Led by Watson, the Texans Held on Against the Jaguars by a Tantalizing 27-25 Win

The Houston Texans held on against the Jacksonville Jaguars in a tantalizing victory of 27-25, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 in TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville. For the win, Deshaun Watson threw for 281 yards, and two touchdowns. The Texans also relied on a rushing game that produced 107 yards and one rushing touchdown.

Watson helped the Texans in this victory by attempting 32 passes and completing 19 of them. This led to a final QB production of 281 yards, no interceptions and two touchdowns for the game.

The ground game for the Texans saw David Johnson carrying the football 2 times, and Duke Johnson helping with rushing the ball 16 times. The two rushers produced 16 yards and 41 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Texans had Watson throwing the football to Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller as his most productive targets. Cooks caught three passes for a net gain of 83 yards. The secondary target (Fuller) caught five passes for a net contribution of 100 yards.

With one forced fumble, three tackles for loss and two sacks , the Texans got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.

Compared to Watson of the Texans, Jake Luton of the Jaguars threw for 304 yards with one touchdown, and one interception, completing 26 of 38 passes, for a 90.20 passer rating.

The Jaguars’ rushing game was led by Chris Thompson and James Robinson. For the game, Thompson carried the ball one time, rushed for three yards, and no touchdowns. Robinson supplemented and carried the ball a total of 25 times for a total of 99 yards. Meanwhile D.J. Chark Jr. and Chris Conley were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Jaguars. Chark Jr. caught seven passes from Luton for a total of 146 yards, while Conley contributed with 52 yards from seven passes.

For the game, the Jaguars defensive effort yielded one forced fumble, no tackles for loss and two sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

With the win, the Texans leave with a record of 2-6 for the season, while the Jaguars record for the season is now 1-7.