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  1. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    So far, we've played:

    The Jets .....(4-4) loss
    The Titans ..(1-6) win
    Jaguars ....(3-4) loss
    Raiders ...(2-6) win
    Arizona .....(4-3) loss
    Bengals ..(5-2) win
    49ers ..(3-4) win
    Bills ....(3-5) win

    ................(25-34)

    in the future, we will play

    The Colts..... (7-0)
    The Titans ..(1-6)
    The Colts ....(7-0)
    The Jags ....(3-4)
    Seattle ......(2-5)
    St Louis ....... (1-5)
    Miami ........(3-4)
    New England.. (5-2)

    ....................(29-26)


    3 games against teams with winning records. If we win just one of those. & the other 5 games, we'll be 11-5

    we may sneak into the play-offs as AFC South Champs.
     
  2. RTP2110

    RTP2110 Thank You Andre

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    AFC South champs would require a huge collapse by the Colts. They'd have to finish 3-6 for us to top them at 11-5. Not that I wouldn't love that though.
     
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    Which really comes down to:

    Colts 14 - 0
    Everybody else 15 - 26
     
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    Not quite. The Texans would have to go 7-1, sweeping the Colts, and only
    losing once more (Patriots.) That would put them at 12-4. The Colts only
    have 9 games left, so if they lose twice to us, that puts them at 7-2 with
    7 games to go. We'd need them to finish 5-2 over their last seven to
    win the division. If we both finish 12-4, we'd hold the tiebreaker if we swept
    them. Tough row to hoe for the Texans to win the division, but it wouldn't
    have to be a total collapse for the Colts.
     
  5. thunderkyss

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    :goodpost:That's what I'm talking about Dexman.. it's way too early to be playing for a Wild Card. The Division is still out there.

    Let's Get R'dun
     
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    If we beat them, they go on to play New England & Baltimore. That's a possible 3 game slide right there.

    Then they play us again, & a Titans squad that found "it" again. 2 more possible losses.

    Then there's Denver.... who we don't have to play.

    Jacksonville...... I bet they play a better game than last time.

    Then they play the Jets..... who should be playing really good ball by then.

    So it's not out of the question. Their last 8 are tougher than our last eight.
     
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    If the Texans want to make the playoffs, they MUST set their
    goal on the division. This division has ALWAYS required its champion
    to win 12 games MININUM. If they can cut the mustard in the AFC South,
    the playoffs will be a breeze in comparison.
     
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    & the Bills & T.O. got spoiler written all over them.
     


  9. qman_tx

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    Texans sweep the Colts and win the rest of their division games, we should be at the top. Regardless if we lose are other games. Remember the Chargers last year made at 8-8 and New England did not make it at 11-5. Its all about your division.
     
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    We can sweep our division, and the Colts still win the division with a better record of 14-2
     
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    Even if the Colts win the division, would we still male it to the playoffs with a divison record of 5-1 comparing with teams in other AFC divisions?
     
  12. Hookem Horns

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    Let's just see how the Texans fair against the Colts on Sunday and then respond to the pressure of a locally hyped MNF game vs VY and the Titans. These next 2 games are going to say a lot about playoff hopes etc.

    If the Texans are competitive vs the Colts even in a losing effort, and then take care of VY and the Titans on MNF I will still feel pretty good about things. They MUST split these next 2 games however.
     
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    After the division champs are identified, it goes by best record overall.

    so you take out the division champs... for the sake of argument
    Patriots, Colts, Broncos, Bengals

    Then the next two teams with the best record get into the play-offs regardless of what division they come from.

    Baltimore 12-4
    Pittsburgh 11-5
    Texans 10-6

    The Texans miss the play-offs, even if we are 5-1 in the division.
     
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    Man that sucks. Thanks for the knowledge.
     
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    Hookem Horns That Server Guy Staff Member

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    We need to root for the Steelers to win the north because if we finish with the same record as the Bengals we have the tie breaker over them.
     
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    Steelers to win the north, Cincy to hold off Baltimore for 2nd place in north and give us that tiebreaker.... OR

    We win the AFC SOUTH OUTRIGHT!!! We dont need no stinkin wild card :texflag:
     
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    Seems like a borderline for wild card spot would be around 11Ws. We need at least win 6 out of 8 games. We did fine 2nd half of season last year. I am hoping we will do the same this year!

    I want the Texans to win against the Colts soooo bad. Pleeeeeeeeeaaaase Win!

    Go Texans!!!
     
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    Seeing this makes me really like our chances. LOL
     
  19. utahmark

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    i might of miss counted but since 2002, 10 wins has got teams to the playoffs 15 times. only 3 times have teams missed the playoffs with 10 wins. also there have been a number of 9 wins and even some 8 win teams making the playoff's. some as wild card some as division winners.

    if we win 10 games we should make the playoff's.
     
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    you got cincy, pitt and baltimore each with 11 wins or more. i dont think thats ever happened, not 3 teams from the same division.
     

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