Jaguars vs. Texans Cheat Sheet: Odds, Picks, More
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4).
Jaguars vs. Texans Betting Guide, Picks
- Spread: Texans -8.5
- Total: 43
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: CBS
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The Texans went 2-0 against the Jaguars last season, but Watson was held in check through the air (6.2 yards per attempt, 186.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game). In the words of the late Notorious B.I.G: Things done changed.
Last season, Watson didn’t have an able blindside protector like Laremy Tunsil to combat the Jags’ ferocious pass rush, and didn’t have a reliable check-down option who could make plays in space. Instead, he had to constantly rely on Hopkins to win against Jalen Ramsey and Bouye.
Week 1 served as a reminder that Ramsey and Bouye can be beat — I think Sammy Watkins (9-198-3) just scored another touchdown — but it also exposed the Jags’ linebacking unit, which combined to allow 13-of-14 passes for 138 yards to be completed in their coverage, including 9-of-9 for 68 yards vs. running backs, according to Pro Football Focus.
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