The Jacksonville Jaguars entered Week 3 as an 8-point favorite and rightfully so. On paper, they were the superior team and the Houston Texans were without key starters, such as left tackle Laremy Tunsil and linebacker Denzel Perryman. But in the end, the Texans got to work and left EverBank Stadium with the win.
Regardless of how the rest of the season plays out, this loss will sting for a while. The Jags had a prime opportunity to dispose of their division foes and strengthen their hold of the AFC South. Instead, they came crashing down and showed they're not nearly as good as they were projected to be before the start of the 2023 season.
Of course, football is a team sport and several players contributed to the loss. With that in mind, here are five Jaguars who were underwhelming against the Houston Texans in Week 3.
No. 5 Jaguars player who contributed to the loss vs. the Texans: Jamal Agnew
Nobody will deny that return specialist Jamal Agnew can have a huge impact on special teams. That said, he's made several questionable mistakes in recent weeks. Against the Texans, he fumbled a catch that could have helped the Jaguars put points on the scoreboard before halftime.
Houston recovered the fumble and went on to make a field goal, which increased their lead to 17-0. Agnew had an increased role on offense because wide receiver Zay Jones is currently dealing with a knee injury. Following his costly fumble, the coaching staff may need to consider giving opportunities to someone else.