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Game 1...Monday Night Football...New Orleans Saints!

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  1. JamTex

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    On Monday, September 9th at 6:10 pm CST, Your Houston Texans will be in New Orleans to take on the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The game will be aired on TV on ESPN and on KILT AM Sports Radio 610.

    This should be a fun game to kick off the Texans season on Monday Night Football in Prime Time. I'm fully expecting a high flying, high scoring affair. I don't think O'Brien is going to go into this game with a conservative game plan. I think he's going to try to get off to a fast start in this one and score first. We shall see.

    Your Houston Texans!
    Offense:
    WR DeAndre Hopkins
    LT Laremy Tunsil, Roderick Johnson
    LG Tytus Howard, Senio Kelemete
    C Nick Martin, Greg Mancz
    RG Zach Fulton, Max Scharping
    RT Seantrel Henderson
    TE Darren Fells, Jordan Akins, Jerell Adams, Logan Paulsen
    WR Keke Coutee, DeAndre Carter
    WR Will Fuller V, Kenny Stills
    QB Deshaun Watson, AJ McCarron
    RB Duke Johnson, Carlos Hyde, Taiwan Jones, Buddy Howell, Cullen Gillaspia

    Defense:
    DE J.J. Watt, Charles Omenihu
    NT D.J. Reader, Brandon Dunn
    DE Angelo Blackson, Carlos Watkins
    OLB Whitney Mercilus, Barkevious Mingo
    ILB Benardrick McKinney, Peter Kalambayi
    ILB Zach Cunningham, Dylan Cole
    OLB Brennan Scarlett, Jacob Martin
    CB Johnathan Joseph, Aaron Colvin, Cornell Armstrong, Xavier Crawford
    CB Bradley Roby, Keion Crossen, Lonnie Johnson Jr.
    S Tashaun Gipson Sr., Jahleel Addae
    S Justin Reid, A.J. Moore


    Special Teams:
    K Ka'imi Fairbairn
    P Trevor Daniel
    LS Jon Weeks
    KR DeAndre Carter, Taiwan Jones
    PR DeAndre Carter, Keke Coutee
    H Trevor Daniel

    The New Orleans Saints!
    Offense:
    WR Michael Thomas, Keith Kirkwood, Deonte Harris, Lil'Jordan Humphrey
    LT Terron Armstead, Ethan Greenidge
    LG Andrus Peat, Cameron Tom, Patrick Omameh, Marshall Newhouse
    C Erik McCoy, Nick Easton, Will Clapp
    RG Larry Warford, Derrick Kelly
    RT Ryan Ramczyk
    TE Jared Cook, Josh Hill, Dan Arnold, Garrett Griffin, Alizé Mack
    WR Ted Ginn Jr., Tre'Quan Smith, Austin Carr, Emmanuel Butler
    QB Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater, Taysom Hill
    RB Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, Dwayne Washington
    FB Zach Line

    Defense:
    RDE Marcus Davenport, Trey Hendrickson
    NT Malcom Brown, Taylor Stallworth
    DT Sheldon Rankins, David Onyemata, Mario Edwards Jr., Shy Tuttle
    LDE Cameron Jordan, Wes Horton
    WILL Demario Davis, Craig Robertson, Colton Jumper, Josh Martin
    MLB Alex Anzalone, Kaden Elliss
    SAM A.J. Klein, Josh Martin
    LCB Eli Apple, P.J. Williams, Ken Crawley, Justin Hardee
    SS Vonn Bell, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, J.T. Gray, T.J. Green
    FS Marcus Williams, Saquan Hampton, Terrell Williams Jr.
    RCB Marshon Lattimore, Patrick Robinson, Marcus Sherels

    Special Teams:
    P Thomas Morstead
    K Wil Lutz
    KO Wil Lutz
    LS Zach Wood
    H Thomas Morstead, Taysom Hill
    PR Marcus Sherels, Alvin Kamara, Ted Ginn Jr., Deonte Harris
    KR Marcus Sherels, Taysom Hill, Ted Ginn Jr., Deonte Harris

