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Houston Texans Final Score/Post-Game Recap: Texans 13, Jaguars 12

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Well, that’s three hours I’m not getting back.

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The first half pf Texans-Jaguars was a dour and unremarkable affair with both offenses struggling immensely. In fact, the only thing of interest that occurred was when Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey and Doug Marrone getting into a verbal altercation on the sideline.

Each team traded field goals before the Texans mismanaged the clock at the end of the half to deny themselves the chance to get into the end zone in favour of kicking a field goal.

The second half followed a similar trend until midway through the fourth quarter, Whitney Mercilus spun around the Jaguars’ offensive line on the way to a strip-sack of Gardner Minshew II. J.J. Watt fell on top of the ball to put the Texans in prime position to capitalize. It did not take Houston too long to cash in from that turnover with Deshaun Watson running in from two yards out to put the Texans up 13-3.

The Texans’ defense, however, clearly felt bad for taking the ball away from Minshew, so they proceeded to allow a 14 play, 68 yard touchdown drive with less than two minutes remaining to allow the Jaguars the opportunity to tie the game with the extra point. Doug Marrone was no coward though, and he called for a two-point conversion in an attempt to get the Jags the win. Minshew handed off to Leonard Fournette, but Fournette came up short. The Jaguars’ subsequent onside kick failed, and the Texans ran out the remaining 30 seconds to win 13-12.

That is all that should and needs to be said about this game. Go outside and free yourself from this fetid display of football.