Houston Texans: Power ranking the top 5 all-time rivalries
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
It only stands to reason that the Jacksonville Jaguars should hold a spot on this list as one of the Texans’ three main rivals in their own division.
Playing their inaugural season in 1995 along with the Carolina Panthers, the Jaguars don’t really predate the Texans by much — just seven seasons, in fact. In case you’re curious, the only other team that shares this kind of relative “newness” in the NFL is the Baltimore Ravens, who began official league play in 1996.
The Jaguars and Texans have gone head-to-head 36 times now in the history of both franchises. All 36 meetings have occurred in the regular season.
Of Houston’s three AFC South rivals, the Jaguars are listed here and listed first. Why? Because they really haven’t been nearly as competitive against the Texans as the Colts and Titans.
Houston is 23-13 all-time against Jacksonville — good enough for a .639 winning percentage.
The Texans have a better winning percentage all-time than that against just six other teams: the Dolphins (.889), Buccaneers (.800), Lions (.750), Browns (.700), Raiders (.666 including playoffs), and Bengals (.666 including playoffs).
Moreover, the Texans have won 15 of their past 20 against the Jaguars, including eight of their last 10 meetings.
This “rivalry” has been rather one-sided of late, and that probably won’t change anytime soon as long as Deshaun Watson remains quarterback in Houston.