Houston Texans 2018 Playoff Thread

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  1. ATXtexanfan

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    Which means either you have a rookie QB, or a vet taking a discount
     
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    Andrew Luck is carving up the Titans. Hope RAC has a better approach for the 3rd matchup, first two have not been very good. Not thrilled about having to play Indy.
     
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    Titans still hanging on.
     
  4. ArlingtonTexan

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    Not sure about the veteran discounts over when some of these guys signed their deals.

    https://overthecap.com/position/quarterback/
     
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    NastyNate I go kerplunk

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    Assuming the Colts hold on to win... We don't matchup well in the trenches against the colts. I'm hoping for the best but have little faith in us pulling out a W. TY Hilton will go ham, we don't have an answer for him and Ebron is healthy now. The colts D-line is fairly strong against the run so we might be one dimensional. Who knows what jukey "run Watson to death" plays Obrien comes up with. I'm hoping like hell we can keep playing after next week though!
     
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    Brady had a bunch of money in bonuses, none of which were met this season.
     
  7. Lucky

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    The Texans have played in the Saturday 3:30 PM slot in all 5 of the wildcard round games. All at home. It's a tradition. And you don't want to mess with tradition.
     
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    How about that tradition of being absolutely owned by the Colts in the 4th quarter, can we mess with that one please?
     
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    Good thing they have to play the other 3 quarters. Hey, the Colts are good. They pulled out of a 1-5 start to make the playoffs. It should be a good game.
     
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    Colts seal the win. See you next Saturday boys!
     


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    Texans vs Colts at 3:35 pm Central on Saturday in AFC wild-card playoff game to be televised by ESPN-ABC
     
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    A ham can be carved and chilled; perhaps O'Brien will prepare another winning meal if not a feast for fans. I'd like to see RAC put Clowney as spy to mirror Luck and someone on Hilton. I'm more interested in controlling Luck than hurrying or forcing out of pocket.
     
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    Well we don’t match up well with anyone according to you guys...except that’s not true at all. Last 2 contests against the Colts were decided by 4 pts or less...season series split was 1-1. combined pt totals in both those games for each team? Dead even. 58 pts scored for us....58 pts scores for them. So..seems like we match up with them pretty well.

    We don’t run it well...
    We don’t pass it well...
    Our o-line sucks...
    Our play calling sucks...
    Our coaching sucks....
    Our secondary sucks....

    I mean why even play the game? Bunch of eeyores in here.
     
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    man last time Wright and Matthew got beat like a drum I hope it does not happen again

    so let anyone else beat us other then ebron and TY plzz dont let them goo off
     
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    NastyNate I go kerplunk

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    We have fewer healthy receiving threats than last game. Our coach is going full retard with his play calling. And we don't have an answer for TY Hilton. Being realistic is not allowed? You have your opinion, I have mine. You're welcome to yours just as I'm welcome to mine.
     
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    The Baltimore Ravens.

    Have you watched them play? I watched a lot of their game against the Saints & I watched all of last week's game against the Browns. Just looking at their offense I don't see them going too far in the playoffs. But with that defense, they could go all the way.

    Our defense isn't playing at that level.

    But I'm really impressed by how the offensive coordinator was able to tailor that offense to Lamar Jackson. Which boosts the running game. Teams know they are going to run the ball. If Edwards is in the game it's coming up the A gap. If it's one of the other two guys it's not. Still, they dominate on the ground.
     
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    What a ******* season this turned out to be. I got my whole family hyped about the Texans this year. It all started with the Cowboys game I watched with my dad and my youngest brother and they were hooked from there, everybody got together to watch a lot of Texans games with me this year and we made some great new memories. This was definitely one of the best seasons we ever had. Just wanted to enter a log into my diary here to note a few things:

    Started 0-3 and finished on an 11-2 run including 9 game win streak longest in franchise history. 11 wins is second most in franchise history behind only the 2012 season(12-4).

    Won 5th AFC South Division title in the last 8 years(this year AFC South had more victories than any other division in league)

    Defense ranked 4th in the NFL in fewest points allowed(tied the 2011 team for the highest ranking in franchise history)

    Defense ranked 3rd in fewest rushing yards allowed

    According to Profootballreference.com's "SRS" rating system(which factors in strength of schedule, performance etc) this was the second best Texans team in franchise history behind only the 2011 squad.

    402 points scored this year second most in franchise history behind 2012 season.

    316 points allowed this year fourth best in franchise history

    Deshaun Watson 4,165 passing yards is 3rd best for single season in franchise history behind Matt Schaub's 2010(4,370) and 2009(4,770) seasons.

