|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL In Week 17, the finale the bottom of the AFC South, the Houston Texans will host the second place AFC rivals, the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans come into the weekend with a 5-10 record, compared to the Jaguars who are 8-7 this season. Unfortunately for both teams this looks like it’s most likely going to be the end of the road in 2010. Jacksonville gave up their playoff dream last weekend in an overtime home game against the Washington Redskins. They gave it up 17-20 as quarterback David Garrard threw a critical interception directly resulting in the Redskins’ game-winning field goal in the extra session. It has been a one disappointing loss after another for the Texans who lost last weekend to the Denver Broncos on the road. They dropped to the Denver Broncos 24-23 after blowing a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. It has really summed up the entire season for Houston, as they seem to find new ways to lose a football game.
Football fans should note there has been a change in the game time for this Sunday, January 2nd. The Houston Texans will host the Jacksonville Jaguars with kickoff time at 4:15PM instead of the original 1PM.
Perhaps Jacksonville can chalk up the loss last weekend, at least in part, due to the fact that running back Maurice Jones-Drew was out with an injured right knee. The Houston Texans don’t really have a scapegoat this week, which isn’t really unlike most other weeks in 2010. Defensively for the Texans, they surrendered a two-touchdown lead against Tim Tebow and the Broncos in the fourth quarter, but that has been the story for this team in 2010. The defense has been the weakness of Houston as they rank 32nd against the pass and have given up at least 20 points in 14 of their 15 games this season. When sports betting note that the Jaguars are the slight favorite on the road this weekend. Also in recent Texans news, since this is the ninth straight season that the Texans will not be going to the playoffs, coach Gary Kubiak’s job may be on the line. This is his first season with Houston, but the owners, needless to say, are less than impressed. Kubiak has refused to comment at this point.