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Old 10-16-2011   #1
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Default Who here looked at the schedule before the season and counted @ Ravens as a win?

I've been posting a lot of negative stuff lately so I'm going to balance that with this thought:

I never expected the Texans to beat the Ravens. I counted this game as a loss before the season even began.

In fact, I expected it to be really ugly. I expected Schaub to get knocked out. I expected him to throw at least one pick-six.

So, truthfully, I was kinda-sorta pleasantly surprised that the Texans made it a game until late.

Having said that, I'm still pissed about the Raiders game. And I still think the Texans let a victory slip away from them in New Orleans.

This team should be 4-2 at worst and could be 5-1. So basically we're watching another typical Kubiak season of woulda-coulda-shoulda unfold again.

Going forward, I'm expecting 6 more wins and a nail-biter-down-to-the-last-weekend struggle for control of the division with the Titans. The division is there for the taking, but I won't be surprised in the least if the Texans don't seize control of it and make it their btch.
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I expected to be 4-2 here. The Raiders loss was inexcusable.
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4-2...Raiders loss killed it.

Next 4 I got W, W, W, 50/50.
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Default Re: Who here looked at the schedule before the season and counted @ Ravens as a win?

You are right that you are usually a glass half empty guy so this post is surprising to me.

I know even in the thread I said I expected a loss here, (and even one against Pittsburgh before I saw how bad their Oline really was against the Colts the week before)

So 3-3 right now is not bad for me. Losing this game is not DOOOOOM for me.

BUT....

The Titan game will say a lot about this team. No excuses, with or without Andre. They NEED to win.
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I expected to be 4-2 here. The Raiders loss was inexcusable.
lost our best offensive and defensive players for it.. so not quite INexcusable

im realistic & wouldve taken 3-3 at this stage if you had told me all the things that have happened so far. suppose that might make me a bad fan for being realistic and not expecting to win every game but whatever
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Default Re: Who here looked at the schedule before the season and counted @ Ravens as a win?

Look, this team loses games it should win. You'd hope they'd come up big and win a game people might consider them losing. What we have here is a team that loses the games it's supposed to lose and loses a few of the games they're supposed to win. Now what does that get us?
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Default Re: Who here looked at the schedule before the season and counted @ Ravens as a win?

I'm sure the bills looked at the patriots on the schedule and thought loss but they went out and won the game anyways. jussayin.

but that oakland loss was inexcusable with or without mario and aj.
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Who gives a crap if we "win" our division when there's a bunch of crap teams in it? For what; so we can go into the first round of the playoffs and get our asses handed to us because we play an actual real playoff team?
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Look, this team loses games it should win. You'd hope they'd come up big and win a game people might consider them losing. What we have here is a team that loses the games it's supposed to lose and loses a few of the games they're supposed to win. Now what does that get us?
It gets us a team that could possibly win its division as long as every other team in the division sucks.

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I'm sure the bills looked at the patriots on thier schedule and thought loss but they went out and won the game anyways. jussayin.

but that oakland loss was inexcusable with or without mario and aj.
conversely the pats fans prob had it marked as a W. does that make it inexcusable too?

and the recent SB champions & NFC east leading Giants prob had the seahawks at home marked as a W.. but they had injuries to some important guys and lost. just saying.

plus the raiders arent exactly chopped liver this year
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I've been posting a lot of negative stuff lately so I'm going to balance that with this thought:

I never expected the Texans to beat the Ravens. I counted this game as a loss before the season even began.

In fact, I expected it to be really ugly. I expected Schaub to get knocked out. I expected him to throw at least one pick-six.

So, truthfully, I was kinda-sorta pleasantly surprised that the Texans made it a game until late.

Having said that, I'm still pissed about the Raiders game. And I still think the Texans let a victory slip away from them in New Orleans.

This team should be 4-2 at worst and could be 5-1. So basically we're watching another typical Kubiak season of woulda-coulda-shoulda unfold again.

Going forward, I'm expecting 6 more wins and a nail-biter-down-to-the-last-weekend struggle for control of the division with the Titans. The division is there for the taking, but I won't be surprised in the least if the Texans don't seize control of it and make it their btch.
This game has always been a loss for me. I have decided that for the rest of the year I will go into every game expecting a loss so sometimes I'll actually be happy.
It's sad that I have come to this but I can't figure out which games they will win and which they will lose.
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Limping into the playoffs still counts.

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conversely the pats fans prob had it marked as a W. does that make it inexcusable too?
I guarantee you the Pats feel like that loss was inexcusable. That's what winners do. They expect to win and they don't make excuses for losses.
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i guarantee you the pats feel like that loss was inexcusable. That's what winners do. They expect to win and they don't make excuses for losses.
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Normally I'd agree with you....Nah, not with this team though....Their behavior patterns have been the same for years. In fact, it's probably a moot point because if they play like this, there's no way in hell they will win this division.
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Who gives a crap if we "win" our division when there's a bunch of crap teams in it? For what; so we can go into the first round of the playoffs and get our asses handed to us because we play an actual real playoff team?
You and everyone LIKE you would be the SAME people who would march up and down this board and everywhere else bitching and moaning about how we didn't take advantage of a crappy division and this and that and this and that.

Spare me that BS.

I had us at 4-2 after six games, with a loss to Baltimore and either NO or Pittsburgh. One game off the pace. That would normally be okay, but I'm not liking what I'm seeing from the offense. At all. The Front 7 have shored up, but the secondary has not, and there's way too much that is troubling me to truly be "okay" with where we're at.
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I've never been a schedule predictor. Teams change so much from year to year.

The problem was not that I saw this as a loss before the season. The problem is that I saw it as a lost earlier this week.
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This game has always been a loss for me. I have decided that for the rest of the year I will go into every game expecting a loss so sometimes I'll actually be happy.
It's sad that I have come to this but I can't figure out which games they will win and which they will lose.
I can help you with that. Pretty simple formula, really.

If it's an away game and the home team is really good, the Texans are going to lose.

If it's an away game and the home team is average, the Texans could win but will still probably find a way to lose.

If it's a home game, and the visiting team is really good, the Texans will lose most of the time.

If it's a home game and the visiting team is average, the Texans are likely to win but don't be surprised if they blow it.
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Its not that fact we lost, its how we lost that has everyone so frustrated.

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Normally I'd agree with you....Nah, not with this team though....Their behavior patterns have been the same for years. In fact, it's probably a moot point because if they play like this, there's no way in hell they will win this division.
There's no way in hell the Seahawks should have been in the playoffs last year... they won 3 out-of-division games that year.
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