Somehow, I can't think of a better sponsor for a Texans blog than Absolut. Together with Captain Morgan, we are two-thirds of the way to a fair representation of things Texans fans will be chugging before, during, and after the game. Unfortunately, I don't think Clorox will join us this year. We're just not a good representation of any product that actually works.
The big Texans injury news of the week was all decided earlier in the week, when Mario Williams, David Anderson, and Mike Brisiel were all sent to IR. Anderson took a vicious shot from a Ravens defensive back (naturally, no penalty), and Williams and Brisiel were dealing with nagging injuries that needed correcting. The only Texan that looks to be in danger of missing this game is Garrett Graham, who was declared out again with his hamstring problem. I'm assuming he caught it from Owen Daniels. Every other Texan on the injured list is probable.
The Titans had their own problems this week, IR'ing Tony Brown, Dave Ball, Ryan Mouton, and Eugene Amano. In addition, they've also got Sen'Derrick Marks, Jovan Haye, and Donnie Nickey listed as questionable. That should put a big hit into both their defensive line rotation and their offensive line, which wasn't very strong to begin with up the middle. Look for Amobi Okoye to play well again? Am I allowed to write that without Tim banning me?
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