How do we end up after 4 games?

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by silvrhand, Sep 9, 2011.

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How are we going to start the first 4 games?

  1. 4-0

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  2. 3-1

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  3. 2-2

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  4. 1-3

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  5. 0-4

    3 vote(s)
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  1. silvrhand

    silvrhand Site Contributor

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    I'm curious with the start of our season a very tough schedule what people think our season is going to start like.

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  2. HTown2ATX

    HTown2ATX TexansMetalhead

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    Fixed it for ya :)

    I say 3-1 as those 2 games back 2 back between NO and PITT will be brutal. No excuses to lose to IND, MIA and we should beat either PITT or NO if we are legit....
     
  3. silvrhand

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    thanks, need more coffee obviously ugh..
     
  4. silvrhand

    silvrhand Site Contributor

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    Yah we are going to find out pretty quickly how good this team is, problem is I'm worried we'll get in a hole that we can't dig out of easily to hit the playoffs.
     
  5. TheDrifter

    TheDrifter All Pro

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    I'm torn between 2-2 and 3-1.

    Packers defense is no slouches, and it still took everything they had to out score Brees.
     
  6. Rey

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    What I'm about to say may sound crazy, but I think that we will put more pressure on Brees than GB did...

    They got to him and made him move around quite a bit, but I think overall we have better pass rushers in our front 7.
     
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    Loss to Pittsburgh
     
  8. nero THE zero

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    We should be happy to start 2-2.
     
  9. HTown2ATX

    HTown2ATX TexansMetalhead

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    No way. This would most likely mean we beat IND and MIA but realized we are not legit by losing to PITT and NO which wins like that are needed to take that next step.

    3-1 minimum. I know it's the NFL but IND and MIA right now should be cream puff games ala Alabama vs. St. Mary of the Blind or something.

    2-2 = FAIL

    IMO mind you
     
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    3-1 - If we cannot beat either the Saints or the Steelers - then we do not need to be talking about making the playoffs of taking the division this season.

    The time has come to be able to play with the Big Boys!!!!!
     
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  11. 80tothezone

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    I going out on a limb 4-0

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  12. michaelm

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    I understand where y'all are coming from when you say 2-2 would be a failure if we lose to the Steelers and Saints, but I disagree.

    I think our defense will still be jelling during the first four games, so losing to those two teams early in the season doesn't necessarily mean we can't beat the big boys.
    The defense should improve throughout the season, but I think it will be a little rocky in those two early season games against two very good teams.

    I'll be OK with 2-2 as long as the defense shows improvement. If it does, we should be capable of beating any team in the league.
     
  13. Allstar

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    Pulling out my homer card to say 4-0.
     
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    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    I think we'll be 2-2, but if we are a ligit team, we should really be 3-1.
     
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    Losing to Pitt and/or the Saints does NOT equal FAIL. Getting blown out by them is a different story altogether. The Saints just took the defending SB champs to the last play of the game...on the ROAD. I'm pretty sure nobody takes the Steelers lightly either.
     
  16. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    That part of the schedule just got easier with Manning taking a breather. Instead of 3-1 winning teams, we've now got 2 out of the first 4...

    Miami may not be easy, chances are they'll throw something at us the league hadn't seen, like when they started that wildcrap. Which is based on misdirection and matchups. As long as we play sound defense & win the T.O.P. with a strong run game, we should still come out ahead.


    Balt & Atl are the remaining winners on our schedule... & Baltimore is the only one I'm worried about.

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    I'm also saying 4-0, but I understand what you're saying with 2-2.... no shame in that game. It's a long season & we've got Atl & Balt coming. If we win those two & lose Balt & NO... I'd say we're still legit.

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  18. dinkatoid

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    I think the Saints had a down year last year, and will be better this year. They will be missing a starting DE (I think smith got a 4 game ban for the STAR caps thing), but their D is still very good. I know a lot of people saw them get torched by GB last night in the first half, and we do have better receivers than the Saints (especially with Moore out and Colston a shell of his former self), but you also have to consider that they locked it down in the 2nd half to allow 1 td.

    I think this game is definitely winnable, but with it being in NO it will be tough. I think both this game and the Stillers game (as they say in Pittsburgh) will come down to how well we can control the run. If we can shut down the running game, I think we walk away 3-1, and that one loss will be close.
     
  19. HTown2ATX

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    C'mon man, I hear what you are saying, but when are we going to take that next step and start drawing a line in the sand on what is and isn't acceptable.

    Losing to both PITT and NO ordinarily would not be a FAIL. A team that HAS to make the playoffs for many, many, reasons, IS a FAIL IMO if both are lost.

    Again, just IMO, and I'm not saying that losing both games would make me have a meltdown, rather, bring me back to earth on another Texans season.

    That's all I'm saying.

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  20. gary

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    The Texans just are not worth predicting anymore. We'll see.
     

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