The Houston Texans improved to 6-3 on the season after a tight win over the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-21 on Sunday. The win keeps the Texans on top of the AFC South but didn’t do anything to make fans feel any better about their offensive offense. During the game though, we keep our eyes on the Twitterverse to find our favorite tweets during the game (EDITOR’S NOTE: We apparently were really attracted to GIF tweets this week. You can’t blame us. GIFs are great and make the Internet world a better place.)
The Texans got lucky to start the game when Blake Bortles went all Blake Bortles, not once, but twice on the same play and threw a pick-six to Kareem Jackson.
Kareem Jackson got picked on most of the rest of the game, but here he did something great.
It took 10 minutes for the Texans to get on the field.
After the pick-six the Jaguars drove down the field and scored a touchdown to tie the game at 7 points before Brock Osweiler and the Texans even touched the ball.
When they finally got on the field the offense relied on Lamar Miller and the Tight Ends to get the work done. Fiedorowicz and Griffin made a few big catches, finally getting Griffin a touchdown to put the Texans up 14-7.
The Texans D made a stop, getting a fluky INT off a deflection from TJ Yeldon’s foot to Whitney Mercilus. That saw the Texans in good field position, but Brock Osweiler forgot what the word “touch” meant, looking for Braxton Miller, Osweiler decided to unleash the HOWITZER at the rookie wide receiver who seemed to not want anything to do with the fireball coming from Brock’s hand.
The Texans also tried to keep the game close by setting up Nick Novak with a 49-yard and 51-yard field goal. ESPN’s Trey Wingo pretty much nailed the thoughts in Texans fans heads as they held a 14-7 lead when it could have been much more.
The second miss made some worry it would become a situation where teams were figuring out how to just get the Texans close enough to force Novak on the field, thus getting better field position.
The Texans had a lead at the half, but it wasn’t anything that made you feel good. The second half didn’t improve those ideas.
Luckily for the Texans the Special Teams came through with a 57-yard punt return, putting the ball just shy of the end zone.
Osweiler would find another tight end for a touchdown and a 21-10 lead. Novak would eventually add a GOOD field goal and 24 points would be enough for the Texans. Partially thanks to Blake Bortles ineptitude.
Partially thanks to a strong running game in the 4th quarter for the Texans.
Despite a late touchdown by the Jaguars to make the game one score, the Texans improve to 3-0 in the division and got their first road win of the season.
On to Mexico City for the Texans as they play the Oakland Raiders at Stadia Azteca in Mexico.