On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 12:00 PM CDT Texans at Titans The Texans travel to face the Titans.
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis and nose tackle Jerrell Powe at the Verizon Stadium Store, 8505 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098.

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST Taste of the Texans presented by BP

    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassador and former linebacker Danny Clark at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans center Chris Myers and guard Xavier Su’a-Filo at the Verizon I-10 East Store, 13740 East Fwy., Houston, TX 77015.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

VanderBlog: 4 and “Oh My!”

Posted by voiceofthetexans on September 30, 2012 – 6:13 pm

by Marc Vandermeer

The Capital One Bank Countdown to Kickoff guys asked me before the game about whether the fans, and maybe the team, might be taking this one for granted. I replied that there’s certainly one thing you can take for granted: this team is real good. They can take for granted that they are super talented. That they have more firepower than most people they will play is a given.

But you can never take performance for granted. They know they have to execute with precision to put together the type of wins they want. The day started superbly with a long drive that ended with a touchdown pass to James Casey. Shortly after Glover Quin knocked Jake Locker out of the game on a violent sack, the Texans drove 47 yards for their second touchdown, an Arian Foster run, and looked in great shape.

But things tightened up. Andre Ware and I were both not thrilled to see Matt Hasselbeck in the game. The veteran got his squad going and cut the lead to 14-7 after a TD pass to Craig Stevens.

Then Danieal Manning and the Bulls on Parade got the team going in the fourth quarter as Manning had a 55 yard ‘pick 6′ and Kareem Jackson would ultimately cap the scoring with an interception returned for a TD himself.

The defense did give up a hundred and a half on the ground. And the offense didn’t run for the century mark but it hardly seemed to matter.  The Texans turned an uneasy third quarter into easy street in short order.

Now it’s time to play a Jets team that looked awful against San Francisco. But the Jets aren’t bad as they looked Sunday, right? They gave up 245 rushing yards but over 100 came from the QBs and the wide receivers. The Texans have never beaten the Jets but that’s about to change as long as the Texans perform the way they’re supposed to.

Houston is seeing it’s only 4-0 NFL or AFL team and first overall since Jim Kelly and the Gamblers started 1985 at 5-0 in the USFL. Enjoy this. It’s a special time and you are right in the middle of it.


Posted in Marc Vandemeer | No Comments »

Post a Comment