The Jacksonville Jaguars traveled to Houston, Texas to take on the Texans on Sunday Afternoon. Texans fans haven’t had the best of luck this season, losing both their starting Quarterback and Running Back to season-ending injuries. However, Texans fans still expected a victory against a Jaguars team that only had one win for the season to this point.
The Jaguars got off to a quick start, ending the first quarter with a 7-0 lead over Houston. The touchdown was made by Jaguars’ Running back Maurice Jones-Drew who ran it up the middle for a one yard gain on the goal line. The lead was increased to 10-0 in the second quarter when the Jaguars drove down the field, ending the drive with a field goal by Kicker Josh Scobee. The Texans’ managed to drive down the field and kick a field goal just before the second quarter ended, making the score 10-3 at halftime.
Once the second half started, the Texans cut the lead down to 4 by kicking another field goal in the third quarter. The lead was soon extended back to seven for the Jaguars by another clutch field goal by Josh Scobee. With the score 13-6 and less than two minutes left in the game, It was up to Texans’ backup Quarterback Case Keenum to drive down the field and get a touchdown to tie the game up and send it into overtime. Unfortunately, Keenum was unable to do this as the ball was intercepted by the Jaguars off of a tipped pass, securing the victory for Jacksonville. Both teams are now 2-9 on the season, giving the Jaguars a slight lead over Houston in the AFC South. Since they won the head-to-head match-up, the Jaguars are in third place in the division while the Texans are in last place. Playoff hopes for both of these teams are almost completely gone, unless multiple improbable events take place.