For all the uncertainty surrounding it, the Texans and Chargers will in fact play futbol Americano this afternoon in San Diego. And because they will, I will continue my asinine practice of making wholly inaccurate predictions about the game. Without further ado, three (3) things that are almost sure to never happen in today's tilt:
- LaDainian Tomlinson is going to get his. Norv Turner's staggering refusal to get him the ball, a strategy widely praised by opposing defenses, seems to be a thing of the past; LDT has rushed for 397 yards and five (5) TDs in his last three games (to say nothing of his 112 receiving yards). And conceivably, he's well rested, coming off a bye week. Given the Texans' schizophrenic play against the run, all signs point to a big game from Tomlinson. I don't think it'll be a awe-inspiring as what he dropped on Oakland, yet I fear that I'll break my television on his second TD run of the day. Let's say...193 total yards for LDT, with 144 of them coming on the ground.
- Still no word as to who'll be under center for your Houston Texans, though The Schaub has declared himself ready to play. Whoever is at QB is going to need a big game from Ahman Green, and I don't think he's going to get it. Look for the running woes to continue as Green struggles to the tune of 53 yards rushing.
- After those two dire predictions, I need to figure out a Houston positive. How about this--the receiving duo of Apostrophe Davis and Kevin Walter will account for 2 TDs against a Chargers secondary that's nowhere near as good as their front seven.