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Houston football star celebrated after raising millions for Harvey victims

Houston football star celebrated after raising millions for Harvey victims”

A couple quarters was all it took for Texans coach Bill O'Brien to send Savage back to his familiar spot on the bench.

"It was a bad day on offence, but it wasn't that much better defensively. we have a lot of work to do", coach Bill O'Brien said. Either way, this is a big game for both teams.

The Texans coughed it up again late in the third quarter when Watson fumbled on a sack by Fowler and Ngakoue recovered it. But it made him fresh for the fourth, which started with his longest run, a 17-yarder when he turned the right corner. Houston leads the all-time match up 19-11.

The Texans already have a quarterback controversy after just one game. It's also their first win in Houston since 2014. Jacksonville took a 19-0 lead after two quarters of play. "And the game is not meant to be second-and-15, sacks and that's what it is". From the opening drive, things looked promising as NRG Stadium was so loud that it caused Blake Bortles and the rest of the Jags' offense to commit a false start.

As for who will get the starting nod is still in question. The one that counted certainly hurt the most after being picked off from Tashaun Gipson for a 67-yard jaunt to the end zone with 3:45 left in the game. However, lucky for him, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is on the case. Osweiler is gone, but Savage is back after holding off fast-rising rookie Deshaun Watson, the team's first-round pick. The offensive line had trouble keeping Jacksonville out of its backfield the entire game. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, and Whitney Mecilus, the unit shut them down, not allowing a single sack by the vaunted Texans pass rush. "I know it gave me and my teammates a lot of confidence to go out there and make plays ourselves".

Marrone's lone concern was the post-play talking, bumping and scuffling that is a part of the NFL.

The Texans are solid on defense at every level, especially at linebacker.

The Texans need to bring the pressure to the Jaguars early and often. On any other team he'd be a household name. Specifically on offense, Houston has a problem. The Texans ranked No. 12 heading into Week 1, giving Jacksonville a 21 percent chance at an upset, while the Titans ranked No. 25, making the Jags a 44 percent underdog at home. The wide receiver corps will be without Will Fuller V, but with Savage at QB, DeAndre Hopkins and tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz should see most of the action anyway. "Our thoughts continue to be with our city and the safety of our fans and all those affected by Hurricane Irma". The ACL tear was confirmed later in the evening by the Jaguars.



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