JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--The Jacksonville Jaguars played one of the worst games in franchise history. The Houston Texans knocked off the Jags 27-7 for their fourth straight win in the rivalry. The Jags were overwhelmed by the Texans defense. Jacksonville's 117 total yards are the lowest output in team history. Houston held the ball for 43:17 leaving the Jags with less than 17 minutes of possession.
Head coach Mike Mularkey was not at a loss for words, but had trouble explaining the lack of execution and attention to detail saying there were mental errors from the start. The Jags script the first fifteen plays. The team knew them the night before but couldn't execute them mentally. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert left the game in the fourth quarter with a leg strain. Gabbert went 7-19 for 53 yards and a touchdown pass to Maurice Jones-Drew. "We killed ourselves," Gabbert said. "We went 0-9 on 3rd down and kept shooting ourselves in the foot." Mojo ran 12 times for 60 yards and scored his 75th career touchdown on the 5 year pass that made it 17-7 Houston. Jones-Drew said, "We didn't give ourselves a chance. We didn't execute. They didn't do anything complicated. The first half was horrible."
Mularkey finished his post game comments by saying he thinks his team can "take a punch". He will find out Sunday in Indianapolis. The Colts beat Minnesota to improve to 1-1. The Jaguars are 0-2.