    Watson's 26 touchdown passes is 2nd most in single season in franchise history behind only Matt Schaub's 29 in 2009.

    Watson's 9 interceptions is the fewest ever by any Texans qb that started all 16 games in a season

    Watson's 103.1 passer rating is the highest ever for any Texans qb that started all 16 games in a season

    Watson's 5 fourth quarter comebacks and 5 game winning drives most ever for a Texans QB in a single season(he ranked 2nd in the NFL in both categories this year)

    Watson's 68.3% completion percentage ties David Carr's(!) 2006 franchise record for highest completion percentage by Texans QB who started all 16 games in a season.

    Deandre Hopkins 115 receptions ties Andre Johnson's single season franchise record set exactly a decade ago.

    Hopkins 1,572 receiving yards is 3rd most single season receiving yards in franchise history behind only Andre's 2008(1,575) and 2012(1,598) seasons.

    Hopkins finished 3rd in NFL in receptions with 115, more receptions than Antonio Brown(104) and Julio Jones(113), Hopkins had more touchdowns(11) than Julio Jones(8) and more receiving yards than Antonio Brown(1,297), who no-showed the Steelers finale against Cincinnati like a diva when his team needed him to try to make the playoffs. Hopkins on the other hand carried the Texans on his back this year there is no doubt at least in my mind that he is the best in the NFL right now in 2018-2019. Hopkins was must-see TV this year, it was very much like JJ Watt in 2014 you just stayed glued to the Texans games to see what he was going to do next.

    JJ Watt's comeback has been one of the best things about the Texans season to me. Seeing him wreck that Giants game got me fired up about football. Watt finished the year with 16 sacks, 2nd in the NFL behind Aaron Donald(20.5), he finished tied for 1st in the NFL in forced fumbles(7, tied with Dee Ford). So a guy like Khalil Mack coming off of all the media of his trade you heard a lot more about him being a DPOY candidate this year than Watt but Watt finished with more sacks, more tackles, more QB hits, more tackles for loss, and more forced fumbles than Mack(they both had 4 passes defended). Aaron Donald will most likely win DPOY and I don't really have a problem with that(he did finish with more sacks, more tackles for loss, and more QB hits than Watt) but Watt did finish with more forced fumbles, more passes defended, and more tackles than Aaron Donald. So I definitely think Watt is being undersold this year because he's not playing in LA or Chicago, he's better than Mack and just as good if not better than Donald and yet you just don't hear his name mentioned with those two.

    Going into the playoffs for the 5th time this will be the 8th playoff game in Texans history, since the 2002 realignment when we entered the NFL that gives the Texans more playoff appearances than Oakland(2), Jacksonville(3), Cleveland(1), Buffalo(1), Miami(2), LA Rams(4), Arizona(4), San Francisco(4), Tampa Bay(3), Detroit(3), Chicago(4), and Washington(4), while tying us with Tennessee and the Jets. If the Texans can beat the Colts in the Wild Card game(and the Bears lose) that will give Houston more playoff victories since 2002 than almost half(15) of the opposing 31 NFL teams(we currently have more than Cowboys, Redskins, Lions, Rams, Dolphins, Bills, Bengals, Browns, Raiders, and Chiefs and are currently tied with Bears, Vikings, Buccaneers, Titans, and Jaguars)

    Can't wait for the playoffs. We got Watson and a top 5 defense we got a chance to win the Super Bowl right now, **** the media Go Texans!
     
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  18. JamTex

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    Best post of the year brother!
     
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    If RAC doesn't play more press in man coverage, we can expect what we saw in week 14. He could have them play zone and keep them from getting big plays down the field. Having CBs playin 8 yards off the LOS isn't going to cut it.
    I don't have a warm and fuzzy about this game. These Colts have been playing some good football. The Texans do have Watson, so anything is possible.
     
  20. thunderkyss

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    Here are four offenses that are most concerning heading into the playoffs:
    David Carr

    4) Houston Texans:Deshaun Watson has too much on his plate, working behind an offensive line that has royally struggled in pass protection. He's been sacked a league-high 62 times (and at least four times in 10 different games this season). Per Elias, there were only six other quarterbacks in NFL history who were sacked at least as many times as Watson in 2018. I was one of them (sacked 76 times in 2002), so I know how hard it is to play the position when you're getting hit all the time. For me, it's frustrating that the Texans have this same problem 16 years later.

    The rest of the story
     
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