Houston Texans: 5 Takeaways from Week 2 win over Jaguars

Houston Texans J.J. Watt (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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The Houston Texans didn’t have the best-looking win in Week 2, but they left NRG Stadium at 1-1 overall, and here are 5 takeaways from the victory.

Looking back at Week 2 for the 2019 season, the Houston Texans won 13-12 over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and props are in order for the defense, especially with the goal-line stand at the end of the game. For the Houston offense, though, having just one touchdown was tough to watch, and that score didn’t happen until the fourth quarter.

All in all, it was a solid professional win by the Texans as they did just enough to jump to 1-1, and more importantly, not fall to 0-2 to start the season. The Texans also have a division win under their belt, and that could come in handy late in the season when an AFC South championship is in the conversation.

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Looking back at Week 2, it was evident the Texans’ defense were going to make rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew beat them, and he did have some nice numbers against the Texans in Week 2, finishing with a 23-of-33 performance for 213 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The rookie QB also rushed for 56 yards on six carries, averaging 9.3 yards per carry.

The Texans’ defense also held star running back Leonard Fournette to a 3.1 yards per carry average with his final numbers being 15 carries for 47 yards and no touchdowns. That was a great show for the Texans defense in keeping Fournette from taking over the game and making an impact.

Again, the Texans’ offensive line wasn’t outstanding as Watson was sacked four times, moving the season total to being sacked 10 times in the first two games of the season. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, that number of sacks each and every week can’t continue to happen for the fact Watson is eventually going to be injured.

Watson has been sacked 75 times in the past 19 games he’s played in (including the playoffs), and for his NFL career he’s been sacked 94 times in 26 games (including the playoffs).

There are a number of ways to look at this Week 2 win, but if the offense continues to play like they did on Sunday, wins won’t happen too often, but here are the good and the bad with 5 takeaways from the Texans in Week 2.