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Texans 21, Jaguars 20 : Post-Game Recap/Final Score

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The Texans rally behind Tom Savage to overcome a 12 point deficit to edge out the Jaguars and remain atop the AFC South.

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We start as we usually do with the Texans’ offense, which did its usual shtick of being rather inept. The Jaguars’ defense countered by being endlessly harassed by Jadeveon Clowney, who had a sack and another tackle for a loss. The Jags did manage to move the ball well enough to tack on two field goals, one of which came off of a Brock Osweiler interception. Osweiler and the Texans’ next drive would prove similarly fated, with Osweiler throwing a pick that the Jaguars’ offense then converted into a TD through a Blake Bortles scrambled into the end zone.

After that second interception, Bill O’Brien made the decision to sit Brock Osweiler in favor of Tom Savage. While the results did not set the world alight, the Texans managed to get some points on the board due to a special teams mistake by the Jaguars in which they held a Texans player in the end zone, resulting in a safety for the Texans.

The Texans’ red zone problems would be their consistent failing in the first half after Savage drove 40 yards before settling for a field goal. The Texans ended the half on that note but came out in the second half with renewed vigor. The defense stood fast against the Jags’ offense. The Texans’ special teams were more accommodating, however, which led to a Marqise Lee 100 yard kickoff return for a TD to put the Jaguars up 20-8. The Texans’ offense was just beginning to hit its stride with four drives of 40+ yards, all of which resulted in points with the last one leading to the go-ahead touchdown. With Tom Savage at the helm, the offense moved with efficiency in the passing game and didn’t give the Jaguars any more opportunities to score off of turnovers. The Texans’ defense again held its own with Jadeveon Clowney, again wrecking havoc upon the Jaguars’ offensive line. One final attempt by the Jags led to a Blake Bortles interception by Quintin Demps, which sealed the Texans’ comeback and allowed Tom Savage to take a knee to give the Texans the victory after a Quentin Demps interception.

With that, the only question left to ask is: Have we begun the era of Tom Savage as the starting QB of the Texans? Regardless, it’s going to be an interesting week.

What say you of today’s game? Is Tom Savage here to save us all from the pestilence that is Brock Osweiler and Bill O’Brien? Is Jadeveon Clowney ‘‘STATZGUD’’ now? Let us know in the comments below.