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2012 Opponents

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Jet Blast, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Jet Blast

    Jet Blast Contributing Member

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    Now that the regular season is over, we know who the Texans will play in 2012.

    Home:

    Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Baltimore, Buffalo, Miami, Green Bay, Minnesota

    Away:

    Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Denver, New England, NY Jets, Chicago, Detroit

    Pretty tough schedule based on this year's records. It could be another 10-6 type of season.

    I think the Texans will get a minimum of three primetime games. I also wouldn't be surprised if the Detroit game is on Thanksgiving. It's either going to be the Texans or the Colts.
     
  2. Rockets Pride

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    9-7 Wins the divison next year.
     
  3. Two Sandwiches

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    I would guess something like this:

    New England game will be Sunday Night Football.

    Green Bay game will be Monday Night Football.

    Baltimore game will be Sunday Night Football.

    Detroit game on Thanksgiving (although I don't know because usually it seems to be another NFC team, based off memory).
     
  4. Kam

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    So it's basically, NFC North, AFC East, plus AFC West 1 Denver and AFC North 1 Baltimore.
     
  5. Rockets Pride

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    yep, we always play 6 divison games.

    All other games are rotated by divions each year.

    then 2 games based off of record.
     
  6. Rockets Pride

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    so, if you wanted to look it up. you could look of 14 of 16 games that we play for 2013.
     
  7. TheRealist137

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    Bolded the ones we should be favored to win, so 10-6. But I easily see us being contenders for the 1 or 2 seed next yr
     
  8. Kam

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    Dallas and Detroit flips conferences every year.
    NFL teams play two Interconference home (and away) games per year.

    This year, Detroit played Green Bay so it was on FOX, while Miami visited Dallas and was on CBS.

    So next year, Detroit will get the CBS game and host either Indy or Houston. Hopefully, it's us.

    Dallas will get whatever NFC team they can get. I'm always more interested in who receives the CBS game.
     
  9. Rockets Pride

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    gotta split the Pats/Jets
    gotta split the Bears/Lions
     
  10. Two Sandwiches

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    I disagree with us being favored to beat the Ravens and lose to the Bears.

    But that's why they make the odds week by week.
     
  11. HPD

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    7-9 book it
     
  12. emjohn

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    All the really matters is divisional placement. Win your division, go to the playoffs. Colts won't be able to take care of all their issues - they're in massive trouble even if Manning returns. Jax is a mess. Titans are the ones to watch out for if they make the right tweaks.

    We dodged a bullet that AFC-W was one of the flex divisions - all 4 squads are on a similar level. We'd be in a 1-2 game hole if we got BAL and NE while TEN got PIT and NYJ.
     
  13. br0ken_shad0w

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    10-6 should be the minimum this team should win:

    -Winning 4 against the division teams.
    Division still looks weak and Texans don't deserve the playoffs if they can't take care of the division.

    -Winning 3 against BUF, MIA, MIN
    Cupcake teams at home. Can easily lose 1 to the Kubiak effect though.

    -Winning 3 against GB, BAL, NE, CHI, DET, NYJ, DEN
    Playoff-calibur teams. Beat BAL at home and 2 wins against the road teams (especially against CHI, DET, DEN, NYJ) is a realistic projection. I do want them to at least win 4 against this group though (very possible if this team is as good as we think they are).
     
  14. JayZ750

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    So the Texans will have played the Ravens in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Might as well be in our division.

    I understand there's a schedule algorithm, but that seems whack.
     
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    12-4!
    if the fatman albert is picked up by an NFC team, sit out matty with the stomach flu or make up something.
     
  16. nigma2000

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    Three teams we seem to be playing every year. Baltimore, Oakland, and Miami. For the first time in awhile we are not playing the Raiders next year.
     
  17. Scolalist

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    We are going to need another stellar draft with that non-division schedule.

    That said we still win the division next year. I say 10-6 next season.
     
  18. rockets934life

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    Texans are one of the big boys now, got to act like one. I say 10-6 with a possibility of 11-5. Should be at worst 5-1 in the division, should beat Miami, Minnesota and Buffalo at home which puts it at 8 wins. Got to find 2 or 3 wins out of the rest...Denver and Jets are candidates. Packers, Ravens, Patriots, Lions and Bears are all coin flips.

    Primetime games are going to be Detroit on Turkey day, SNF games vs GB and NE and Probably a MNF game vs the Jets or Bears.
     
  19. VesceySux

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    Since we're playing NE, GB, and Detroit next year, we need to get ourselves another quality CB vet in free agency (or somehow draft a CB stud who can start from day one). If Kareem Jackson is still CB2 on opening day next year, the Texans are doomed.
     
  20. leroy

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    Depends on who dallas gets for Thanksgiving. One of them has to play an AFC team for CBS.
     

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