Skip to main content

Jets vs. Texans Live Score Updates

Zach Wilson makes his long-awaited return from a knee injury, looking to lead the Jets to their first road victory of the season on Sunday.

Can New York get the job done against a lowly opponent? Or will Houston hand Gang Green another miserable loss?

With Corey Davis and Michael Carter out, expect Elijah Moore to be targeted quite a bit by Wilson. Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman will be leaned on out of the backfield, but if Wilson can take what the defense gives him, biding his time for the explosive plays to open in the secondary, New York's offense should be able to jump out to a commanding lead.

Then again, Houston did just beat the Titans last week and their defense has the fourth-most interceptions in the National Football League (13). It'll be a long afternoon for Wilson and the Jets' offense if the rookie starts turning the ball over, like he did before his knee injury all those weeks ago.

As we get set for kickoff on Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium, here is some related reading from Jets Country:

And as always, once this game begins, keep it locked in right here for live updates and a splash of analysis. Also, don't forget to refresh this page to ensure you're looking at the latest version.

Live Score Updates

First Quarter

John Franklin-Myers tips a pass from Tyrod Taylor, intercepting it and returning it for 46 yards into Houston territory. An incredible opportunity for Zach Wilson to put points on the board right away...

5:34: Jets 3, Texans 0

And yet, after getting down near the goal line, New York can't find the end zone. Matt Ammendola puts the Jets on the board with a chip shot from 31 yards out.

Wilson makes his first mistake of the day, trying to shovel a pass forward. He hits Ty Johnson in the back, allowing Tavierre Thomas to snag an interception off the deflection. Looked like Wilson could've run for it (and it was a third down play with 17 yards to go, so he arguably should've just slid or thrown it away if nothing was there).

Second Quarter

14:18: Jets 3, Texans 7

After Wilson's silly decision, Taylor makes him pay throwing a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brevin Jordan. Houston takes the lead


10:36: Jets 3, Texans 14

Taylor finds Brandin Cooks for a 40-yard strike and another touchdown.

If the Jets don't turn this around soon, they're going to get blown out by the worst offensive team in football. Yikes.

1:13: Jets 11, Texans 14

Leaning on the running game, the Jets find their way into the end zone for the first time. It's Austin Walter that runs it in from two yards out. Then, Josh Johnson comes in and converts on a two-point conversion to cut the deficit to three.

Third Quarter

8:23: Jets 18, Texans 14

Wilson nearly throws a touchdown pass on third down, but Ryan Griffin couldn't haul it in. Matt Ammendola hit the field goal, but a penalty allowed New York's offense to stay on the field.

Then, Wilson capitalizes with a touchdown, running it in from four yards out with a sharp cutback. Showing some confidence with his right knee.

Fourth Quarter

Matt Ammendola misses a field goal wide left and the lead stays at four for the Jets. Hard to believe Ammendola has much of a future with New York after all these recent struggles. 

FINAL: Jets 21, Texans 14

A win for the Jets!

Ammendola added another field goal as New York rattled off 18 unanswered points to escape Houston with their third victory of the season. 

Wilson wasn't perfect and beating this Texans team isn't that impressive, but a win is a win and promising nonetheless for this young and unproven team. 

Next up for the Jets is a matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium.