There are three matchups that will be key for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jacksonville Jaguars last played on October 25 and will take on the Houston Texans in Week 9. Both teams have identical 1-6 records and one of them will come out of the game with their second win of the year.
The Jaguars’ only victory of the year came in the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts. The Texas lone win coincidentally came against this Jacksonville in Week 5. In that game, quarterback Gardner Minshew II completed 31 of 39 passes for no touchdowns and zero interceptions. However, he lost one of the team’s two fumbles. Running back James Robinson lost the other one.
The Jaguars ended up losing the game 14-30. If they want to win this time around they will have to get the running game going, this is especially important because Minshew is out with a thumb injury and rookie quarterback Jake Luton will start in his place.
On the bright side, the Texans defense ranks 30th in points and yards allowed. If the Jaguars can put together some nice drive, avoid turning the ball over and make enough stops on defense, they will have a chance to beat Houston. For that to happen, Jacksonville needs to win these three matchups.