• Tiffany Rigby

Texans runs past Jags 37-21

Houston, TX- The Houston Texans started off their season by defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars with a final score of 37-21.



The game’s momentum took a shift towards the end of the first half when Texans defensive back's Justin Reid and Vernon Hargreaves came up with interceptions off of Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence. In the final 62 seconds of the half, the Texans scored 10

points to extend a 17-7 lead to 27-7.



The Texans defense wound up with a total of three interceptions off of Lawrence. Lawrence had

thrown his first career touchdown pass earlier in the second quarter to bring the Jags a 14-7

score, but the two interceptions following that score helped give the Texans the upper hand in

the game.



Quarterback Tyrod Taylor played a steady game, throwing for nearly 300 yards with two

touchdown passes and no interceptions. He also rushed for almost 50 yards. Brandin Cooks led Texans receivers with five receptions for 132 yards, including a 52-yard haul late in the first half which set up Taylor’s pass to former The Woodlands High School star Danny Amendola with under 10 seconds left in the second quarter.



Mark Ingram led the Texans’ rushing attack with a touchdown and 85 yards


The Texans will now take their 1-0 record on the road next Sunday in Cleveland against the

Browns.


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