All concerns were put aside when hometown hero J.J. Watt took the field. "Can't play much worse".
"We've got a quick turnaround here so we've got a lot of film to watch, a lot of things to get caught up on", O'Brien said. The game will still be held at NRG Stadium however, and the energy should be electric. Houston rookie Deshaun Watson replaced Tom Savage at halftime of the Texans' 29-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. That starts with me.
Savage went 7 of 13 for 62 yards but was sacked six times and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.
Update (2:01 p.m. CT): After a couple of penalties gifted by the Jaguars to extend the drive (one negating an interception), Watson found DeAndre Hopkins for his first career touchdown pass. The physical nature of Fournette's 26 carries for 100 yards and one touchdown was the flawless introduction to what Jacksonville hopes is the new Jaguars. They haven't won an opener since 2011 against Tennessee, which also happens to be the last time they were over.500. Darby's ankle bent the wrong way as he was running in coverage with Washington tight end Jordan Reed, and he was carted off.
"We just weren't in synch", Savage said.
The Jaguars plan to be the team that gives as good as it gets in that respect.
Brown, a 32-year-old offensive tackle, hasn't reported to the Houston Texans throughout training camp and preseason, and in Week 1, it looked like the Texans needed him. Well it would help if the Texans were going to hold their spot atop the defensive mountain, just one year removed from leading the National Football League in total yardage against, giving up just 301.3 yards of total offense per game.
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But any momentum the Texans had was quickly squashed by the Jaguars when they went 75 yards in 10 plays and scored on the very next drive.
That's because Bortles - who didn't win the first-string job as much as backup Chad Henne failed to capture it - and his teammates kept their composure by driving 51 yards for a Jason Myers field goal.
Despite the opening match being played on Thursday, it fully began yesterday, with 12 games taking place.
As for who will get the starting nod is still in question.
"We knew it was going to be a insane atmosphere", Fowler said. The Texans have made the playoffs for two straight seasons under head coach Bill O'Brien, but that has more to do with their horrid division and the fact that somebody had to win it than it did his coaching ability.