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    Re: Let's talk about Houston



    The way I see it they are Texan fans. Should they not be confident in their team? Should they not be excited? I just don't see a problem. Their fanbase has waited for a shot at the dance. They start out the playoffs with a impressive win. They have every right to be excited. They should not have to hang their heads and concede that they are going to get their butts handed to them just because they are coming to Bmore. You also have to remember you were on a TEXANS BOARD !

    I have every bit of faith in the Ravens in this game. But I know it will not be a walk in the park. Their team has proven to be resiliant and is hungry. Frankly if i were a Texan fan, I would be proud and confident as well. I have seen people on this board very confident and then the Ravens lose. I have also seen people worried sick and they win convincingly. It is what it is. That is the point of being a fan. You support your team. You hope and have faith.

    All that being said. I have every bit of faith that my Ravens will jack them up when they come into Baltimore !!!!!!!!!!!!!




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    Re: Let's talk about Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by TtlPkg17 View Post
    The way I see it they are Texan fans. Should they not be confident in their team? Should they not be excited? I just don't see a problem. Their fanbase has waited for a shot at the dance. They start out the playoffs with a impressive win. They have every right to be excited. They should not have to hang their heads and concede that they are going to get their butts handed to them just because they are coming to Bmore. You also have to remember you were on a TEXANS BOARD !
    Being "confident" gives them no right to say stupid things.




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    Quote Originally Posted by GaTechRavens View Post
    Being "confident" gives them no right to say stupid things.

    They are supposed to believe and say, " they have no chance, they are way over matched, they should believe the Ravens are the far superior team? " Cmon man , They are Texan fans. They are not Raven fans. To them they are not saying anything stupid. They are saying what they believe or what they want to believe. Again, isnt that what being a fan is about? They are fans. They are not some talking head that is supposed to show some sort of unbiased preference. They are supposed to be biased.

    And they do have a "right" they were on their boards ! If they came here to talk smack, then you hand it to them. But they were on their own boards. Texan fan boards.
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    Re: Let's talk about Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by GaTechRavens View Post
    Being "confident" gives them no right to say stupid things.
    It's their message board and they've just won their first play-off game in franchise history
    I'd be more suprised if they weren't confident.

    We do the same here, we have all sorts of posts and not every one is backed with statistical analysis. All fans opinions which are always welcome

    If I wanted to read a message board of fans who hate their team I'd read an Eagles message board lol


    What's going on in recent months, some get offended when the media talking heads run us down, some are unhappy when they talk us up and now we complain over fans on another message board. Who aren't even talking smack, just confident with their team




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    So ugh can we get back on how the Ravens are going to lay a beatdown on the Texans and not worry about a fanbase that hasn't seen a playoff game in a century? lol.




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    Re: Let's talk about Houston

    This is just a bad matchup for the Texans.

    They have already come to M&T with Schaub, but without Johnson. They lost 29-14.
    Now they are coming without Schaub, but with Johnson.

    The Ravens run similar stretch run plays here, with Vontae Leach leading Ray Rice. The Ravens are familiar with how the Texans want to get the ball to Foster and Tate. The Bengals defense like to force runs to the outside and struggled to keep contain. However, the Ravens do a much better job of keeping contain. Plus, the Ravens CBs are more physical and better at tackling.

    Likewise, the Texans know how the Ravens want to try and get the ball in the hands of Ray Rice. In the last game, Ray Rice really did not begin getting his yardage until the fourth quarter.

    Here is where I think the issue comes in for the Texans. Ben Grubbs was hurt, the last time these two teams played, and the offensive line is playing much better, now that he has returned. Believe it or not, the Bengals do not do the best job of getting their tight ends involved on the passing offense. Their passing offense has more of an 'A.J. Green, A.J. Green, Simpson here and there, and more A.J. Green' feel to it. The Ravens do a better job of spreading the ball around. I think that Joseph will do his job of taking one WR out of the equation, whether that is Boldin or Smith. However, the Ravens involve their TEs a lot.

    I just do not see Yates escaping without a few mistakes against this Ravens defense. It is no secret that the Ravens defense takes matters to another level in the playoffs.

