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Open Game Day Thread: Houston Texans v. New York Jets

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The Jets look to improve to two games above .500 today, and the Texans are looking to even their record at 5-5. Believe it or not, there's actual AFC playoff implication here. Talk about what's happening on the field in Battle Red Blog's live open game thread for Texans-Jets this afternoon.

I like to think Randy Bullock looks at this picture and is furious with Shane Lechler for doing a special handshake with some other kicker.
I like to think Randy Bullock looks at this picture and is furious with Shane Lechler for doing a special handshake with some other kicker.
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While there has been a fair amount of attention paid to the angle of Ryan Fitzpatrick returning to Houston, Randy Bullock's Revenge Tour has not received anywhere near the publicity his teammate has. Bullock, drafted by the previous regime in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, was unceremoniously cut by the Texans three weeks into the 2015 season after missing one of his six field goal attempts, missing two extra points, and seeing most of his kickoffs returned at an alarming rate. Bullock was unemployed until the Jets signed him a little less than two weeks ago after their kicker was placed on Injured Reserve.

And now...now Randy Bullock returns. Will he have the opportunity to make his former employer pay by hitting a game-winning field goal? Or will he conclusively demonstrate that the Texans were right to jettison him in favor of Nick Novak? LET'S WATCH AND FIND OUT, SHALL WE? If nothing else, I do believe this marks the first open game day thread that has ever prominently featured talk about kickers here at BRB. So that's something, right?

This is your first open thread for the Week Eleven game between the Texans and Jets. Share your observations, thoughts, and musings about all things Houston, Texan, and/or Jet in real time in the Comments below.

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