Forget winning the division, we should now be playing for a 1st round bye!

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  1. Texn4life

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    There will be two 2 loss teams at the end of the day, and both of them will be in the AFC North. With the schedule we have we can definitely be in the top 2 at the end of the year. It's time that we start setting our expectations a little bit higher. Also, I want to give a big high five to the Bengals!!!!! :fingergun:
     
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  2. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    I love the positive spirit here. Nice job, IMO.

    One game at a time and the chips will fall in a favorable way. Today, with the Houston win, Titans and Pats loss, I'm just happy.
     
  3. TheMatrix31

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    Let's take it one at a time.
     
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  4. fiasco west

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    Win the game....
    Get outta there healthy...
    Division rivals loses...
    Conference teams ahead if you loses...

    Pretty good day.
     
  5. thunderkyss

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    Really?

    I'm working on home field through-out.

    :kitten:
     
  6. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    One in the same, my friend. :)
     
  7. MEGA SWATT

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    AND a sunday night game where we can watch the Ravens try and bring Big Ben down a notch. So tired of hearing that if they were completely healthy, they would have beaten the Texans. Injuries? You gonna talk injuries to the Texans. :lion:
     
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    Kimmy RealGirls LvFB!

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    I want the Titans/Texans flexed to a Sunday night game. Would love to sleep in New Years Day!
     
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  9. Arsenal

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    I must be crazy for not wanting to put the cart before the horse.
     
  10. Thorn

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    Don't look now, but we got the 2nd best record in the AFC after this weekend. Scary, huh?
     
  11. Texn4life

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    You're an admitted non-Texans fan so why would you? No one is giving the Texans the division yet, but if a first round bye is dangling out in front of them then that should be the goal.
     
  12. CharloTex

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    Let the horse push the cart for once!!

    Top seed!!!

    Go Texans!!!!!
     
  13. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I agree with this and in no way do I want to appear to be doing anything other than taking it one at a time. I just keep asking myself "What's it going to take to get home field advantage throughout the playoffs?

    I'm not saying we're gonna run the table. I'm not even suggesting anything of the sort. I'm just thinking that right now we've got just as much chance as anyone else leading their division to do that.

    We need to focus on Tampa Bay and winning that game. Then we get our bye week out of the way, rest, and then hopefully get AJ back.

    BUT....

    Next week if we beat Tampa Bay then we're 7-3. What's going to happen to everyone else?

    Looking in our division the Titans go to Carolina. I think there's a chance they come out of there with a loss. The Jaguars will keep pace by beating the Colts or the Colts will win a pointless victory over them. Either way Jacksonville & Indianapolis don't matter.

    The other 3 loss teams are doing the following:

    Buffalo goes to Dallas. I could see a loss to Dallas there. It's possible.

    Pittsburgh goes to Cincinnati so that takes a 2 win team down either way (assuming Pittsburgh handles Baltimore tonight).

    Baltimore goes to Seattle and should win. If they lose tonight they stay at 3 losses. Who knows though? Maybe they go on the road and suck some more like they've been doing.

    New England visits the Jets so again there's another 3 loss team getting a fourth loss.

    If we take care of our business we have just as much chance of getting home field advantage throughout the playoffs as anyone. AFC Championship game at Reliant anyone?
     
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  14. ObsiWan

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    No, you're not.
    The theme this year is "Try to be 1 - 0 every week"
    This week we succeeded.
    Let's try to do the same again next week.

    The playoffs are two months away. That's the distant future IMO.

    I will say this, it is now mathematically impossible for us to go 5-7.
    :hides:
     
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    Well, we can wait until we've done it, but where is the fun in that?

    There are only three games on our schedule that we might lose. If we take care of business, win the games we're supposed to win, then it comes down to three games.

    11-5

    12-4

    13-3

    it's all possible, so why not?

    Tampa

    Atlanta

    Carolina

    Why not.
     
  16. Lurvinator11

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    I've been watching the texans for a long time. This team is so focused. The team is really begining to come together i feel like. I feel like we will only lose one more game, and I really think we can make a serious run in the playoffs! I'm only 19 years old so I barely remember the oilers, let alone when they were a serious winning team, but can you imagine how awesome that will be for the fans who have been here since the oilers left for the texans to go to a superbowl?!!!!!

    I couldnt even watch the game here at my dorm, I would have to go home and watch it there or else I would probably get a ticket for disturbing the peace!!!!! :hurrah:

    Sorry, I am optimistic at the moment if you couldnt tell
     
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  17. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    We, the fans, have nothing to do with preparing for next week or any other week. It's our job to discuss possibilities and look ahead. No team has ever lost a game and blamed it on the fans for looking ahead.
     
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  18. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    I've been negative for so long that I'm dying to be optimistic about this team. I'm not saying "We're going! Count on it!" I'm just saying that I think right now, this season we have just as much right to be optimistic as fans of any other team currently in contention for their division title.

    We have a schedule of "not impossible" opponents. We have our hardest games out of the way, or at least the ones that we all universally expected to be the hardest games. Our remaining "tough games" are all scheduled very nicely. Atlanta & Carolina we get here at home. We have a Bengals team on the road.

    If we can beat Tampa Bay this week and go to 7-3 things look promising.
     
  19. fiasco west

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    Ha, I was thinking three games too but I'd replace the Panthers with the Bengals.

    I think they have the defense and passing attack to really threathen us. Not sure about the Panthers defense...and Cam is prone to INTs as well and our guys get INTs.
     
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    OMG, that sounds good. :fans:
     

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