December 24, 2014

JACKSONVILLE (5-10) at HOUSTON (8-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jaguars 7-8, Texans 8-7

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 16-11

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Jaguars 31-20, Oct. 18, 2015

LAST WEEK - Jaguars lost to Saints 38-27; Texans beat Titans 34-6

AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 26, Texans No. 13

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (20), PASS (10).

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (13), PASS (29).

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (16), PASS (18).

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (14), PASS (3).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has franchise-record 35 passing TDs this season. ... He needs 179 yards to move past Mark Brunell (4,367) for team record for most yards passing in single season. ... RB T.J. Yeldon's 740 yards rushing are third most among rookies. ... WR Allen Robinson needs 8 yards receiving to become second player in franchise history to have 1,300-yard receiving season. He's tied for first in NFL with team-record 14 touchdown receptions. ... TE Julius Thomas has touchdown in four of last six games. ... LB Telvin Smith leads Jaguars and is third in AFC with 128 tackles. ... Houston will clinch first AFC South title since 2012 with win or Indianapolis loss, or even with Texans loss and variety of other positive results. ... Texans QB Brian Hoyer will start after missing last two games with concussion. ... RB Alfred Blue has career-high 596 yards rushing. ... DE J.J. Watt needs half- sack to join Reggie White as only players with 15 or more sacks in three of their first five NFL seasons. ... LB Whitney Mercilus has 8 1/2 sacks in last 10 games, including two in last game against Jacksonville. ... Fantasy Tip: Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins could be good fantasy pickup after grabbing 10 receptions for 148 yards and two scores in first meeting with Jaguars this season.

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