3 Jaguars players who cooked, 2 who burnt out in Week 12 crucial win vs. the Texans

• The Jaguars went to NRG Stadium in Week 12 and came out with a win

• It wasn't easy, but the Jags showed they can win close games

• Here are 3 players who made the win possible, and 2 who struggled.

Nov 26, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (7).
Nov 26, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (7). / Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 2 Jaguars player who cooked vs. the Texans in Week 12: Trevor Lawrence, QB

For the second game in a row, Trevor Lawrence got good protection. He once again took advantage of it, going 23-of-28 for 383 yards with one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown, and an interception. The pick wasn't his fault though. Safety Jalen Pitre should've been flagged for a blatant pass interference infraction. He wasn't, and cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. got ahead of tight end Evan Engram to get the interception.

Leaving the interception aside, Lawrence had a pretty good game. He wasn't afraid to take deep shots, and had four completions of 40+ yards, becoming the first quarterback since 2000 to achieve such a feat. The former Clemson Tiger also set a new career high for yards per attempt in a game, posting a 9.6 average against the Texans. All things considered, this was one of the best games of Lawrence's young career.

No. 2 Jaguars who burnt out vs. the Texans in Week 12: Darious Williams, CB

Cornerback Darious Williams was playing at a Pro Bowl level early in the season, registering three interceptions in a three-game stretch. While he still leads the league in passes defensed, he hasn't been nearly as good in recent weeks.

In Week 12, Williams struggled to cover rookie wide receiver Tank Dell when he was assigned to him. He got a big break when a Dell completion was wiped out by an illegal shift penalty. In his defense, the Jaguars' secondary struggled to defend C.J. Stroud, but it would've been good to see him make a play or two on a day when the Texans had no trouble moving the ball.