The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Houston Texans in Week 2. The Texans proved nothing has changed, it is all the same.
And here are just five of the lessons that we learned.
1. The Texans are the cream of the division
The Texans are the best team in the AFC South. Their sole competition may come from a team that has a new coach, new offensive system, and a new quarterback. And this team isn't the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jaguars are 0-2 in the division. Next week they play the Indianapolis Colts who are 1-1 in the division.
The Texans are number one, who is number two?
2. Maurice Jones-Drew is no Chris Johnson
Last year Chris Johnson had a lengthy holdout. Johnson got paid. And then he seemingly laid down.
Jones-Drew ended a 38 day holdout. He didn't get paid. He is currently the Jaguars offense.
In the game against the Texans, Jones-Drew scored the only touchdown for the Jaguars. He also compiled 60 yards rushing and seven yards receiving.
This on an offense whose total output was 117 yards.
3. Blaine Gabbert is oscillating between preseason and last season
Last year Gabbert had a heap of criticism piled on him.
This year during preseason most of those critics were quieted by his play. Specifically his pocket presence.
Against the Texans, Gabbert completed 4-of-11 passes for 13 yards in the first half. He was sacked twice. He had two passes batted down at the line of scrimmage.
This wasn't the old Gabbert. It wasn't the new Gabbert. It was a hybrid. Not an efficient one either.
4. Arian Foster and Ben Tate may be the best running back tandem in the NFL
Foster had 110 yards on 28 carries with one touchdown.
Tate had 74 yards and two touchdowns.
The Jaguars total offensive output was 117 yards. Foster and Tate combined for more yards than the entire Jaguars offense.
5. The security system for the stadium is as porous as the Jaguars defense
In the fourth quarter, a barefoot fan ran across the field twice. Taunting security the fan was stopped by safety Dwight Lowery.
The Jaguars' defense stopped Texans' wide receiver Andre Johnson. Holding Johnson to 21 yards on three catches, the defense stopped a portion of the Texans offense.
So the defense stopped Andre Johnson and they stopped the barefooted fan.
Then they allowed Foster and Tate to gain 184 yards and three touchdowns.
The Jaguars had no defense and no offense.
Is it any consolation then to state, the fan gained as much yardage as the Jaguars' offense?
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