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Texans improve to 2-0 with old school win over Jags

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You can call it a passing league if you want, but the Texans used a formula from bygone days to thrash the Jaguars.

Arian Foster and Ben Tate combined for 40 rushing attempts for 184 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Texans to a 27-7 road win.

They also played suffocating defense, holding the Jaguars to negative passing yards in the first half and just 117 total yards for the day.

Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert left the game late with a leg injury, the extent of which is not known. But he was an ugly 7-of-19 for 53 yards and a touchdown before yielding to backup Chad Henne.

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew had his moments in his first start after his holdout (Rashad Jennings was inactive with a knee problem), with 12 carries for 60 yards. But the Jags were so ineffective passing, thanks to the Texans swarming pass defense, that the Jags run game was kind of a moot point.

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6 Responses to “Texans improve to 2-0 with old school win over Jags”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 16, 2012 4:10 PM

    But the Jaguars are a rising team according to their fans. The rest of us knew better…relocate the Jaguars.

  2. texan1979 says: Sep 16, 2012 4:15 PM

    Gabert definitely looks better thsn last year. I thought he was irish jig dancin in 2011. Still no match for texans def.

  3. omeezyx says: Sep 16, 2012 4:18 PM

    Good win. Looks like its the same old jags

  4. apmn says: Sep 16, 2012 4:29 PM

    Texans v. Broncos next week is gonna be gooooood!

  5. cobibones13 says: Sep 16, 2012 4:58 PM

    The Jags run game was moot because they only gave MJD 3 carries in the whole 2nd half.

    Gabbert was playing like garbage, and MJD was successful in the 1st half getting over 4 yards a carry. So what does the coaching genius known as Mike Mularkey do? Let’s keep the ball out of the hands of the best guy on the team. That’ll do a lot of good.

  6. galvestontexans says: Sep 16, 2012 6:51 PM

    Good game Texans way to run all over them.
    #GoTexans

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