What We Learned Against The Texans

The Jaguars were competitive for a half, but eventually talent won out in the team's loss to the Houston Texans. Find out how our keys to victory played out as well as our Monday predictions.

The Houston Texans proved to be too much as they took down the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-13 at Everbank Field. We’re going to look at how our keys to the game played out in the Jaguars’ loss.

Keys To A Jaguars Victory



Win the turnover battle. The Jaguars didn’t force any Texans turnovers and they simply don’t have enough talent to beat them straight up. Although the Jaguars only committed one turnover, they needed to be on the plus side to have any chance of a win.

Throw on early downs. The Jaguars tried throwing early and often but their offensive line couldn’t hold up as Houston sacked Blake Bortles four times.

Triple Watt. J.J. Watt simply took advantage of anyone he was lined up against as he collected three sacks, had four tackles for loss, hit Bortles five times and batted down a pass. He was a man among boys.

Stop the run. Arian Foster had another big game as he went over 1,000 yards for the season and gained 127 yards on 24 carries with a touchdown. The Texans weren’t one-dimensional.

Stop Hopkins DeAndre Hopkins led the Texans in receiving, but he wasn’t a huge factor with four catches for 49 yards. Houston only had 131 yards passing for the game so nobody was a real factor.

What We’ll Be Saying On Monday



J.J. Watt is fantastic. J.J. Watt is superhuman. He filled up the stat sheet and dominated the game on just about every play. There’s simply no offensive lineman who can line up against him and match up.

Marqise Lee led the team. Lee was the Jaguars best wide receiver as he caught five passes for 67 yards, including a fantastic catch where he jumped over A.J Bouye. He’s getting better and better each week.

Arian Foster goes over 100. Arian Foster paved the way for the Texans’ offense as he gained 127 yards on 24 carries including a one-yard touchdown that effectively put the game out of reach.

Blake Bortles will end his turnover-less streak. Bortles did the best he could while he was under extreme duress all afternoon. Blake did throw an interception as predicted.

They didn’t have enough The Texans are a better football team with an impact player on each side of the football. The Jaguars don’t have that yet.

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