The Texans and Monday Night Football


The Jacksonville Jaguars will be at Reliant Stadium to play the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football.  This has turned into a great rivalry game for the Texans.  Earlier this year, the Texans lost to the Jags in overtime 30-27.

When I think of Monday Night Football, I think of Howard Cosell, Don Meredith, and Frank Gifford.  I especially loved halftimes back in those days.  Howard Cosell describing the Sunday’s previous games was something to look forward to every Monday night.  I don’t really care for the current crop of announcers doing Monday night’s.  I don’t dislike them.  I just don’t like them.

This game is crucial for the final kick of the season.  I can see the winning team gaining some momentum to get them to the end in a reasonable fashion.  Neither team is playoff bound, but a win could propel the winner to perhaps a .500 season.  Considering both teams are 4-7, that would be an accomplishment in and of itself.

John McClain at reported that Matt Schaub is lobbying to play tomorrow night.  He has been recovering from torn ligaments suffered against the Vikings back on November 2.  Schaub will be the back up at best.  Kubiak has already named Sage Rosenfels the starter.  Sage has to get off to a good start and maintain throughout the entire game.  It has been pointed out to me by one Robert Lane that Sage has had a tough time finishing games.  Sage must finish well tomorrow night for the Jaguars to win.

I think Steve Slaton is going to have a big day.  I can hear Cossel calling the highlights of Slaton going off right tackle, Eric Winston for long gain after long gain.