Texans Fans: Who to cheer for...

Texans Fans:  Who to cheer for...

Just because the Texans aren't playing this weekend doesn't mean that you can't sit in front of the television and cheer like it was a Battle Red Day. Battle Red Nation takes a look at some of the AFC matchups and assists in who you should be rooting for.

Tampa Bay at Miami
 
In any AFC vs. NFC matchup, you should be cheering for the NFC team.  The Dolphins don't appear to be a threat to earn their second straight postseason appearance, but better safe than sorry.  
 
Denver at Washington
 
Just as the Tampa-Miami game, you need to be rooting NFC, and unfortunately that lies with the Redskins, who have a lame-duck coach and have appeared to quit.  Denver has come back to earth in the last two weeks and they could be wild-card competition for the Texans.
 
Jacksonville at New York Jets
 
Both teams have a 4-4 record, but Jacksonville is a division foe.  That said, the Jets pose much more of a postseason threat than the inconsistent Jaguars so Texans fans need to pull for teal instead of green.
 
Buffalo at Tennessee
 
Neither of these teams will be postseason contenders so why not cheer for a Titans loss?
 
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
 
Both teams have identical 6-2 marks, and it looks like both are favorites to be playing in January.  That said, the Texans hold a head-to-head tiebreak over the Bengals and Pittsburgh has a better conference record than Cincinnati.  Cheer for the Steelers.
 
Kansas City at Oakland
 
Just kidding.  Nobody should be subjected to watching this monstrosity of a football game.
 
Philadelphia at San Diego
 
Big NFC vs. AFC matchup and Texans fans need the Eagles to travel to the west coast and pull off a minor upset.  A San Diego loss would drop them to 5-4 which ties them with Houston.  
 
New England at Indianapolis
 
As Kris Brown's 42-yard field goal sailed wide last week in Indianapolis, so did any chance of the Texans winning a division title.  That said, cheer for the Pats in this one as it's always good to see a Colts loss, not to mention an Indy loss would possibly keep some other team in contention for the home field advantage late in the year and will allow the Colts to play for something down the stretch as they take on the Jags and Jets. 
 
Baltimore at Cleveland
 
No brainer, cheer for Brady Quinn and the Cleveland Browns.  Maybe Eric Mangini will pull off a miracle?  Who am I kidding?

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