Poll: Early prediction, just for fun

Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Seegara, May 7, 2019.

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How many wins for the Texans?

Poll closed Jun 6, 2019.
  1. 0-3

    4.4%
  2. 4 or 5

    4.4%
  3. 6

    11.1%
  4. 7

    8.9%
  5. 8

    22.2%
  6. 9

    28.9%
  7. 10

    6.7%
  8. 11 or 12

    6.7%
  9. 13-16

    2.2%
  10. 17 plus

    4.4%
  1. Seegara

    Seegara Hall of Fame

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    How many wins will the Texans amass, regular season and playoffs? This will expire quickly and we'll do it a few more times during preseason. This time is just for fun and isn't expected to be very accurate.

    It will mostly depend on how well the OL has been fixed, IMO. That's hard to say right now. I'm going with 7-9 considering the tough schedule. Prediction will probably change.
     
  2. Texazan

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    I went with 8-8 hoping we go 10-6 but to most points on the board the schedule looks to be brutal.
     
  3. thunderkyss

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    Right now, I'm thinking 13-3. Everyone healthy, much improved OL, improved secondary.

    Now I do expect some hiccups & struggles. Its never perfect, for anybody. & I'll adjust my projection as I assess the Texans response to those struggles.
     
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  4. KA4Texan

    KA4Texan Clueless Wonder

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    The wildcard is the unknown of the OL. IMO I don't believe its fixed, BUT change is at least a reason for hope.

    IF the OL is fixed, Id say we have 8-9 wins as I think it will take more than a few games for us to see its fixed.

    IF not, it will get ugly quick and Id say 0-3 while I hope the AFCS is taken by anyone but the Titans.

    But WTH.... its for fun and not to be very accurate.... so the homer in me gets to play..... 17+ baby!!! :texflag:
     
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  5. WolverineFan

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    7-9 wins
     
  6. Max

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    I hate to say it, but I'm already somewhat looking past this year already and setting hopes on the following year. Of course, I'd love to be surprised and see us make a deep playoff run this year, but my expectations aren't there. What I'm really looking for this year is progress with our offense. Average qb protection would be a great start. But then progress from Watson as well. Has BOB been hindered by lack of talent? Sure, but there's more talent now. I want to see that talent integrated into an innovative offense and not having discussions about if it's BOB or OS, or BOB or the OL, or BOB or the TE's have to help the OL so that's why we suck. At some point it has to be just BOB if this thing doesn't produce and I think that time is here. Quantify that by being a top 10 offense? No. There's going to be hiccups along the way and we have new lineman learning the offense and a young developing qb. I would quantify it by putting it this way -- by the end of the year, I want to feel like it's possible that we could hang 35 points on NE. Not saying that I would bet $ on it going into the game, I just want to feel like it's possible. Most of us (I think) didn't feel that way last year. Show us some progress this year where we have some hope. I think our secondary is going to give us problems this year and lose some games for us. Go heavy defense next off-season with player acquisition and give the offense this year to gain experience/momentum w/ Watson and the Oline and 2020 is looking good. This year I'm feeling 8-8 or 9-7.
     
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  7. 281Texan

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    I share the same sentiment, but for different reasons. It IS O’Brien. He should’ve been gone last year after the playoff game where he came out totally unprepared and got out coached by a rookie head coach. I really don’t care about the win string, because it started with that same rookie head coach having an opportunity to easily tie the game and likely win, we go to Washington and almost lose to a colt mccoy led redskins team. We go to Denver and barely beat a bad broncos team because they missed a field goal. We lost to a horrible giants team, Blaine gabbert and the titans with a rookie head coach, who was on our staff. And barely squeaked by the bills, with Nathan.Peterman. Had josh Allen stayed in that game that would’ve been another loss. We were bad last year, we were just blessed with yet another easy schedule.


