The Houston Texans earned a third touchdown by ending the second quarter with a huge pass to set up the TD.
The Houston Texans set up a touchdown with a huge play by quarterback Tyrod Taylor and wide receiver Brandin Cooks. The play began with Taylor scrambling away from pressure, and finding Cooks for a 52-yard gain on third-and-1. The play took the ball all the way to the Jacksonville 8-yard line for first-and-goal.
The next play was an 8-yard touchdown pass from Taylor to Danny Amendola, whom the Texans recently signed to a one-year contract. Amendola has the most experience than any of the Houston wide receivers, and the touchdown play showed the veteran still has something left in the tank.
First watch the 52-yard reception by Cooks on third down late in the second quarter with the highlight provided by @NFL Twitter:
That beautiful pass-and-catch was followed with the touchdown pass by Taylor to Amendola, his second TD pass of the first half:
That most recent touchdown pushed the Houston Texans’ lead to 27-7 at halftime over Jacksonville. Scoring for the Texans in the first half included a short-yardage touchdown run by Mark Ingram, followed with a TD pass from Taylor to David Johnson.
There were also two field goals by Texans kicker Joey Slye, then the aforementioned Amendola touchdown reception that put the Texans ahead by 20 points.
The Houston Texans and Jaguars still have a lot of football left to play, but Houston has a 20-point lead over the Urban Meyer led Jaguars as he makes his NFL head coaching debt with the Jaguars. As for David Culley, the new Texans head coach, his team looks ready to play, and they playing with energy.
Keep checking back to the Toro Times for more highlights from the Houston Texans home game against the Jaguars.