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State of the Texans:
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 in Maurice Jones-Drew and what he can get between the tackles and moving forward with the football. The Jaguars always seem to give the Texans issues and in the last ten games the teams have split the series. Overall, the Texans lead the series 11-9 since the 2002 season.
Claire talked to Black and Teal, A Jags Fan Site, about this weeks’ upcoming game in their “Enemy Intel” article. Also, she did her weekly “Know Your Opponent” installment asking questions about the Jaguars.
Charles Christy highlighted his players to watch and looked at two particular Texans who need to make an impact this week.
Antonio Smith was fined $21,000 by the NFL for his kicks lande...
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Houston Texans didn't need a barrage of turnovers to get rolling this week.
Arian Foster ran for 110 yards and a touchdown, Ben Tate added 74 yards and two scores and the Texans dominated from the opening kickoff in a 27-7 win at Jacksonville on Sunday.
The Texans improved to 2-0 for the third consecutive season by winning their fourth in a row...
The Texans got Ben Tate more involved in Week 2 but that didn't mean Arian Foster was going to be utilized less. Foster carried the ball 28 times for 110 yards and a touchdown Sunday against Jacksonville.Fantasy Spin:Foster also caught six passes for 37 yards. The running back is the epicenter of Houston's run-first offense and should continue to be among the best players...
Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew was the only running back on the team to carry the ball in Week 2 but he only had 12 carries.Fantasy Spin:Jacksonville's stagnant offense prevented Jones-Drew from getting more work but he still managed to rush for 60 yards and added a receiving touchdown.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars game-planned to take Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson out of the equation. But that left a lot of other opportunities and running backs Arian Foster and Ben Tate made the most of them. The Texans built a 17-0 halftime lead, with Foster and Tate each scoring a touchdown, and went on to beat the Jaguars 27-7 Sunday in front...
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without cornerback Derek Cox and guard Eben Britton against AFC South rival Houston.
Cox and Britton are inactive for Sunday's game. Both had been listed as questionable.
Will Middleton will start in place of Cox. Veteran Herb Taylor, signed off the street Monday, will start at guard after just three practices - none in full pads. Taylor hasn...
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.
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert left Sunday's 27-7 loss to the Houston Texans with a left leg injury in the fourth quarter. Gabbert, who was replaced by Chad Henne, walked off the field under his own power. The injury did not appear to be serious but no official status report was provided. Gabbert was just 7-for-19 for 53 yards, his lowest yardage total as a pro.
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...
Last weekend was rough. The Jaguars jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead, but promptly blew it before throwing a go-ahead touchdown with 20 seconds left. Then, they allowed the Vikings to nail a 55 yard field goal and lost in overtime. In other words, it was a heartbreaker, and it wasn't the offense's fault.
Week 2 brings the perception of a greater challenge. I word it that...
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. Minnesota’s secondary is crap, but I was very impressed with Gabbert’s poise under pressure. I didn’t like the matchup for Gabbert because of his struggles under pressure last season. Minnesota...
You never making a living betting against home dogs in the NFL and this week proved that. It’s very tempting to take road favorites due to low spreads, but the road dogs dominated this week going 5-1 straight up and against the spread. The Texans were the only road dog to come out with a win and the cover.
Texans @ Jaguars +7 — Texans win 27-7
Vikings @ Colts +2.5 — Colts...