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Shawn
09-02-2008, 02:33 AM
I think that weak Texans O gets shut down.

Steelers- 24
Texans -6

BIG FAN
09-02-2008, 02:42 AM
We win by at least two td's.
We also sack Shaub four times.

frankthetank1
09-02-2008, 07:21 AM
i think it will be a close game, i think 24-14 steelers. i think the texans are another couple of years away from being a really good team

Oviedo
09-02-2008, 07:36 AM
This game will be much closer than we may want to believe. The Texans have an awesome DL and they will put pressure on Ben and sack him several times. Fortunately they have no running game so our D should be able to unload on Schaub.

Steelers 17
Texans 10

Ozey74
09-02-2008, 08:00 AM
It would be wrong to underestimate the Texans. If they didn't play in such a difficult they would be a playoff contender.

BigBen2112
09-02-2008, 08:09 AM
With our horrible OL and their stout DL...Ben is going to be running for his life all day long.

However, b/c of the ineptitude of Colbert and our staff to get any capable OL, Ben is completely used to this way of life so that probably wont bother him much--except to say it will take a toll on his body.

They have 0 running game=we could/should be able to tee off on Shaubby.

Steelers 23
Texans 13

And pray for no injuries.

rpmpit
09-02-2008, 08:21 AM
Steelers 31
Texans 10

AkronSteel
09-02-2008, 09:13 AM
Steelers 28
Texans 10

I figure the team will control the clock and with the Texans not having a running game the Steelers should be able to get after Schaub with Woodley and the rest of the LB's.

RuthlessBurgher
09-02-2008, 10:31 AM
The Texans have a beastly d-line (Mario Williams, Travis Johnson, and Amobi Okoye were all 1st rounders, and Anthony Weaver was always solid when we played against him on the Ravens) and what figures to be a solid passing game (both Schaub and Johnson are healthy). The game will be close since they are a more talented team than many realize (I see them challenging for a wild card spot this year if Schaub and Johnson stay healthy), but I think their lack of a top RB (Ahman Green? Steve Slaton? Chris Taylor?) and injuries in their secondary (Dunta Robinson on PUP) will be their ultimate downfall in what should be a close game.

Steelers 21
Texans 17

blacknblue80s
09-02-2008, 11:09 AM
Steelers- 27
Texans- 9

Offense could struggle a bit but our bend but don't break should hold them to FG's.

Shawn
09-02-2008, 12:48 PM
All the Texans have is a DL. They better hope that DL puts up 24 points for them.

Jigawatts
09-02-2008, 12:52 PM
I predict that tommiesteel predicts that we lose. :roll:

No doubt Ben wins it for us.

Jom112
09-02-2008, 01:09 PM
All the Texans have is a DL. They better hope that DL puts up 24 points for them.

I wouldn't say that's all they have. DeMeco Ryans is a beast and Andre Johnson is always dangerous when healthy. Here's my prediction:

Steelers - 24
Texans - 17

Shawn
09-02-2008, 01:19 PM
All the Texans have is a DL. They better hope that DL puts up 24 points for them.

I wouldn't say that's all they have. DeMeco Ryans is a beast and Andre Johnson is always dangerous when healthy. Here's my prediction:

Steelers - 24
Texans - 17

If it's that close...the Steeler better just hang it up....because the Texans are the worst team we play besides the Bengals and Ravens.

RuthlessBurgher
09-02-2008, 01:19 PM
All the Texans have is a DL. They better hope that DL puts up 24 points for them.

I wouldn't say that's all they have. DeMeco Ryans is a beast and Andre Johnson is always dangerous when healthy. Here's my prediction:

Steelers - 24
Texans - 17

Should I be worried that a Bengals fan actually gave the Steelers one more FG than I did with my 21-17 prediction?

By the way, I think Cincy wins on the road in Flacco's first NFL start. The Bengals may not have one of the better defenses in the league (to put it mildly), but it is still better than the defenses he faced as a Delaware Blue Hen at this time last year.

Jom112
09-02-2008, 01:36 PM
If it's that close...the Steeler better just hang it up....because the Texans are the worst team we play besides the Bengals and Ravens.

The Texans are a better team than you think. They are not very deep but when healthy they can be dangerous. Just think of the Browns, when you stockpile Top ten picks every draft sooner or later you'll find some success. If the Texans ever get an O-Line they could be a solid playoff contender. Although I'm still not sold on Matt Schaub. Sage Rosenfields looked better than him last season.





