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The Texans are looking good from my prospective with the kickoff to touch down repeat, I think the Texans are going to be a team to be feared if this keeps up even if we lost to the Colts today.

Great game.

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Not bad considering we shot ourselves in the foot a couple times, got almost no pressure on peyton, and had four of our main offensive weapons out for either the entire game or most of it.

I like Schaub's poise and our depth at WR, too. I think the WRs are doing a good job getting open. I have faith that as long as they continue that, Schaub will get them the ball, regardless of who it is. Plus, they're doing catching the ball and not dropping it.

One dissapointment I had was our O-line. Our RB's have to fight for every yard they get and the pass protection was less than adequate today.

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Real good game against the SuperBowl champs, despite a couple of miscues. No.44 for Indy just ate our lunch yesterday, as he does against most teams. Faggins actually played pretty good "D" against Harrison yesterday also. The fact that the Texans never gave up, and the unity they showed when theirfellow player was down shows me that they are truly a TEAM. I anticipate them being in the playoffs this year. The Texans ARE capable of beating ANY team out there right now.

BTW, Killings is moving his arms and legs now, his teammates are saying he has almost ALL his strength back. GOOD NEWS !

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With all the injuries the Texans have on their roster, it's going to be a hard time for them to overcome the Falcons this Sunday. Now they saying Mathis probably won't play either, cause of his leg. Who's Big Bad Schaub go-to-guy now? Andre Davis? Kevin Walter? David Anderson? Owen Daniels? Jeb Putizer? Looks shaking to me.

Do Texans still have runningbacks? Ahman Green is out! Samkon Gado? Ron Dayne? He's playing with bruise ribs.

The defense better play like their in the Super Bowl already, if not, 2-2 they will go!

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With all the injuries the Texans have on their roster, it's going to be a hard time for them to overcome the Falcons this Sunday. Now they saying Mathis probably won't play either, cause of his leg. Who's Big Bad Schaub go-to-guy now? Andre Davis? Kevin Walter? David Anderson? Owen Daniels? Jeb Putizer? Looks shaking to me.

Do Texans still have runningbacks? Ahman Green is out! Samkon Gado? Ron Dayne? He's playing with bruise ribs.

The defense better play like their in the Super Bowl already, if not, 2-2 they will go!

Next week, AJ is back and a week after that, Jacoby will be back. Ahman Green may play tomorrow. Owen Daniels is a good TE and Andre Davis stepped up big time agaisnt the Colts (70 yards on just four receptions). I think we will be fine.

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Next week, AJ is back and a week after that, Jacoby will be back. Ahman Green may play tomorrow. Owen Daniels is a good TE and Andre Davis stepped up big time agaisnt the Colts (70 yards on just four receptions). I think we will be fine.

After today, I don't think we will be anything other than mediocre. Atlanta was 0-3. We gave them zillions of yards in penalties. Houston played with no pride or winning attitude. It's the same old thing with the Texans. Why is it the Texans get hurt by everyone on the team but other teams go for months without that problem? I am totally discouraged and don't think we will pull out of an "expansion team" mode. I hope the Texans prove me wrong. I have season tickets that beg for loving and I, too, beg to be loved by the non-Texans world, but this kind of play doesn't win respect from anybody in the NFL.

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They played much of their comeback against the Colts w/o those guys. I think they can still handle the falcons.

My theory is, the WR's will get open most the time and Schaub is good enough to find them, just like he did last Sunday.

They are having to go DEEP into the Roster, but I feel confident that the Texans can handle the Falcons this week. Mario and the boys will have to put some pressure on the QB this week.
Win against Atlanta and we are 3-1. Then we get well and become really, really good. I love the Texans and think we are capable of a winning season, finally.
Next week, AJ is back and a week after that, Jacoby will be back. Ahman Green may play tomorrow. Owen Daniels is a good TE and Andre Davis stepped up big time agaisnt the Colts (70 yards on just four receptions). I think we will be fine.

Oops!

Guess the Falcons were more than just a one dimensional offense. This was the week of upsets, five of the top ten lost yesterday, and was very nearly seven of the top ten. The bookies took a beating worse than the St. Louis Rams did.

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I was a little upset w/ the very conservative game plan they unvelied at the beginning of the game. I understand that Kubiak wanted to establish a running game, but it seemed like the first couple of drives, he was being a little too hard-headed. We're not the Titans.

Overall, we didn't play too bad in my opinion. I think turnovers was key. We had two, but what maginfied the problem was us not forcing any.

And I agree w/ the announcer, we should have kicked a FG quickly once we got in FG range. We stupidly had way too many running plays in the red zone on that drive, when clearly Dayne was not getting the job done, w/ the exception of that great run on the spectacular blocking.

