View Full Version : How many Yards Will LT get vs. Texans?

09-08-2004, 11:36 AM
Will LT start out slow like last year, or just explode out of the box? Naturally, I think the latter, cause he has been none to happy this offseason (besides getting paid). The offensive line is hungry and healthy, I think LT will get over 200 yards against the texans.

09-08-2004, 12:15 PM
I think L.T. will have a strong game. But I think Brees has something to prove so he might turn out to be the player of the game for us. We will see.

09-08-2004, 12:23 PM
L.T. will have 150 yards this week...he wants to proove he is worthy of a pro-bowl, and he has a whole new O-Line: Goff and Oben were starters on their previous team, Fonoti is back after a year off following a super rookie campaign and Oliva and Hardwick beat out other veterens for the starting job.

Over half of the league has what the media says is "O-Line issues." The Chargers finished last year 5th in total sacks allowed, L.T. could get over 2,000 yards rushing this year.

09-08-2004, 12:23 PM
I think I predicted 221 somewhere else so I'll stick with that.

09-08-2004, 12:30 PM
Hmm, good point. Drew will want to go out there and lit it up, hey, just put the AFC leader in receptions out there as a reciever, so they can both get a lot of yards.

09-08-2004, 12:37 PM
LT will get his 200. 120 rushing, 80 receiving. He will break a short screen or flare for big yards.i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

09-08-2004, 12:42 PM
(-)56 yards


09-08-2004, 12:46 PM
I think that LT will get around 120 yards rushing. The Texans are going to key in on the run and make the Chargers beat them with the pass. I know that LT has a huge heart, and is going to be out there with something to prove. But he was the same way last year when he had several games where he rushed for less than 50 yards. There are just too many factors outside of LT for me to think that he will have a 200 yard game.

09-08-2004, 12:46 PM
L.T. will go for at least 150 and 2 scores

09-08-2004, 12:58 PM
I remember when they said that OJ Simpson was "the Bills' Offense" - he acheived six 200 yard games in his entire career. LT has already amassed four such games in three short years... Two of them against teams "keying" on the running game and unable to stop him. My point is that on any given Sunday at this point in his career - LT is certainly capable of another 200 yard game and I see this Sunday's game as one of those "high probability" periods for it to happen. We shall see.

09-08-2004, 01:03 PM
Hmmm...I'm thinking LT may start a little slow, considering the o-line is brand new. I'll say he gets 85 on the ground and 45 through the air. And I'm hoping that he doubles my prediction. i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

09-08-2004, 01:22 PM
IMO...the offensive line has the most to prove...Look for them to play the game of their lives...They, as a unit cannot afford to start slow...I read an article on one of the boards recently that spoke of the offensive line being aware what everyone thought of them and how they thought differently and they wanted to prove it...

I paraphrased, but that was the main speaking points...

LT should have a really good day IMO.


09-08-2004, 01:22 PM
The game against San Francisco in preseason foreshadowed our gameplan. A lot of pounding it out on the ground with a sprinkle of passes. With our massive run blocking guards, I would have to predict LT will be in the 150yd range for rushing.

San Luis' statement is fairly accurate. LT had 3 games with less than 15 carries and 6 games with less than 65 yds rushing. However, in 2 of those games, he had 144 rec yds and 80 rec yds.

The only way that the Texans spoil his rushing yards is if we get behind big early. I just don't think the scenario will happen against the Texans. It will be a battle of quarterbacks and young defenses who make the least mistakes. Realisitically, I see it being a pretty close game.

My prediction - Chargers by 6

09-08-2004, 01:35 PM
Just remember LT avg 5.3 yards per carry. An improved and healthy o - line. LT is fresh. Houston is not a good run defense team. Hmm. Sounds like a huge game. At least 150 total yards and that is if does not break one. Which if he did 200+ total yards. LT has the best break away speed. WHen was the last time someone caught him from behind? (not coming from an angle but trully behind) hasnt happened.

09-08-2004, 01:38 PM
The Texans ranked next-to-last in total defense in 2003, and stopping the run was among their weaknesses. They allowed at least 160 rushing yards in eight of their 16 games and four individual rushers topped 150 yards. The Texans allowed an average of 148.1 rushing yards a game in 2003.

They added Robaire Smith and drafted Jason Babin but I don't know how much of an impact that will make against someone like LT.

09-08-2004, 01:41 PM
LT will rush for a franchise record 299 yards and smokes the crowd. Brees is content to give the rock to LT and say go to Fonoti. i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gifi/expressions/SDG_Bolt.gif

09-08-2004, 01:50 PM
115 rushing yards and 105 receiving. LT will be the league MVP as he leads the Bolts to a playoff birth THIS season!!!

09-08-2004, 02:04 PM
I'll go with 132 yards on the ground, 27 by air. Houston's rookie CB is going to get well-exploited by a motivated Brees and the coaches will let him air out the rock against Houston. He's been to agressive in the preseason and won't match up well against an experienced Ricochet, big Osgood or disciplined Parker, much less the burners like Dwight or Welker.

