Originally written on State of the Texans  |  Last updated 10/19/14
The Houston Texans invaded Everbank Field to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in their first matchup of the season. The Texans started the game on offense and started with a vanilla passing game.  They moved the ball, but not effectively enough to score a touchdown as it led to a field goal. The Texans’ defense came out firing on all cylinders as the Bulls on Parade forced an easy three and out after a pair of encroachment penalties. The Texans had very little resistance as they were able to turn off the air attack on the Jaguars and coast to a 20 point win with the ground attack being unstoppable.   FINAL SCORE: Texans 27 Jaguars 7   Regular Season Record: 2-0   Texans vs Jaguars Game Summary Texans Total Yards: 411 Jaguars Total Yards: 117   Texans Rushing Yards: 216 Jaguars Rushing Yards: 65   Texans Passing Yards: 195 Jaguars Passing Yards: 52   Texans TOP: 43:17 Jaguars TOP: 16:43   GAME STATS   THE GOOD The Texans rushing attack was the staple in the Texans getting the win in this match up. Head Coach Gary Kubiak called out his offensive line and the running game last week after a poor showing against the Dolphins. The Texans offensive line answered the call as they won the battle of the trenches. The Texans rushing attack was not to be denied this game as they accumulated 216 rushing yards between the three running backs. Arian Foster rushed for 110 yards, Ben Tate had 74 yards while Justin Forsett chipped in with 35 yards. With all of the uncertainty of the Texans rushing attack, the Texans did a great job of reassuring that the running game is not in jeopardy.   THE BAD The only thing I could say that was bad about this game was that the Texans didn’t throw to Andre Johnson very much. He ended the game with 3 catches for 21 yards and no touchdowns. I understand that when you are winning a game that you don’t run up the score, but it seems like the Texans could have gone ahead and scored at least a field goal in that final drive. That is just me being a fan of my team putting up as many points as possible, but I’d rather have the win whether it’s by 1 point or 100.   THE UGLY There was nothing ugly about this game but it’s going to be ugly for the Denver Broncos as they try to stop the Texans offense. The Texans, as I mentioned earlier, were very vanilla in their offensive approach mainly due to the running game being so dominant. The Texans showed no new wrinkles in the offense to their week 3 opponent. This is huge for the Texans but bad for the Broncos as they will have little to use in order to game plan for the Texans offensively and defensively. It’s going to get real ugly for Peyton Manning next week.   *NOTE: The Texans rotated Antoine Caldwell and rookie center/guard Ben Jones every third series. http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/0ap2000000062535/Texans-vs-Jaguars-highlights
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