Our competition for the last wild card spot

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  1. TexansFight

    TexansFight All Pro

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    I know this is ridiculous to even mention after how terrible we looked today. However, even though I had hope for this year, I have been worried about our competition for that last spot. Yes, we finished 8-8 last year and we naturally thought our next step in progressing would be to win 9-10 games. That is last spot in the wild card which I think most realistic fans of our team would expect to be our most realistic best case scenario. Guess what, fans of teams like Denver and Buffalo think their team is going to make that step too.

    Let's break it down:

    1. Buffalo: another 8-8 team. They looked VERY good today. A good defense and they have a nice running game with Marshawn Lynch. At this point they are clearly better than us and IMO the team to beat for that last wild card.

    2. Denver: 7-9 last year. They play tomorrow night. They think they are improved. We'll wait to see but the loss of Brandon Marshall will hurt. I think they will be 7-9 or 8-8 again.

    3. Tennessee: 10-6 last year. They won today and beat the Jags. Good win that was virtually identical as last year predicated on their salty D and running game. They are still better than us.

    4. Cleveland: 10-6 last year. They got destroyed today by the Cowboys, who unfortunately for us Texans fans look to be favorites to get to the Super Bowl. Derek Anderson has sucked in the preseason and today. I wouldn't be surprised to see Brady Anderson to take over. That should knock them down a few games to the 8-8 level but on paper they are still better than us.

    There might be others but basically were we just fooling ourselves to think we were ready to compete for a playoff spot? We are not nearly as good as the 4 teams I have listed above. Just trying to take a hard look at where we are.

    I wish this was not true. I am dying for a playoff spot. I pray that I am wrong.
     
  2. Texan JBZ

    Texan JBZ Da Sip's Finest

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    In the immortal words of Jim Mora:

    "Playoffs? Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs?"
     
  3. Maddict5

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    bills didnt look so hot on offence.. their ST's were great though
     
  4. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    I can see another step backwards before the Texans move forwards :voodoo:
     
  5. Norg

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    Well

    Oakland ..... o yes

    TItans & Jags

    Teh ravens

    and the pats yes the pats

    Oakland scares me and teh black hole

    The titans might not have vince young 100% but he sucks anywayz so IMO the titans dont scare me never have never will

    The jags on the other hand are like a clone of pittsburg and IMO still could win the AFC Crown

    The ravens D is insane .... that is all that needs to be said they took the Pats to the limit last year

    and i dont know how long brady will be out but even with brady there not that good the hole team was actually going to lose the Kanasas city
     
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  6. houstonhurricane

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    The titans might not have vince young 100% but he sucks anywayz so IMO the titans dont scare me never have never will

    ^^^ not to be a downer, but have we beat the Titans since they acquired Young?
     
  7. awtysst

    awtysst Draft Guru

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    If you are gonna do the Jim Mora, you need the picture and got to do the WHOLE quote!

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    What's that? Uh -- Playoffs? Don't talk about -- playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game!
    -Jim Mora
     
  8. Texan JBZ

    Texan JBZ Da Sip's Finest

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  9. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    We play too many more games like the one we played today and we'll be talking about our competition for the first overall pick in the draft, not our competition for the Wild Card spot.

    Today was the bottom. I keep saying that. Now we go up.

    I hope.
     
  10. Norg

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    Nope but that will all change this year
     
  11. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    The AFC North has to play the NFC East and the AFC South this year. So, aside from the Texans, those teams have tough schedules. The Steelers will win the North, but I don't see the Browns getting a WC spot, given their schedule. Of course, the Jets were probably not a serious WC contender before the Favre acquisition.
     

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