Houston, September 10 – The Houston Texans had an extraordinary second half in their opening game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans are tied for second place in the AFC South Division. They’re only one game back from the lead in the division. Clearly, this year will be THE YEAR for the Texans! It’ll be fun to watch!!!!!!!
For a somewhat young team with inexperienced quarterbacks, the Houston Texans did a superb job holding the Jaguars to 10 points during the second half. The Texans scored a great touchdown on a piercing throw from star quarterback Deshaun Watson who shot the ball into the hands of DeAndre Hopkins with only 9:09 left in the third quarter, an amazing 4 yard touchdown. It was a superb way to begin the NFL season and show the rest of the league what’s to come from the great Houston Texans team.
Watson passed for 12 completions, 1 touchdown, and only 1 interception. He suffered only four sacks during the second half which was a marked improvement over the two more sacks his predecessor had had. Watson also averaged 8 yards per carry in rushing.
Houston’s star running back Lamar Miller averaged 3.8 yards per carry and no fumbles. His consistency obviously paid off in spades during the second half of the football game.
Hopkins was the leading pass receiver in the game from both teams.
Houston’s Ka’imi Fairbairn didn’t miss any field goal attempts and was perfect in points after touchdown(s). Jacksonville’s kicker missed a field goal attempt and could not brag about the perfection Fairbairn achieved during the game.
Amazing kick returner Tyler Ervin had the longest kick return in the entire game at 24 yards, almost one-quarter of the entire football field. Ervin must have been quite tired after that amazing run.
The Texans’ punter Shane Lechler out-punted Jacksonville’s Brad Nortman 5 punts to 4. Meanwhile, Houston’s defense caused the suffering of 10 less sacks than Jacksonville. The Texans defense held Jacksonville to a tie during the third quarter.