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Old 09-30-2011   #1
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Default Statement game?

Just curious how other fans view this game in the context of "taking the next step". Do you view this as a true statement game like last week vs the Saints almost was? Or, do you take some value out of this game should the Texans win as the Steelers are down right now a bit?

Let's leave out the old cliche stuff we have all heard all the time....in fact I'll say it now to get it out of the way...

A win is a win!

Who cares as long as we win!

This isn't the BCS!

*Insert reused comment here*

etc...

So, back to the point, what say you? I think it is still a statement game of sorts but I think that our next biggest chance to really make a splash is in a couple weeks on the road against BAL.
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I was going to say "A win is a win" but you said I cain't so I ain't.
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We missed our 'statement game'. This is a game the Texans should win. Not winning would be an utter failure.
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You only make statements by winning. Noone listens to the loser section.
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These are the only "statement" games on the schedule:

Sun, Oct 2 vsPittsburgh 1:00 PM

Sun, Oct 9 vsOakland 1:00 PM

Sun, Oct 16 @Baltimore 4:05 PM

Sun, Oct 23 @Tennessee 1:00 PM

Sun, Oct 30 vsJacksonville 1:00 PM

Sun, Nov 6 vsCleveland 1:00 PM

Sun, Nov 13 @Tampa Bay 1:00 PM

Sun, Nov 27 @Jacksonville 1:00 PM

Sun, Dec 4 vsAtlanta 1:00 PM

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Sun, Dec 18 vsCarolina 1:00 PM

Thu, Dec 22 @Indianapolis 8:20 PM

Sun, Jan 1 vsTennessee 1:00 PM
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We missed our 'statement game'. This is a game the Texans should win. Not winning would be an utter failure.
Not to you specifically, just spinning off your comment, but Texans fans have become so schizophrenic it is funny. As I ride around town the great majority of calls to the sports stations are ripping the team (Schaub sucks and needs to be replaced, let AJ go to a good team, same team as last year, etc.) and yet a 6-10 team beating a Super Bowl team is a must win or it is an utter failure.
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Of course it would be a statement.

NOLA would've been a bigger, bolder statement but this will do nicely anyway.
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These are the only "statement" games on the schedule:

Sun, Oct 2 vsPittsburgh 1:00 PM

Sun, Oct 9 vsOakland 1:00 PM

Sun, Oct 16 @Baltimore 4:05 PM

Sun, Oct 23 @Tennessee 1:00 PM

Sun, Oct 30 vsJacksonville 1:00 PM

Sun, Nov 6 vsCleveland 1:00 PM

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Sun, Nov 27 @Jacksonville 1:00 PM

Sun, Dec 4 vsAtlanta 1:00 PM

Sun, Dec 11 @Cincinnati 1:00 PM

Sun, Dec 18 vsCarolina 1:00 PM

Thu, Dec 22 @Indianapolis 8:20 PM

Sun, Jan 1 vsTennessee 1:00 PM
Exactly - every game this year is a statement game.
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Exactly - every game this year is a statement game.
I was using sarcasm to emphasize the ridiculously overused phrase 'statement game'
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Exactly - every game this year is a statement game.
This is really the only answer. When you've never once in your entire existence made a statement other than "Not there yet...." then every game you play is a statement game.
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Not to you specifically, just spinning off your comment, but Texans fans have become so schizophrenic it is funny. As I ride around town the great majority of calls to the sports stations are ripping the team (Schaub sucks and needs to be replaced, let AJ go to a good team, same team as last year, etc.) and yet a 6-10 team beating a Super Bowl team is a must win or it is an utter failure.
Repped you for this one.
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Not to you specifically, just spinning off your comment, but Texans fans have become so schizophrenic it is funny. As I ride around town the great majority of calls to the sports stations are ripping the team (Schaub sucks and needs to be replaced, let AJ go to a good team, same team as last year, etc.) and yet a 6-10 team beating a Super Bowl team is a must win or it is an utter failure.
Does anyone pay attention to the rest of the league? Helloooo, the Saints are sort of a good team, folks!

The unrealistic expectations that I've seen displayed by our fanbase lately is often delusional. I've actually heard more calls this week proclaiming "Super Bowl or bust" that I can remember, acting like getting to the playoffs is a forgone conclusion and not a worthy goal.

While a championship is always the ultimate goal, the road goes through the playoffs. Every team is 0-0 when playoffs start, so let's just enjoy the ride and hope we see our first trip to the post-season. You've got to get your rocket off the ground before demanding the moon.
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SMH!!!

Why would a win over an aging and declining team be a statement game?

There's no such thing as a "statement game". You have a schedule, you play that schedule one week at a time and try to win each and every one of them. Of course, odds are you won't win every one.
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Does anyone pay attention to the rest of the league? Helloooo, the Saints are sort of a good team, folks!

The unrealistic expectations that I've seen displayed by our fanbase lately is often delusional. I've actually heard more calls this week proclaiming "Super Bowl or bust" that I can remember, acting like getting to the playoffs is a forgone conclusion and not a worthy goal.

While a championship is always the ultimate goal, the road goes through the playoffs. Every team is 0-0 when playoffs start, so let's just enjoy the ride and hope we see our first trip to the post-season. You've got to get your rocket off the ground before demanding the moon.
Honestly this team isnt gonna go 16-0. We lost to a really good Saints team that won the superbowl 2 years ago and who knows what they wouldve done last year if Marshawn Lynch didnt go into beast mode. This team has beat the teams it should and lost a tough game on the road. This Steelers game could show us where we stand in the AFC, but if we lose this game and rebound and win 9 or 10 of the next 12 then its really not that big of a deal. This team needs to take every week at that time because any week a weaker team can beat a stronger team.
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SMH!!!

Why would a win over an aging and declining team be a statement game?

There's no such thing as a "statement game". You have a schedule, you play that schedule one week at a time and try to win each and every one of them. Of course, odds are you won't win every one.
But, but... if they lose a game, it just shows that they are the exact same team from the last 9 years! Nothing has changed!!!!1!
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Not to you specifically, just spinning off your comment, but Texans fans have become so schizophrenic it is funny. As I ride around town the great majority of calls to the sports stations are ripping the team (Schaub sucks and needs to be replaced, let AJ go to a good team, same team as last year, etc.) and yet a 6-10 team beating a Super Bowl team is a must win or it is an utter failure.
No we haven't....

Yes we have.....

No we haven't.....

Yes we have....

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Nahhh to early for that we can lose this one and make a statement on the road by beating the RAVENS


BUT !!!!! this is a AFC Conference game so yeah we need to win all of thoes IMO
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But, but... if they lose a game, it just shows that they are the exact same team from the last 9 years! Nothing has changed!!!!1!
Right!! LMAO!
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3-1 will feel better than 2-2, regardless if this is our statement game, superbowl, or must play well.
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Not to you specifically, just spinning off your comment, but Texans fans have become so schizophrenic it is funny. As I ride around town the great majority of calls to the sports stations are ripping the team (Schaub sucks and needs to be replaced, let AJ go to a good team, same team as last year, etc.) and yet a 6-10 team beating a Super Bowl team is a must win or it is an utter failure.
I know you understand that this is not the 08-09 Super Bowl champs. Far from it. These 2 teams have been shooting in different directions since last year. One is going up, one is going down. And yes, the Texans losing @ HOME to a Steelers team that almost got knocked off by the Colts is an utter failure.
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