Tag Archives: Andre Johnson

Goodnight Tebow, goodnight Texans, goodnight Saints, and goodnight PACKERS

Despite True Wins historical success, neither True Wins nor actual wins had a great weekend predicting playoff games. In the one game where the two measures gave a different prediction, the 11 True Win 49ers toppled the 11.5 True Win Saints, giving actual wins a half game lead (half credit given since actual wins were tied at 13 for each team). Both predictors got the Ravens and Patriots games right, and both Continue reading

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Is it the QB or the receiver?

Here is the Texans’ record with various combinations of Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson (including their playoff win over the Bengals):

  • Both players: 3-1
  • Johnson, no Schaub: 3-1
  • Schaub, no Johnson: 4-2
  • Neither player: 1-2

So, that means they are 6-2 with Johnson and 5-4 without him. They are 7-3 with Schaub, and 4-3 without him. The numbers are slightly better for Johnson (and worse for Schaub) if I exclude the Texans’ meaningless week 17 game against the Titans. The Texans were at their worst (1-2) when neither guy played, but they haven’t lost a meaningful game with Johnson and without Schaub. I still think the Ravens will win on Sunday, but this game should be close.

Goodnight Lions, goodnight Falcons, goodnight Steelers, and goodnight Bengals

The Broncos – Steelers opening kickoff sailed through the thin air, doinked off the cross bar, and settled precisely on the 20 yard line: the perfect touchback. Perhaps the man upstairs was sending us a sign.

Last week, I picked the Giants, Saints, Steelers, and Bengals to advance. I got the NFC picks right, but the Texans defense/running game combination worked perfectly against the Bengals, and the Steelers were done in by numerous injuries and some beautiful deep balls from Tim Tebow.¬†Perhaps this week I’ll try flipping a coin instead of choosing games, or maybe just pick home teams (all four home teams won; only the Broncos were challenged).

There are 11 playoff games total each year. Regular season True Wins and actual wins each predicted Continue reading