4. James Robinson will register season-highs against the Texans.
Running back James Robinson is one of those players whose calm demeanor won’t allow him to make a fuss about not getting playing time. Nevertheless, the former Illinois State Redbird is a competitor, the kind that likes to be on the field for every single snap.
One of Meyer’s shortcomings was his inability to use Robinson like the top 10 running back that he is, and instead of featuring him on offense, he relegated him to a limited role. With the former head coach out of the picture, the sophomore should see a surge in playing time and should have no trouble getting over 18 carries (his season-high) and going over 150 rushing yards against a Texans’ defense that ranks dead last in rushing yards allowed and 31st in rushing touchdowns surrendered.
5. Trevor Lawrence will tie his season-high in TDs vs. the Texans.
Such is life. Trevor Lawrence threw three touchdowns against the Texans in the season opener and that was the last time in 2021 that he threw for more than one. Since Week 1, the former Clemson Tiger has thrown just six touchdowns.
Lawrence told the media Thursday he feels the team found clarity and direction after the firing of Meyer. The Jaguars should use that newly-found clarity to put points on the scoreboard against the Texans. The rookie passer hasn’t had the support he’s supposed to have from the coaching staff and has hardly ever been in a position to succeed. Interim head coach Darrell Bevell will try to reverse that in the remainder of the 2021 season.