Texans get 1st win, 30-14 over Jags

Texans get 1st win, 30-14 over Jags

Deshaun Watson threw for a season-high 359 yards and three touchdowns and the Houston Texans received their first win of the season with a 30-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday within the wake of coach Invoice O’Brien’s firing.

O’Brien, who was additionally the final supervisor, was let go on Monday after the Texans fell to 0-4 final weekend. Romeo Crennel was named interim coach and at 73 he grow to be the oldest coach in NFL historical past, passing Corridor of Famer George Halas, who was 72 in his final recreation with the Bears in 1967.

The Texans led 23-14 after a area purpose with about 7½ minutes to go and received the ball again when Jacob Martin sacked Gardner Minshew and compelled a fumble. It was recovered by Whitney Mercilus, who fumbled on the return, however the Texans pounced on the ball to maintain it.

Houston (1-4) pushed the result in 30-14 when Watson discovered Brandin Cooks on a 28-yard landing cross on fourth-and-4 with about 5 minutes remaining.

The Jaguars (1-4), who have been lacking three defensive starters due to accidents, have dropped 4 in a row since their season-opening win towards Indianapolis. Minshew threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns within the loss.

The Texans have been capable of overcome two interceptions by Watson by benefiting from two fumbles by the Jaguars. These have been the primary turnovers pressured by the Texans all season.

Houston additionally performed significantly better towards the run within the first recreation underneath Crennel, a former defensive coordinator. They entered the sport permitting an NFL-worst 181.8 yards a recreation, however restricted the Jaguars to 75 on Sunday.

Cooks had a season-high 161 yards receiving and David Johnson additionally had his finest recreation of the 12 months with 96 yards speeding.

The Texans pushed their three-point halftime result in 13-7 with a area purpose early within the third quarter and have been driving once more later within the third when Sidney Jones intercepted Watson for the second time. He returned it 48 yards and would have possible scored if Watson didn’t sort out him.

Jacksonville was unable to money in on the error, as rookie operating again James Robinson fumbled after taking a direct snap on fourth down from the Houston 10 and it was recovered by J.J. Watt.

Watson then led a 90-yard drive capped by a 19-yard TD throw to Will Fuller to increase the result in 20-7 early within the fourth.

Minshew threw a 4-yard cross to rookie Collin Johnson on fourth-and-4 for a rating to chop the result in 20-14 with about 10 minutes remaining. Chris Conley had a 51-yard reception earlier within the drive to get the Jaguars in scoring place.

Houston led 3-0 early within the second quarter when Minshew threw a 13-yard landing cross to Keelan Cole to place the Jaguars on prime.

Darren Fells received in entrance of the protection and was vast open for a 44-yard catch-and-run that made it 10-7 later within the second.

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The Jaguars had an opportunity to tie the sport earlier than halftime, however Stephen Hauschka missed two area targets within the final 37 seconds of the second quarter. He missed from 24 yards first when his kick sailed vast left.

Jones intercepted Watson on the subsequent play and Hauschka received one other likelihood on the final play of the quarter. However his attempt from 49 yards was brief to go away Houston up 10-7.

Hauschka, who was signed final week, is the fourth kicker the Jaguars have utilized in a recreation this season.


Jacksonville WR D.J. Chark injured his ankle within the fourth quarter.


Jaguars: Host the Lions subsequent Sunday.

Texans: Go to the Titans on Sunday.

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