Texans-Jaguars Capsule

Texans-Jaguars Capsule
December 4, 2013, 12:33 pm
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HOUSTON (2-10) vs. JACKSONVILLE (3-9)

Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network

OPENING LINE - Texans by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 2-10, Jacksonville 4-8

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 13-10

LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Texans 13-6, Nov. 24, 2013

LAST WEEK - Texans lost to Patriots 34-31; Jaguars beat Browns 32-28

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 32, Jaguars No. 29

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (14), PASS (13)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (20), PASS (2)

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (23)

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (29), PASS (23)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Houston and Jacksonville playing for second time in 11 days. ... Texans WR Andre Johnson caught two passes for 36 yards in first meeting, game in which Houston finished with season-low 218 yards. ... RB Ben Tate said he felt bad for city following loss, and Johnson called it ''lowest point'' in his NFL career. ... Texans have dropped 10 in row, franchise record. ... With coach Gary Kubiak's job security already in question, another loss to woeful Jaguars might seal his fate. ''I've got too many other people to worry about and things to worry about,'' Kubiak said. ''I don't worry about myself.'' Kubiak was sidelined by mini-stroke last month, returned to coaching Nov. 17. ... Jaguars have swept season series against Texans just twice (2005, 2009) in 11 years. ... Jaguars have won three of last four, modest turnaround after starting 0-8. ... Jacksonville has lost six in row at home. Last victory at EverBank Field came Nov. 25, 2012, against Tennessee. ... This is first of three straight home games for Jacksonville. ... Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew has 828 yards rushing and 11 TDs in 12 career games against Texans. ... Jaguars QB Chad Henne has won three of last four starts against AFC South teams. ... Jaguars have held last four opponents under 100 yards rushing, something franchise hasn't done since 2007.

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