Houston 34, Jacksonville 17

Sunday, January 2, 2011 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, January 2, 2011
WHERE: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jeff Triplette
ATTENDANCE: 71023

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Jacksonville 0 17 0 0 17
Houston 10 10 7 7 34

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Jacksonville 8-8 5-3 3-5 L3
Houston 6-10 4-4 2-6 W1

Recap

Arian Foster rushed for 180 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Houston Texans cruised past the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars 34-17 on Sunday afternoon.

The Jaguars needed to win and have Tennessee defeat Indianapolis to reach the playoffs for the first time in three years.

Jacksonville, playing without running back Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) and quarterback David Garrard (finger), never led in the game.

Houston, which played without star receiver Andre Johnson, jumped out to a 10-0 lead on a 2-yard run by Foster and a 26-yard field goal by Neil Rackers.

Filling in for Jones-Drew, Rashad Jennings scored on the first play of the second quarter on a 3-yard run to trim the Texans’ lead to 10-7.

Houston (6-10) made it 17-7 on a 35-yard run by Derrick Ward.

The Jags tied the game at 17 on a Josh Scobee field goal and a touchdown pass from Trent Edwards to Marcedes Lewis, but Rackers booted a 33-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to give Houston a 20-17 lead it never relinquished.

The Texans extended the lead to 34-17 in the second half when Matt Schaub (18 of 22, 253 yards) hooked up with Owen Daniels on a 5-yard touchdown pass and Foster scored on a 35-yard run. Foster carried the ball 31 times in the game.

Jennings finished with 108 yards on 22 carries for Jacksonville (8-8). Edwards was 12 for 25 passing for 117 yards with an interception.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Jacksonville   Houston
Rashad Jennings Player Arian Foster
22 Attempts 31
108 Yards 180
4.9 Avg Yards 5.8
1 Touchdowns 2
16 Long 56
Receiving
Jacksonville   Houston
Jason Hill Player Jacoby Jones
3 Receptions 5
68 Yards 70
22.7 Avg Yards 14.0
0 Touchdowns 0
44 Long 32

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Jacksonville 322 198 124 2 1 0 0.0 0
Houston 497 244 253 4 2 1 2.0 1
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