They want LT happy, but they will want him to save a little (i.e. minimize injury risk) for more difficult games (and divisional games) on the season. Houston isn't a throwaway opponent, but look for LT to get spelled by our punishing back ups if we get up by more than a touchdown. Still, if it is a total romp, they'll let LT take it to the house all day long, as they should.

09-08-2004, 02:08 PM
225...2tds. 30 recieving. NFL player of the week.

09-08-2004, 02:11 PM
somewhere between 120-130 yds with 2TDs

09-08-2004, 02:58 PM
hey from Houston, just wanted to say that I honestly expect LT to get around 120 to 130 yards and possibly a TD, against us. Brees won't exploit Robinson, there's no one to exploit him with. It'll be interesting to watch cuz LT and Domanick Davis are my fantasy starters, but being a HOU season ticket holder, i gotta put cheering for the Texans above my FF team. By the way, don't be surprised to see D. Davis explode out of the block, he looked great in preseason, and Andre Johnson should have a deccent game too.

09-10-2004, 08:27 AM
Originally posted by: Htownrules
Brees won't exploit Robinson, there's no one to exploit him with. It'll be interesting to watch cuz LT and Domanick Davis are my fantasy starters,

Dunta Robinson 5'10" 174 lbs.
Kassim Osgood 6'5" 209 lbs.

So Dunta may be a faster, but is he going to be able to avoid being blocked out by Osgood, or out jump him on the fade? Sounds like there is a possibility of a matchup problem.

I have LT and Davis as my starters in my pay league also. I see Davis as a younger Priest Holmes.

I think LT is going to come close to 180 yds rushing and 75 rec. With half the rec. yards coming on one play. 2 TD's for LT.

Davis - just under 100 yds and about 40 thru the air.

The game will be more offense than defense, with the difference being Carr throwing 1 more pick than Brees does.

SD 31 - Hou 24

09-10-2004, 08:30 AM
LT 145 rushing yards, 56 receiving yds and 2 TD

09-10-2004, 09:04 AM
I'll take 40 yds of rushing if he scores 5 times i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif
Seriously I think he will get between 120-130 +40 yds receiving.

All hail LT.

09-10-2004, 09:13 AM
I say 125 yards rushing and 35 yards receiving.

09-10-2004, 09:25 AM
LT will get 122 on the ground, 68 via air. 2 TD's on the ground, 1 via the pass. The defense will force 2 turnovers via Carr fumbles on their blitzes and keep the Texans punting. Antonio Gates will keep the LB's honest and the receivers will do an okay job (maybe a TD via play action).

09-10-2004, 09:43 AM
Sorry to rain on your parade, But last year the texans d-line was hurt for the entire year. It was only in Week 1 when they all were healthy. They held Ricky to less than 60 yrds.

This week the ilne is healthy and upgraded with the addtion of Robaire Smith.

Lt will get no more than 70 yrds. It will hard to keep handing him the ball when as usual Marty ball has the Chargers down by 14 in the first quarter.

09-10-2004, 10:21 AM
I think only about 80 yards on the ground. The defense will be focusing on LT most of the game and knowing Marty, he will play tooooooooooooo many plays in the flats. I do look at Brees making the most inpack on the game.

09-10-2004, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by: ojthecat
Sorry to rain on your parade, But last year the texans d-line was hurt for the entire year. It was only in Week 1 when they all were healthy. They held Ricky to less than 60 yrds.

This week the ilne is healthy and upgraded with the addtion of Robaire Smith.

Lt will get no more than 70 yrds. It will hard to keep handing him the ball when as usual Marty ball has the Chargers down by 14 in the first quarter.

To be honest, Williams doesn't have the talent or fire of LT. LT can will himself 70 yds. and to let you know, our O line was injured last year. LT will have many 100 yard games starting with Houston. To be fair, Houston D did get a lot better this year so I guess we'll see.

09-10-2004, 11:03 AM
Interesting predictions. If anybody can run 15o on us its LT! But I dont think he will get over 100. But I wouldnt be to suprised if he went crazy. Thank god you guys dont have a QB or any WRs then i would be scared!

09-10-2004, 03:04 PM
LT will run for 350 on his way to a 2500 yards season

09-10-2004, 03:12 PM
the NFL record + 1.... he hates to rub it in....

09-10-2004, 03:18 PM
I'd be willing to bet that when asked this question - LT would respond "as many as it takes"!

09-10-2004, 04:25 PM
The Texans are not a great rushing defense. That's not a quality you want on your team if you're facing LT. I say he rushes for 160 yards and 30 yards through the air.

09-10-2004, 04:59 PM

09-10-2004, 05:07 PM
160 Running
60 Receiving
2 TDs

27-14 Chargers win.

09-10-2004, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by: Pointblank

Kinda like saying, "We've never lost a home opener!" when you've played two in the history of the franchise?

09-10-2004, 05:53 PM


09-10-2004, 06:03 PM
Exactly.....its crazy!!!!! haha

09-10-2004, 06:46 PM
I'll be happy with 130+ on the ground and and a couple scores. Just as long as they get the W.