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No one has to tell the players how important a victory would be. Defensively, the Jaguars are yielding 16.8 points and 338.2 total yards, 234.5 in passing and 103.8 in rushing per game.

When local hero J.J. Watt ran out onto the NRG Stadium field waving a Houston flag Sunday afternoon, the deafening roar that greeted him symbolized the gratitude of an entire flood-ravaged city. There will be turnovers, so the best play in the game might be a 50+ yard pick-six for the eventual victor. The Jags had a lot of young talent on the defense previous year and it's uncertain if they will show improvement this season. Jacksonville is better too, but as long as Blake Bortles is behind center the Texans will have the advantage in that matchup.

While the Jaguars promised that it would be the Leonard Fournette show and that Bortles wouldn't be asked to throw enough to tank the team with interceptions, it still looked like a disastrous season was on the way.

Fournette ran 26 times for 100 yards and a touchdown and also caught three passes for 24 yards in his National Football League debut.

When the Texans had the home crowd behind them last season they allowed an average of 87 yards a game opposed to what they give up on the road which is 108.2 yards a game. The Texans loss broke a six-game winning streak against their AFC South opponent.

"It's very important for all the guys in this room", running back Lamar Miller said.

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Fowler did just that, returning a Tom Savage fumble on a Yannick Ngakoue sack 47 yards for a touchdown just before halftime to give Jacksonville a 19-0 lead. Watt for most of the year.

Sunday's game against Jacksonville will be Watt's first since September 22 after his second back surgery forced him to miss the final 13 games of last season.

The game down in Houston was special for many reasons as it would provide a three-hour getaway for fans who were devastated by the flood water left by Hurricane Harvey when it made landfall two weeks ago and JJ Watt has raised over $30 million to help out fellow Houstonians rebuild. Expect Robinson to have to take on Clowney, Watt and Mercilus at different times.

The Houston Texans will be playing with heavy hearts though.

The Texans are solid on defense at every level, especially at linebacker. Watt. It doesn't matter who the Jaguars' offensive tackle is, Watt is likely to dominate him like he has Jacksonville tackles in the past.

"We came back and they used a bus because the airport was still shaky and some areas in Houston still were underwater", Ankou said.



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