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Updated Season Prediction Thread

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by Cannonball, Oct 22, 2012.

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Final Record (record over last 9 games)

  1. 15-1 (9-0)

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. 14-2 (8-1)

    11 vote(s)
    15.1%
  3. 13-3 (7-2)

    34 vote(s)
    46.6%
  4. 12-4 (6-3)

    19 vote(s)
    26.0%
  5. 11-5 (5-4)

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  6. 10-6 (4-5)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 9-7 (3-6)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. 8-8 (2-7)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 7-9 (1-8)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. 6-10 (0-9)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball Contributing Member

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    I was on ESPN.com reading Kuharsky's blog and I came across this statement:
    [rquoter]"Barring another big injury, it should not be difficult for the Texans to win 11 games."[/rquoter]

    It got me thinking that before the season, many of us predicted a record of around 11-5, give a take a few wins. But now that we're 6-1 heading into the bye, we'd have to go 5-4 in the 2nd half and somehow that seems like it would be a little disappointing. To lose only one of our first 7 games then to lose 4 of our last 9, even if one comes in week 17 if we're resting our starters for the playoffs.

    So I thought I'd ask, now that we're 6-1, what do you believe our final record will be?

    A reminder of our remaining schedule and their current W-L.

    11/4 - vs. Buffalo (3-4)
    11/11 - @ Chicago (4-1)
    11/18 - vs. Jacksonville (1-5)
    11/22 - @ Detroit (2-3)
    12/2 - @ Tennessee (3-4)
    12/10 - @ New England (4-3)
    12/16 - vs. Indianapolis (3-3)
    12/23 - vs. Minnesota (5-2)
    12/30 - @ Indianapolis (3-3)
     
    #1 Cannonball, Oct 22, 2012
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  2. jank1434

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    W- 11/4 - vs. Buffalo (3-4)
    L- 11/11 - @ Chicago (4-1)
    W- 11/18 - vs. Jacksonville (1-5)
    W- 11/22 - @ Detroit (2-3)
    W- 12/2 - @ Tennessee (3-4)
    L- 12/10 - @ New England (4-3)
    W- 12/16 - vs. Indianapolis (3-3)
    L- 12/23 - vs. Minnesota (5-2)
    W- 12/30 - @ Indianapolis (3-3)

    6-3 from here on out; 12-4 for the season. Should be more than enough for home-field advantage at least until the AFC championship.
     
  3. AFS

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    I think we lose Chicago, Detroit and New England and finish 12-4
     
  4. RocketFire

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    13-3, we lose to (NE or detroit) and last game because we will rest our players.
     
  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball Contributing Member

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    I'm saying 13-3 as well. We'll lose one of Chicago or New England and maybe drop another. Detroit kind of sucks this year, I'm not predicting a loss against them.
     
  6. TexasRedd

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    14-2....With the other loss coming to Chicago or NE.
     
  7. BigBird

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    I think we lose to NE and Indy II(resting our starters and Indy might have something to play for wk 17)
     
  8. J.R.

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    11-5 or 12-4.
     
    #8 J.R., Oct 22, 2012
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  9. sammy

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    13-3. Although, that could be 14-2 since the Pats look beatable.
    That would basically be a three week layoff. I'm not sure if that works any more.
     
  10. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    13-3

    Losses @ Chicago and NE.

    No letting down. They will play through week 17 because they're going to have a bye week.
     
  11. BetterThanI

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    12-4

    W- 11/4 - vs. Buffalo (3-4)
    L- 11/11 - @ Chicago (4-1)
    W- 11/18 - vs. Jacksonville (1-5)
    W- 11/22 - @ Detroit (2-3)
    W- 12/2 - @ Tennessee (3-4)
    L- 12/10 - @ New England (4-3)
    W- 12/16 - vs. Indianapolis (3-3)
    W- 12/23 - vs. Minnesota (5-2)
    L- 12/30 - @ Indianapolis (3-3)

    I see us resting starters and taking the L on the last game of the season.
     
  12. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    :rolleyes: Here we go again with the silly loss predictions. ^^

    15-1.
     
  13. Raven

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    13-3.

    Next SB champion

    Watt SB player of the game.

    :)
     
  14. Hey Now!

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    I’ve always argued that, while not an excuse – the Texans were certainly handed a raw deal in that their launch coincided with the prime dominance of Peyton Manning. Between 2002 and 2010, the Colts never won fewer than 10 games and averaged 12 wins/season. Worse, between 2002 and 2008, the AFC South had at least two teams win 10+ games in five of those seven seasons, including 2007 when all three won at least 10.

    For an expansion team, to try and grow-up in that environment… it was going to be tough. But then when you widen your perspective, the Colts were actually the *second*-best team in the conference over that stretch as New England won 110 games to Indianapolis’ mere 109. Oh, and by the way, the Steelers won 93, including at least 9 wins every year dating back to 2004. Yeah, and they all won 5 Super Bowls and altogether played in the season's final game in 8 over those 9 years*.

    Collectively, those three teams turned in exactly four non-10-win seasons and one losing season. Meanwhile, they posted 16- and 15-win seasons, and five 14-win seasons. They won 12, or more, games 15 times in 9 seasons and went 312-120 overall.

    The Texans’ inauguration literally coincided with one of the most dominant AFC stretches in the history of the NFL.

    So to finally be good – really, really, Colts’ 2002-10 good – and have the AFC collectively hit a bit of a funk… I mean, the universe owes the Texans exactly nothing – but, man oh man, it sure does make up for the hell they had to endure.

    * Trivia – without looking it up, can you name the lone AFC team between 2002 and 2010 (regular seasons, so the 2003-2011 Super Bowls) that did not hail from Indianapolis, Massachusetts and/or Pennsylvania?
     
  15. emjohn

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    Sticking to 12.

    I think the range is still 12, +1/-2

    I don't expect a clean sweep in the division. Those games are always a minefield.

    Chicago, Detroit, New England, and (shockingly) Minnesota are not sure things by any stretch.

    But wow, are we set up nicely going into the bye. Currently in the driver's seat.
     
  16. leroy

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    2003
     
  17. Cannonball

    Cannonball Contributing Member

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    What I don't like is looking at the schedule, finding the only good teams left and then predicting losses in those games. Right now, the only team with a winning record that we've beaten is Baltimore. The only teams left currently with winning records are Chicago, New England, and Minnesota. If we're a legit contender, I gotta believe we're going to win at least 2 of those 3. Then it's just a question of if we're going to tank the last game and/or lose focus and lose to a team we should beat.
     
  18. TheRealist137

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    1-8 we battlefight our way to a 7-9 record
     
  19. wildstyle2k3

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    I would stay with my initial prediction of 11-5. Games to worry about is Patriots, Bears, Lions and I also figure they would lose a game to an in division team that should not of lost to. They Raven which I originally had them loosing and I had them going 2-2 against NFC north. Chicago will be a tough game, and the Lions I think we should be okay against, but I still worry about those two games, because they are good opponents.
     
  20. ItsMyFault

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    It'll probably be 13-3 or 12-4 if we can stay healthy and take care of business.

    Possibles losses: @CHI, @ NE, @INDY

    @CHI, @NE - Two big time opponents on the road on national tv, it's possible.

    @INDY - If we decide to rest our starters, I can see this being a loss.
     

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