Should I be worried that a Bengals fan actually gave the Steelers one more FG than I did with my 21-17 prediction?

By the way, I think Cincy wins on the road in Flacco's first NFL start. The Bengals may not have one of the better defenses in the league (to put it mildly), but it is still better than the defenses he faced as a Delaware Blue Hen at this time last year.

I'm usually more critical of my own team than others as well. Also we better beat the Ravens. With Ed Reed most likely not playing and a rookie QB starting, us losing to the Ravens would be pathetic...

rpmpit
09-02-2008, 01:37 PM
All the Texans have is a DL. They better hope that DL puts up 24 points for them.


Remember back in '02 when we dominated the Texans but ended up losing? If I remember correctly, this was one of Tommy's first games back from that scary injury against the Titans. I think he threw two pick-6s basically handing the Texans the game.

I looked up the game. Check out these two stats:

Total yardage:
Steelers 422
Texans 47

First Downs
Steelers 24
Texans 3

Oh, final score was 24-6. One of the worst non-playoff (or Super Bowl) losses I can remember.

RuthlessBurgher
09-02-2008, 01:48 PM
All the Texans have is a DL. They better hope that DL puts up 24 points for them.


Remember back in '02 when we dominated the Texans but ended up losing? If I remember correctly, this was one of Tommy's first games back from that scary injury against the Titans. I think he threw two pick-6s basically handing the Texans the game.

I looked up the game. Check out these two stats:

Total yardage:
Steelers 422
Texans 47

First Downs
Steelers 24
Texans 3

Oh, final score was 24-6. One of the worst non-playoff (or Super Bowl) losses I can remember.

Yeah, that was definitely one of the biggest "what the @#$% just happened?" moments I have ever experienced at a game. I'll never forget that one.

ramblinjim
09-02-2008, 01:56 PM
Steelers: 24
Texans: 21

It'll be closer than we think, Ben will be running for dear life and Schaub can throw the deep ball, which gives us problems.

ramblinjim
09-02-2008, 01:57 PM
If it's that close...the Steeler better just hang it up....because the Texans are the worst team we play besides the Bengals and Ravens.

The Texans are a better team than you think. They are not very deep but when healthy they can be dangerous. Just think of the Browns, when you stockpile Top ten picks every draft sooner or later you'll find some success. If the Texans ever get an O-Line they could be a solid playoff contender. Although I'm still not sold on Matt Schaub. Sage Rosenfields looked better than him last season.





Should I be worried that a Bengals fan actually gave the Steelers one more FG than I did with my 21-17 prediction?

By the way, I think Cincy wins on the road in Flacco's first NFL start. The Bengals may not have one of the better defenses in the league (to put it mildly), but it is still better than the defenses he faced as a Delaware Blue Hen at this time last year.

I'm usually more critical of my own team than others as well. Also we better beat the Ravens. With Ed Reed most likely not playing and a rookie QB starting, us losing to the
Ravens would be pathetic...


:Agree - It would be bad to lose to the Rook in his first game.

AngryAsian
09-02-2008, 02:41 PM
Steelers 31
Texans 13

papillon
09-02-2008, 03:05 PM
Steelers - 31
Texans - 14

Parker - 100+ yards, 1TD no fumbles
Roethlisberger - 230+ yards, 2TDs, 0 INTs, 2 sacks, many hurries and pressures, the O-line displays why we're worried.

Harrison - 7 tackles, 1 sack
Woodley - 8 tackles, 1 sack
Smith and Hampton shut down what little running game the Texans have and Shaub runs for hislife most of the day.

Timmons - gets his first sack, playing on 3rd downs in passing situations

STs make us nuts and give up a big play

Leftwich gets some work in the 4th quarter

All in all a good day for the Steelers.

This one should be in hand sometime early in the 4th quarter allowing Tomlin to give Leftwich, Mendenhall and Swwed some work.


Pappy

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-02-2008, 03:21 PM
Steelers - 31
Texans - 14

Parker - 100+ yards, 1TD no fumbles
Roethlisberger - 230+ yards, 2TDs, 0 INTs, 2 sacks, many hurries and pressures, the O-line displays why we're worried.

