FanIQ Wild Card Weekend: Saturday Pre-Game and Live Thread

Can the Texans Bounce Back at the Right Time? [NFL Wild Card Weekend: Saturday Live Thread]

1/5/13 in NFL   |   Jess   |   35103 respect

Welcome to the Playoffs on FanIQ! For our first special edition of the Pregame Show and Live Thread, we've asked Marcus (marcus_nyce) and Ashlie (kobe_lova) each to join us for a second time to give their predictions throughout Wild Card Weekend.

Let's get started!


Bengals @ Texans
4:30pm E.T.
NBC


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Mojo: All the incense and Namaste in the world can’t cover up the stench of the used diaper filled with Indian food that’s been emanating from Houston lately. Seriously H-Town, open the roof on Reliant Stadium. Light a match. Do something!?
Advantage: Cincy by default.

It’s chess, not checkers: Lewis vs. Kubiac is NO Kasparov vs. Karpov. Whoever’s wearing the Kevlar shoes wins this foot-shooting contest.
Advantage: Push(ish). Gun to my head (or foot) Kubes, but too close to call.

X-Factor: Cincy has a pretty good, underrated Front-7. Houston has a Hulk, J.J. Watt.
Advantage: The Avengers, errr, Texans.

Magic 8 Ball says: Signs point to Houston
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Ashlie:
What the hell?! Were you drunk? Geez. I'm not breaking this down like that. I am on my way to less than sober...like 2.87 hours on the way. Mmhmm. Sooo... Let's do this!

Cincy and Houston? That dude is NOT mah ginga, at all. He looks mighty children of the corn-ish (hen) *snort* and JJ Watt looks like an amazing Nosferatu like beast!! I am digging AJ Green still but I'm not sold on them as a unit. He's gud though. KubiYAK is the deal breaker. I just.... I can't. Schaub has been Forrest Gump-ish for the last few weeks, on the whining over Jennay days not the I met the damn president ones. He's unreliable right now, so I'm looking for Foster and the defense to bail him out. Go Texans! No ceilings!
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*The giggling girls (my sisters) beside me claim the Bengals are going to be victorious.

Jess:
I don't get the fascination with JJ Watt. I mean, he seems like a really cool guy, but he looks like Ryan Lochte 2.0 to me.

Are the Texans who we thought they were? Or are they still imploding? I regrettably admit, I haven't really had a chance to pay much attention to either of these teams this year. Okay maybe not regrettably...I've had a pretty good football season. Anyway, being at home, I think that Houston has the edge in this one. Barely.

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Vikings @ Packers
8:00pm E.T.
NBC


Marcus:
Mojo: Peterson’s supernatural ‘Tecmo Bo Jackson / All Day’ powers are up against the Discount Double Check at home. Also Rodgers fired a “Bring it on!” shot earlier in the week. Not one Viking came back with a “Oh, it’s going to be brought!”
Advantage: Packers

Chess, not checkers: Frazier may have to open things up with Ponder, who’s as shaky as a Jenga tower on the fourth go round. All McCarthy has to do is pat Rodgers on the butt and say, “Go get ‘em big fella.” Advantage: Packers

X-Factor: Mother Nature. The Vikings are, in horse racing parlance, ‘mudders.’ Bad weather may equal bad news for the Pack. By the way, it’s Wisconsin. In January.
Advantage: Tecmo Bo, All Day.

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Magic 8 Ball says: As I see it, Packers 
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Ashlie:
Common sense says the Packers are gonna destroy Minnesota. BUT, common sense also said the Packers were gonna destroy Seattle (heh, yeah I said it. shoulda, coulda, didn't), and the Colts (mmhmm), so kill that noise. Minny has played mediocre defense lately, and if they don't bring it, the Packers will indeed destroy them. Hit Rodgers... a lot! Minny has to ride the coattails, is that one word, of Peterson ALL DAY. Ponder can't be trusted and Thor Matthews is probably gonna try to eat his babies. Bless his heart. Minny in a sad, sad miracle. (DMX growl)
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*giggling girls say Packers.


Jess:
WHAT?!
C'MON! C'MON!

Sorry, I got a little carried away. Anyway...

Man, I'm tired of hearing about the Packers and Seattle. Can we just move on? No? Okay, I tried. Maybe next year.

Obviously Peterson enjoys running against the Packers. I'm not sure he'll have another 200+ yard game, especially being the playoffs and Green Bay, but I expect it to be another big one. Can Minny pull off two wins in a row against the Pack? I doubt it. There's just too much more (or less?) going on in this game than AD.

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1/6/13   |   kobe_lova   |   62393 respect

Eric_ wrote:
I was clearly an idiot, but what can I say, natural pessimism is a hard thing to beat.

