Everything seemed to be lined up perfectly for the Jaguars in Week 11. The team won their game on Thursday night, effectively burying the Tennessee Titans, and both the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts were playing backup quarterbacks against legitimate opponents.
What looked perfect on paper didn't materialize on the television sets.
The Houston Texans used a pretty efficient performance from T.J. Yates to beat the New York Jets, 24-17. Yates completed just 16 of 34 throws, but found DeAndre Hopkins for a pair of touchdowns, didn't turn the ball over and was only sacked once to finish with a respectable quarterback rating of 89.0.
The Texans improved to 5-5, one game better than the Jags.
Joining Houston at 5-5 are the Indianapolis Colts, who twice overcame 14-point defecits to top the Atlanta Falcons on the road, 24-21. Backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck shook off a pair of early interceptions to lead the Colts back for the victory. Hasselbeck completed 23 of 32 passes, for 213 yards, with a pair of touchdowns to go along with his two interceptions.
Not all of the news was bad on Sunday, as the Jaguars received some potential help in the Wildcard. Houston, Miami and Oakland each lost which would put Jacksonville just one game back in the Wildcard race, assuming Buffalo loses to New England on Monday night.