The trip to London seems to have to done the Jacksonville Jaguars the world of good as since returning they have won four of five games and are currently the hottest team in the AFC riding a three game win streak. On the flip side the Houston Texans extended their franchise record with an eleventh consecutive loss.
The Jaguars hit the front early and were never behind in a 27-20 win. Chad Henne played an unspectacular game, throwing for 117 yards from his 12 completions, but crucially two of those were for touchdowns. Maurice Jones-Drew averaged 7.4 yards per carry on his way to a 104 yard effort that helped put the Jags ahead 17-7 at halftime.
Houston were not going to give up easily and they don’t want to be the basement team, despite the riches it brings with the number one pick in next years draft. Matt Schuab replaced Case Keenum in an effort to kick start a comeback, and into the fourth quarter he had his team within four points.
However his turnover demons that plagued him earlier in the year came back to haunt him, Geno Hayes picked off a pass to snuff out the comeback, and leave the Texans as favourites to claim the prize that comes with being the worst team.
Incredibly the Jaguars are still in the playoff hunt, but the season is now officially over for Houston, and with it the job security of coach Gary Kubaik is seriously in question.