While it was all Jaguars in the first half, leading 19-0 into the break, it wasn't all great, as star wide receiver Allen Robinson had to leave the game with an injury. Watt for the majority of the time, they ranked 11th in Opponent Rushing Yards per Game with them allowing the opponent to rush for an average of 97.6 yards each game. Fournette is our RB22 for Week 1. Tom Savage took over the starting quarterback role late last season and now steps into this season as the man, but rookie Deshaun Watson could be a factor at some point this year. The switch came after Jacksonville recorded a franchise-record 10 sacks, triggering Houston halftime quarterbacking and offensive line changes that still could not stop the onslaught. "I visualize it. I try to get the players to visualize it and teach them". And while he did struggle last season, Robinson is still Blake Bortles' No. 1 receiver.
The Houston Texans will be playing with heavy hearts though.
Houston plays its next two games on the road, heading to Cincinnati to face off with the Bengals Thursday at 7:25 p.m. on a short week and then going to New England to meet up with the Patriots in Week 3.
Fournette's longest run was 17 yards, but it was his ability to elude potential tacklers at the line of scrimmage and avoid negative plays that was the key to his success.
Of course, it's only Week 1, so there are no insurances Jacksonville is for real despite its first-place status in the AFC South. It will be interesting to see who replaces him if he can't finish the game. But that wasn't the fault of Leonard Fournette, who kept the Jaguars offense in rhythm and away from the quick possessions that took a toll on the defense in 2016. Yeldon also ran for more than 100 yards twice in 2015.
"Right now we're just trying to figure it out", O'Brien said. I don't know that Houston's offense has the talent to light up Jacksonville, but it won't need to do much today anyway.
It helped, Bouye said, that the Jaguars got off to a fast start to neutralize whatever emotional push the Texans received from a supportive crowd bolstered by Hurricane Harvey first responders.