The Jacksonville Jaguars take on their bitter rival the Houston Texans this Sunday in Houston. The Jaguar have lost 6 straight contests to the Texans, but a certain development this offseason will help the Jaguars efforts against the Texans on Sunday.
The Texans best offensive lineman, starting left tackle Duane Brown, has been holding out all offseason. It was expected that he would, at some point prior to the start of the season, return to the Texans, but to this point he hasn't. Brown recently said that he will play in 2017, but it appears that he won't play in week one.
So, what does that mean?
It means the most proven piece of the Texans offensive line won't suit up against the Jaguars. It means that in base packages Calais Campbell might have a HUGE advantage against the Texans presumed starter Kendall Lamm, who has only seven NFL starts to his name.
It means that in nickel situations Yannick Ngakoue and Dante Fowler will have some advantageous situations.
Still, the Jaguars pass rush has a lot to prove. In 2016 the team wasn't able to affect opposing QBs nearly enough.
This version of the Jaguars pass rush will have a decided edge against the Texans in week one. Will they be able to capitalize?
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