Jaguars 24 – Texans 21
Welcome back to another Texans breakdown by PlayActionReal. I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving holiday weekend. I wrapped up my weekend watching the Jacksonville Jaguars come to NRG stadium to play the Texans. After the Texans won week 3 in Jacksonville, I knew Trevor Lawrence and crew had revenge on their minds.
Lawrence wasted no time on their first drive. Even though it ended up with a 40 yard field goal from Brandon McManus, the Jaguars offense came out ready. With a few big grabs from Christian Kirk and Evan Engram, they drove down the field with 12 plays over 6 minutes.
The first 3 Texans drives ended with a punt. They also had more penalty problems. The Texans had 7 penalties accounting for 49 yards. Penalties were a part of almost every drive in the second half for the defense.
The Texans had a pass interference call which resulted in a touchdown. Lawrence’s QB sneak looked more like a basketball play to break the plain of the endzone.
Texans got the ball back after being down 10-0 and started warming up. The CJ Stroud -Tank Dell connection showed up finally. From the shotgun CJ danced around and found Dell for a touchdown. With 6:37 left in the the second quarter it’s 10-7 Jaguars.
The Jags answered with a field goal. Trevor Lawrence (364 yards and a touchdown) was good today. He just missed Calvin Ridley for a touchdown catch on 3rd and 15. On the other hand the new Texans kicker missed a 50 yard attempt soon after.
The Texans led by one after a touchdown run by Stroud midway through the third quarter. Lawrence responded with by throwing a 1-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Ridley and hitting Ridley for the 2-point conversion to make it 21-14.
But McManus missed from 55 yards with seven minutes left. Stroud then orchestrated a 55-yard drive, capped by a 17-yard touchdown reception by Nico Collins, to cut the lead to 24-21 with just over five minutes to go.
Matt Ammendola’s 58-yard field goal attempt bounced off the crossbar with 34 seconds left. The Texans started their last drive of the day with promise. CJ ran for 17 yards and a defensive holding penalty helped get them down the field quickly. The Jaguars, Josh Allen had 2.5 sacks today and he sacked Stroud for a 15 yard loss. Even after that CJ managed to move the offense close enough for most kickers. Credit to Ammendola he kicked it straight enough.
Next week the Broncos come to Houston. I hope to see the defensive penalties go away. CJ Stroud(306 yards and two touchdowns) deserves a short field to operate. Have a great week.