They just fell behind again (in the rankings) and got beat by the Titans on Monday Night Football...during a close game...where they did not prevail!
There is something way too familiar about losing for the big ones all the time. Oh yeah...I know...Fool me once...shame on you...fool me about 200 times ever since the advent of Houston having professional football teams...shame on me and my stupidity. "H-town" Football teams (particularly) always manage to pull us Houstonians in to the most dramatic games and then they come up short. This isn't a whine...it's a fact. Houston professional football teams are too stressful...to even begin to enjoy a game of theirs!
try being a Washington D.C. area sports fan...ALL of our teams are sucking!!! Except the Capitals....GO OVECHKIN!!!
Yeah...but at least the Redskins left you with good memories from the past...what have they gotten like 3 Super Bowl wins so far? Compared to our Houston football team (s)...?
You could pray for the next cat5 hurricane to hit Houston instead of New Orleans. Look what it did for the saints.
Hopefully...there is a better way to achieve that goal than that...We had enough fun with Ike to last us a very long while. The Saints are really doing well this year...It is pretty cool to see them go undefeated. Hope they can hold on to it against the Pats (sorry, Pats fans!)...after next Monday. It will be a great game and match-up.
...well since you put it that waaaay. lol.
and how bad is it that your neighboring city, Dallas has the state's 'best' team? That's how we feel about the Baltimore Ravens, at least they're not so good this year!
It's bad...R. Edwards...I remember the ol'days (when Oilers started making a name for themselves...finally)...on up to the 90's when we at least thought we would meet "Da' Boys" in the Super Bowl...sometime. Still Waitin' on that one!
Yeah...gonna have to keep waitin' for that one!
t's pretty sad to be in the Bay Area also, we're not a big hockey town out here, so not sure how the Sharks are doin, Giants ain't been the same since the World Series, at least we got Lincecum, Raiders/Niners same story different QBs, A's ha, just patch up the dirt forever, the one winning team..the Arena league's Sabercats are gone, Warriors like to show glimpses of hope here and there. Cal, depends what week we're looking at. On the brightside, Stanford's not too bad.
They should fire that kicker before he even gets on the plane.
Something about this game looked mighty familiar to the Colts game for us!
I was really rooting for them last night. Sorry, it may be my fault.
I am very happy for Vince Young though. Redemption is always the best story in sports.
the Houston Texans will always forever be 8-8, I don't know why, I feel bad for em, but they will always be 8-8, they will win 9 games eventually...when the league expands to 18 games haha
I hope you ain't right on that one. Surely...someday...they can do better than average! If you ask me...they have to beat their mental attitude. This year...I feel like we have enough talent to go toe-to-toe with the best of 'em (and we have....we just didn't finish the deal properly). But...like the Rocky movie once said (or someone else famous?)...you got'ta want it more than the other guy!
It was a great game to watch. Bironas > Kris Brown.. Kris Brown needs to be on a team that does not rely on the kicker to win or even tie games. They had chances to drive down and score but they just did not convert and they did not seem to have any kind of urgency in their game. On the other hand Jeff Fisher (titans coach) was playing to win rather than going to overtime. Good win Titans and Chris Johnson is the man, he is fun to watch.
That horse-collar play killed you guys, Manly. A heart-breaker on all accounts
Every year they will be picked as the "break out" or "sleeper" team that year, though. On the other hand, after about ten years of that the Cardinals did finally get to the Super Bowl.
Well...we can only hope that for us...someday? Oh brother...I don't think I want to relive "Oiler" days again...no take that back...I know I don't want to. We had our "Love ya' Blue" days...and they were good at the time. They just didn't survive the '93 blow out against the Bills...When the Oilers were up something like 35 points by the end of the half...and then blew it like big companies blow bail-out money...during the second half!
My highlight of the Oilers will always be Buddy Ryan's critique of Kevin Gilbride's playcalling in '93.
Is that when he said he would make a pretty good insurance salesman?
It was a little more direct than that.
I got'ta get where I can see this you tube video...to see the good ol' Buddy Ryan comments revisited!
