Brock Osweiler will throw for more than 100 yards: FACT
When they played the Jaguars in early November, the Texans managed to win handily despite their quarterback only throwing for a meager 99 yards. It’s a strategy that has worked out well for every team facing the Jaguars this season – don’t make any mistakes, don’t force any throws, and just wait for the Jaguars to hand you the win. Blake Bortles in particular has been the opposing team’s MVP on multiple occasions thanks to some timely turnovers at key times.
Going back to Osweiler, he’s been a massive disappointment considering the contract he signed this offseason and the expectations levied on him. He’s only throwing for a little over 200 yards a game, and his 14:14 TD:INT ratio is one of the worst in the NFL (for comparison, Bortles sits at 21:15).
Knowing who he is, the Texans have essentially gameplanned around Brock’s deficiencies and it’s been working for the most part. Still, it’s hard to see them getting away with another game where he can’t break the triple digit yardage mark through the air. The Jacksonville pass defense looked awful last week against Sam Bradford and the Vikings, and it’s reasonable to expect the secondary to get beat every once in a while. Brock flirts with 250 through the air on Sunday.