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Will we stomp the Titans' mule?

Wolfiegrrl

Wonder Woman
I think this will depend on how much Kelly and Watson open the playbook. Heard and interesting comment during the game. Watson keeps hard copy playbooks from all his previous games. He goes through the binders and pulls out the most successful plays on that weeks team and puts them in the new binder. Brings that information to the coaches for ideas on game planning. Loving that it's all old school and hard copies.
 
To the point of the thread no I don’t think we will win but I don’t think they will get destroyed either. Honestly though I’m giving the team a pass this year as far as expectations go. If they win enough that Miami doesn’t get a top 15 pick I’ll call it a winning season. What can I say, I’m petty.
 

banned1976

All Pro
My feeling about this game is that the Titans will control the los throughout. The Texans offense will get things going in garbage time to make the score close but the Titans will never be threatened to losing the game.
 

DocBar

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My feeling about this game is that the Titans will control the los throughout. The Texans offense will get things going in garbage time to make the score close but the Titans will never be threatened to losing the game.
Business as usual for the Texans in 2020.
 
And the 1-3 Chargers just defeated the 4-0 Chiefs

Division game, all bets are off
Titans have a bone to pick with us from last year plus they actually have direction and identity on what their team is. Could we surprise them, of course any given day in the NFL but it would surprise me to if we did.
 

TexansBull

Hall of Fame
You think we’ll score 30 points in back to back weeks?

I am going to step out on a limb and say yes. We score 30 points in back to back games.

I don’t believe OB being gone cures all the destruction he left. But it does allow the offense to do something it has never done before.

Stop wasting a majority of the offensive plays running it up the middle for little to no gain.
 

dream_team

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They dropped 42 points on one of the better defenses in the NFL. The Texans are going to have a long day trying to stop Henry.
On paper they're supposed to be one of the better defenses, but they haven't been playing like it. Currently 21st in defensive DVOA. Bills were also w/o their top two corners from last season.

But yes, Texans will have difficult time stopping the run.
 

austins23

Hall of Fame
And the 1-3 Chargers just defeated the 4-0 Chiefs

Division game, all bets are off
I hear you about the division games and all that. Titans are even a really short week, but.....this defense of the Texans does not make me feel all warm and fuzzy. I usually get sick to my stomach watching it try to stop the run. I don't think the Titans will drop 42 but it wouldn't surprise me
 

76Texan

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I am going to step out on a limb and say yes. We score 30 points in back to back games.

I don’t believe OB being gone cures all the destruction he left. But it does allow the offense to do something it has never done before.

Stop wasting a majority of the offensive plays running it up the middle for little to no gain.
I'd think the vast majority of people don't think the Texans can put 30 on the board, but that's why I think it can very well happen.
Something weird will be going on. Turnovers, block kick, return for TDs, things like that.
 

Thorn

Dirty Old Man
I hear you about the division games and all that. Titans are even a really short week, but.....this defense of the Texans does not make me feel all warm and fuzzy. I usually get sick to my stomach watching it try to stop the run. I don't think the Titans will drop 42 but it wouldn't surprise me
I'm pretty sure the Titans will take this one, most especially if Derek Henry has a good day. But I think the Texans will play better as a whole the rest of the season now that the wicked witch is gone.

The thing is though, if DW4 is having a good day, we can hang with most teams. Just like the Titans with Derek Henry.
 

xtruroyaltyx

Hall of Fame
If I were betting money I’d take the Titans, but the Texans are a wildcard right now IMO. The previous HC was obviously bringing the team down, but was that negative effect so strong it turned a winning team to a losing team?

Quite possibly. Going on two weeks since Kelly has been able to truly put his own spin on the offense so hopefully we’ll start seeing more and more differences Vs whatever It was they were doing under the old HC.
 

thunderkyss

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However, they have a short week, and no matter how good or bad teams are, they always seem to play division opponents hard.
Dec 15 2019 Henry ran the ball 21 times for 86 yards.

Sep 2018 Henry ran the ball 18 times for 56 yards.

Yeah, there was that game at the end of last season we weren't trying to win. & we don't have Dj Reader. But we play the Titans pretty well.

Also, can the Titans hang with the pressure of being unbeaten?
Don't forget, they've got one of those Patriot wannabe HC's. Those guys don't ever do well.
 

Speedy

Yeller Dweller
Dec 15 2019 Henry ran the ball 21 times for 86 yards.

Sep 2018 Henry ran the ball 18 times for 56 yards.

Yeah, there was that game at the end of last season we weren't trying to win. & we don't have Dj Reader. But we play the Titans pretty well.



Don't forget, they've got one of those Patriot wannabe HC's. Those guys don't ever do well.
Isn’t he technically under the OB tree?
 

Double Barrel

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Worst run defense in the league vs. Derrick Henry. . . yeah, that's a no-brainer.

Titans defense will work to keep Watson off balance, hitting him from different directions with blitzes. I expect a bad day for the Texans.
 

dream_team

Hall of Fame
I'm picking the Titans to win, but here's my reasons to be optimistic for the Texans:
  • Titans on short rest.
  • Simmons, Davis & Humphries may miss the game? I don't know all the rules w/ the COVID protocol, but hopefully they will be unable to go.
  • Taylor Lewan may be out? Haven't heard an update on him.
  • Titans defense are the worst at rushing per attempt, giving up 5.5 yards per.
  • Titans defense is 6th worst on yards per play at 6.2 (compare to Texans at 5.6)
  • And of course, BOB won't be on the sideline
We need to be able to run the ball on offense. Control the ground game. Jump out to a lead. Make Titans play from behind.
 


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