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Three And Out: Useless Predictions For Sunday's Game

I'm beginning to feel a bit better about the Texans' chances on Sunday, notwithstanding the fact that the Colts aren't nearly as ravaged by injuries as I originally thought. The Houston offense looked great in Jacksonville, and the defense has played a solid half of football in each of the past two (2) games. The pessimist (realist?) in me says that the preceding statement means the defense has been pathetic for the equivalent of 50% of the past two (2) games (and about 80% of the game in Pittsburgh), yet I'm going to stay positive. With that newfound lease on life in mind, here are three (3) things that shall occur on Sunday in the home opener of your Houston Texans:

1. Matt Schaub's going to have another good game, and Andre Johnson is going to be a big part of that reality. I see 260 yards passing and 2 TDs for The Schaub, 102 yards and 1 TD of which are going to be courtesy of 'Dre.

2. Here's a bold one for you: The Colts will do a yeoman job keeping Super Mario in check. That superb effort, however, will be somewhat diminished by the fact that Earl Cochran is going to register a sack of Peyton Manning.

3. I'd love nothing more than to predict a great game by someone in the Houston secondary. I just can't. Peyton Manning is going to throw for 290 yards, and I'm going to curse the mothers of Jacques Reeves and Will Demps on at least one occasion each.

PUT YOUR NAME ON IT: Fact is, if the Texans lose this game, it's going to be a loooooooong season in Space City. That also translates to a looooooong and depressing season here at BRB, and I'm going to fight that with every last ounce of my prognosticating skills. Call it Colts 27, Texans 30 via a winning FG by Kris Brown. Let us pray.