The Jaguars continue to do things they haven’t done in years. They checked off another box Sunday by clinching a playoff berth with a dominating 45-7 victory over the Texans.
It’s their first playoff berth since 2007.
Jacksonville, though, can accomplish much more. The Jaguars last won the division title in 1999 when they went 14-2 in the AFC Central, so that is next on their to-do list.
The Jaguars, now 10-4, are looking more and more like a title contender every week, having won seven of their past eight games.
The Texans failed to put up much of a fight.
The Jaguars defense did what the Jaguars defense does, especially against the Texans this season. Jacksonville also dominated the Texans in Week 1, winning 29-7, with 10 sacks, four takeaways and a defensive score.
Calais Campbell, who had four sacks in the season opener, had two more Sunday. He has 14.5 this season, with six coming against Houston.
Blake Bortles had a great day, completing 21 of 29 passes for 326 yards with three touchdowns and a 143.8 passer rating. The Jaguars didn’t miss receiver Marqise Lee, who left in the first half with an ankle injury, as Keelan Cole caught seven passes for 186 yards and a touchdown and Jaydon Mickens had four receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown.
The Jaguars led 31-0 at halftime as they coasted to their biggest margin of victory this season. Jacksonville beat Baltimore 44-7 in Week 3.