The Jaguars have won three games in a row, but their fans aren't into the Texans game. They had 6,000 unsold tickets as of Monday and the game is likely to be blacked out. They also blacked out their second home game against Atlanta.
The blackout will be lifted for next week's game against Indianapolis, but the blackouts, the first after the team covered up almost 10,000 seats after the 2004 season, have raised more questions about the long-term viability of the team in Jacksonville, a small market that has problems filling the stadium even though their blackout number is the fourth smallest in the league.
BY THE NUMBERS:
10 -- The 10 rushing yards the Jaguars allowed against Kansas City was the second lowest in team history. Last year, they allowed the Giants 25 yards on the ground.
QUOTE TO NOTE:
"I don't really believe in trying to find motivation out of things that happened in the past, good or bad." -- Coach Jack Del Rio, downplaying the fact the Texans swept the Jaguars in 2004 and 2006.
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
The Jaguars have a stable roster and haven't made a roster move since Sept. 20 when they signed Andrew Carnahan to the practice squad.
The only change they've made to their starting lineup since the opener that wasn't injury related was replacing Bobby McCray at defensive end with Paul Spicer, who's better playing the run than McCray although McCray still sees a lot of action on passing downs.
PLAYER PERSONNEL NOTES
--C Brad Meester, who underwent surgery on a broken bone in his ankle and has yet to play in the regular season, was able to go full-time in practice Wednesday and could be activated for the Texans game.
--K Josh Scobee, who suffered a quad strain in pregame warmups for the opener, has yet to play since and is already out for the Texans game.
--TE George Wrighster didn't practice Wednesday because of a knee injury.
--G Chris Naeole was limited in practice because of a knee injury but is likely to play.
--K John Carney, who has made six of seven field-goal attempts, will continue to kick in place of Carney.
The Jaguars have almost no injury problems. The only player out is kicker Josh Scobee and they have a good replacement in John Carney. The only other players on the injury report are TE George Wrighster (knee) and G Chris Naeole (knee). Wrighster didn't practice Wednesday and Naeole was limited, but will likely go. Wrighster's status will be updated later in the week.