Texans Vs. Jaguars Preview: Jacksonville Looks For First Win

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 9: Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws against the Minnesota Vikings during NFL opening day September 9, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Jaguars 26-23 in overtime. (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)

The Texans will look to start their season 2-0, while the Jaguars are in search of their first win.

Following a tough overtime loss to the Vikings, the Jaguars head home, where they will face the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Second-year starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert looked much improved, after posting the worst QB Rating in the league last season. He completed 23 passes for 260 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.

Maurice Jones-Drew will likely see more action in Week 2, after getting 19 carries for 77 yards last weekend.

Houston, meanwhile, is coming off a big 30-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins. The Texans defense forced four turnovers and managed three sacks, while Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson looked strong in their 2012 debut.

Last season, the Texans defeated the Jaguars both times the division rivals squared off. Jacksonville hopes this season will be different, but early betting lines have them as a heavy underdog.

Sunday's game will kick off at 1 p.m. ET.

For more coverage of the Jaguars, stay tuned to Big Cat Country and SB Nation Tampa Bay. Also be sure to check out Battle Red Blog for updates on the Texans.

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