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Old 10-06-2011   #41
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That's definitely one game that could change MY opinion of this team.
Doubt it.

One game vs five years of history?


C'mon man.
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DexmanC on Feb. 15th, 2012:

That was not a dynasty team we beat in the Superbowl; that was just a lucky contender that barely made it to the big game, and the fact that we beat them by 30 points just proves that they aren't very good. We still got a lot of work to do.
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How you blame that 4th quarter on the offense is beyond me - Much of that was just Brees making plays where there were no plays to be made - take the 3rd down shovel pass for example. Brees was sacked dead to rights and he made a positive play out of it instead.
I thought he stated his case very well. We had a lead going into the 4th Qtr. They scored 23, we scored 14.

Our first possession of the 4th, we went 3 & out. That should never happen to a "very good" offense in the 4th Qtr (I know it does, but it shouldn't). It started at 12:21 & ended at 11:26.... we didn't even take a minute off the clock. We didn't get one first down.

I don't blame Gary for that, but I blame the offense.

Our second possession ended in an interception after only 3 plays. We had the ball for 8 seconds of the game clock. Now you have your defense defending the endzone from their own 47... How can you not blame the offense?

We get the ball back, down 32-26, our offense score, takes almost 3 minutes off the clock, we take the lead again with 4:13 to go. 33-32

Saints gets the ball.... our defense has them on their own 7 yard line... we give up 93 yards, they score (this is definitely on the defense, they should have been able to stop Brees from going 93 yards & putting up 8 (2 point conversion).

But we still get the ball with 2:42 left on the clock. This is our "very good" offense. No way they should go 3 & out three times in the 4th Qtr. But they do... our offense gives up a sack at the wrong time... our offense commits a penalty (actually I think it was a bad, bad call) at the wrong time. When their back was against the wall, they did not pull through, they did not overcome.

1:53 left in the game. The defense needs to deliver a 3 & out. Never mind that we surrendered the ball to the Saints on our 9 yard line. They did manage to hold them to a field goal which would normally be considered a success... but not this time.

It was definitely a team fail in the 4th, Offense, Special Teams, Defense, but... but the offense is the only part of this team that we "think" is above average, "very good", boarderline "Elite"

It doesn't matter how many points we "should have scored" in the first half. The Saints were going to score whatever they needed to win. Our defense on it's best day is no match for the Saints Offense. You know that, you knew that going into the game.

The Saints is a mature team, a winning team, a team that will do what it takes to win. We don't have that on offense to allow us to keep pace with them. & we don't have that on defense either.

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Hell despite the fact that they gave up 23 in that quarter - they scored 14. Anytime you put up a 30 spot you expect to win.

How many FG's did the offense settle for in the 1st half because they didnt execute in the redzone - Three trips inside the TEN and they come away with 9 points.

Yep , blame Kubiak .....
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http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings/_/year/2011/week/5

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1 GB
2 NO
3 NE
4 DET
5 BALT
6 HOU
7 SD
8 TEN
9 BUF
10 NYG
After 8 weeks, we've slipped 5 spots in ESPNs power rankings to 11.
  1. Packers
  2. 49ers
  3. Steelers
  4. Ravens
  5. Patriots
  6. Saints
  7. Buffalo
  8. Detroit
  9. Giants
  10. Chicago

Those are considered the top 10 teams in the NFL right now. What do you think?

CBS still has us in the top ten
  1. Packers
  2. 49ers
  3. Steelers
  4. Giants
  5. Ravens
  6. Bills
  7. Patriots
  8. Lions
  9. Texans
  10. Atlanta
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After 8 weeks, we've slipped 5 spots in ESPNs power rankings to 11.
  1. Packers
  2. 49ers
  3. Steelers
  4. Ravens
  5. Patriots
  6. Saints
  7. Buffalo
  8. Detroit
  9. Giants
  10. Chicago


Those are considered the top 10 teams in the NFL right now. What do you think?
Que sara sara.

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Rankings are really just opinions because when play-off time comes any team can be beat...
I understand. I think everyone understands that.

But, the team that wins isn't always the best team. The team that wins is usually the team that performed best that day. Good or bad, this is a ranking from "experts" on who the best teams are.

Mohammed Ali was the best boxer of his era. Doesn't matter how many times he got beat, or who beat him.


It's also nice to look & see where our opponents for the rest of the year are ranked. & it happens to fall in line with what we are thinking. Cincy, & Atlanta are going to be close games.
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I would say outside of the Packers who are just sodomizing everyone this season anyone on that list could be anywhere on that list. So I guess I would sorta agree with Rey a tad. If anyone doesn't belong quite yet I would say it would be the Lions though, I know they are having a great season but they are starting to lose a few games now and it wouldn't be the first time they collapsed a good rec in the last few seasons. I would assume thats why the Texans aren't in there either.
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I would say outside of the Packers who are just sodomizing everyone this season anyone on that list could be anywhere on that list. So I guess I would sorta agree with Rey a tad. If anyone doesn't belong quite yet I would say it would be the Lions though, I know they are having a great season but they are starting to lose a few games now and it wouldn't be the first time they collapsed a good rec in the last few seasons. I would assume thats why the Texans aren't in there either.
I think Houston isn't in the ESPN list because they had that two game losing streak & everyone ahead of them have been playing "well" since then. It gets hard to drop a team that is winning. I've seen some power rankings (CBS) that has the Saints outside of the top ten because of their losing streak.
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Our division is crappy this season and we've gone against some below average to average teams lately. I can care less about anyone's rankings, but I'd guess that'd be the reason why we haven't risen up the rankings much
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Yeah but the Saints are the Saints they can get away with losing to the Rams because everyone loves Bree's while the Texans can lose to the Raiders and get dropped four or five ranks without too much of a problem because Schaub having a questionable season.
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We are being ranked consistently in or close to the top ten in the middle of the NFL season. That's rather new for the Texans. It's nice to see us getting some respect, but it doesn't mean anything if we can win some more games.
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Fringe top 10 is what I feel like. There are arguments to be made both for and against them being in there. Their piss ass easy schedule should let them creep back in with lots of wins.
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Someone e-mail this guy and ask his to palce the Texans below the Dolts then send it to each member of the Texans team.


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After 8 weeks, we've slipped 5 spots in ESPNs power rankings to 11.
  1. Packers
  2. 49ers
  3. Steelers
  4. Ravens
  5. Patriots
  6. Saints
  7. Buffalo
  8. Detroit
  9. Giants
  10. Chicago

Those are considered the top 10 teams in the NFL right now. What do you think?

CBS still has us in the top ten
  1. Packers
  2. 49ers
  3. Steelers
  4. Giants
  5. Ravens
  6. Bills
  7. Patriots
  8. Lions
  9. Texans
  10. Atlanta
The Giants are about to get hit in the face with a good doze or reality. Look at their upcoming schedule. The only game that looks like more or less a sure win, is WAS. Other than that, they could conceivably go winless.
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