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ESPN Experts on Superbowl 2012

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Big MAK, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Big MAK

    Big MAK Member

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    4 out of 7 have the Texans going to the Superbowl, with 1 picking us to win.


    http://espn.go.com/nfl/preview12/st...rts-reveal-their-super-bowl-xlvii-predictions


     
  2. ROXRAN

    ROXRAN Contributing Member

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    We can do it man, for real. time to get to the big show
     
  3. ubigred

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    If everyone is healthy. We have a strong chance to make it to New Orleans and pack the house!
     
  4. houston#1

    houston#1 Rookie

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    Wow. It is our time. Lets go Texans. I am sure we will win super bowl someday but don't know when.
     
  5. 713

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    Chris Mortenson just went up in my books.
     
  6. Big MAK

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    If Andre, Foster, Schab and most of the D are near 100% come playoffs, I think we've got a great shot. If Andre or Schab go down, or Andre is out there limping around, we're screwed. Running game is great, but without the threat of passing from Schab to Andre we're very 1 sided.
     
  7. Raven

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/r2hHeU2ejBM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    :grin:
     
  8. BrieflySpeaking

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    I'd rather not have such high expectations from many and instead be seen as an underdog.
     
  9. Raven

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    Not me. If the team is healthy, nothing less than a deep playoff run is acceptable. Every Super Bowl contender has high expectations. It goes with the territory, and it's all on Kubiak.
     
  10. DonnyMost

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    Underdog is just another word for "you sucked last year".

    Expectations are high, and rightly so.
     
  11. Uprising

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    Yep.

    It's pretty surreal to just....fathom how good a team we finally have in Houston. :grin:
     
  12. RedDynasty

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    So excited. Lets do it Texans!
     
  13. ipaman

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    someone has to win it, SO WHY NOT US!!!
     
  14. vinsensual

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    ESPN battlefighting their way back to Houston's heart
     
  15. Major Malcontent

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    I touched myself.....in the naughty way.....twice.
     
  16. plutoblue11

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    Not a Texans fan.

    It's not really a matter of respect, but actual talent and on-field performance. In reality at full strength last year, the Texans were arguably the best AFC team, even better than the Patriots. You have to remember that the Texans were a very good team at full strength. Honestly, I could've seen them beating any other team in the AFC playoff picture, even New England. Houston's defense matches up very well with the Patriots, while I think the Patriots are going to have trouble stopping a Houston team at full strength. They are still porous in pass coverage, while they aren't an outstanding run stopping team.
     
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    Yeah, they are complete package. They have an excellent passing offense (remember '09 Schaub led league in passing yards), the best running back in the league, a stud backup running back, had what many experts considered the best offensive line in the league last season (might regress a bit without Winston), an elite receiver, a solid tight end, and solid young receivers who are rising.

    On defense they have a great D-Line (could improve at NT), awesome linebackers, a solid secondary that keeps improving, and 4 pro-bowl calibre players (Cushing, Watt, Barwin, Joseph).

    If healthy, this team could easily go all the way. No big hole. Think about the other great teams:

    Patriots: Have defensive/secondary issues
    Packers: Lack of a run game
    Ravens: Could improve passing game
    Texans: No major gap.
     
  19. 713

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    The only true concerns are Injury and our Kicking game... so far so good!
     
  20. Plowman

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    Right side of the offensive line?
     

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