2019 NFL – Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans taking place? Sunday 15th September, 2019 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans taking place? NRG Stadium, Houston

What is the expected weather for Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans? 23c with some clouds above

What television channel is Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Jacksonville Jaguars 3-20 Houston Texans

THE TEAM NEWS

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

  • Jacksonville struggled to cope with the Kansas offense and were not helped by the early ejection of LB Myles Jack in their contest and face another tricky test as they travel to AFC South rivals Houston.
  • Jaguars QB Nick Foles will miss some significant time after he suffered a broken clavicle on his Jacksonville debut last week with rookie Gardner Minshew set to fill in under center for the time being.
  • The Jaguars also traded for Josh Dobbs from Pittsburgh Steelers to provide further support in the position whilst there are injury concerns over DE Yannick Ngakoue and DL Calais Campbell heading into Week 2.

HOUSTON TEXANS

  • Houston suffered an agonising defeat when New Orleans kicked a 58-yard field goal as time expired in their Week 1 contest but will take a lot from that impressive performance as they host Jacksonville in their first home game of the season.
  • The Texans struggled to protect QB Deshaun Watson against the Saints and he was forced to leave the field twice nursing a back injury but his availability for this week does not seem to be in doubt after he participated fully in Wednesday’s practice.
  • One worrying sign on the injury report was the inclusion of stud WR DeAndre Hopkins who was a limited participant with a rib issue but it would be a surprise if he did not suit-up for the Texans here.

THE PREDICTION

Houston were left heartbroken against New Orleans after a great effort in the Superdome came to nothing when they were defeated as time expired. They did show some good signs in that game and now face a Jacksonville side that struggled last week and the Texans could bounce back here by winning comfortably. The Jaguars will have a rookie QB under center who would not have been expecting to play this early in his career and this road game could prove too much for him to handle.

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