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Jaguars Vs. Texans: Teams Battle For AFC South Position

The Jaguars will look to keep their focus coming off a huge Monday Night win over the Ravens. Heading into Houston to face the Texans, the Jaguars are just 1-4 coming off Monday Night Football under Jack Del Rio.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are coming off a win on Monday Night Football over the Baltimore Ravens that not only snapped a five game losing streak, but was also rookie Blaine Gabbert's first win in the NFL and a win that likely saved head coach Jack Del Rio's job for the season. With a now 2-5 record, the Jaguars can go into Houston and come out one game back of the division lead if they can win.

They'll be facing a Houston Texans team on "Battle Red Day" that is coming off dismantling the Tennessee Titans 41-7, and that was without star wide receiver Andre Johnson. The Texans have done it in part on the back of now healthy running back Arian Foster.

Both teams rank in the Top 10 defensively, so the real stress will be put on the Jaguars offense who rank 31st in points per game, averaging just 12 points. The Texans opened up at 9 point favorites, making the Jaguars open as at least 9 point dogs for the third game in a row. Look for the Jaguars to once again feed running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who leads the AFC and is second in the NFL in rushing

We'll have plenty more on this game in this StoryStream. For more on the Jaguars head over to our Jacksonville blog Big Cat Country. For more information on Houston head on over to our Texans blog Battle Red Blog.

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