    The Texans will be fielding an improved offense with the additions of Laremy Tunsil at Left Tackle, Running Backs Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde and Wide Receiver Kenny Stills. It's unknown of Will Fuller and Keke Coutee will play as of yet, but the offense should still be able to move the ball and score with regularity with all of the other weapons they have on hand for Watson to get the ball to. If Fuller and Coutee are available, that much better.
    The defense, particularly the secondary, will still be a question mark. And with Clowney no longer in the mix, we'll just have to wait and see what Romeo will dial up and if they'll be effective at slowing Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense. Hopefully, the Texans offense can score enough to keep the game slightly out of reach of Brees and his offense.
    This should be a high flying, high scoring game. Let's see if Watson can lead this Texans team to a season opening Monday night victory. I'll say yes he can just because of the homer in me.

    Texans 37
    Saints 30

    Go Texans!
     
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  2. Thorn

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    So does channel 13 still have the broadcast rights for the Houston area viewing? At least ESPN announcers have to be better than channel 13's guys.
     
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    Given the events of yesterday this is an even bigger game. Now more than ever we are going to need some early success.
     
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    They likely will. It usually is simulcast on 13. But I'll watch it on ESPN any ways.
     
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    For those of us without cable or other access to ESPN the simulcast is all we got.
     
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    I hear ya brother. For a long time all I had was 610 and listened to the games on the radio. Then got a TV and antenna and got the simulcast games. Been there done that. Now I have Xfinity so I can watch them on ESPN now. But I do believe the games broadcast on ESPN and the NFL Network will be simulcast on 13 still.
     
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    Saints are favored by 7
     
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    I’d give those points and take the Saints.
     
  9. Wolf12339

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    I like the Texans +7. Saints usually start off slow.
     
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    Texans 1-3 in their last 4 season openers.
     




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    I believe the Saints are the same.
     
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    I think O'Brien will start with a handoff over left guard for 2 yards. Typical early season Texans still experimenting with lineup. Tunsil not yet acclimated to scheme or personnel. This one's gonna be nasty. Sinners 35, Toros 7.
     
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    This is a bet I’d really love to accept. The Saints are coming off a year where the refs handed them the ultimate screw job and cost them a SB bid. Yes, they normally start off slow but this feels like unusual circumstances. This game feels like a game the Saints have been salivating over since last season ended for them. And they’re at home.
     
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    We'll start the season 0-1.
     
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    New Orleans' roster has been finalized and the depth chart updated but the Texans roster still hasn't been finalized or updated. I did the best I could with all the current information on roster moves as I could, but it could still change in the next day or 2.
     
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  16. ShinobiMusashi

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    Let's go baby, 18th season get it started with a big upset nobody will see coming
     
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    Tough matchup for the CBs. I’m concerned that there won’t be enough push up front to help the secondary with a pass happy offense. Watt could be triple teamed all night if they don’t respect anyone else on the front 7. Run defense will be a big focus the first game seeing how teams attack the edge without Clowney. LBs on paper are a strength so they will need to play like it.

    NO has a good defense and offensively so many question marks that it’s hard to be optimistic after a hit and miss preseason and so much flux going into week 1. Chemistry is a real thing and with so many new parts it may be a few games before you see cohesive offensive football - here I go! Here I go! “I hope I’m wrong!!” Lol been waiting to drop that one.

    NO 34
    HOU 17
     
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    NFL free agency rumors: Veteran corner Orlando Scandrick visiting Texans

    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl...ick-visiting-texans/cjueduj8wvm013rwew45zoa9j

    Orlando Scandrick
    Scandrick last played for Kansas City, appearing in 15 games for a Chiefs team that gave up the second-most passing yards (4,374) in the NFL in 2018. He tallied 44 tackles and one interception.
     
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    I think it will be a little miracle if they can win this game, & it's MNF. BoB better be prepared for this one & stop running inside every 2nd down. lol
     
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    I know they got their hands full but how great of a start to the season would it be to win this one? I mean it would be ******* on then right?
     

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