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Old 12-23-2021, 10:50 AM
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Default Official Texans vs. Chargers Game Thread, 12/26/2021

The 8-6 Los Angeles Chargers come to NRG this Sunday to take on the 3-11 Texans in an early game. The Texans are coming off a 30-16 road win over the Jags while the Chargers are coming off a tough 34-28 OT loss to the Chiefs at home.

Chargers QB Justin Herbert is having a pretty good year - 66% completions for 4,058 yards, 7.5 avg, 32 TDs, 12 INTs, 99.1 rating. RB Austin Ekeler leads the team in rushes with 789 yards, 4.6 avg. Top 2 receivers are Keenan Allen - 92 receptions, 1,007 yards, 10.9 avg, 5 TDs and Mike Williams - 64 receptions, 964 yards, 15.1 avg., 7 TDs. The Chargers defense is rated 10th against the pass and 28th against the run (yds/game). Unfortunately, the Texans don't have a run game.

I don't think there's any way the Texans can win this. Fake positives from the fake covid tests have sidelined many of the good players and they are coming off a win where they haven't shown any ability to win two in a row. They are scrambling to field a team. Chargers in a romp.

Chargers 38, Texans 10

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TV = CBS (channel 11 local), noon CST, Sunday, 12/26/2021

Announcers = Andrew Catalon, James Lofton

The line = Chargers by 10 to 11

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Saturday:

FOX/NFLN (3:30 pm CST) = Cleveland @ Green Bay, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman

NFLN (7:15 pm CST) = Indianapolis @ Arizona, Joe Davis, Kurt Warner

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Other Sunday viewing in the Houston area:

CBS (late) = Pittsburgh @ Kansas City, Jim Nantz, Tony Romo

FOX (late) = Chicago @ Seattle, Gus Johnson, Aqib Talib

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Prime time:

TNF = San Francisco @ Tennessee (NFLN; Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen)

SNF = Washington @ Dallas (NBC)

MNF = Miami @ New Orleans (ESPN)
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Old 12-23-2021, 11:59 AM
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Look at you Arky out there taking care of business the eve of Christmas eve.
Thanks for the dedication !
The only gripe I've got is that the games I really want to see (well besides the Texans game of course) are the Indy & Titans games on NFLNET only which I don't get thru U-Verse.
But nevertheless Merry Christmas to all !
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Old 12-23-2021, 01:49 PM
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Look at you Arky out there taking care of business the eve of Christmas eve.
Thanks for the dedication !
The only gripe I've got is that the games I really want to see (well besides the Texans game of course) are the Indy & Titans games on NFLNET only which I don't get thru U-Verse.
But nevertheless Merry Christmas to all !
Thanks! Merry XMas to you, too.

There's talk of cancellations maybe so stay tuned.....

Have you looked into the Reddit streams? Search "NFL streams reddit" or https://reddit.nflbite.com/. Watch on your computer. Have to put up with ads, though....

Also, DirecTV has some cheap rates these days. This year they are doing free Sunday Ticket and Red Zone. They have NFLN and I get all the Astro and Rocket games. After a year or so, you can call them up and ask for a cheaper rate/loyalty discount. They will knock off $25 or $35/month off your bill. Got to do it once a year, though....
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Old 12-23-2021, 02:05 PM
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Just stream it over the internet for free, man, don't give those idiots any money. It's cost cutting strategies like these that afford me my 37 room River Oaks mansion, after all. That and supermarket coupons. You'd be amazed by the savings.
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Old 12-26-2021, 12:10 PM
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Hopkins FG good from 50 for the Chargers.

Chargers 3, Texans 0

10:55 left in the 1st qtr.
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Old 12-26-2021, 12:21 PM
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Burkhead gets loose for a 25 yard rushing TD!

Play under review.....

Play stands.

Texans 7, Chargers 3

6:25 left in the 1st qtr.
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Old 12-26-2021, 12:32 PM
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Hopkins adds a 46 yard FG for the Chargers.

Texans 7, Chargers 6

1:57 left in the 1st qtr.
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Old 12-26-2021, 12:48 PM
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Justin Jackson runs it in from 17 for the Chargers.

Chargers going for two.

Jackson stopped short.

Chargers 12, Texans 7

11:15 left in the half.
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Old 12-26-2021, 01:02 PM
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Texans having some success in the run game so far. Burkhead and Freeman. Seems foreign - been a long time.

Eberle (replacing Fairbairn) is good from 51 for the Texans.

Chargers 12, Texans 10

5:11 left in the half.

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Who is Dominik Eberle? 6'2", 190 lbs, kicker from Utah State. 25 years old, 1 year out of college.

That concludes today's episode of "Meet the Texans".....
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Old 12-26-2021, 01:21 PM
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After the Texans INT Herbert near the goal line, Davis Mills and Phillip Dorsett team up for a 38 yard completion. Ball at the Texan 45, 2 minute warning.

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Boom! Mills goes deep to Conley! 41 yard TD!

Texans 17, Chargers 12

27 seconds left in the half.

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Mills = 11/13, 131 yards, 10.1 avg, 1 TD, 0 INT, 134.3 rating.
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Old 12-26-2021, 01:53 PM
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Texans miss a FG to start the 2nd half.

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Hopkins makes a 35 yarder for the Chargers.

Texans 17, Chargers 15

5:42 left in the 3rd qtr.
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Old 12-26-2021, 02:08 PM
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Burkhead punches it in from the 1!

Texans 24, Chargers 15

13:37 left in the game.
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Texan's Demarcus Walker with the strip of Justin Jackson. Jonathan Owens recovers. Texans have the ball at Charger 47!

12:48 left in the game.
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Old 12-26-2021, 02:21 PM
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Our franchise is a mess, but it's clear that this group of unwanted players likes our unwanted coach. I don't think that means anything since the players and coaches will be gone long before we play a meaningful NFL game (to be fair we all might be gone before that). But it's still nice to see a terrible team try in a lost season.
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Old 12-26-2021, 02:23 PM
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Eberle good from 25.

Texans 27, Chargers 15

8:54 left in the game.

Did not see this coming but obviously a pleasant surprise....

I think I've found the key - pick against the Texans and they will win/cover....
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Chargers quickly answer with a 10 yard run by J Jackson.

Chargers going for a two.

Two point try is good (pass to Cook).

Texans 27, Chargers 23

5:50 left in the game.
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Thanks to some great running from Burkhead, the Texans drive down the field and finish with a 13 yard TD pass to Nico Collins!

Texans 34, Chargers 23

Wow.

2:27 left in the game.
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Eheh, Tavierre Thomas with a pick 6 for the Texans!

Texans 41, Chargers 23

A 40-burger. 3 Turnovers by the defense. A 100 yard rusher. 4 quarters of pretty good football. 24 pts in the 4th qtr. Somebody pinch me, I'm dreamin'.
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Chargers get a late score - TD pass to Palmer.

Going for two.....

Two point try no good.

Texans 41, Chargers 29

34 seconds left in the game.
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Old 12-26-2021, 02:59 PM
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Texans recover the onsides kick.

Final score:

Texans 41, Texans 29

Well done, fellas.... Might I add Davis Mills looked very capable today....
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