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Jaguars Vs. Texans: Jacksonville Offense Struggles In 20-13 Loss To Houston

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost their second straight game on Sunday afternoon, falling at home to the Houston Texans, 20-13. The Jags offense was anemic for most of the afternoon, and failed to score an offensive touchdown. They were buoyed by an Ashton Youboty fumble recovery for a touchdown and the 7-0 lead, but that would be the only score and lead of the day for Jacksonville. A dropped touchdown by Marcedes Lewis, who stood alone in the end zone, was the one great scoring chance Jacksonville had on offense.

Blaine Gabbert tried to manage the game for the Jags, but he was ineffective against what is statistically the league's top ranked defense. Gabbert finished 13 of 29 for 136 yards. The rookie also threw a bad interception, just his sixth of the season. The ineffective play led to head coach Jack Del Rio making the call to Luke McCown for relief. McCown went 7 for 11 and the Jags were able to threaten Houston in the fourth, moving the ball into Houston territory for a field goal to cut it to a touchdown lead. McCown would move the Jags into Houston territory on a 25 yard pass to Lewis, but the drive to tie the game stalled, as the Jags offense was held without a touchdown.

At 3-8, Jacksonville will continue the home stand next Monday night when they host San Diego.

Jacksonville, please visit Big Cat Country, SB Nation's Jaguars blog. For more on Houston, please visit Battle Red Blog, SB Nation's Texans blog. For coverage of Sunday's Texans vs. Jaguars matchup, please visit this StoryStream.

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