Congrats!

1/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Webb is terrified, no need for you to be.

I was clearly an idiot, but what can I say, natural pessimism is a hard thing to beat.

1/5/13   |   kobe_lova   |   62393 respect

Poor Vikings, lol. All falls down...

1/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

In Rodgers We Trust

1/5/13   |   kobe_lova   |   62393 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Joe Webb actually makes me more terrified than Ponder. That's change Minnesota's offense to even more run oriented with both him and Peterson. That's Green Bay's weakness.

Webb is terrified, no need for you to be.

1/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

If anyone was wondering why McCarthy challenged for the TD earlier, that goal line offense is why. Kuhn is so overrated.

1/5/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Just got signed on a while ago, and I'm having difficulties staying online.  Our landlines have been hit and miss today as well.  

Today was Christmas pack up day, so I haven't been online, but I did watch the Texans beat Cincy.

Ponder didn't look all that upset to not be playing tonight tho.....

1/5/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Joe Webb actually makes me more terrified than Ponder. That's change Minnesota's offense to even more run oriented with both him and Peterson. That's Green Bay's weakness.

1/5/13   |   kobe_lova   |   62393 respect

Joe Webb? lol... Oh Vikings....

1/5/13   |   Jess   |   35103 respect

Ponder out, and backup Joe Webb hasn't thrown 1 pass this season. Though...I'm not quite sure that makes much of a difference.

1/5/13   |   Jess   |   35103 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
All of Schaubs underneath throws are bugging me. I blame Kubiyak. Ugh. Conservative bs. 


As much as I love Mayock's voice, I can't stand the voice of today's ref. Navarro or whoever. Also, Mayock is better with Nessler, wth?

Not a fan of Mayock's voice. Well, his lisp or whatever that is anyway - but I do love him.

Was I imagining things or was that ref extra polite about the clock being reset? He waited until they reset it and then said "Thank you". Aww southern hospitality.

1/5/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21524 respect

The Texans are done...

1/5/13   |   kobe_lova   |   62393 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

All of Schaubs underneath throws are bugging me. I blame Kubiyak. Ugh. Conservative bs. 


As much as I love Mayock's voice, I can't stand the voice of today's ref. Navarro or whoever. Also, Mayock is better with Nessler, wth?

1/5/13   |   Jess   |   35103 respect

Jess wrote:
Every time I see Shayne Graham, I'm reminded of the NFL Skills Comp. that used to go along with the Pro Bowl. And I get sad. Stupid NFL. Then I get even more depressed. Stupid NHL.

Now they're just messing with me.

1/5/13   |   Jess   |   35103 respect

frown

1/5/13   |   JenX63   |   33174 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
'scuse me. I get excited when he calls games.

No "scuse" needed, was just wondering is all.

1/5/13   |   kobe_lova   |   62393 respect

JenX63 wrote:
(mmhmmm, yes I see it)  Ash, why are you screaming/yelling Mayock?

'scuse me. I get excited when he calls games.

1/5/13   |   JenX63   |   33174 respect

(mmhmmm, yes I see it)  Ash, why are you screaming/yelling Mayock?

1/5/13   |   kobe_lova   |   62393 respect

MAYOCK!

1/5/13   |   Jess   |   35103 respect

(Edited by Jess)

Every time I see Shayne Graham, I'm reminded of the NFL Skills Comp. that used to go along with the Pro Bowl. And I get sad. Stupid NFL. Then I get even more depressed. Stupid NHL.

1/5/13   |   Jess   |   35103 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
You mean JJ's looks? I was talking about his play. I find that attractive.

Oh hiiii!

Yea I meant his looks. And uh ha.

Oh haiiii!

Enjoying watching these Texans right now.

1/5/13   |   kobe_lova   |   62393 respect

You mean JJ's looks? I was talking about his play. I find that attractive.

Oh hiiii!

1/5/13   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2796 respect

Rooting for Barrett Ruud/Jared Crick of the Texans as well as Josh Brown of the Bengals to all make major impacts in this game.  Once a Husker always a Husker.

1/5/13   |   marcus_nyce   |   27766 respect

Jess wrote:
Did I? That may have been an accident

Lol, upon further review it was kinda dumb and the edit stands. Nyce will be charged a time out.

1/5/13   |   Jess   |   35103 respect

marcus_nyce wrote:
I'm not sure if I should be upset Jess edited out a stoopid Friday Night Lights joke or thank her?

Did I? That may have been an accident

1/5/13   |   marcus_nyce   |   27766 respect

I'm not sure if I should be upset Jess edited out a stoopid Friday Night Lights joke or thank her?

1/5/13   |   JenX63   |   33174 respect

yes  heartfantastique' 

aller équipes!