Texans miss last-minute field goal, Jaguars survive Week 12 bout: 3 observations

• The Jaguars disposed of the Texans in Week 12

• The outcome wasn't always clear but the Jags came on top

• Here are 3 observations from the well-earned win

Nov 26, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) looks for an open
Nov 26, 2023; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud (7) looks for an open / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Trevor Lawrence, Josh Allen were huge for the Jaguars in win vs. the Texans

It's true that the Jaguars couldn't capitalize on opportunities but they had a handful of great individual performances. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley made up for his drop in the end zone by hauling in five receptions for 89 yards with one touchdown. He also caught the two-point conversion that gave Jacksonville a temporary 21-14 lead. Similarly, Christian Kirk finished the bout with four catches for 89 yards.

Trevor Lawrence went 23-of-38 for 364 yards with one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown, and an interception. The pick wasn't his fault though. In the third quarter, Lawrence threw a pass to tight end Evan Engram, but safety Jalen Pitre grabbed him and got ahead of him to make the play. He should've been called for pass interference but he didn't, and the refs granted the Texans the interception.

Leaving the interception aside, Lawrence became the first quarterback since 2000 to register four completions of 40+ yards in a game since 2000, per Ed Werder of ESPN. However you look at it, that's a great feat, one you wouldn't think it would take 23 years to accomplish.

On defense, outside linebacker Josh Allen came up clutch with a huge sack late in the fourth quarter. The former first-round pick totaled 2.5 sacks and three quarterback hits.

On a day in which the Jaguars' defense couldn't slow down C.J. Stroud, he deserves lots of praise for making a big play with the game on the line.

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