Position wise, although Schaub has not been sacked much, our O-line still needs to be addressed w/ another upgrade or two. They are the ones who make great RB's, or are at least a huge reason for their successes.

Our WR's could not have played any better. Like I thought, they got open and Schaub found them. Andre Davis stepped up huge as well and was tremendous, while the other wideouts were more than servicable. I don't think we had one dropped pass, did we?

I think if we play them next week, we win. I'll give them credit though, and I still have faith that we're a pretty good team. This is the NFL, and as the commentators kept repeating, it's tough to win in the NFL. At full strength in week 5, we'll be rollin.

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After today, I don't think we will be anything other than mediocre. Atlanta was 0-3. We gave them zillions of yards in penalties. Houston played with no pride or winning attitude. It's the same old thing with the Texans. Why is it the Texans get hurt by everyone on the team but other teams go for months without that problem? I am totally discouraged and don't think we will pull out of an "expansion team" mode. I hope the Texans prove me wrong. I have season tickets that beg for loving and I, too, beg to be loved by the non-Texans world, but this kind of play doesn't win respect from anybody in the NFL.

Wow! And you're a season ticket holder? Talk about turning on a dime, are you a Longhorn fan also? The Texans had a bad game. It's not a surprise, they have 4-5 starters on offense that couldn't play due to injury. It's hard to win on the road in the first place, much less without the guys you depend on. Yes, it's disappointing b/c we all thought they would win, but the season isn't over, it's only the 4th game. Don't give up yet, I can assure you the players haven't.

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You're right ProHouston. The Texans had a bad day. I should have waited until this morning to comment; at least I would have been more objective. But, needless to say, I think most Texans' fans were disappointed with this very winnable game. But since I purchased two PSL's before the stadium was even finished and my name is engraved in the Glass Wall next to Reliant, I think I can vent a little. Having read the Chron this morning and seeing the stats (alcohol free today :P ), the Texans really moved the ball and should have had this one.

OK, Miami and home cookin' may be the medicine we need. And a few injured players getting well.

My college team is L S U !!!!!!! (who nearly gave me a heart attack in the 1st half Sat.)

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The Texans stunk up the joint Sunday. A couple of bad calls from the officials didn't help either. Faggins is still getting beat. From now on I will refer to Faggins as "Toast", because he is forever getting burned.

I really thought my guys were gonna pull it out, when Sanders and Milloy got into it. Spectacular catch by Davis for the TD. He is shaping up into just as good a weapon as Johnson. Texans failed to capitalize in the Red Zone, and to shank a field goal at the end of the game ? WTF ? Poor or Lack of Leadership in the Red Zone is what killed us.

Well, I'll be at the game this coming Sunday against Miami, to get a firsthand look at our guys, who knows, maybe I'll bring my pads and helmet, just in case ?

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Yeah, the feeling I have now is of a loss. Only smile that came to my face was the game winning FG.

What was up w/ the holding penalties today? gosh. The worst of it was they were all on important or good gains.

Too bad Walter was tripped up on the first play. That would have been a TD most likely.

And I know it's just one game, but I think we need to go w/ offense as our first round pick next year. One of three positions depending on what we do in free agency: OL, WR or RB, while RB and OL being our biggest need. Dayne hits the whole so sloooow. I miss Ahman, b/c like Ronnie Brown did to us today, he falls forward at the end of runs and gets an extra couple yards.

Too bad we don't have our second rounder next year. Hopefully Schaub continues to prove worthy.

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Yeah, the feeling I have now is of a loss.

Not to me, it doesn't.

Bad teams lose ugly games. Good teams win them. The old Texans would have blown that game. Part of the slow process from perennial losers to winners is games like today.

Clearly, this team is not good enough to lose good players like Andre Johnson and Ahman Green without it showing. Until they have enough talent and depth to do that, we will have to suffer through wins like this, and worse, losses like last week. But, they are 3-2 for the first time ever, so I'll take it.

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Travis Johnson just got the worst player in the NFL award on Sunday Night Football, but I don't blame him for what he did. If you watched the play, you would see that Trent Green hit Travis Johnson in the knees on purpose. It was a cheap shot (chop block, too). Dumbass move on Green's part. Travis Johnson did a complete flip in the air (he is 300 pounds mind you), and right when he got up, he started yelling at Green. He was walking past him when he was yelling, too. He was only yelling at Green for about two seconds. Do you think that if Green was not injured, that that "taunting" penalty would have been called? Hell no! Also, I would be pissed off if someone came in and hit me on my knees all of a sudden. TJ was just on IR last year with a knee injury. He is trying to prove himself this year, and what Green did could have cut his leg in half. The media is just all on Green's side because he is a media-favorite white QB.

