There could be some validity in returning to Savage on a short week and not putting the rookie under fire on the road with little prep time, regardless.
The 29-7 victory was the first season-opening win for the Jaguars since 2011. Brandon Allen completed 22 of 31 passes for 265 yards and a touchdown.
However, the former LSU star put any concerns about his health to rest, running for an impressive 100 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. Although Texans coach Bill O'Brien offered his team's facilities for Jacksonville to use, Marrone opted to take his players to a local YMCA for a Monday workout. If Jacksonville loses, the Titans will hold the cards moving forward.
After a pathetic first half where he went 7-for-12 for only 62 yards passing, coach O'Brien benched his starting quarterback yet again - the fourth time he's done that in Houston. Free-agent acquisition Calais Campbell led the way with a franchise record of four sacks and had a ton of help from defensive lineman Yannick Ngakoue, Dante Fowler Jr., Malik Jackson and Lerentee McCray. I think we missed 10 tackles in the game.
As of Sunday afternoon, the tweet had received more than 17,000 likes and more than 3,000 retweets. Brown doesn't have leverage, but the results on Sunday crystalized the Texans' need for his services.
Money spent on defense with the addition of Boyue and Campbell seems to be money well spent. After playing his first four seasons with the Texans, Bouye enjoyed a rousing homecoming, posting six tackles and one pass deflection.
After Kansas City stunned the Patriots in New England on Thursday, the schedule Sunday has such standout early games as Oakland at Tennessee and Arizona at Detroit. "I know it gave me and my teammates a lot of confidence to go out there and make plays ourselves".
"Terrible", he said. "There's only way to go from here and that's up".
Playing for the first time in the regular season after missing 13 games past year with back surgery, the star defensive end left the game early in the second quarter and finished with just one tackle.
During the discussion with reporters, Watt said, "I felt fine", Watt said. Their offensive line was been a mess all game. He said he spoke to Fournette on the sideline about it. We had a really good first half shutting them down but our captains told us we needed to finish. Yeldon was inactive Sunday. Rookie Dede Westbrook, who led the National Football League in receiving in the preseason, went on injured reserve Friday with a core muscle injury. Bruce Ellington, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Ryan Griffin, and Brian Cushing were all diagnosed with concussions, while guard Jeff Allen left the game with an ankle injury.
It's the first time the Jaguars have started the season with a road win since 2000.
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