Early Line: Texans -3.5 over the Jaguars

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by MojoMan, Nov 25, 2008.

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Will the Texans beat the Jaguars?

Poll closed Nov 30, 2008.
  1. Yes. The Texans pound the Jaguars on MNF and cover the spread.

    78.3%
  2. Yes. The Texans win by a squeaker, but do not cover the spread.

    15.0%
  3. No. The Texans are cursed. They lose again and settle into last place.

    6.7%
  1. MojoMan

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    Coming off their first road victory of the year, Texan's fans have renewed hope that their team may be ready for a late season run. This week's contest at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars will leave the loser in sole possession of last place in the AFC South.

    The bookmakers seem to think Houston is worth the typical home field spread of about 3 points.

    http://covers.usatoday.com/data/odds.aspx

    It still appears to this poster that this Texan's team is better than their record indicates. The offense has looked very strong, except for a steady supply of untimely turnovers. The defense stepped up last week and played like they were expected to coming into the season.

    Will the Texan's continue to build on last week's success? Or, was that just a brief respite before they sink into their traditional position at the bottom of their division?
     
  2. mexican_texan

    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

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    It's too early for them big words there
     
  3. 76Texan

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    Hey, I'm liking it! :shades:
     
  4. powerfuldragon

    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    the realist in me told me to click the second or third option, but it's battle red monday.
     
  5. texanhead08

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    Battle Red Monday + Jags = Win???? If Rosencopter doesn't screw it up.
     
  6. Texans_Chick

    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    I'd feel better about this game if the Texans weren't so hurt at running back.

    The Texans need to be able to run the ball. Save the Rosenchappa from himself and keep the defense off the field.
     
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    Nuff said, go texans, everyone be in their seats for kickoff
     
  8. barrett

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    no question the key will be how our running game performs. if it is struggling then obviously the key will be how the qb responds to carrying the load. i'd like to see the defense have a repeat performance at least from an aggressiveness standpoint. i wouldn't expect them to yield as good of results against a better jags team but that mentality is key to us improving on defense.

    this whole team was designed around playing the colts. maybe we should have considered that we have to play 30 other teams as well.

    go texans.
     


  9. Corrosion

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    Cant hardly believe myself , but I chose option A , the Texans win and cover ..... the Jag's are beat up up front on offense. I just hope Gerrard doesnt have another stellar day running the ball.
     
  10. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    IIRC, they were beat up along the Oline the last time we played them at their house. The only thing we have going for us is home field, MNF and Battle Red. :shades:
     
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    So far 72% believe the Texans will destroy the Jags!!!!
     
  12. gtexan02

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    I'll be wearing Battle Red (at home :()
     
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    scourge Digression King

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    lol: this reminded me of....

    "Ron, there are literally thousands of men that I should be with instead, but I'm 72 percent sure that I love you"
     
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    WHO IN THE HELL PICKED THE JAGS!?!?!

    Bad karma that....
     
  15. MojoMan

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    Since this is a public poll, you can click on one of the numbers in the poll totals section to see who voted for which option.
     
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    Ah...

    Hagar, M-T...where's the blind devotion?!?!
     
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    Ditto ill be joining you on that one. Texans to destroy the Jags, im taking the day off on Tuesday so i can watch the whole game.:fans:
     
  18. Kaiser Toro

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    This is McNair's shot to show off a product to prospective FA's and their agents. This is the biggest game of the Kubiak era. If we fall on our face, you can expect the media starting to question his tenure.
     
  19. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    True, but after watching the beat down we gave the Broncos on NFLN last season. I have no doubt the players will be up for it. Especially Mr. Williams, it's his time to shine.

    It's up to the coaching staff to put them in the position to win and we know which side of the ball wins games, right? Hint: starts with a 'D'. :)
     
  20. Kaiser Toro

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    How may prime time games have we played?

    Dallas, Green Bay, Seattle and Denver come to mind. Am I missing any others?
     

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