Houston Texans Rival Report: 5 questions with Black and Teal

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The regular season is finally here for the Houston Texans, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are coming to town in Week 1.

It’s been a ridiculously long offseason for the Houston Texans. After going through changes that couldn’t even be included in a Hollywood script, they’ll finally have a chance to put that behind them and just play football. We reached out to Black and Teal, our sister site that covers the Jacksonville Jaguars here at FanSided.

The Jaguars finished the preseason with a 1-2 record, their only win coming from a 34-14 shellacking of the Dallas Cowboys. With this matchup, there has been a debate about which team is going to do worse this season. Meanwhile, the Houston Texans finished 2-1 on the regular season, their only loss coming to the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Houston Texans dominate the all-time series against Jacksonville with a 25-13 record, including a 6-game winning streak dating back to 2018.

Black and Teal site Expert Carlos Sánchez was kind enough to answer that question and more. Not having Travis Etienne will definitely put a wrench in what was supposed to be a Clemson-dominated backfield between him and Trevor Lawrence.

With Travis Etienne out for the year, what are you expecting from James Robinson? Can he replicate last year’s incredible performance?

B&T: “Travis Etienne would surely have surely given the offense a boost but he was an unnecessary luxury. James Robinson already showed he can carry a heavy workload. Last season, he had 86 percent of the team’s total carries, the highest figure in the league.

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Robinson looked faster and stronger in training camp, so he should have no trouble posting another 1,000-yard season. He won’t be an All-Pro designation but could be a top 10 running back in most meaningful offensive categories (yards, rushing touchdowns, yards per carry).”