Jaguars vs Texans: 5 questions ahead of Week 1 of the regular season

Houston Texans players take the field (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 and Jaguars middle linebacker Myles Jack #44 (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) /

There’s no better way to find out how someone thinks than right out asking them. That’s why the B&T staff ventured into enemy territory and asked ToroTimes site expert Aarron Van Buren what his thoughts were on the Jacksonville Jaguars Week 1 matchup versus the Houston Texans.

Heading into Sunday, the Jaguars are a 3-point favorite. Nevertheless, there’s no such thing as an easy game in the NFL, and a matchup that looks favorable at first sight has a chance to turn into a blowout if you underestimate your opponent. It’s true that the Jags beat the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason finale but they lost their previous two games, so they shouldn’t go into the game thinking it will be an automatic win.

The Texans may not be at full force with quarterback Tyrod Taylor getting the starting nod over Deshaun Watson. Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer met with the local media on Monday and praised Taylor.

"It’s gonna be Tyrod their quarterback we’ve studied, we went all the way back and study some of the things he’s done in the past as well, very talented quarterback."

Keep in mind that Houston swept the Jaguars last season. They only managed to win four games but two of those were against Jacksonville. Also, the matchup will be at NRG Stadium, so the Texans will enjoy a home-field advantage.

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On the other hand, if the Jaguars manage to stop the Texans’ running game and force the Virginia Tech product into making mistakes, Jacksonville could win their first game in a season. Without further ado, here are five questions Mr. Van Buren was kind enough to answer.