Division games are never easy, so even though the Jacksonville Jaguars are favorites heading into their Week 3 bout against the Houston Texans, it can't be considered a guaranteed win. Just last week, it looked like the Jags stacked up favorably against the Kansas City Chiefs at home but ended up losing. It's true that the Texans aren't nearly as good as the defending Super Bowl champions but that doesn't mean Jacksonville can take it easy on them.
That said, the Jaguars have several things going for them in Week 3. The Texans offensive line doesn't look great and cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. has already been ruled out for the game. However, Houston, led by a promising C.J. Stroud and defensive end Will Anderson Jr. will give their all in Sunday. With that in mind, here are four questions Jaguars fans are asking heading into the game, chosen from the Black and Teal's Facebook page:
No. 4 question Jaguars fans are asking: Will Jacksonville have a more balanced offensive plan?
Do you think our offensive game plan will be more balanced this week against the Texans or are we going to keep with the heavy air attack? Via Thomas Vanderpol
The Jaguars tried to establish the run early in Week 2 but it didn't work, so they drifted away from it and leaned on Trevor Lawrence. In the opener, they had more success but the offensive line couldn't consistently open lanes. The few big gains they got were due to Travis Etienne's big play capability.
In the end, Jacksonville totaled 18 rushing attempts versus the Chiefs. The game before, they had 35. Given that the Texans' defensive front isn't nearly as good as the Chiefs, it's reasonable to think the Jags will put an emphasis on running the ball early in the game and have success.