Jaguars vs. Texans: 5 bold predictions, including Calvin Ridley going off in Week 12

• The Jaguars will play the Houston Texans in Week 12

• The winner will hold the No. 1 place in the AFC South

• Here are 5 predictions for the game

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) rushes for yards during the second quarter an
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley (0) rushes for yards during the second quarter an / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union / USA
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No. 3 The Jaguars defense will stymie Devin Singletary and Dameon Pierce in Week 12

The Jaguars had no answer for running back Christian McCaffrey in Week 12, letting him run for 95 yards and catch six passes for 47 yards. That was an outlier though, as they've excelled at taking away the run throughout most of the season. Following the loss to the San Francisco 49ers, defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell saw that the team you saw that day were imposters.

Caldwell wasn't lying, Jacksonville limited Derrick Henry to a paltry 36 yards in Week 11. Granted, Henry isn't nearly as dominant as he was in the previous year, but that doesn't diminish the accomplishment. In Week 12, the Jags will face the tandem of Devin Singletary and Dameon Pierce. Pierce missed time with an ankle injury but he should be back in the mix Sunday.

Regardless of who gets the bigger workload against the Jags, the Texans will finish with fewer than 50 rushing yards.

No. 3 Josh Allen will have 2 sacks vs. the Texans, the Jaguars will tally 4 as a group

The Jaguars pass rush has come to life in recent weeks. The Niners' game notwithstanding, they've done a good job of bringing the heat, even if their sack totals don't reflect it. Outside linebacker Josh Allen, in particular, has had just 0.5 sacks the past two games. Yet, he ranks in the top 10 among pass rushers in terms of win and pressure rate.

Against the Texans though, he'll have a multi-sack game, his fourth one of the year. Travon Walker will also keep showing progress in his development and contribute with another. Linebacker Foyesade Oluokun, who's recently been in a stride will also take quarterback C.J. Stroud once.