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Game 1...Monday Night Football...New Orleans Saints!

JamTex

Hall Of Fame Texans Fan!
On Monday, September 9th at 6:10 pm CST, Your Houston Texans will be in New Orleans to take on the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The game will be aired on TV on ESPN and on KILT AM Sports Radio 610.

This should be a fun game to kick off the Texans season on Monday Night Football in Prime Time. I'm fully expecting a high flying, high scoring affair. I don't think O'Brien is going to go into this game with a conservative game plan. I think he's going to try to get off to a fast start in this one and score first. We shall see.

Your Houston Texans!
Offense:
WR DeAndre Hopkins
LT Laremy Tunsil, Roderick Johnson
LG Tytus Howard, Senio Kelemete
C Nick Martin, Greg Mancz
RG Zach Fulton, Max Scharping
RT Seantrel Henderson
TE Darren Fells, Jordan Akins, Jerell Adams, Logan Paulsen
WR Keke Coutee, DeAndre Carter
WR Will Fuller V, Kenny Stills
QB Deshaun Watson, AJ McCarron
RB Duke Johnson, Carlos Hyde, Taiwan Jones, Buddy Howell, Cullen Gillaspia

Defense:
DE J.J. Watt, Charles Omenihu
NT D.J. Reader, Brandon Dunn
DE Angelo Blackson, Carlos Watkins
OLB Whitney Mercilus, Barkevious Mingo
ILB Benardrick McKinney, Peter Kalambayi
ILB Zach Cunningham, Dylan Cole
OLB Brennan Scarlett, Jacob Martin
CB Johnathan Joseph, Aaron Colvin, Cornell Armstrong, Xavier Crawford
CB Bradley Roby, Keion Crossen, Lonnie Johnson Jr.
S Tashaun Gipson Sr., Jahleel Addae
S Justin Reid, A.J. Moore


Special Teams:
K Ka'imi Fairbairn
P Trevor Daniel
LS Jon Weeks
KR DeAndre Carter, Taiwan Jones
PR DeAndre Carter, Keke Coutee
H Trevor Daniel

The New Orleans Saints!
Offense:
WR Michael Thomas, Keith Kirkwood, Deonte Harris, Lil'Jordan Humphrey
LT Terron Armstead, Ethan Greenidge
LG Andrus Peat, Cameron Tom, Patrick Omameh, Marshall Newhouse
C Erik McCoy, Nick Easton, Will Clapp
RG Larry Warford, Derrick Kelly
RT Ryan Ramczyk
TE Jared Cook, Josh Hill, Dan Arnold, Garrett Griffin, Alizé Mack
WR Ted Ginn Jr., Tre'Quan Smith, Austin Carr, Emmanuel Butler
QB Drew Brees, Teddy Bridgewater, Taysom Hill
RB Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray, Dwayne Washington
FB Zach Line

Defense:
RDE Marcus Davenport, Trey Hendrickson
NT Malcom Brown, Taylor Stallworth
DT Sheldon Rankins, David Onyemata, Mario Edwards Jr., Shy Tuttle
LDE Cameron Jordan, Wes Horton
WILL Demario Davis, Craig Robertson, Colton Jumper, Josh Martin
MLB Alex Anzalone, Kaden Elliss
SAM A.J. Klein, Josh Martin
LCB Eli Apple, P.J. Williams, Ken Crawley, Justin Hardee
SS Vonn Bell, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, J.T. Gray, T.J. Green
FS Marcus Williams, Saquan Hampton, Terrell Williams Jr.
RCB Marshon Lattimore, Patrick Robinson, Marcus Sherels

Special Teams:
P Thomas Morstead
K Wil Lutz
KO Wil Lutz
LS Zach Wood
H Thomas Morstead, Taysom Hill
PR Marcus Sherels, Alvin Kamara, Ted Ginn Jr., Deonte Harris
KR Marcus Sherels, Taysom Hill, Ted Ginn Jr., Deonte Harris

The Texans will be fielding an improved offense with the additions of Laremy Tunsil at Left Tackle, Running Backs Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde and Wide Receiver Kenny Stills. It's unknown of Will Fuller and Keke Coutee will play as of yet, but the offense should still be able to move the ball and score with regularity with all of the other weapons they have on hand for Watson to get the ball to. If Fuller and Coutee are available, that much better.
The defense, particularly the secondary, will still be a question mark. And with Clowney no longer in the mix, we'll just have to wait and see what Romeo will dial up and if they'll be effective at slowing Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense. Hopefully, the Texans offense can score enough to keep the game slightly out of reach of Brees and his offense.
This should be a high flying, high scoring game. Let's see if Watson can lead this Texans team to a season opening Monday night victory. I'll say yes he can just because of the homer in me.

