After starting the second half with yet another punt, the Jaguars rebounded with their first score of the game. However, the score was quickly answered by the Texans with a touchdown of their own. After three quarters, the Jaguars still trail by 17 points with a 24-7 score.
The Jaguars forced a Texans punt deep in their own territory and the Jaguars received a solid punt return from Mike Thomas to give them the ball in Houston territory. A 32-yard strike from Blaine Gabbert to Laurent Robinson got the team within the 10-yard line and that set up a 5-yard touchdown reception for Maurice Jones-Drew.
The Texans, though, aided by an Andre Branch offsides penalty that extended their drive, completed a 17-play, 75-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run for Ben Tate.
Following Bryan Anger's eighth punt of the game, the Texans begin the fourth quarter with a long third down deep in their own territory.
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