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Travis Johnson just got the worst player in the NFL award on Sunday Night Football, but I don't blame him for what he did. If you watched the play, you would see that Trent Green hit Travis Johnson in the knees on purpose. It was a cheap shot (chop block, too). Dumbass move on Green's part. Travis Johnson did a complete flip in the air (he is 300 pounds mind you), and right when he got up, he started yelling at Green. He was walking past him when he was yelling, too. He was only yelling at Green for about two seconds. Do you think that if Green was not injured, that that "taunting" penalty would have been called? Hell no! Also, I would be pissed off if someone came in and hit me on my knees all of a sudden. TJ was just on IR last year with a knee injury. He is trying to prove himself this year, and what Green did could have cut his leg in half. The media is just all on Green's side because he is a media-favorite white QB.

Of course Green did that on purpose, but not to hurt him. That was a perfectly legal block and guys do it all the time. And I don't think the ref knew the severity of the injury when he threw the flag. Johnson really was all over green yelling at him and the penalty was probably justified. And I don't think Johnson knew the severity of his injury either. He probably just thought he was slow getting up. Had he known he was hurt that bad, I doubt he would have been taunting him like he was.

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Not to me, it doesn't.

Bad teams lose ugly games. Good teams win them. The old Texans would have blown that game. Part of the slow process from perennial losers to winners is games like today.

Clearly, this team is not good enough to lose good players like Andre Johnson and Ahman Green without it showing. Until they have enough talent and depth to do that, we will have to suffer through wins like this, and worse, losses like last week. But, they are 3-2 for the first time ever, so I'll take it.

I'll take it too, and I understand your point.

It's just that the entire game felt like a loss right up until the last seconds. I'm frustrated b/c I know we're better than that. I understand we have to win some ugly games too, but for the past three games we have progressively gotten worse. We're making mental mistakes and that's just frustrating.

I have faith we'll turn it around and start getting better again instead of worse. And there were some bright spots in the game.

We just need to find a way to create some bigger wholes for our RB's and get a few extra yards on each carry. I know it's forcing Kubiak to throw way more than he wants to.

As a side note, what did y'all think about Mario's sack? That's pretty sick the way he slung him down while falling down himself.

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And it was a one handed sack by Mario!

Of course Green did that on purpose, but not to hurt him. That was a perfectly legal block and guys do it all the time. And I don't think the ref knew the severity of the injury when he threw the flag. Johnson really was all over green yelling at him and the penalty was probably justified. And I don't think Johnson knew the severity of his injury either. He probably just thought he was slow getting up. Had he known he was hurt that bad, I doubt he would have been taunting him like he was.
Okay, I timed the time from when Johnson got up, yelled at Green, and walked away. A total time of about three seconds. Edited by Trae
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And it was a one handed sack by Mario!

Okay, I timed the time from when Johnson got up, yelled at Green, and walked away. A total time of about three seconds.

So are you saying Johnson knew he was hurt really bad yet taunted him anyway?

Interesting blog about Travis Johnsons tyraid on chron:

http://blogs.chron.com/gamedaytexans/

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No, I am saying TJ didn't know he was hurt badly until he walked away could start seeing what was happening. I didn't even know Green was seriously injured. At first he was just crouched up and I thought he would get up.

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No, I am saying TJ didn't know he was hurt badly until he walked away could start seeing what was happening. I didn't even know Green was seriously injured. At first he was just crouched up and I thought he would get up.

Personally, I immediately thought he was seriously injured. He was totally motionless. But Johnson, being in the heat of the battle, may not have noticed.

I'm still baffled as to how a knee to the head could create such a reaction such as the flip by Johnson. Pretty amazing.

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Travis Johnson just got the worst player in the NFL award on Sunday Night Football, but I don't blame him for what he did. If you watched the play, you would see that Trent Green hit Travis Johnson in the knees on purpose. It was a cheap shot (chop block, too). Dumbass move on Green's part. Travis Johnson did a complete flip in the air (he is 300 pounds mind you), and right when he got up, he started yelling at Green. He was walking past him when he was yelling, too. He was only yelling at Green for about two seconds. Do you think that if Green was not injured, that that "taunting" penalty would have been called? Hell no! Also, I would be pissed off if someone came in and hit me on my knees all of a sudden. TJ was just on IR last year with a knee injury. He is trying to prove himself this year, and what Green did could have cut his leg in half. The media is just all on Green's side because he is a media-favorite white QB.

