To me this is the last chance to stop the bleeding and salvage the season. 2 of the next 3 opponents are the Eagles and the Steelers and if you lose this game 4-6 or even 3-7 is a possibility. This is a MUST win game. The DL needs to dominate this game and good Blake HAS to show up. Watson puts up numbers but can be rattled and has been showing his flaws early this year. JJ Watt looks to be healthy and playing at a high level again and Clooney has been a wrecking ball. I don’t feel great about this one but I'll take the Jags.
Texans 10, Jaguars 13
I honestly don’t know what to think of this game. I have little to no confidence in either side of the ball. The offense is decimated with injuries and can’t seem to get out of their own way, while the defense looks like they are coaching playing on autopilot. My heart wants me to pick the jags to turn things around and come out in dominating fashion, but my mind is telling me the Texans come in here and handle business.
Texans 17, Jaguars 6
The Jaguars finally return home from one of the worst 2 game road skids in team history after being down a combined 44-0 at halftime in those outings. Jaguars need to get up early as there have been no lead changes any game in 2018. If a struggling offense can capture an early score, and give the defense a lead to defend they can prevail in the AFC South matchup. While Houston's offensive line is arguably the worst in the NFL, they have a QB who, while still susceptible to making mistakes, can make all the throws and can scramble out of the pocket and pick up yards on the ground. Jaguars are 3-0 against traditional "pocket" QBs and 0-3 against QBs who can hurt you with their feet. With a struggling Jaguars offense with players getting injured by the week, I have the Texans winning.
Texans 20, Jaguars 9
Jordan de Lugo
It looks like I'm the resident homer this week, but I have a strong feeling about this one. The Jaguars defense has struggled against some really good offensive lines this season in Dallas, Tennessee and Kansas City. The Texans offensive line is abysmal and will let up a ton of pressure in this one. The Jaguars defense will record at least five sacks and 10 QB hits in this one. On the other side of the ball Blake Bortles will show up big, as he usually does at home. This win will remind everyone why the Jaguars were a favorite to make it back to AFC title game.
Texans 9, Jaguars 27