Jaguars beat Houston 29-7 in season opener

September 11 00:12 2017

The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming from a 13-7 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the final preseason game. It appeared the odds were stacked against the Jaguars as they walked into a Houston stadium filled to the brim with emotion.

Ivory pitched in with 42 rushing yards.

Few have. McCray never had more than six sacks in any of his other five seasons. The Texans had 25 total yards on offense midway through the second quarter.

He then became a consistent force along the Cardinals’ defensive line and demonstrated great versatility, like in 2011 when he posted 71 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, an interception and 10 passes defended. We’ve got a whole bunch of them – 20 (himself), 21 (Bouye), 93 (Campbell). And he did just that.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Cam Newton threw a pair of touchdown passes following San Francisco turnovers and the Carolina defense shut down Kyle Shanahan’s offense in his coaching debut. Have thoughts on how the Texans and Jaguars are performing? Texans LT Chris Clark replaced starter Kendall Lamm late in the first half. The score and a successful extra point attempt put the Jaguars up 19-0 just before halftime.

The 10 sacks for the Jaguars were the first double-digit total for an National Football League team since Washington had as much against Jacksonville in 2014 and the first ever for the franchise. At the same time, as analyst Troy Aikman pointed out, the Seahawks were probably stripped of two TDs by questionable officiating decisions.

“That’s a guy that does it the right way all the time, each year”, Ngakoue said.

Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette (left), fending off. Yeldon is expected to serve a third-down role for the Jaguars once he’s healthy.

Although Watson had the elusiveness to get out of the pocket on a couple of occasions, the Jaguars were bringing the heat on the rookie forcing a couple of short throws. This win is the flawless way for the Jaguars to begin the season.

Fournette’s longest run was 17 yards, but it was his ability to elude potential tacklers at the line of scrimmage and avoid negative plays that was the key to his success.

With Hurricane Irma barreling north and Florida’s infrastructure endangered by the storm’s fury, Jaguars defensive lineman Calais Campbell said Sunday he wanted to give fans something to remember should the lights flicker out for a time. He also added three receptions for 24 yards.

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