Found January 14, 2012 on Houston Diehards:
The Texans have a chance to match the biggest win in the history of Houston NFL football on Sunday if they are able to pull the upset in Baltimore. In the 1979 Divisional Round the Houston Oilers beat the Chargers in San Diego 17-14, only to fall to the Steelers in the AFC title game in the infamous “Mike Renfro” game. Obviously there’s a whole generation of fans who don’t remember that game (such as myself). For us, the Texans already created the new standard with their eye-opening blowout of Cincinnati last week. Let’s be honest here – we aren’t NFL players or coaches. For us to say that we do not accept one playoff game as a success is ludicrous, especially with this group missing their key players. Even if the Texans get blown out by thirty points on Sunday, the 2011 Houston Texans have been a huge success. Everything we’ve gotten from them since Matt Schaub’s final game against Tampa Bay has been gravy. All that said, I’m a Texans fan, just as I was an Oiler fan as a kid. ...

Houston's Playoff Run Ends in Baltimore

Houston's Playoff run ended with a 20-13 loss at Baltimore in the Divisional Round on Sunday. Fantasy Spin: Quarterback T.J. Yates completed 17 of 35 passes for 184 yards, with no touchdowns against three interceptions - and was clearly razzled against a ferocious defense in a hostile environment at MT Bank Stadium. Stud running back Arian Foster had a strong outing with 132...

The Houston Texans' Playoff Run Ends On A Pass

Even the most devout Texans fan had to question how far rookie quarterback TJ Yates could carry them into the playoffs. The answer? To the Baltimore 38 yard line at the two-minute warning of the AFC Divisional Championship game. Friend of TGS Patty Hsieh of The Pigskin Arch made a bold prediction: the Houston Texans would make three bone-headed plays in this game against the Ravens...

Jacoby Jones’ early fumble may have cost Houston a playoff win

Jacoby Jones' inexcusable punt-return fumble wasn't the reason the Houston Texans lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's AFC divisional playoff game. It happened with 11 minutes left in the first quarter, far too early for it to be the definitive difference between victory and defeat. Don't tell that to Houston Texans fans, who will be playing games of "what...

NFL Sunday Divisional Round Picks Against the Spread

HOUSTON TEXANS (+7.5) @ BALTIMORE RAVENS I think you go points here. The Texans defense should be able to keep the Texans in this game. Both defenses give up an average of 17 PPG. Both offenses score about 24 PPG. This is a very even matchup. I think this spread should be more like +4.5. Houston is giving up just 85.7 rushing yards per game in their last 3. I think you see the Texans...

2012 NFL Playoffs: Can Houston Texans Upset Baltimore Ravens?

Do you love defense?  The third clash in the Divisional Round of the 2012 NFL Playoffs features a bare-knuckles brawl between the Houston Texans (11-6) and Baltimore Ravens (12-4) in M&T Bank Stadium at 1:00pm EST on CBS. The parallels between these two teams in postseason play are almost unparalleled. Photo Credit: Both clubs rank in the Top 5 against the run...

Special teams playing huge part in first quarter, as Ravens lead Houston 17-3

Baltimore leads the Houston Texans, but not without a scary moment for Ravens’ special teams. On the opening kickoff, Houston’s Danieal Manning returned the ball 60 yards to give the Texans field position at the Baltimore 41-yard line. The defense made a stand and held Houston to a field goal.Baltimore’s offense then went three-and-out.However, on Sam Koch’s punt, a bouncing...

NFL Opinion; Who Will Break The Home Team Run?

So far the NFL playoffs have had one thing in common; the home team has not lost yet. Through the wild card round and half way through the divisional round, the home teams are 6-0. The Broncos, Texans, Giants, Saints, 49ers and Patriots have defended their turf. However, there are two games on tap for today as the Texans travel to Baltimore and the Giants visit the Packers.Historically...

Arian Foster “hates” FieldTurf

To beat the Texans, the Ravens will need to contain Houston running back Arian Foster.  They’ve laid the foundation for it by installing artificial turf at M&T Bank Stadium. Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reports that Foster said during a pregame, on-field discussion that he “hates” FieldTurf.  (Technically, the Ravens use Sportexe Momentum.)  Paolantonio points out…

Divisional weekend’s five least valuable players

Jacoby Jones, Punt Returner, Houston Texans. Oh, Jacoby Jones. I'm sorry that I have to write this when all I really want to do is give you a hug, but that's the way the cookie crumbles this evening. Jones was Monsignor **** on Sunday, making an absolutely inexplicable decision to try and field a bouncing punt right in front of a Baltimore defender. He muffed it, as you...

Baltimore Ravens vs Houston Texans: Tailgating

Our tailgating rig.<img class="size-full wp-image-5343 " title="2011-12-11_10-26-39_656" ... [visit site to read more] Baltimore Ravens vs Houston Texans: Tailgating - Ebony Bird - Ebony Bird - A Baltimore Ravens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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