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Houston Texans (1-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1)
Blaine Gabbert looked serviceable in the opener against the Vikings, completing 23 of 39 for 260 yards, 2 touchdown, and no interceptions. Minnesotaâs secondary is crap, but I was very impressed with Gabbertâs poise under pressure. I didnât like the matchup for Gabbert because of his struggles under pressure last season. Minnesota has one of the leagueâs best pass rushes and they lived up to their billing, pressured Gabbert on 18 of 43 drop backs, but Gabbert only took 2 sacks and completed 9 of 15 on those 18 drop backs (3 runs).
Houston this week, unfortunately, has both a great pass rush and a great secondary, so this will be a major test for the 2nd year quarterback. He wonât get a lot of help from his offensive line. Minnesotaâs got a great pass rush, but part of the reason why Gabbert was under pressure so much was the play of his offensive line, specifically right tackle. Cameron Bradfield got the start, but left with an ankl...
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According to Gene Ferrette of the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew denies that he was fined $800,000 by the Jags for holding out throughout training camp.
Jones-Drew repeatedly emphasized that it was inaccurate, saying: âMake sure you guys report that was false.â
The Jaguarsâ running back declined to be specific about any fine amount...
Divisional games for the Houston Texans always seem to be an adventure for the team, especially when the Jacksonville Jaguars are involved. Despite the Texans taking both games in 2011 (24-14 and 20-13), there is reason to use caution in their first meeting in 2012.
Look no further than the Jaguars best player inÂ MauriceÂ Jones-Drew and what he can get between the tackles and moving...
Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings (knee) will miss Sunday's game against Houston.Fantasy Spin:It will be up to recent holdout Maurice Jones-Drew to carry the entire workload for the Jags. MJD took over after Jennings was hurt last week and accumulated 95 yards on 22 touches.
Maurice Jones-Drew said an NFL.com report that he was fined $800,000 for his holdout was "false" but declined to say how much he was fined. Jones-Drew will start Sunday's game against Houston, returning to the starting lineup because Rashad Jennings injured his knee Week 1 at Minnesota. Jones-Drew was expected to be brought along slowly after his 38-day contract...
The Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1) will host the Houston Texans (1-0) in their home opener at Everbank Field on Sunday, in a divisional game that the Jaguars need to win. Last week, the Jaguars lost a heartbreaker in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings, while the Texans defeated the Miami Dolphins at home. With the slew of injuries in Jacksonville as of late, Sundayâs game may...
By CHRIS DUNCAN
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was simply trying to catch passes with his one good arm a few days after dislocating his left elbow early in training camp.
He vowed to be back by opening day. He not only returned, but he made a major impact, deflecting two passes that produced interceptions in the Texans' 30-10 win over...
On the eve of the second full week of the NFL bold moves needs to be the norm. No team is in more need of bold moves than the Jacksonville Jaguars.The home opener of the Jaguars' season could help move the franchise forward.But in order to do that, the Jaguars will need to be the initiator of bold moves.Here are three bold predictions.Blaine Gabbert will be constantly harassed...