Wednesday, August 27, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Houston Texans

Today, our preview show party takes us down to the city of Houston, which is home to this team called the Texans.

First off, my condolences goes out to the family of receiver Harry Williams. He suffered a spine injury over the weekend in a preseason game and from the sounds of it, his career is over. It's always tragic to see a player's career get cut short. We ask that you keep Williams in your thoughts.

Now, it's time to get down to business.

The Texans were without a doubt in the world, the worst team in the AFC South last season. I'm not saying that to be mean or anything, that's how the standings played out last season. The Texans finished the 2007 season with a record of 8-8. It was their best season in the six year history of the Texans.

With Matt Schaub and Sage Rosenfels under center, the Texans had their best offensive seasons yet, just missing out on being in the top 10 for many offensive categories.

When Schaub went down, Rosenfels stepped in and shined brightly for the Texans. The 29-year-old started five games, winning four of them. Meanwhile, Schaub threw for 2200 yards and nine touchdowns in 11 games. Both of these quarterbacks are talented. While some teams struggle to find a quarterback, the Texans are in good shape.

The Texans open the 2008 season on the road when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers. At home, the Texans will face Baltimore, Miami, Detroit and Chicago. On the road, the Texans will face Minnesota, Cleveland and Green Bay.

Now it's time for the always hip, always happening, burnin' questions (yearbook style):
  • Schaub or Sage: Schaub

  • Passing Yards for Schaub: 2800

  • Touchdowns for Schaub: 21

  • Leading rusher: Ahman Green (956 yards)

  • Receiving yards for Andre Johnson: 1200

  • Fun Fact: Gary Kubiak has 14 wins as head coach. He only needs five more wins to pass Dom Capers and have the most wins as head coach in the history of the Houston Texans.

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Chester Pitts, Ephraim Salaam, Xavier Adibi

  • 80s song to best describe team: Bark at the Moon- Ozzy Osbourne

  • In 2008, the Texans will: Go 8-8, still finish in last place in the division

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