Jaguars Report Card vs. Texans

Report card evaluating the performance of the Jacksonville Jaguars in their 37-17 victory over the Houston Texans

PASSING OFFENSE: B-plus
David Garrard had another efficient day as he went over the 100 quarterback mark for the fourth consecutive game while posting a 102.7 mark. He's yet to throw an interception in five games and he passed for 221 yards and two touchdowns. But he couldn't connect on four fade passes in the end zone and Reggie Williams fumbled twice.

RUSHING OFFENSE: A
The Jaguars shredded the Texans on the ground, running for a season-high 244 yards as Maurice Jones-Drew had 125 on 12 carries and Fred Taylor 90 on six carries. Taylor had a 76-yard run and Jones-Drew a 57-yarder.

PASS DEFENSE: C
Matt Schaub completed 19 passes, 12 to Kevin Walter for 160 yards, and the Texans were playing without their best receiver, Andre Johnson. Walter had a 46-yard catch on their first drive but the Texans only got a field goal out of it. They sacked Schaub only twice, but one of them turned into a fumble and a 77-yard touchdown run by Daryl Smith.

SPECIAL TEAMS: C
They pulled off an onside kick, but John Carney had a field goal rubbed out by a penalty on Mo Williams and then he missed after being pushed 15 yards back. They also had an extra-point attempt blocked. And a short Texans punt hit Brent Hawkins in the back and the Texans recovered.

COACHING: B
The Jaguars saw the Texans were vulnerable to an onsides kick and pulled it off. But the team got off to a slow start and would have fallen behind 10-0 if Andre Davis had run into the end zone instead of holding the ball out in an attempt to reach the plane and getting it slapped away by Sammy Knight. But the Jaguars have won four in a row and are playing more consistently than they have in the past.


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