poorly thrown, too.

Nobody can tell me this coaching staff is having players screw them over. The coaches are not using KW, they're not using screen passes, slants, curls, WR screen plays, etc. Maybe one screen pass ATTEMPT in the past TWO games, IIRC. I know this because I keep waiting for Kubiak and Dennison to remember to FREAKING USE IT...yet they won't. Why? Are they saying the defense is sniffing it out? LOL! They can't, because it hasn't been used in almost four freaking weeks!

This team's players have had a wasted season this year. Last year, the schedule was easy enough to get us into the playoffs. This season, the schedule is hard...but Foster alone could have made the hard schedule nullified by his own efforts out there.

Face it, this team is losing games because of coaching mistakes: Preparation during the week/strategy, personnel decisions in-game, scheme decisions in-game, and bone-headed playcalls on 3rd down and 4th down.

I think our defense could give up 30 points a game and our offense, if used corectly, could still score 42 points. Seriously, I think we could.

And with a true defensive-minded coach, like Cowher, at the wheels of this bus...man, forget about it. We'd be a force. We'd be looking at playoffs. And then he would have his stamp on this team next year via the draft, drafting HEAVY on defense. His guys on defense.
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