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[Official] Patriots @ Texans

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Castor27, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. zeeshan2

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Julian Edelman makes a surprisingly early return to practice. Pats have a full house today. <a href="https://t.co/3gME7qZHKG">pic.twitter.com/3gME7qZHKG</a></p>&mdash; Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) <a href="https://twitter.com/jeffphowe/status/675363694533083137">December 11, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  2. Houstunna

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    I think we lose... comfortably

    NE confident Gronk will play, and be effective
     
  3. TheRealist137

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    Damn, if Edelman is on the field Texans are toast. Tom Brady's most important receiver by far. let's hope he has to sit this one out.
     
  4. Bobbythegreat

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    Perhaps, but the last time Gronk came back early from injury to play against the Texans, it didn't work out well for them going forward.
     
  5. Indaface

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    0% chance Edelman plays this week
     
  6. DieHard Rocket

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    It's very unfortunate that we have to play them coming off of two losses in a row and potentially a healthy Gronk. Hoodie is going to be out for blood.

    Take a look at what Brady/Beli have done previously after losing two in a row...

    2012 vs BUF, 52-28 W
    2011 vs NYJ, 37-16 W
    2006 @ GB, 35-0 W
    *2002 vs GB, 10-28 L
    2002 vs MIA, 27-24 W
    2001 vs Indy, 44-13 W

    *Lost 4 in a row, then beat BUF 38-7
     
  7. Fyreball

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    Did I say that? Stop being intentionally thick. If we win, it'll be a team effort. Not everything boils down to quarterback play in every game.
     
  8. Hey Now!

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    Yeah, but I'm pretty sure it worked out well for the Patriots that game......
     
  9. Bobbythegreat

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    I highly doubt the Pats get all worked up and excited about a Pyrrhic victory. Beating the Texans wasn't worth losing Gronk.
     
  10. Bobbythegreat

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Patriots ruled out Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski is questionable</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/AaronWilson_NFL/status/675423162050326528">December 11, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  11. zeeshan2

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Patriots?src=hash">#Patriots</a> TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Texans?src=hash">#Texans</a>. Julian Edelman (foot) is out.</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/675422965979332608">December 11, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  12. mick fry

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    If we win it will be a team effort for sure, if we lose it will be on Hoyer. :cool:
     
  13. Harrisment

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    Well, that's somewhat encouraging. I'll feel a lot better though if I see Gronk wearing his True Religion jeans on the sidelines Sunday night.
     
  14. TheFreak

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    Gronk made the trip to Houston. Could be hoodie giving the Texans more to prepare for. If he plays, seems like it would be limited snaps.

    Not sure what to make of the Texans publicizing Watt's injury so eagerly. Anyone have an opinion on that? Seems like the usual course of action would be to keep it hush-hush if Watt was going to play regardless. Seems like some gamesmanship may be involved.
     
  15. conquistador#11

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    if gronk plays, test those knees out. Put akeem hunt in at CB, he tends to get everyone hurting. =)
     
  16. Two Sandwiches

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    I think its just an excuse to give Watt a weapon. Now, he's got a club to swing at Gronk with.


    It's a warning shot from O'Brien to The Hoodie. Put Groni in, and we'll Watt him.
     
  17. Houstunna

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    Typically not the type of game Texans franchise wins, but I'm confident the defense can be special any given week.

    Run the ball, stop the run, and Watt/Clowney getting the QB.
     
  18. Mr. Clutch

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    Line moved out to about +5.5
     
  19. TejasTom

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    Officiating crew: Jeff Triplette <- This guy sucks.
    OLB WHITNEY MERCILUS
    • Needs 1.0 sack to set a single-season career-high, surpassing his previous high of 7.0 in 2013
    WR DeANDRE HOPKINS
    • Needs 42 receiving yards to set a new single-season career-high
    • Needs one multiple-touchdown game to pass Andre Johnson (3 in 2009) for the most multi-touchdown games in a single season in team history

    Go Texans!
     
  20. Fyreball

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    Wow, people really not buying that the Texans can do this. Empirically, I can't say I blame them. This is the type of game this franchise has made a habit of losing. Hopefully tonight they can shed those shackles.
     

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