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Game 4...Prove It...Carolina Panthers!

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  1. JamTex

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    On Sunday, September 29th at 12:00 noon CST, The Carolina Panthers will be in town to take on our Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. The game will be aired on TV on Fox 26 and on radio on Sports Radio 610 AM.

    The Texans won't face Cam Newton as he's going to be out recovering from injury. The rookie, Kyle Allen will take his place. Another new starter the Texans will face. The kid was good against the Cardinals but after a week of studying film from 1 game on the kid, will Romeo be able to dial up a defense to slow down the rookie? It's time to prove it. We shall see.

    Here are your 2 teams.

    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, Alex McGough
    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, Phillip Gaines, 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 Bryan Anger
    LS Jon Weeks
    KR DeAndre Carter, Taiwan Jones
    PR DeAndre Carter, Keke Coutee
    H Bryan Anger

    The Carolina Panthers
    Offense:
    LWR DJ Moore, Chris Hogan, Ray-Ray McCloud
    LT Daryl Williams, Greg Little
    LG Greg Van Roten, Bryan Witzmann
    C Matt Paradis, Tyler Larsen
    RG Trai Turner, Dennis Daley
    RT Taylor Moton
    TE Greg Olsen, Ian Thomas, Chris Manhertz
    RWR Curtis Samuel, Jarius Wright, Brandon Zylstra
    QB Cam Newton, Kyle Allen, Will Grier
    FB Alex Armah
    RB Christian McCaffrey, Reggie Bonnafon, Jordan Scarlett

    Defense:
    LDE Gerald McCoy, Efe Obada
    NT Dontari Poe, Kyle Love
    RDE Kawann Short, Vernon Butler
    LOLB Mario Addison, Brian Burns
    LILB Shaq Thompson, Jermaine Carter, Jordan Kunaszyk
    RILB Luke Kuechly, Andre Smith
    ROLB Bruce Irvin, Marquis Haynes, Christian Miller
    LCB Donte Jackson, Javien Elliott, Natrell Jamerson
    RCB James Bradberry, Ross Cockrell
    SS Eric Reid, Rashaan Gaulden, Natrell Jamerson
    FS Tre Boston, Ross Cockrell, Colin Jones

    Special Teams:
    K Joey Slye
    P Michael Palardy
    KO Joey Slye
    H Michael Palardy
    PR Ray-Ray McCloud
    KR Ray-Ray McCloud
    LS J.J. Jansen

    On offense since Cam is out, the Panthers have 2 main weapons that Kyle Allen can really use, Christian McCaffery and Greg Olsen. Romeo has to dial up a defense to not only stop a very good rookie quarterback (which he's had a lot of trouble with in the past), but a way to slow down McCaffery and Olsen. It's time for Romeo to allow the defense to be hyper aggressive not only on the line of scrimmage, but also in the secondary. Blitz packages and pounding on the receivers as they come off the line should be the defense of the day. Keep the kid running and confused and don't let a receiver get open short. McCaffery has to be slowed down. Don't let him run wild. So far, the Texans defense has been pretty darn good against the run. This guy will test that big time. Just stop him. Put Cole on Olsen and I think that threat will be cooled down some.
    Just be aggressive on defense.
    On offense, the o-line should improve even more. Key in on Luke Kuechly and keep him away from Deshaun. We should see better performance from the o-line. Every week they seem to get better and better. Let's see that trend continue in this game.
    Deshaun seems to be getting better and better with every pass he throws. He was off in the first half against the Chargers last week, but really got better and was able to find his receivers in the second half. That is another trend we'd like to see continue. The running game was pretty much non existent last week, but that's because the Texans simply weren't using it. This could be a game that the running game will be important in that it could really open up the passing attack. The o-line needs to be better at opening up running lanes for Duke and Carlos. That could spell real issues for the Carolina defense.
    I think the Texans are really going to pull things together both offensively and defensively in this one.
    The Texans will be at home coming off a big win against a very good quarterback. Now, it's time to go against a good Carolina team and get even better. This should be a big victory for the Texans in front of a crazed home crowd.

    Toros 38
    Kittens 12
     
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    Curtis Samuel and DJ Moore can play too.

    They just haven't had a qb that could consistently deliver them the ball ... until perhaps now.
     
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    I've got more hope than faith right now for the Houston Texans. I don't know who they are. I don't think they know who they are. But things are trending up I believe.

    The Panthers... I watched a couple of games. They come to play.

    I think it's going to be a close game. Hopefully the Texans win.
     
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    Depends upon which version of the Texans show up …. the first half last week they have trouble or the second half last week they take the W convincingly.
     
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    I think the Texans are going to break through both offensively and defensively and handle this game. Convincingly.
     
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    Ah, week 4. The pre-season is finally over. Time to see what these teams are made of now.
     
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    Was looking forward to this game but Carolina seems stuck. They need to overhaul things. Seems like superbowl run was a long time ago.
     
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    Carolina has good WR's and McCaffery ain't no joke. The D will have its work cut out for them.
     
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    I want to make my usual predictions but I'm not trying to jinx it.

    All I'm going to say is, "GO TEXANS!!!!!"
     
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    If I had to envision playing either the Texans or the Panthers from another teams perspective, I'd rather play the Panthers than take the chance on Watson having a good day. Which he doesn't always do, it's just when he does.......
     




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    Interested in how Tre Boston will play. Wanted to sign him the last two offseasons. Anyone think Reed will play again this year?
     
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    Thanks for the hard work you put into these JT!
     
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    Reed?
     
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    Our safety with three shoulder subluxations?
     
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    Considering how O’Brien usually gets smacked around by backup QBs, I say it’s a very close game. Texans -/+ 3.
     
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    Panthers have a dangerous weapon in McCaffery and a QB from A&M who may turn out to be better than Cam Newton. I think our Toros win a cliffhanger.
    Toxins 34
    Wild Cats 32
     
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    NastyNate I go kerplunk

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    I still have no idea how good or bad this team is. Hoping for the best but I think we get shelled at home by a rookie QB, we'll score one late so it doesn't look as bad. Something like 33-23 Panthers.
     
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    O' Ye of little faith. OB hasn't quite followed Kubiak's script
     
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    NastyNate I go kerplunk

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    Panthers sacked Murray 8 times last week, Cardinals offensive line is a little worse than ours. I'm still not sold on the Texans. I hope for the best but I tend to temper my enthusiasm until Obrien shows me he can come out prepared and not look completely lost. The Panthers do tend to play a lot of zone, but I think Rivera is smarter than that against Watson. They'll be bringing constant pressure. I hope to hell we win. I just don't see it unless Bob can come out utilizing TE's to get us up early and run all day on them. Panthers have a very talented squad, McCaffrey does everything well and they have some solid receiving options past Olson.
     
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