3 things the Jaguars did to blow out the Texans, 29-7

Posted September 11, 2017

But as Texans defensive end J.J. Watt continues to raise more than $30 million for Harvey relief, and the city became "Houston Strong", two weeks later, Space City is now basking in blue skies. Nearly immediately, the Jaguars ruled him out for the game. He'll line up all over the field to exploit the best matchups and avoid double teams, which means that any one of the Jaguars somewhat shaky offensive line, which saw its projected starting left tackle (Branden Albert) released after he attempted to retire in the preseason, could be on the spot. The game is taking place in Houston, Texas, which is still reeling from a devastating hurricane that has still left some areas flooded. Expect Robinson to have to take on Clowney, Watt and Mercilus at different times.

Leonard Fournette had the best debut by a Jacksonville Jaguars running back in franchise history.

Quaterback Derek Carr marked his return from a broken leg with three touchdown passes, as the Oakland Raiders defeated Tennessee 26-16. They don't want to play from behind and allow J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and Jadeveon Clowney to abandon the run and get after him. Those cheers quickly turned to boos.

The win came at a cost, though.

This is not the way Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson wanted to start his contract season. The Jacksonville offense put up less than 20 points per game in 2016 as Blake Bortles took a step backwards. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has been quick to pull the trigger when his quarterback is slumping and with Watson waiting in the wings, Savage won't get much time to prove himself.

Really the difference in the first half was the great pressure by the Jaguars front-seven.

The 31-year-old, who played his college football at the University of Miami, was originally selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round (50th pick overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

The Jaguars, though, answered.

Fournette carried 17 times for 56 yards in the first half, and carried only three times in the third quarter.

Here are three takeaways from Jacksonville's first victory of the year. Defensively, the Jags will look to Calais Campbell, Paul Posluszny and Myles Jack to head up a front seven for Jacksonville's defense that finished 6th in the National Football League last season, allowing just 321.7 yards of total offense per game previous year.