Since when is Trent Green a media favorite? And why does it matter that he's white?!? Come on Trae, I've been reading your posts for a long time and that doesn't sound like you. Hopefully you're just emotional.

I agree that TJ probably wouldn't have been called for taunting if TG wasn't injured, in fact TG might have gotten flagged the way TJ flipped in the air. However, the ref could see that TG was lying there motionless and he could hear what was being said. It's unfortunate but could have all been avoided if TJ had simply walked away. He needs to think team first. Yes, TG shouldn't have made the chop block, but TJ didn't have to start jawin' either.

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Since when is Trent Green a media favorite? And why does it matter that he's white?!? Come on Trae, I've been reading your posts for a long time and that doesn't sound like you. Hopefully you're just emotional.

I agree that TJ probably wouldn't have been called for taunting if TG wasn't injured, in fact TG might have gotten flagged the way TJ flipped in the air. However, the ref could see that TG was lying there motionless and he could hear what was being said. It's unfortunate but could have all been avoided if TJ had simply walked away. He needs to think team first. Yes, TG shouldn't have made the chop block, but TJ didn't have to start jawin' either.

I think everyone in the stands actually missed TJ getting flipped in the air by TG, because everyone had just witnessed Faggins getting "welcomed to the NFL" by a brickwall.They never showed the replay to us either. Nobody around me saw Trent go down like that, and the play happened right in front of me, and when the smoke cleared on that play, everyone around was like, "what happened to that guy ?" There were some real wrecks going around on that field yesterday. Both teams were playing very hard for the win.

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Interesting article about the rating last Sunday. Are there still that many Cowboy fans in Houston?

Cowboys-Patriots a big hit on CBS

02:57 PM CDT on Monday, October 15, 2007

By BARRY HORN / The Dallas Morning News

bhorn@dallasnews.com

Sunday's Dallas Cowboys-New England Patriots game was the highest-rated regular-season game on CBS since the network reacquired NFL rights in 1998, according to preliminary ratings released Monday.

The game scored an 18.5 rating in the 56 largest TV markets across the country. Final national ratings will be available Tuesday.

The previous record for a CBS game was a 16.9 on Dec. 6, 1998, when the Denver Broncos extended their unbeaten record to 13-0 by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-31.

Thus far this season, the Cowboys have played in the highest-rated game on CBS, NBC and ESPN. Their victory over the Bills on ESPN last Monday night was the highest-rated program on cable all season.

Dallas-Fort Worth produced the highest ratings for the Cowboys-Patriots, narrowly topping the Boston market, 37.0 to 36.5.

In Houston, the Cowboys-Patriots pulled a 17.5 rating in the second game of a doubleheader, topping the hometown Texans-Jacksonville Jaguars noon game, which earned a 16.7.

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It was only the biggest and most hyped game of the season, so it is no surprise that it is the highest rated. Houston has a large contingent of Cowboys fans. It has an even larger contingent of Cowboys haters (myself included). It is only natural that we would watch the game most likely to produce a loss by the Cowboys.

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There are just as many ANTI-Cowpie fans as there are actual fans in this town, that is a contributing factor to the big ratings. I will quote the "Real Men of Genius" Budweiser guys. "Houston has two favorite football teams, the Texans, and ANYONE who beats Dallas!"

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Yeah, I was at the game and thought we had them in the 3rd quarter when we were up 24-21. Hopefully we will see them again in Arizona.

You never had the Patriots. Even being ahead of them, you just knew the Cowboys would still lose.

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I do know this, I am thoroughly impressed with the play of Matt Schaub. This guy is such a refreshing change over Carr. Give this guy some time and he will take the Texans to the playoffs. I think Kubiak is more confident in Schaub than he was Carr. Best move the Team made since day one. The defense is coming together also. Really starting to fire on all cylinders. The score board may not show it, but the game was a solid effort. The Jacksonville QB (David Garrard) really played a great game, and Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor just killed the Texans with break away runs. That was a tackling issue that can be rectified. Some so called experts claim turnovers killed us, but Jacksonville lost three fumbles versus the Texans two, but it's what they did with the recoveries that killed the Texans. The Texans died in the red zone numerous times. If they would have capitalized every time they were in the red zone the score would have been 52-37. They are just going to have to execute better.

All in all even with the loss, the Texans are playing 200% better ball than they were last year. Stay tuned folks it only gets better.

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I like Schaub too, but the Texans' inability to convert in the Red Zone is killing them. Consider that they had a chance to be up 21-0. That would have changed everything. The defense would have been all over the place, instead of constantly on their heels. The offense would have been able to take more chances too. No Red Zone offense equals loss number 3.

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