Rapid Reaction: Texans 30, Jaguars 17

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by NewsGrabber, Dec 1, 2008.

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  1. NewsGrabber

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    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky HOUSTON - Hope is in short supply for the two teams that squared off Monday night at Reliant Stadium. There is little that can make up for expectations this season they've missed by miles rather than yards.

    But one team gets to leave Reliant Stadium feeling good, believing it can build something lasting in the final month of the season. One team holds third place in the AFC South behind two clubs thatÂ*may be destined for big things in the playoffs.

    That team is the Houston Texans, which won their first Monday Night Football game, topping Jacksonville 30-17. The Texans are now 4-1 against the Jaguars when they wear their red jerseys on what they call Battle Red Day. It's hard to imagine they'll ever wear anything else against them.

    At 5-7, the TexansÂ*are ahead of the 4-8 Jaguars. As Houston moves ahead, it expect to have starting quarterback, Matt Schaub, back in place after a four-game layoff with a knee injury.

    That is a lot more than the Jaguars, who looked to give up late, have to look forward to.

    Through 10 games, the Texans gave up an average of 28.7 points a game, a total that made their ability to move the ball on offense less relevant.

    But last week they made a concerted effort to be more aggressive defensively and won in Cleveland 16-6. Monday they kept at it -- they got three sacks from Mario Williams, forced three turnovers, mounted a successful goal-line stand and held a division rival to a field goal while the result was still up in the air.

    The first of Jacksonville's two touchdown came with 2:11 left and the game well in hand

    That's nearly two full games for the Texans without allowing a touchdown. Maybe it's the start of something new.

    Even if it's not, even if it's more a commentary on the state of the Jags, don'tÂ*you think the Texans wish they'd decided to force the issue and play a little more assertively on defense sooner?

  2. Yossarian

    Yossarian I am Him.

    Texans officially handing the cellar keys to the Jags?
  3. Eddyc85

    Eddyc85 Go Bucks!

    Jacksonville more like Jokesonville, am I right?
  4. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

    giving up like a French assault team, LA Kittie-Kitties yeah that's the ticket
  5. LT21Titans27

    LT21Titans27 Tebow Apostle

    Two of my friends are Jags fan, I am looking forward to talking to them tomorrow :)
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