Houston takes the road victory in Jacksonville 24-7

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  1. saintsdave75

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    In a rematch from just 2 weeks prior, where the first, only and last points of the game were scored in the closing seconds of the 4th quarter with a Jaguars field goal, these two teams would meet again in Jacksonville, and it would be like a night and day comparison for the Texans though. The ball just kept seeming to bounce their way on both sides of the ball in this one.

    The first half would see the Texans move the ball well on the ground and through the air, as Arian Foster would score 2 rushing TDs in the 1st half. His second one would be set up by a big pass play from much beleaguered QB Matt Schaub to a wide open Keshawn Martin. Schaub would have a respectable day going 8 for 12 with 151 yards. Foster was the workhorse here, carrying the ball 21 times for 99 yards. Most of the credit though has to go to the Houston defense, who seemed to make plays all game long. JJ Watt and Brian Cushing led the way making big tackles in key spots and leading a defense that amassed 4 sacks and 1 interception.

    On the other side of the ball, Jags QB Matt Scott would have a decent day, but couldn't overcome the drops and aforementioned 4 sacks, along with other pressures throughout the game. He would finish 14 of 28 with 128 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Maurice Jones-Drew would gain 46 yards on 10 carries as the Jaguars had to get away from the run sooner than the had hoped to.

    The season series for these two teams was a split and they each look to be sitting at home for the post-season. With 3 games still remaining, they will certainly still be playing for pride and spoiler hijinks along the way.
     
  2. CHUNKNESS

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    Good game Dave, and nice recap. Thanks for putting up with me trying to make something happen in the final seconds. I guess ending the game on a penalty was fitting for how my team played. You definitely deserved that one!
     
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    Some highlights from the game...

     
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