    It would not surprise me if the score was similar to what it was the first time.
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    Re: Let's talk about Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    I just do not see Yates escaping without a few mistakes against this Ravens defense. It is no secret that the Ravens defense takes matters to another level in the playoffs.
    In the first half of the game, when the issue was still very much in doubt, I actually found myself lamenting the fact that the Ravens defense would not get a chance to face Yates.

    The Ravens have problems with strong-armed, accurate QBs, like Dalton or Rivers....or those like Rothlisberger that make plays out of chaos.

    Yates is neither.

    Anything can happen, but I would be disappointed if the Ravens do not force at least 2 turnovers off of Yates. The game then turns on Flacco and the offense converting those opportunities into points and not turning the ball over themselves.




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    The formula is simple. Don't turn it over. Get the lead and make them play from behind. Doing that in our house against our defense with our crowd with a rookie QB is not a recipe for success. As usual, the X factor in the whole thing is Cam. He worries me more than the Texans.




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    Suggs and JJ to contain, limit and hopefully blow up the stretch plays

    JJ is one of the best in the league at it, it's what he does best
    And while Ware and Allen rack up the sack numbers Suggs can do so much more overall and will have a big game

    So force the Texans inside and Redding, Cody and Ngata will be waiting for them

    On an offtopic note, I love the movement and what the Texans Oline can do, wonder if we can poach their Oline coach




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    Re: Let's talk about Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by veritas View Post
    The formula is simple. Don't turn it over. Get the lead and make them play from behind. Doing that in our house against our defense with our crowd with a rookie QB is not a recipe for success. As usual, the X factor in the whole thing is Cam. He worries me more than the Texans.
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  11. #71

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    Texans fan here. Good morning.

    Here in Houston, we are all looking forward to the big game against the Ravens next Sunday. We have lots of respect for a Ravens defense that has been good for quite a few year now and one of the best running backs in the league. Neither the Texan's fans or the Houston Texans players will be taking this game for granted. Nobody is going to be mouthing off, except maybe the occasional adolescent loudmouth who talks like that pretty much constantly, regardless of the circumstances. Perhaps you guys have one or two posters like that around here yourselves.

    By the way, the best Texan's message board is Texanstalk.com for anyone who might be interested.

    Statistically, the Texans have a better defense than the Ravens this year. Here is a link to the statistics for 2011 at ESPN so you can see for yourselves. And as far as the Ravens win earlier in the season, it was well earned and props are owed. However, it should also be remembered that the Texans converted from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense this year, with no off season and while installing a new defensive coordinator in Wade Phillips. The game between the Ravens and the Texans was the sixth of the season for the Texans and the fifth for the Ravens, as they were coming off of a bye week. But now the Texans have had another 10 weeks to work out the kinks on this defense, and I am pretty sure that Wade Phillips still does not have everything installed in it yet. So maybe there will be something new in it for the game on Sunday.

    So, this is probably not going to be a high scoring affair. And as a result, it could be that any turnovers have an especially magnified effect in this game. While T.J. Yates has not been confused with Drew Brees with regards to his passing statistics, he has been fantastic at protecting the ball and not making mistakes. Unless he changes character on this score in the game against the Ravens on Sunday, the key could be Joe Flacco, who has been a bit inconsistent this year. The Texans pass rush has continued to improve and has become quite excellent. And it is not just one player, their are four or five that can reasonably be expected to sack the quarterback on any given play. This is attributable not only to talented players, but more so to an extraordinarily gifted defensive play caller in Wade Phillips, who is the most valuable person in the Texans franchise this year, bar none.

    Anyway, I just wanted to drop in to say hello and share a different perspective with you guys. I would say "good luck" or something like that. But truth be told, I want to see the Texans pound the bird poop out of the Ravens on Sunday. All that being said, the Ravens will be favored, and with good reason. Congratulations to you guys on an excellent season and on having an excellent team, which hopefully will be watching the rest of the playoffs on television after next Sunday.





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    Re: Let's talk about Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by MojoMan View Post
    While T.J. Yates has not been confused with Drew Brees with regards to his passing statistics, he has been fantastic at protecting the ball and not making mistakes. Unless he changes character on this score in the game against the Ravens on Sunday...
    You posted a lot in your thread...but I am going to key on that one above.

    If Yates makes the same throws against the Ravens that he did against the Bengals, he will be lucky to not have 3 TOs and perhaps one pick six.

