Jaguars at Texans: Staff predictions for Week 17
Josh McSwain, Editor
Game: Jaguars (5-10) at Texans (8-7)
Prediction: Well, Brian Hoyer is finally back and just in time for the game that can win the AFC South championship for Houston. The Texans took the first meeting in Jacksonville as they picked Blake Bortles off three times, including one in the end zone and one for a pick six.
Jacksonville is banged up right now, with both their starting offensive tackles hurt. Their offensive line was already weak and it will allow J.J. Watt and the Texans pass rushers to wreak havoc. This will prevent Blake Bortles from developing a rhythm with his receivers and without T.J. Yeldon, the Texans defense won’t even have to play honestly in this game.
The Jaguars have also struggled against the pass this season, which is perfect for Hoyer and DeAndre Hopkins. The Jaguars don’t generate much of a pass rush so Hoyer should have a fine tuneup game before the playoffs next week.
At home, I just see no way the Texans don’t take this game.
Final Score: Houston 27, Jacksonville 13
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