Harrison - 7 tackles, 1 sack
Woodley - 8 tackles, 1 sack
Smith and Hampton shut down what little running game the Texans have and Shaub runs for hislife most of the day.

Timmons - gets his first sack, playing on 3rd downs in passing situations

STs make us nuts and give up a big play

Leftwich gets some work in the 4th quarter

All in all a good day for the Steelers.

This one should be in hand sometime early in the 4th quarter allowing Tomlin to give Leftwich, Mendenhall and Swwed some work.


Pappy

Gulp ... pass the valium ...

papillon
09-02-2008, 03:27 PM
Steelers - 31
Texans - 14

Parker - 100+ yards, 1TD no fumbles
Roethlisberger - 230+ yards, 2TDs, 0 INTs, 2 sacks, many hurries and pressures, the O-line displays why we're worried.

Harrison - 7 tackles, 1 sack
Woodley - 8 tackles, 1 sack
Smith and Hampton shut down what little running game the Texans have and Shaub runs for hislife most of the day.

Timmons - gets his first sack, playing on 3rd downs in passing situations

STs make us nuts and give up a big play

Leftwich gets some work in the 4th quarter

All in all a good day for the Steelers.

This one should be in hand sometime early in the 4th quarter allowing Tomlin to give Leftwich, Mendenhall and Swwed some work.


Pappy

Gulp ... pass the valium ...

This one really should be an easy one...not much offense from the Texans, the defensive line will cause some problems, but, Ben will be Ben and Parker should have a decent day. He may have to carry it mroe often than we'd like to get his 100, but, he shoudl still get his 100.

Our defense should give Shaub fits and come up with a turnover or two and limit their running game to non-existent. It may be along year if the Steelers struggle in this one.

Pappy

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-02-2008, 03:44 PM
I know you are right, but I don't know if my heart can take it watching Mendy take a handoff, after his fumbles this month.

Kind of like watching whoever it was we had fielding punts the year before Rossum. Gulp!

papillon
09-02-2008, 03:55 PM
I know you are right, but I don't know if my heart can take it watching Mendy take a handoff, after his fumbles this month.

Kind of like watching whoever it was we had fielding punts the year before Rossum. Gulp!

That's exactly why I wrote this in my original post...

This one should be in hand sometime early in the 4th quarter allowing Tomlin to give Leftwich, Mendenhall and Swwed some work.

Pappy

Jom112
09-02-2008, 04:33 PM
I know you are right, but I don't know if my heart can take it watching Mendy take a handoff, after his fumbles this month.

Kind of like watching whoever it was we had fielding punts the year before Rossum. Gulp!

Don't worry you'll get to see "whoever" returning punts this season ever so often... :stirpot

ikestops85
09-02-2008, 06:02 PM
Steelers - 31
Texans - 14

Parker - 100+ yards, 1TD no fumbles
Roethlisberger - 230+ yards, 2TDs, 0 INTs, 2 sacks, many hurries and pressures, the O-line displays why we're worried.

Harrison - 7 tackles, 1 sack
Woodley - 8 tackles, 1 sack
Smith and Hampton shut down what little running game the Texans have and Shaub runs for hislife most of the day.

Timmons - gets his first sack, playing on 3rd downs in passing situations

STs make us nuts and give up a big play

Leftwich gets some work in the 4th quarter

All in all a good day for the Steelers.

This one should be in hand sometime early in the 4th quarter allowing Tomlin to give Leftwich, Mendenhall and Swwed some work.


Pappy

All I can say Pappy is from your lips to God's ears. I myself think it will be much closer with Skippy getting the game winner as time expires. Steelers 20 - 17.


Don't worry you'll get to see "whoever" returning punts this season ever so often... :stirpot

Stop that Jom. :) Us steeler fans are really sensitive about that since Coke fumbled away that game to the bengals a couple of years ago. :HeadBanger

ANPSTEEL
09-02-2008, 06:40 PM
Steelers: 27
Texans: 16

Ben- 2 td passes- one to Holmes - one to Spaeth
Parker- 100 + yards - 1 td
Mendenhall- 25 yards on 6 carries
Reed- 2 fg

Houston-
1 TD on a blown assignment in the secondary
3 field goals
at least one score due to steeler turnover on their side of the field

stlrz d
09-02-2008, 07:38 PM
31 - 20 Good guys.