In what has got to have been one of the worst match ups in the history of Thursday Night Football, an already God awful concept the NFL concocted to keep fans interested in the middle of the week, the Texans and Jaguars -- arguably the league's two worst teams (and franchises?) -- played a fairly entertaining game. In typical 2013-14 season fashion for the Texans, it ended in a loss as they fell 27-20 to Jacksonville. It was the first win for Jacksonville at home since last November and their fourth win in five games, two of which came at the expense of Houston.
No moral victories.
The loss keeps the Texans firmly in the driver's seat for the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft. Neither team was particularly good, but the Texans lack of discipline, which led them to 14 penalties for an astonishing 177 yards, ultimately cost them. Add to that the fact that Matt Schaub, once again, took over for Case Keenum late in the third quarter and managed one touchdown to go with a critical interception and a sack on the final play of the game and, well sir, you have the Texans season in a nutshell.
With remaining games at Indianapolis, home for Denver and at Tennessee, there is no reason to think the Texans will win again this season and every reason to believe they will have a new quarterback (and coach) to start next season.More »