Houston 27, Jacksonville 7

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 16, 2012
Location - EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Temperature - 83°
Head Official - David White
Attendance - 62907

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 10 7 7 3 27
Jacksonville 0 0 7 0 7

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 2-0 1-0 1-0 W2
Jacksonville 0-2 0-1 0-1 L2

Recap


Texans 27, Jaguars 7: Arian Foster rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown while Ben Tate ran for a pair of scores as visiting Houston extended its winning streak against Jacksonville to four games.

Matt Schaub completed 26 of 35 passes for 195 yards for the Texans (2-0), who prevented the Jaguars (0-2) from winning a third straight home opener.

After Shayne Graham opened the scoring with a 31-yard field goal, Foster scored on a 1-yard run with 15 seconds remaining in the first quarter to make it 10-0. Tate, who gained 74 yards on 12 carries, increased the lead with an 8-yard TD rush in the second and added a 2-yard score with 2 1/2 minutes left in the third for a 24-7 advantage.

Blaine Gabbert connected with Maurice Jones-Drew on a 5-yard pass early in the third for Jacksonville's lone touchdown. Gabbert, who was 7 of 19 for 53 yards, left the game in the fourth with a leg injury.

Jones-Drew had 12 carries for 60 yards and matched Laurent Robinson for the team lead with three receptions.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Foster now has 3,286 career rushing yards, giving him possession of first place on the franchise list. Foster entered needing 20 yards to surpass Domanick Williams for the top spot. ... Jones-Drew still needs one rushing touchdown to pass Fred Taylor (62) for first on Jacksonville's all-time list. ... Schaub failed to throw a TD pass, leaving him stuck on 99 for his career.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Houston   Jacksonville
Arian Foster Player Maurice Jones-Drew
28 Attempts 12
110 Yards 60
3.9 Avg Yards 5.0
1 Touchdowns 0
18 Long 17
Receiving
Houston   Jacksonville
Owen Daniels Player Laurent Robinson
6 Receptions 3
47 Yards 49
7.8 Avg Yards 16.3
0 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 32

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 411 216 195 3 2 0 3.0 0
Jacksonville 117 65 52 1 0 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Jacksonville will play their next game on the road against Indianapolis. The Jaguars have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Texans have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.