The Jacksonville Jaguars started a winning streak when they beat the Houston Texans 24-21 in Week 12. After losing to the San Francisco 49ers a couple weeks ago, they've now won two in a row. One big reason for the Jags' recent success is Trevor Lawrence, who's had a couple of outstanding performances.
Against the Texans, Lawrence went 23-of-38 yards for 364 yards with one passing touchdown, a rushing touchdown, and an interception. Had his receivers been able to come down with a couple of deep passes, he would've crossed the 400-yard mark. Either way, the third-year quarterback did more than enough to help the Jags win a crucial game.
With that in mind, here are three things that stood out in Trevor Lawrence's outing in Jacksonville's rematch game against Houston.
Trevor Lawrence shrugged off the interception vs. the Texans
Lawrence generally made good decisions against Houston. His lone pick was the result of Texans safety Jalen Pitre pulling tight end Evan Engram, and not getting flagged for pass interference. Cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. took advantage of the opportunity to pick off the pass Lawrence intended for Engram.
Instead of questioning the officiating, Lawrence praised the Texans for making a play. noting that plays won't always get called. He also credited the Jaguars for recovering after the turnover.
"I think there was definitely some contact there but you've got to play the game," Lawrence told the media after the game. "There's things that happened. Stingley made a great play. He was actually covering other guys, he was covering Calvin, and we got what we wanted."
"Number five [Jalen Pitre], maybe grabbed a little cloth there, and held him up and they got the pick. They made a great play. And we got to bounce back from this thing, so we were able to fortunately, because that could've been a big momentum swing, and we were able to find a way to win the game," Lawrence said.
The past two weeks, Lawrence has only thrown a combined two interceptions. The first eight games of the season, he had six picks and seven lost fumbles. It's a small sample but he's doing a better job of holding onto the ball.