Houston Texans @ Atlanta Falcons. 10/4. Noon. CBS. **Official Dirty South Gameday Thread**

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  1. ThaShark316

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    Dirty South, What It's About!

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    TEXANS SEASON AT A GLANCE:
    9/13: Vs. KC - L, 20-27 (0-1)
    9/20: @ CAR - L, 17-24 (0-2)

    9/27: Vs. TB - W, 19-9 (1-2)

    Players to watch:

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    Falcons QB Matt Ryan and WR Julio Jones

    One of the better QB/WR duos in the game. Ryan's one of the top QBs around, while Jones may be the top WR overall in the game at the moment. Jones' ascension has been worth a watch. He dominates any and everyone in his way. Big time playmaker, great speed, phenomenal route runner, and great hands. Texans have to be on the lookout for him at all times and try to kick these two out of their current groove.


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    Texans DE J.J. Watt and OLB/DE JaDaveon Clowney

    In order to get the Falcons off schedule, and slow them down, these two need to disrupt. Not just in the pass game, but also in the run game. ATL had a balanced offensive attack last week, which led to over 150 total rush yards, along with their 285 pass yards. Watt, JD, Vince and the rest of the 'D' are going to need to make some big plays to keep ATL away from blowing this game open if the 'O' can't get going.


    GO TIME, FOLKS! Back on the road for another tilt, so why not get the 1st ROAD win before the mini-must win in a few days? Hey, the rules have actually CHANGED this week! It's *2-0* this week! But, you can't get to 2-0 without the FIRST one. Let's get this *****, man. Give these birdies their first L! LET'S MUTHAFUCKIN' GO, TEXANS!
     
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  2. Nitrofish

    Nitrofish Let The Big Fish Eat!

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    I remember the last time we played these guys back in 2011. IIRC, it was T.J. Yates first start after Schaub was injured. No one gave us a chance to win the game. Julio Jones was supposed to destroy us. Texans won 10-17. I think history repeats itself here as many are predicting a slaughter by the Falcons. One thing is for sure, it will expose at least one team as what they truly are, if not both. If they Falcons game plan is to screen and complete passes to RB's out of the backfield, --and can have some success at that-- it's going to be a very long day for our slow footed LB's.

    If Foster plays I think we win easily. If he does not play, we can still win, but Blue & Co. are going to have another performance like last week against the Bucs.

    Texans win 26-21!

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  3. Scooter

    Scooter Funky

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    I just want to reiterate that I and presume 'we' love your gameday threads Shark. I personally don't read the thread between an hour before kickoff to an hour after final whistle ... I'm too busy watching and the emotional context is lost by going back. However, I absolutely love the introduction than you give. Thanks for doing these, we appreciate the work.
     
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    infantrycak Admin & Mod Staff Member

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    We got this. We can all call every play of this figured out offense.
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    I see what you did there
     
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    I amuse myself.

    Now my daughter "Bear" knows my playbook. Folks around us and get confused because every once in a while she says "no" at what seems random times. She's cutting off my sarcasm.

    It's not that she minds sarcasm. She's better. Scary.
     
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    Marshall Not pretty, but ALIVE!

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    That's one down...
     
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    Houston @ Atlanta -- Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon (green)
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    Texans' secondary

    Quinten Demps tied for 3rd most INTs since 2013
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    MOST INTERCEPTIONS BY A SAFETY, SINCE 2013
    Rk Player             Team(s)     INTs
    1t Tashaun Gipson    Cleveland    12
    1t Glover Quin       Detroit      12
    3t Quintin Demps     Houston       9 
    Dynamic Duo

    Since 2011, Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph have served as Houston’s starting cornerbacks. In that time, the duo has combined for 99 passes defensed and 19 interceptions, three of which have been returned for touchdowns.
    Since Jackson and Joseph have manned the corners, Texans opponents have the lowest completion percentage in the NFL at 55.6 and the third-lowest net yards passing per game at 213.9.
     
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    Nitrofish Let The Big Fish Eat!

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    Arian Foster is active and expected to play today according to NFLN.
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    She must be something else... easy to see you're a proud papa
     
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    Wow. I guess Arian couldn't pass up an opportunity to run on a Richard Smith defense.
     
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    A Texans victory today would be a surprise, but a very nice one.

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    One thing I want to mention before the game starts. We often hear/read complaints about our DBs playing so far off the ball. Generally speaking, that's what is going to happen when we don't expect safety help. Maybe the safeties are playing man coverage & have their own responsibilities, or they're playing the run, or it's one of those plays where you expect everything...

    I generally don't have a problem that the Texans DBs do play off the ball, or that they play off the ball so much. My quirp is the way they do it. They play off the ball, they let the guy catch the ball uncontested, then they let him run 20 or 30 yards after the catch.

    However, we've seen instances of when they do it right. KJ2 had several plays where he's playing off the ball, one in particular, where he sees his receiver turns in & puts his hands up. KJ2 then breaks on the receiver & knocks the crap out of him about the time the ball gets to the receiver. The receiver then fails to complete the catch.

    Of course, Aj Bouye broke on his receiver & gave up a big TD (36 yards I think)... so there is some danger involved. You gotta be able to tell the difference between a false move & a receiver expecting to get the ball.

    But hopefully, we do a better job today of breaking on the ball when we play off the receiver.

    Another thing. Jj Watt & Clowney have been great chasing down the RB from the backside. They need to lay off today. Stay home, or shoot up field, looking for that bootleg. It may not come the first dozen times Ryan hands the ball off, but it's coming. They need to be prepared to light Matty Ice up if they even think he still has the ball.
     
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    Let's get win #2!
     
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    ILB Brian Peters is active today.............and Filo is active for the first time this season.
     

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