Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson exits vs. Houston Texans

  • Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson exits vs. Houston Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson exits vs. Houston Texans

All of that was true in the first half and more against Houston.

While some will point out Ngakoue's deficiencies against the run and Fowler's status as a rotational pass rusher, it's hard not to be impressed by the pair's synergy against the Texans. However, the Jaguars legitimately looked like a dominant team for most of Sunday's win. It was exactly what the Jaguars were looking for out of their defense.

The Jaguars' offensive line, which had struggled throughout the preseason, did a good job of neutralizing the Texans' defensive front and gave Fournette plenty of creases to exploit. Too cute; give it to No. 27. "We wanted to shut them down and get that first win to build our confidence". And he did just that. Jacksonville took a 19-0 lead after two quarters of play.

Savage led Houston's offense to gain only 52 total yards on 28 offensive plays in the first half.

Many Jacksonville Jaguars fans were leery of Blake Bortles. Those passes went for 46 yards and a touchdown to fullback Tommy Bohanon. "Every time you see the pile, the pile's going forward".

You can argue that the Texans' quarterbacks were overmatched, but the Jaguars' secondary clearly can cover to the standard that their "on paper" potential has set.

It was a surprise that the era ever managed to take flight, with rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson on the Texans' roster. Obviously, it's still very early in the season, and things are bound to change.

With a short week on the horizon for Week 2, there won't be much time for Bill O'Brien and company to reflect back on this forgettable opener. They were physically superior and had 10 sacks and rookie running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 100 yards on 26 carries in his debut game.

Leonard Fournette ran for 100 yards and a touchdown in his National Football League debut, and Jacksonville had a franchise-record 10 sacks and forced four turnovers to get the 29-7 victory, their first in a season-opener since 2011.

Houston was driving late in the fourth quarter when Watson turned it over again on an interception by Tashaun Gipson, who returned it 67 yards.

He made a 17-yard catch for the Jaguars' initial first down, but did not make it to the sideline after collapsing on the field.

The Titans are the first team since the 2009 Vikings (also unsuccessful) to open the season with an onside kick. Both excelled on Sunday with Campbell, who spent nine seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, recording six tackles, five quarterback hits and four sacks. The veteran players doing what they're supposed to do enhanced the development of the players they've been counting on. A lot of opportunities we missed out on. It all worked just as they drew it up. "It's a decision on what's best for the team now, and what's best this year". They have the personnel to be just that. The two combined for less than 1,000 rushing yards and averaged 3.7 yards per attempt last season.