Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Double Barrel, Sep 16, 2018.
Do you know what the word "probability" means?
what is the percentage for teams that lead their division by 1 game at the end of the first 8 games (half season) (and what about leading by 2 games)
I know what it is and I do. It is a pet peeve.
seems like we already did the hard part..getting to playoffs ----easy?
When this thread first started, I thought what a great "beating the odds" thread it would make. I hope we follow it all the way to 100.
FWIW - for the first time we are favored to win the division (55%) and on the radar to win the SB at 1%. ;-)
What a difference a month makes..
I think before this week even started Vegas moved our SB odds to 25-1 which I think was tied with the 3rd best odds in the AFC.
According to the media, a 4-3 team has a 61% chance to make the postseason. Obviously, it's even better odds for a 5-3 team (not to mention in a crappy division).
I don't put a lot of stock in percentages, but the media does and I was rather pessimistic in disappointment when I created this thread.
Much respect to this entire team for not cratering and turning on themselves. Five game streak is always awesome, especially when it means something in the middle of a season.
They are very entertaining, and that's all I can ask for.
So you're saying the team didn't quit on BOB?
I guess that's what I'm saying if that's what you are interpreting from it.
How did these guys do last year?
Did they predict Philly would win it all?
538 doesn't predict. They just give current odds which change every time there is new information.
Interesting it's a little more than a coin flip we win our division according to 538.
Let's keep rubbing our rabbits feet, picking 4 leaf clovers, knocking on wood, praying to Jobu .. whatever has been working so far. Better to be lucky than good right?
Titans upset win changed things. My bad for picking Dallas in survivor. :-(
I think it was Giants in 1970 who won six straight after three losses. One game at a time on any given Sunday....
Willie is a large, large man!! JJ was slumping a bit but Willie was dwarfing him. I bet he could still play on passing downs.
I think they nailed it, talent vs leadership of each kid. Both teams are blessed for years to come. Talent around Mahommes and coaching are huge advantage. Would be good to get there talent wise as BOB will always be a deficit coaching vs Andy
Seems a lot of agreement Houston can gel and is well prepared to play our ball in January, and no comparison on level of defense between us and KC. Raised a lot of good and balanced points, worth the watch
He needs to get his facts straight. He didn't "tear up his knee again". It was the other knee. Such a basic fact that it's tough to take anything else he says seriously.
I respect Mahomes, but still want to see how he responds to adversity. Watson has been responding to it like a man.
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