JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Somebody's losing streak of considerable length had to come to an end Thursday night.
Though the Jacksonville Jaguars had won three of their previous four games, they hadn't managed a victory at home since defeating the Tennessee Titans in November of last year. They were finally able to end that drought at the expense of the Houston Texans, who have lost 11 in a row after a 2-0 start.
Unlike when the teams met less than two weeks ago in Houston and combined for just one touchdown, the end zone wasn't so hard to reach. That no doubt came as a relief to the NFL Network, which doesn't have the luxury of rescheduling its prime-time matchups late in the season like NBC does on Sunday nights.
Here are five observations from the 27-20 victory that improved the Jaguars' record to 4-9:
1. Miss the start of a game now, and you'll miss a lot.
For the fourth time in the past five weeks, the Jaguars scored on their opening possession. On third-and-goal from the 1, tig...