When the Texans took off this season, no one circled the Week 11 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars but Houston almost fell victim to the much feared trap game. Jacksonville came in and blasted out to a nice lead, but the Texans were able to come back and force overtime and eventually win the game in the extra period.
But the fact that the Texans had to go to overtime to beat the Jaguars likely won’t sit well with anyone in Houston despite the fact the game was a win.
What’s more, Blaine Gabbert went down with an injury and left the game pretty early, which means not only did Houston get put on the ropes by the Jaguars, they got put there by their backup quarterback Chad Henne. The Jaguars backup went well over 300 yards and tossed four touchdowns with no interceptions.
This game likely won’t change the minds of people around the NFL when it comes to how good the Texans are, but there were some flaws exposed a bit by the Jaguars. It wasn’t as though the Texans were just blown up because they weren’t any good, it was more a case of Houston not expecting such a fight from the lowly Jaguars who have had their fair share of blowouts this season.
Houston got the win, but boy it was closer than it had to be.