Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars: Staff Predictions

Jan 3, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) throws during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) throws during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Toro Times staff writers share their gut feelings about the Houston Texans upcoming road game against an AFC South rival, the Jacksonville Jaguars

The Houston Texans are fresh off their Week 9 bye week. They entered their week of rest with a record of 5-3, which has been good enough for them to be standing all alone in first place.

Of course, that 5-3 record hasn’t come without some issues. Houston has been solid at home with five wins, but on the road they have been atrocious, losing all three. Those three losses have been incredibly ugly, especially for their prized free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler.

The former Denver Bronco has had a rough time transitioning to his new team. He and receiver DeAndre Hopkins have struggled to get on the same page and he has also thrown at least one interception in all but one game this season.

Defense has also been an issue for the Texans. With star defensive end J.J. Watt sidelined after back surgery the pressure on opposing quarterbacks has been minimal.

Houston hopes that head coach Bill O’Brien was able to work his magic on Osweiler during the bye week and that a refreshed defense comes to play.

Will that happen? And will it be enough to get the first road win of the season? The Toro Times writers will do their best to answer those very questions.

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