October 10, 2014

JACKSONVILLE (3-13) at HOUSTON (9-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Texans by 4 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 19-11

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Jaguars 21-20, Dec. 18, 2016

AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 27, Texans No. 11

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (22), PASS (20)

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (14), PASS (5)

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (8), PASS (29)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (21), PASS (2)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans have won last six in series. ... Jaguars QB Blake Bortles threw for 3,905 yards last season to make him third QB in franchise history with two seasons with more than 3,500 yards passing. Bortles nearly lost starting job in preseason to Chad Henne. ... Fourth overall pick in this year's draft RB Leonard Fournette will make debut after rushing for 3,830 yards in career at LSU. ... Marqise Lee had 100-yard kick return touchdown in last meeting. ... LB Paul Posluszny led team with 133 tackles last season to set team record with fifth straight 100-tackle season. ... CB Jalen Ramsey led NFL rookies with 14 passes defended in 2016. ... DE Yannick Ngakoue set franchise rookie record with eight sacks last season. ... CB A.J. Bouye spent first four seasons with Texans before joining Jaguars as free agent in offseason. ... Texans won AFC South past two seasons. ... QB Tom Savage had 260 yards passing in last meeting, but has never thrown TD pass in five career NFL games. ... RB Lamar Miller was sixth in AFC with 1,073 yards rushing last season. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins led team with 78 receptions for 954 yards in 2016. Hopkins signed five-year, $81 million contract extension last week. ... DE J.J. Watt returns after missing 13 games last season after back surgery. His 76 sacks since 2011 lead NFL. ... Watt has raised more than $28 million with fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey relief after storm ravaged Houston last week. ... DE Jadeveon Clowney led team and was second in AFC with career-high 16 tackles for losses last season. ... LB Benardrick McKinney was only player in NFL with at least 125 tackles and five sacks in 2016. ... LB Whitney Mercilus has 19 1/2 sacks since 2015. ... Fantasy Tip: Hopkins should be good pickup with Texans likely to target him even more with receivers Jaelen Strong (suspension) and Will Fuller (collarbone) out. Hopkins had thumb injury in camp, but said this week he's healthy and ready to go.

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