    As for the 35 point benchmark. We’ve done that twice in Bill O’Briens 5 years here. Let that sink in. OB is supposed to be an offensive mind and has only reached 35 points TWICE. Once in 2014 with Fitzpatrick, and one last year, in an overtime game. The chiefs, did that NINE times last year. The patriots, 5. That’s who were chasing. This guy has a long leash for no reason. Unfortunately, I think we have 6 wins max this season, and we add some more juice in the form of a CB1, or maybe even more OL help in the top of the draft next year.
     
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  8. Mangler

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    I’m predicting 9-7. Not because the team isn’t good enough, but because of O’Brien’s super dee duper “complex” playcalls that need 2+ minutes to develop. Since we still finish with a “winning record” O’Brien stays and we become the Bengals of the past 8-9 years.
     
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  9. AngryNateFTW

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    I said 7-9. It all depends on the OL and health.
     
  10. frethack

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    10-6

    I'm betting on Watsons development, taking full control of the offense and realizing his potential.

    Still 45+ sacks with the OL playing ugly for 4 games and then eventually figuring it out. By seasons end, Watson is in the MVP conversation. We go to the AFCCG.

    ...or it all goes to hell and we are 7-9

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
     
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  11. Texansphan

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    AFC South will be no joke this year so will be tough getting wins there plus tuff schedule.
    I think Texans will be improved but the difficult schedule will take them back a little.
     
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  12. Thorn

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    I don't think the Texans will ever amount to much with OB as head coach. Perhaps 6 to 8 wins this season. If the Texans are successful under OB, it will be a pleasant surprise, but not one I'm going to count on.
     
  13. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

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    Now that's covering your bases; :)

    :coffee:
     
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    2019 NFL Power Rankings: Projected Wins and Playoff Chances for 1-32

     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    Over/unders, Super Bowl and playoff odds for all 32 NFL teams


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    AFC South
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    Houston Texans (30-1)
    Odds to win AFC: 15-1
    Division: +280
    Over/under: 8.5
    Odds to make playoffs: Yes +150, No -180

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    Indianapolis Colts (10-1)
    Odds to win AFC: 5-1
    Division: -110
    Over/under: 9.5
    Odds to make playoffs: Yes -250, No +200

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    Jacksonville Jaguars (60-1)
    Odds to win AFC: 30-1
    Division: 5-1
    Over/under: 8
    Odds to make playoffs: Yes +375, No -500

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    Tennessee Titans (100-1)
    Odds to win AFC: 50-1
    Division: 5-1
    Over/under: 8
    Odds to make playoffs: Yes +375, No -500

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    Not everyone as down on the Texans as this board is
     
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  16. Toro Bravo

    Toro Bravo Rookie

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    I am predicting 8-8 this year for the following reasons:
    *Tough schedule: We have the 4th hardest schedule - 7 against 10 win teams; 7 against playoff teams.
    *Improved AFC South: All of our division rivals have improved this off season.
    *Coaching: I'm glad to see OB hire a OC and bring in Carl Smith. But he still makes too many situation errors (challenges, time outs, etc...).
    *Injuries: Although it's part of the game, we seem to have more than our share to key players every year.
    *2018 ending: We got spanked by our biggest rival in our house. Failure to game plan. Good teams play their best late in the season.
     
  17. Speedy

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    What do you mean? They're favored to NOT make the playoffs.
     
  18. HaveMercy

    HaveMercy Passing Through

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    I threw the dart and hit 9 wins.
    There will be some straight forward wins and some more by luck, outstanding individual performances, and/or bad play by the opponent.
    There will be some straight forward losses and some more by bad luck, poor coaching, or outstanding individual performances by the other guys.

    But the biggest thing I want to see is a team that gets better as the season progresses. And if Coach O'Brien is the obvious weak link keeping the team from reaching higher goals, I will wish him a good happy life and career somewhere else. But I will not take the low road and refer to him or anyone else in derogatory, insulting terms. That's my foxhole and I'm staying in it.
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    I don't know how to read the odds other than they are favored to be second in the division, which is better than most here are predicting
     
  20. Mangler

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