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Countdown To Kickoff: Texans-Lions

After a rough showing, we’re back home, where we play our best. This week we welcome some cats from Detroit.

Divisional Playoffs - Houston Texans v New England Patriots
Remembering the good times.
Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

Well, yesterday was National Cat Day, so in honor of that, we’re welcoming the Kings of the Jungle to the House That Lights Built. The Lions are not a good team. Sadly, neither are the Texans. Both teams have a 4-3 record, but I have to believe Lions fans are a bit more secure in the state of their franchise at the moment (or maybe I just don’t pay attention to their drunken calls to local sports radio stations).

Matthew Stafford is a franchise quarterback for Detroit. In the past, certain members of our fanbase have argued that a quarterback like Stafford shouldn’t get such accolades, and that the Lions should look to replace him with someone more elite, but right now, all but the most passionate Battle Red Kool-aid drinkers must be willing to admit that at least Lions fans know what they have in Stafford. We’ve played quarterback musical chairs in Houston since Matt Schaub’s untimely demise and have guaranteed that Brock Osweiler will last at least two seasons in Liberty White, Deep Steel Blue, and Battle Red, even though we’re not quite sure he can handle Bill O’Brien’s offense (or that we even like Bill O’Brien’s offense and want to keep it).

What say ye, Texans fans? What do you expect to see from this game? Will OB be able to right the numerous wrongs we’ve seen this season? Will boos rain down upon BO and OB’s heads during the game? How many drunk phone calls will the local radio stations get Sunday evening? Will you be drinking during the game? This is where we discuss all of that (and more).

There is an early London game that will have a thread open at 8:25 a.m., so chill here and then mosey on over there to watch Washington take on Cincinnati; if you want to chat about that game, please limit the talk to that thread. Make your way back (or just stay) here to discuss whether our guy is better than Detroit’s guy and anything else related to today’s game at NRG Stadium. The inactives will be linked around 10:30 a.m., and the first quarter thread will open around 11:45 a.m., at which point this thread will promptly close.