    Yates will have to play better for the Texans to win next week. Not saying it is not possible, or can't happen. Just my opinion.




  13. #73

    Re: Let's talk about Houston

    Key is getting a fast start (which to be honest, it has been all year). They'll need heavy Foster to have any chance of winning (along with turnovers). Interesting how we may play the two teams that we had 'emotional' wins over earlier this season.

    Ravens let them hang around until the fourth quarter before taking over. Houston also had a fluky TD and one big chuck down the field. It could've been more Ravens points with more TDs being taken instead of FGs.

    Ravens typically step up a gear in their first playoff game (though this is at home) and after a bye.




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    Quote Originally Posted by MojoMan View Post
    Texans fan here. Good morning.

    Here in Houston, we are all looking forward to the big game against the Ravens next Sunday. We have lots of respect for a Ravens defense that has been good for quite a few year now and one of the best running backs in the league. Neither the Texan's fans or the Houston Texans players will be taking this game for granted. Nobody is going to be mouthing off, except maybe the occasional adolescent loudmouth who talks like that pretty much constantly, regardless of the circumstances. Perhaps you guys have one or two posters like that around here yourselves.

    By the way, the best Texan's message board is Texanstalk.com for anyone who might be interested.

    Statistically, the Texans have a better defense than the Ravens this year. Here is a link to the statistics for 2011 at ESPN so you can see for yourselves. And as far as the Ravens win earlier in the season, it was well earned and props are owed. However, it should also be remembered that the Texans converted from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense this year, with no off season and while installing a new defensive coordinator in Wade Phillips. The game between the Ravens and the Texans was the sixth of the season for the Texans and the fifth for the Ravens, as they were coming off of a bye week. But now the Texans have had another 10 weeks to work out the kinks on this defense, and I am pretty sure that Wade Phillips still does not have everything installed in it yet. So maybe there will be something new in it for the game on Sunday.

    So, this is probably not going to be a high scoring affair. And as a result, it could be that any turnovers have an especially magnified effect in this game. While T.J. Yates has not been confused with Drew Brees with regards to his passing statistics, he has been fantastic at protecting the ball and not making mistakes. Unless he changes character on this score in the game against the Ravens on Sunday, the key could be Joe Flacco, who has been a bit inconsistent this year. The Texans pass rush has continued to improve and has become quite excellent. And it is not just one player, their are four or five that can reasonably be expected to sack the quarterback on any given play. This is attributable not only to talented players, but more so to an extraordinarily gifted defensive play caller in Wade Phillips, who is the most valuable person in the Texans franchise this year, bar none.

    Anyway, I just wanted to drop in to say hello and share a different perspective with you guys. I would say "good luck" or something like that. But truth be told, I want to see the Texans pound the bird poop out of the Ravens on Sunday. All that being said, the Ravens will be favored, and with good reason. Congratulations to you guys on an excellent season and on having an excellent team, which hopefully will be watching the rest of the playoffs on television after next Sunday.

    Good Post, 2 things

    Flacco on the road is not Flacco at home (unfortunately), so I wouldn't bet on him making those road mistakes at M and T.

    The Texans pass rush is admirable but the Ravens have also improved protecting Flacco, in the first meeting Andre Gurode play left guard, he's decent but his lack of athletecism hinders the run game, still with him in Ray Rice went for over 100 yards.




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    Re: Let's talk about Houston

    The Houston Texans are a "mirror" of the Baltimore Ravens - perhaps two years behind. They are my second favorite team and I have watched them build themselves in the AFC North mode over the years. Defense, a strong running game, a managed passing game revolving around one very good receiver and use of their tight ends, and a fanatical home crowd which - like the Ravens Fans - are pretty savvy in their use of noise to disrupt the visiting team. Most importantly - there is no quit in them - they play until the last whistle.

    The thing to consider is that they were built to beat Indy and the model they chose was not the Patriots but rather Pitt and and Baltimore.

    The link to their "glorious day" - the season opener in 2010 when they finally got the "Manning Monkey" off their backs is pasted below. That stats for that game will be, I think, hauntingly familiar to Ravens Fans - Indy got 419 passing yards to Houstons 98 - Houston got 247 rushing yards to Indys 44.

    http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=300912034




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