3 reasons the Houston Texans will beat the Jacksonville Jaguars Week 1

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The Houston Texans will beat the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.

As the NFL’s first-ever 17-game season kicks off, the Houston Texans will welcome the Jacksonville Jaguars to town. Despite some projections claiming that Jacksonville will have a better season than Houston, that’s not going to happen- and it starts with a Texans Week 1 victory over the Jaguars.

The Texans currently lead the all-time series 25-13, having swept Jacksonville each year dating back to 2017. The last Jaguars wins were both in 2017, both of which were one-sided affairs as Jacksonville roared its way to the 2017 AFC Championship game.

Houston Texans General Manager Nick Caserio and first-year Head Coach David Culley have this Texans team ready to perform in 2021. A great 2-1 preseason record doesn’t carry much in weight, but it went a lot better than Texans fans were thinking. Don’t be surprised if the Texans can score some upsets this year.

Jacksonville enters with a 1-2 record from the preseason, and after having lost Travis Etienne, first-overall pick Trevor Lawrence is going to be without his college teammate for the first time in years.

Not to mention that Urban Meyer (also in his first NFL season) has come under fire for the way he’s running the ship down in Jacksonville. The newest trend it seems is to hate on Meyer’s approach to his roster.

A lot can happen over the course of a game, but this is one the Houston Texans should win without too much struggle. Here are the 3 reasons they’ll be 1-0 after their first game of the year.