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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans Recap

The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted their divisional rivals the Houston Texans Sunday afternoon in an important AFC South Division gridiron battle. Both teams had lost every game but one to start the 2015 season, so another loss would almost end any of what were already feeble playoff hopes entering the season.

Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer rewarded the coaching decision to move him into the starting QB spot by hitting on 2-dozen of his 36 passing attempts for just under 300 yards. Most notable of those 24 strikes was the 3 that went for Houston TD’s.

DeAndre Hopkins was on the end of nearly half of Hoyer’s completions, a pair of those for touchdowns. Arian Foster was snagged the third TD pass, plus added some ground yardage to help keep the Jags defense at bay.

Speaking of defense, it was the Texan’s D that really stood out on this Sunday afternoon. Houston picked off Jacksonville signal-caller Blake Bortles 3 times, twice by Andre Hal, one of those a pick-6 touchdown. While Houston won their second game in 5 tries, Jacksonville fell for another week to slip down to 5 defeats against their lone victory in 2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Recap

The Buccaneers' Blake Bortles threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Allen Robinson in the closing minutse of the fourth quarter, giving Tampa Bay a home win over in-state rival Jacksonville. Tampa Bay earned their first win at Raymond James season since the 2013 season, ending an 11-game losing streak. Bortles had the best game of his career, finishing 23-of-33 for 303 yards and four touchdowns. Allen Hurns caught five passes for 116 yards and a touchdown, and Allen Robinson had seven receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns. The Jaguars gained 183 yards on the ground, led by Doug Martin's 123 yard, two-touchdown performance.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Recap

The Colts offense scored only one touchdown, but Indianapolis was able to get past the Jaguars thanks to three Adam Vinatieri field goals. Vinatieri tied the game with a 32-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter, then hit a 27-yarder to win the game in overtime. The Jaguars had a decided advantage on the ground thanks to T.J. Yeldon's 105 rushing yards on 22 carries, but they struggled to find the end zone as well. The Jaguars offense gained 431 yards, but was stopped on third down 11 times and forced to punt eight times. The Colts' Matt Hasselbeck finished 30-for-47 for 282 yards and a touchdown.
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