EEEWWW-WWEEE...Just watched that EYEAM4ANARCHY...Boy...does that bring back great memories (not)...Ouch...I felt that one from here! Houston, Houston...we have a problem...our football teams...have too much drama going on continually...not enough wins!
Your Right, EYEAM4ANARCHY...Don't know why I said '91...it was '93 when that happened with the Bills, Buddy Ryan, Jack Pardow (sp?)...Kevin Gilbride, Warren Moon...I guess i've been trying not to remember that for so long I forgot the date !
I really thought they would make VY beat them with his arm, which I didn't think he could do. He didn't have a great game statistically, but those 73 rushing yards definately helped...it was funny too, I was certain Matt Schaub would have a killer game and it would be no contest.
You are rootin' for Tennessee...over a Texas team...Oh...I can't believe it, "A Texan"... Say it isn't so !
I am rooting for a Texas team, you remember the Oilers don't you?
How can I forget...yet they up and moved to the "Volunteer" State...and surprisingly have done rather well. Are you cheering for them 'cause of Vince Young?
Yep, a,nd all the other Longhorns on that team,Griffin,Hall,Scaif etc!
They are going to match up good against Indy...on the next one...it will be one heck of a game!
What amazes me most is Fisher didn't make a change until 6 games had been lost. I hope VY learns that he didn't have the coaches support and gets himself a big payday from the Texans, I don't really like proball but I like it when Longhorns do well in the pros.
Well looks like...I'm going to have to find someone to cheer for during the play-offs. I think it will be hard to cheer for Tennessee...myself. They are big rivals...pure and simple for many a Houstonian (not all...some still love and miss the "Oilers"). The "Oilers" left Houston with their tails between their legs...as they put upon themselves....by their own doing. Harsh...Nahh! They are grown men...they can take it...and you have to earn respect. Loyal fanhood...does not deserve to trambled upon time and time again...IMO.(Psst...Texans...Sound familiar!?)However...they have re-emerged and redeemed themselves anew...in Tennessee! Good for them...but still big rivals. I'll be cheering for New Orleans to do well this year...they deserve to make it to the Super Bowl. That said...this years play-offs are going to be GOOD!
New Orleans is a good one to cheer for! Drew Brees is from Austin and his uncle played for Texas, are you beginning to see a pattern?
Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk...If your gloating...then it is well deserved! At least they are from Texas...Just remember a certain player: VY hailed from the Big "H" !
The pattern is I cheer for Longhorns! With the exception of Chris Simms, What a tool!
Not going to be pullin' for the Broncs then...I take it eh...A Texan?
living in Houston, TX and having the Texans represent my city and state is embarrasing from my point of view.
The first one was from early in the third quarter. This woulda been mid 4th.
All...I can say is "ouch'...but they didn't fool me this time...I was waiting to see if we could hold 'em the whole game...and mentally prepared if we didn't!
I thought they might pull it off when they were up 17-0.
Texans need to work on their defense. Especially 4th quarter defense. They cannot seem to close games out.
As a Colts fan, with much respect for the Texans, I have to say that the first pass interference call was a joke. It was a huge penalty at a key point in the game and it's a shame that an officiating error had so much to do with the outcome.
The Texans have to learn to get past such adversity. They have the talent to be an elite NFL team.
That penalty call was shameful. That said I don't think it changed the eventual outcome. Payton is just to good. Take away that score for the Colts and they still win.
The way to beat the Colts is to keep Manning on the bench as long as possible...and run-up the score...faster than he can mount up drives down the field...It was working for us first 1/2...we just didn't close the deal.Offense, Offense, Offense...then a strong Defense. I sure am no coach...but it doesn't sound like anyone has figured out how to stop him...this season...yet either!
Maybe and they might have scored on that drive anyway, but the Texans are a two point conversion away from tying the game on that final score without it.
you have to feel for the Texans...someone said they will always be an 8-8 team unless the NFL goes to 18 games....The kicker missed that kick and that has been routine this year in the NFL. I understand the kicker needs to come thru win he is called upon. But, in my opinion too many teams are playing for the field goal at the end or during the game instead of trying to score a touchdown. They say they are, but the play calling has been horrible in those situations. Its the old saying, " Teams are playing to not lose, rather than playing to win". Even on the college level. It is really getting ridiculous.
You said it...a field goal should determine an outcome of a very close game...once in a while...because that's about the only way a good head-to-head match will end up...not all the time. Close the deal...rack up some points...even if you have to leave some of you on the field....Ok...thats too old school for today's football...my bad! Texans just learned how to get bitten by playing it too close...and by not "closing the deal"!
Sorry...to harp on them so much (It is good therapy though )...but I have a feeling like this team...this year...learned from this mistake. It is going to be a long end of season for them...knowing that they had a shot...this year...and everyone knew it.
Sorry to say it, but Gary Kubiak should be fired. There are going to be a lot of coaches available on the chopping block...I'm just not sure if Shannahan or Cowher would be interested
Yeah...I liked Gary...oh well...Taa-Taa, C-ya'! But...I don't think I can hear said ever again in my lifetime..."That it will take a few years for the team to jel!" That excuse got some lame after the first three times I heard it back when the Texans got started. And they continued to use it for about 4 more years afterwards...! I can't bear to hear that line again with a new coach! As if...these guys hadn't played football on plenty of teams all their lifes...and played football for years...and had to master plays and different coaching objectives all their lifes...when joining any team along the way...but don't expect professional ball players to jel in the first year or two...P-LEEEEZE! Can't imagine telling that to any professional or expecting that from any professional...ever! (More therapy This is helping)...I just went and looked at some old Oiler footage on YouTube...and need lot's of therapy from our continued "Choke Losses"...over the decades....AAAAGGGHHH!
That's as good as done. I wouldn't mind seeing what Shanahan could do with Schaub.
Me neither...but what are the chances he will take a job previously held by Kubiak?
I can't remember a year where so many games have been lost by missed kicks. Teams that play for a field goal instead of trying to score or at least get closer make me crazy. That and when they run out the clock at the end of the first half with plenty of time to score. Don't get me started on the Lions kicking a field goal while down by 18 with five minutes left in the game.
also having jacoby jones not 100% hurts because he is the best kick returner in the game! hes had 6 td's called back for holding calls!
Way to go...Saints...11-0...outstanding...What about Drew Brees stats on the game...!
wishful thinking: Mike Holmgren talks with us (Texans) about getting back into coaching again...with partial to 1/2 GM control. Come on Bob McNair...Do some more of that wheelin' dealin' that got us the Texans in the first place!
Holmgren's last stint as coach/GM didn't work out too good. He needs to keep the headset on and let somebody else buy the groceries. Besides, I think that guy in Seattle resigned early because they wanted to make sure somebody didn't hire Holmgren before his contract ran out.
by ManlyPoetryMan 7 years ago
Houston Texans have done well this season...getting into the play-offs...this is huge for us. Let's go! We go against a team that we haven't won against...and on their field...with our rookie quarterback. No excuses...the Texans got here...on the back of our main quarterback...now with our third...
by Me, Steve Walters 8 years ago
Ok...I'll help out with the rumor. In some statement I read, the former Super Bowl winning Steelers head coach stated something like: "most likely" would be the Texans. It is quite the buzz this morning in "H" town...and should only be expected that the Texans should be looking...
by Pandiani 7 years ago
The game is about to begin, And if anyone wants to share thoughts, i would like too aswell. 2 rookies against eachother in the play-offs, Texans first play-off match ever and The Natural Andre Johnson. This can't be anything else but a great game day! (;
by Shari 7 years ago
In order to secure the AFCâ��s No. 6 seed, the Jets have to beat the Dolphins in Miami and the Bengals have to lose to the Ravens in Cincinnati and the Titans must lose to the Texans in Houston and the Raiders must lose or tie the Chargers in Oakland or the Broncos must lose or tie the Chiefs...
by Shari 9 years ago
Is this the year that the Houston Texans will reach the postseason for the 1st time in Texas historyThey play the Colts in week one of 2010 season, do you think if they can win that game it might create momentum they can ride all the way to the playoffs?
by Kevin W 7 years ago
Who do you think will lose first, the Houston Texans or the Atlanta Falcons?
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