As the Monday Night Football loss in New Orleans fades from memory, your Houston Texans are looking ahead to this week’s divisional match-up against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This looked to be an exciting game with Nick Foles facing off against the phenom, Deshaun Watson, but then this happened. The loss of Foles rocked the Jaguars’ fan base, but both fans are reportedly shaking it off and moving on.
The Houston Texans scored on their final drive on Monday night against the New Orleans Saints with just 2 plays, taking only 13 seconds off the clock. Did they score too soon?
With the game on the line Monday night against the New Orleans Saints, the Houston Texans were down 21-27 with had 50 seconds left and no timeouts. They actually scored within two plays, giving Drew Brees and the Saints the ball back with 37 seconds left and one final timeout. This proved to be too much time for the Saints, as they drove down the field and were able to win the game on a 58-yard kick by Wil Lutz.
This has led many to ask whether the Texans scored too soon, however it’s not fair to ask this question. For starters, you have to take the points when you can, but the reason why it’s not fair is that many are forgetting how brilliant it was that the Texans were even able to score in such a predicament.
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Some facts for you to chew on before Sunday’s game at NRG Stadium:
- This game marks the 33rd time the division opponents have squared off, with Houston holding a 20-12 lead over the Jags in the series.
- Houston has won the last two meetings. Based on Week One, that streak should extend that lead to three straight wins.
- Houston head coach Bill O’Brien is 8-2 against the Jaguars, while Jags coach Doug Marrone is 2-3 against his buddy’s team.
- Without Nick Foles under center, the Jaguars are forced to turn to rookie QB Gardner Minshew, who put up 275 yards against the Chiefs last week in an all-out effort to keep from getting blown out by Kansas City. Unfortunately for the Jags, they still got blown out.
- Minshew completed 22 of 25 passes last week, connecting on his first 13 passes, an NFL record for a rookie debut.