The Houston Texans will attempt to end their four game losing streak in a Week 5 match against the 1-3 Jacksonville Jaguars.
After the most eventful week in franchise history with the firing of Bill O’Brien on Monday, the Houston Texans (0-4) will look to capture their first victory of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Texans’ AFC South counterparts come into NRG Stadium following a 33-25 defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Jaguars are currently 1-3 on the season, 0-2 on the read entering Week 5.
In their previous game, the Texans still struggled heavily with stopping the run. Behind Dalvin Cook, who accounted for 130 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Houston allowed 162 yards on the ground during their 31-24 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings.
The daunting task of stopping the run would not get any easier against the Jaguars and James Robinson. The rookie running back out of Illinois State received Offensive Rookie of the Month honors for September — after recording 285 yards (4.8 AVG) on 60 carries, to go along with 3 touchdowns through his first four games.
Roberson’s best performance came during the Jaguars’ 33-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans. He recorded a career-best 102 yards on 16 attempts.
Interim head coach Romeo Crennel said the goal for Sunday’s game is to find consistency on both sides of the ball, but none more so than on offense.
Houston has had their fair share of struggles on offense so far this season. They are currently 25th in total yards (1,310) and limited by a nonexistent run game since Week 2. The Texans come into Sunday’s game ranked last in rushing yards, averaging 73.5 yards per game.
With O’Brien out, it is going to be interesting to see if there will be a change in Houston’s offense. Crennel announced that Tim Kelly, Houston’s offensive coordinator, will retrieve his role as the Texans’ primary play-caller.
Texans 30 Jaguars 17
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