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The Jacksonville Jaguars are set to face off against the Houston Texans on Sunday in the NFL in a match up that sees one of the best teams in the league this season play one of the worst. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream via the link below.
These two teams played each other in Week 2 when the Jaguars recorded their worst ever offensive performance in their history; just 117 yards in total offense. The Texans completely dominated that day, with defensive end J.J. Watt posting 1.5 sacks in an easy 27-7 win for Houston in Jacksonville.
Most pundits expect a similar result from today's match up as the Texans continue to look like serious Super Bowl contenders, where as the Jaguars continue to look like disappearing into the abyss of elimination. This return match will be in Houston making it even more likely that the Jaguars could suffer a much more embarrassing scoreline than when they met in Jacksonville in September.
This all AFC South match up sees the Texans coming into the game with a near-perfect record of 8-1, and the Jaguars oppositely on 1-8. The teams are top and bottom respectively in the division. The Indianapolis Colts are second with 6-3 and will be looking to maintain the pressure on Houston, and any slip-ups by the Texans could see the Colts move to within a game of first place in the division. But a slip up is highly unlikely today as all form books and stats so far this season point to an easy, and potentially big win for Houston.
One glimmer of hope for the Jaguars is that they have played well on the road this season; none of the four games played by Jacksonville on the road have been lost by double digits. But a trip to Houston could be an all together different prospect. The Texans have been hugely dominant at home, and their only blip has been a visit from the Green Bay Packers.
If the Texans can make it to 9-1 by the end of today it will be the first time in franchise history they would have claimed such a good start. They will be looking to Arian Foster to continue his dominance; he has scored a touchdown in each of his last 11 games, and has recorded more than 100 yards rushing in each of his last two.
In total this season he has carried 221 for 872 yards for 10 touchdowns with an average of 3.9 yards per carry.
Meanwhile the Jaguars are ranked bottom in the NFL for offense in both points and yards. With Maurice Jones-Drew still out for this Week 11 game, it is unlikely to get any better against a stern Texans' defense today.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Houston Texans will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.