The Texans allowed an opening drive touchdown to the Jaguars, and then it went all downhill from there. The Jaguars, who can clinch the AFC South with a win next week against the Tennessee Titans, had nothing to play for, but proved that they are worthy of a division title.
The Jags scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead to halftime.
Then, another touchdown in the 3rd quarter made it 28-0. A lone Ka’imi Fairbairn field goal prevented a shutout, but how much of a victory is that at this point in the season?
With the loss, the Texans can clinch the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. A win and a Chicago Bears loss would give the Texans the No. 2 pick, which shouldn’t really matter given that the two teams might be looking for different positions at the top of the draft in April.
The Texans’ nightmare of a season ends next Sunday with a visit to the Indianapolis Colts. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 noon.