Justin Blackmon's performance doesn't surprise Mike Mularkey

Thomas B. Shea

The Jaguars receiver had a breakout game against Houston in Week 11.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon had the best game of his young professional career against Houston, and he nearly doubled his season receiving yardage total in the process. Blackmon caught seven passes for 236 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown. He came into the game with 250 yards receiving.

Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey was not surprised by Blackmon's breakout performance. "He’s had the light going on," Mularkey said. "Every press conference I’ve had (in recent weeks) I’ve talked about his preparation. Each game he’s taken another step. He has gotten better and better every week."

Prior to Sunday's outburst, Blackmon's best performance was a four-catch, 67-yard effort against the Green Bay Packers in Week 8.

With help from Blackmon, the Jaguars nearly pulled off an upset over the Texans. They built a two-score lead in the fourth quarter, but Houston was able to draw even in the final six minutes and win the game in overtime.

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