Texans 37
Saints 30

Go Texans!
 
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Thorn

Dirty Old Man
So does channel 13 still have the broadcast rights for the Houston area viewing? At least ESPN announcers have to be better than channel 13's guys.
 

JamTex

Hall Of Fame Texans Fan!
So does channel 13 still have the broadcast rights for the Houston area viewing? At least ESPN announcers have to be better than channel 13's guys.
They likely will. It usually is simulcast on 13. But I'll watch it on ESPN any ways.
 

JamTex

Hall Of Fame Texans Fan!
For those of us without cable or other access to ESPN the simulcast is all we got.
I hear ya brother. For a long time all I had was 610 and listened to the games on the radio. Then got a TV and antenna and got the simulcast games. Been there done that. Now I have Xfinity so I can watch them on ESPN now. But I do believe the games broadcast on ESPN and the NFL Network will be simulcast on 13 still.
 

Seegara

Guitar Picker, Dog Lover, Woodworker
On Monday, September 9th at 6:10 pm CST, Your Houston Texans will be in New Orleans to take on the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The game will be aired on TV on ESPN and on KILT AM Sports Radio 610.

This should be a fun game to kick off the Texans season on Monday Night Football in Prime Time. I'm fully expecting a high flying, high scoring affair. I don't think O'Brien is going to go into this game with a conservative game plan. I think he's going to try to get off to a fast start in this one and score first. We shall see.
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I think O'Brien will start with a handoff over left guard for 2 yards. Typical early season Texans still experimenting with lineup. Tunsil not yet acclimated to scheme or personnel. This one's gonna be nasty. Sinners 35, Toros 7.
 

banned1976

American
I like the Texans +7. Saints usually start off slow.
This is a bet I’d really love to accept. The Saints are coming off a year where the refs handed them the ultimate screw job and cost them a SB bid. Yes, they normally start off slow but this feels like unusual circumstances. This game feels like a game the Saints have been salivating over since last season ended for them. And they’re at home.
 

JamTex

Hall Of Fame Texans Fan!
New Orleans' roster has been finalized and the depth chart updated but the Texans roster still hasn't been finalized or updated. I did the best I could with all the current information on roster moves as I could, but it could still change in the next day or 2.
 

Uncle Rico

Ur apology should be as loud as Ur disrespect was
Tough matchup for the CBs. I’m concerned that there won’t be enough push up front to help the secondary with a pass happy offense. Watt could be triple teamed all night if they don’t respect anyone else on the front 7. Run defense will be a big focus the first game seeing how teams attack the edge without Clowney. LBs on paper are a strength so they will need to play like it.

NO has a good defense and offensively so many question marks that it’s hard to be optimistic after a hit and miss preseason and so much flux going into week 1. Chemistry is a real thing and with so many new parts it may be a few games before you see cohesive offensive football - here I go! Here I go! “I hope I’m wrong!!” Lol been waiting to drop that one.

NO 34
HOU 17
 
New Orleans' roster has been finalized and the depth chart updated but the Texans roster still hasn't been finalized or updated. I did the best I could with all the current information on roster moves as I could, but it could still change in the next day or 2.
NFL free agency rumors: Veteran corner Orlando Scandrick visiting Texans

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/nfl-free-agency-rumors-veteran-corner-orlando-scandrick-visiting-texans/cjueduj8wvm013rwew45zoa9j

Orlando Scandrick
Scandrick last played for Kansas City, appearing in 15 games for a Chiefs team that gave up the second-most passing yards (4,374) in the NFL in 2018. He tallied 44 tackles and one interception.
 
