2. The Jaguars defense finally came undone against the Texans
The Jaguars' defense kept the team afloat the first two games of the season. In the opener, they made a few key stops in the second half that helped the offense put enough points on the scoreboard to get on top. In Week 2, they limited the Kansas City Chiefs' potent attack to just six games in the first half. Trevor Lawrence and the offense couldn't capitalize on the opportunity but it's fair to say that the defense didn't do their part. This week, they couldn't come through.
For the first time in the season, the Jaguars' defense gave more than 30 points. Early in the third quarter, the score was still a manageable 17-10 but the offense couldn't score and the defense couldn't stop the Texans' offense, led by rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud. Granted, special teams also gave a touchdown, a return by fullback Andrew Beck, but the other 30 points solely fall on the defense.
What's more frustrating is that the Texans dominated at the line of scrimmage despite the fact that they were without several starters, including left tackle Laremy Tunsil. Left guard Kendrick Green just joined the team a couple weeks ago, so nobody would've been surprised if he had struggled. Instead, he held his own and did a solid job of protecting Stroud.
To make matters worse, the Jaguars didn't get to Stroud even once. They were manhandled in the trenches and the Ohio State product had more than enough time to torch the secondary, which also failed to come up with any big play