12%, err 2%

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  1. Double Barrel

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    12% is the chance that the Texans have to make the playoffs this season. That's the average for all NFL teams according to the announcers of today's game. (It's less than a 3% chance for 0-3 teams, so that makes next week's game a MUST WIN against the Giants.)

    :overreact:YIPEEEE!

    Now, some from the optimistic perspective (i.e. Sunshine Pumpers), will give you this:

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    And those from the negative perspective (i.e. Doom & Gloomers) will be told "not to panic", "it's a long season", and some other platitudes to keep them from going off the deep end.

    My take as someone that tries to have more of an objective and pragmatic perception is that both sides sorta' have a point.

    That said, while I don't want to stick a fork in it with 14 games left in the season, I also do not suggest pumping a lot of hope and expectations into the Bill O'Brien 2018 Texans.

    12% is, after all, cold fact. :bubble:

    btw, wtf is up with the back-to-back screens toward the end of the 4th? 3rd & 8 as a result?! Shining example of the uninspired and unimaginative schemes currently being implemented by O'Brien. And the defense should be embarrassed about letting Blaine freakin' Gabbert beat them. Seriously. And I'd mention special teams if they existed.

    So yeah, let's have fun with a MUST WIN game just two weeks into the NFL season. :texflag::thud:
     
  2. TexansBull

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    Not beating the giants. Might as well make a 3% chance thread in advance.
     
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    HouTx11 All Pro

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    Yep, they aren't beating the Giants. They haven't beaten the Giants since the Expansion Year. That streak will continue.

    Prepare for 0-3
     
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    I’m for it. They’ve played with preseason intensity thus far. Next Sunday is basically an elimination game. Hopefully, they will play and coach like it is.
     
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    Brisco_County Texans worthy

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    Teams that start 0-2 don't make the playoffs. Statistically it just doesn't happen.
     
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    This team is staring at 0-5.
     
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    It's a must win, as far as I'm concerned since we've already lost a division game, the Jags are 2-0, & they've already beat common opponents in the Patriots & the Giants. We lose to the Giants & sweeping the Jags won't help as much to win the division.
     
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    Reliant Stadium needs a gimmick. How about mini go carts behind the home teams bench?
     
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    12% would be an awesome beer but I demand at least 40% from my booze
     
  10. BOBdaFRAUD

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    Well this is sad sad sack of poop.

    Pure BS
     


  11. Speedy

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    I don't give a flying pink rat's ass about the sunshine & rainbows or doom & gloom crowds. What I care about is a football team that doesn't embarrass themselves every fucking time they take the field. Being bad is one thing, being a laughingstock like this franchise is, is unacceptable.
     
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    Feels like just the other day I was laughing at the Jags & Bortles... & the Titans...


    I said to myself, "self, if only this team had a QB."


    :vincepalm:
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Good to see you back around TK... sucks it's for such a sucky time in the life of a Texans fan, but maybe it's habitual now hey?
     
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    Yep, it's great to see TK around again.

    This org made a decision back in 2010 which has lead in some shape of form to the issues that exist today. it all comes down from the top. # cultural thing instilled by the McNair's.
     
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    Thanks, but please don't tie in TK to Texans historical suckitude. That's not what I meant
     
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    I didn't mean it that way.

    I just was wanting to say welcome back and he was missed.
     
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    yeah, me too
     
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    I'm anticipating just enough ..er..something to offer hope. Watt goes on a tear and gets three sacks in the game and we still lose or Watson throws for 350 and we lose. Just enough sticky that I cannot turn loose. Has the need for a backup QB in 2019 increased? Dang the two guys I thought would be lousy Lamar Miller and Tyler Erwin are doing good.
     
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    Don't the Giants suck also? They lost to the Cowboys.

    The Texans and Giants are both 0-2.
    Going to be an interesting game...

    It's our home opener. Slight advantage to the Texans.

    I'm not too worried one way or another. Win and I'm happy.
    Lose and we're in the driver's seat for a great draft pick in 2019.
     
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    By the way, I kept a close eye on Nate Solder last night. He actually played okay despite the Giants losing and dropping to 0-2. Their offensive line as a unit did yield six sacks on Eli Manning. So it's not like the Giants O-Line is all that good. Their right tackle is struggling. Their entire right side looks weak.

    I didn't see anything great about Nate Solder last night, just a good and solid player. For a first team Big 12 player in 2009 and 2010 he never became an All Pro or even Pro Bowler at the NFL level.

    But for four years and $62 million (nearly $35 million guaranteed), I don't know if it would have been wise for the Texans to invest that much money on him. I'm kind of glad the Giants signed him.

    Although we lost by 7 points and 3 points to the Patriots and Titans on the road. Both one score games. Would a good Left Tackle have provided an extra scoring drive or two for us to win those games?

    We're going to have a ton of cap space next off-season. The 0-2 Texans and 0-2 Giants. The Texans have the brighter future, IMO. The younger franchise quarterback with more financial flexibility.

    I think the Texans will beat the Giants on Sunday.
    Our defense should sack Eli Manning 7 or 8 times...

    I know steelb wanted us to sign Nate Solder last off-season.
    I'd have welcomed the addition but he's not that vital to the Giants.
    They still suck like we do. They still give up a ton of sacks as a unit.

    On the other hand, you can make a case that Nate Soldier on the Texans would have been more impactful. Like I said, maybe we generate a few extra scoring drives to pull out those one-score losses on the road in Week 1 and Week 2.
     
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