Texans Defeat Jaguars 13-6: Live Updates – Sports Illustrated

  • October 10, 2022

HOUSTON — The 0-3-1- Houston Texans are seeking their first win of the 2022 campaign against the 2-2 Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday evening. 
Second-year quarterback Trevor Lawrence struggled against the Texans last season. He completed 56.1 percent of his passes for 542 yards and three interceptions while the Texans swept their two-game regular season series against the Jaguars.
Coach Lovie Smith is hoping to replicate the same success against Lawrence and the Jaguars Sunday afternoon at TIAA Bank Field. But after reviewing game film, Smith understands that Lawrence will present new challenges for the Texans following his second-year development.
"He’s had a lot more game experience since we played them last," Smith said. "Mobile, big guy, strong arm, the top pick in the draft. If you look at their football team, the last two years, they had the top pick in the draft, and both of those guys are difference-makers from what I see. Every rep you get, every game you play, you’re going to get better."
WHAT: Houston Texans (0-3-1) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-2)
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, 12 p.m. CT
WHERE: TIAA Bank Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida (67,164)
TELEVISION: CBS / FuboTV (try it free)
RADIO: SPORTS RADIO 610 | 100.3 THE BULL | MEGA 101
Betting vis SI SportsBook
SPREAD: Houston Texans +8.5 (-133), Jacksonville Jaguars -8.5 (-110)
TOTAL: 43.5 (o -110, u -110)
MONEYLINE: Texans +260, Jaguars -333
1st Quarter
The Texans received the ball first and recorded a three-and-out. Houston's slow start marked the fourth punt of the season amid the Texans' first drive of a game. 
Change of possession.
The Jaguars recorded a three-and-out of their own. Punt. 
Change of possession.
The Texans opened their second drive of the game with a 16-yard completion between Mills and wide receiver Nico Collins. After picking up the first down, the Texans failed to keep the momentum going. Punt.
Change of possession.
Second-year running back Travis Etienne Jr. destroyed the Texans on the ground amid Jacksonville's second offensive drive of the game. 
On back-to-back carries, Etienne rushed for 48 yards. But similar to the Texans, the Jaguars could not sustain their offensive momentum. Punt.
Change of possession.
Mills connected again with Collins for Houston's second first down of the game. But once again, the Texans could not sustain the offensive drive. Punt.
Change of possession.
Etienne began the Jaguars' next offensive drive with a 20-yard reception from Lawrence. Jacksonville recorded 60 yards on 10 plays before the Texans' red zone defense held the Jaguars to a field goal. 
Jaguars 3, Texans 0
Change of possession.
2nd Quarter
Behind rookie running back Dameon Pierce, the Texans netted 44 yards on eight plays en route to a 50-yard field goal by Ka'imi Fairbairn. Pierce accounted for 31 of Houston's 44 yards on their previous drive.
Jaguars 3, Texans 3
Lawrence connected with wide receiver Marvin Jones for 37 yards to put the Jaguars into the Texans' territory. The Texans made up for their defensive mishaps by not giving up another first down. 
The Jaguars tried to keep their offensive drive alive by going for it on fourth down. But defensive back Desmond King recorded a significant pass deflection to create a turnover on down.
Change of possession.
Pierce recorded 23 of the Texans' 30 yards on their next offensive drive, which ended with a 51-yard field goal by Fairbairn.  
Texans 6, Jaguars 3
Change of possession.
Linebacker Garret Wallow stopped Etienne behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of three. But a few plays later, the Texans would allow Lawrence to connect with tight end Evan Engram for 25 yards.
The Jaguars recorded 44 additional yards before ending the half with a 45-yard field goal. Linebacker Christian Kirksey almost had a forced fumble to close out the first half, but Etienne did not have possession of the ball following his reception. 
Texans 6, Jaguars 6
Change of possession.
Halftime
3rd Quarter
Lawrence began the Jaguars' first drive of the second half with a 28-yard completion to Engram. The Jaguars were deep into the Texans' territory when rookie cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. recorded his first career interception on Lawernce's pass attempt to Jones.  
Change of possession. 
Despite the takeaway, the Texans' offense failed to take advantage of the extra possession. Punt.
Change of possession.
4th Quarter
The Jaguars started to get things going on the offensive side of the ball. Jacksonville recorded 53 yards on 10 plays, but the Texans forced the Jaguars into their second turnover on down after a failed fourth down conversion. 
Change of possession.
Another three and out for the Texans. Punt. 
Change of possession.
Another three and out for the Jaguars. Punt. 
Change of possession.
Collins came up huge after the Jaguars' three-and-out. Mills connected with the second-year wide receiver for a gain of 23 yards. A holding penalty by wideout Phillip Dorsett pushed the Texans back by 10 yards. 
The drive nearly came to a disappointing end following a pair of incompletions by Mills. But Jaguars' rookie defensive lineman Travon Walker was flagged for unnecessary roughness, which gave the Texans a first down. 
A few plays later, Pierce recorded 20 yards to set up a one-yard rushing touchdown.
Texans 13, Jaguars 6
Change of possession.
Despite recording 36 yards on nine plays, the Texans forced the Jaguars into their third turnover on down. 
Change of possession.
The Texans rush for one yard on three attempts. Punt.
Change of possession.
Desmond King sealed a Texans' victory by recording a game-saving interception on Lawrence's final pass attempt of the game.
End of Game
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