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JamTex

Hall Of Fame Texans Fan!
NFL free agency rumors: Veteran corner Orlando Scandrick visiting Texans

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/nfl-free-agency-rumors-veteran-corner-orlando-scandrick-visiting-texans/cjueduj8wvm013rwew45zoa9j

Orlando Scandrick
Scandrick last played for Kansas City, appearing in 15 games for a Chiefs team that gave up the second-most passing yards (4,374) in the NFL in 2018. He tallied 44 tackles and one interception.
They worked him out but didn't sign him. Doesn't hurt my feelings. Remember the Ed Reed experiment?
 

JamTex

Hall Of Fame Texans Fan!
The roster and depth chart for the Texans has finally been released and I made the changes in the post.
This team looks allot better then it did going into this weekend with all of the moves that were made. They might actually have a chance to be pretty good this year.
We shall see.
First chance to see them play? September 9th Monday Night Football at 6:10 pm against the Saints in New Orleans to open this 18th season of your Houston Texans.

GO TEXANS!!!
 

JamTex

Hall Of Fame Texans Fan!
Shall we bet on who wins or loses?
Since I'm not a gambler, I'd say no, but just watch. This is a much improved team over last year. They'll be better this year then they were last year, and they were pretty good last year. Hide and watch.
I don't have any faith in O'Brien, but he doesn't play the games. Watson does. I do believe in Watson and Hopkins.
 

powda

Founding father of the W.B.
Since I'm not a gambler, I'd say no, but just watch. This is a much improved team over last year. They'll be better this year then they were just year, and they were pretty good last year. Hide and watch.
I don't have any faith in O'Brien, but he doesn't play the games. Watson does. I do believe in Watson and Hopkins.
Cool.

If houston wins I create a sig that reads:

Jamtex is my daddy and I'm pregnant with his babies.

If new Orleans wins you create a sig that reads:

Powda is so big it hurts!


In the event of a tie we laugh and I buy you a beer.
 

JamTex

Hall Of Fame Texans Fan!
Cool.

If houston wins I create a sig that reads:

Jamtex is my daddy and I'm pregnant with his babies.

If new Orleans wins you create a sig that reads:

Powda is so big it hurts!


In the event of a tie we laugh and I buy you a beer.
I don't smoke either, but it wouldn't be a bad thing to get a few of the guys together at some sports bar some time, watch a game and have a few beers.
 

powda

Founding father of the W.B.
Cool.

If houston wins I create a sig that reads:

Jamtex is my daddy and I'm pregnant with his babies.

If new Orleans wins you create a sig that reads:

Powda is so big it hurts!


In the event of a tie we laugh and I buy you a beer.
C'mon. Why not?
 

powda

Founding father of the W.B.
I don't smoke either, but it wouldn't be a bad thing to get a few of the guys together at some sports bar some time, watch a game and have a few beers.
Who cares? Have you ever bet on something like this? I haven't. It's not money. Could be fun.
 

Speedy

Yeller Dweller
Since I'm not a gambler, I'd say no, but just watch. This is a much improved team over last year. They'll be better this year then they were last year, and they were pretty good last year. Hide and watch.
I don't have any faith in O'Brien, but he doesn't play the games. Watson does. I do believe in Watson and Hopkins.
MUCH improved? How are they much improved? I'll give you Tunsil, but he's just 1 man. We may like the rookies but they're still rookies that are going to make rookie mistakes. And then you still have Martin likely starting at C.

Hard to say the defense is much improved because Clowney is not there any more. If anything, they just got worse. No idea if the additions in the secondary are better or worse than what they had before, and JJo is a year older regardless.

It doesn't bother me for anyone to think the Texans can win, but going out on that much improved limb, I just don't see it....yet.
 

powda

Founding father of the W.B.
I’ll take that bet. Houston wins week 1.

To be clear:

If houston wins I change my sig to:

"Amazing80 is my daddy and I'm pregnant with his babies."

If new Orleans wins you change your sig to:

"Powda is so big it hurts."

2 week duration. Sunday to Sunday to Sunday.

Questions @amazing80 ?
 

edo783

Hall of Fame
I doubt the line will have the cohesion that it will by week 4. Brees was really falling off the last half of 18. We have the fire power to hang with them, just too early to get it done.
 

thunderkyss

It's good to be me... again.
Staff member
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This is a much improved team over last year. They'll be better this year then they were last year, and they were pretty good last year. Hide and watch.
Just adding Stills makes us better than last year. Instant replacement if Fuller or Coutee miss time. May even allow the Texans to let those guys heal & not rush them back.
 


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