The Houston Texans began their 2021 season with a formidable 37:21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday at dwelling.
Houston took the lead 14-0 in the first quarter. After a 40-yard pass from Taylor to Cooks, Ingram scored on a one-yard touchdown run to give the Texans a 7-0 lead with 6:39 in the first quarter.
After Josh Lambo missed a 55-yard field goal for the Jaguars on the next drive, the Texans took over on their own 45-yard line. Taylor started the series with a 17 yard pass to WR Chris Conley. A quick pass to TE Pharaoh Brown turned into a 25-yard win after the tight end broke through several Jaguars defenders to bring the Texans to the Jaguars’ 13-yard line. Three plays later, RB David Johnson caught a seven-yard pass to raise the Texans by 14 by the end of the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, Lawrence threw his first career NFL touchdown to TE Chris Manhertz. The Jaguars were 14-7 behind.
The Texans defense ended the Jaguars’ next two drives with takeaways as Reid and Hargreaves each defeated Lawrence in the second quarter. Slye added a 26-yard field goal after the second takeaway. Houston’s defense held Lawrence and the Jaguars without a first down until their next touchdown drive towards the end of the third quarter.
Houston would score again in the last minute of half with possession remaining. 25 seconds behind in the second quarter, Taylor threw a long pass at the Cooks on the sideline to set up the first and goal at the Jaguars eight-yard line. The newly signed WR Danny Amendola caught a touchdown pass in the next game.
Houston went into halftime at 27: 7.
Brown caught a 29-yard pass from Taylor on the second drive of the third quarter for Houston. On the next move, Ingram made a direct snap and passed the ball to Phillip Lindsay, who scored on a 5-yard touchdown run. The Texans took their biggest lead of the day, 34-7 ahead of the Jaguars.