Texans vs Jaguars : The Houston Texans will look to continue their recent mastery of the Jacksonville Jaguars when the AFC South rivals meet in London on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. The Texans (5-3) are one-half game behind the Indianapolis Colts for the division lead, while the Jaguars (4-4) are tied for third with Tennessee, 1.5 games back. Kickoff is set for 9:30 a.m. ET, and the Texans beat the Jaguars 13-12 at home in their Sept.
When: 03 Sunday 2019
TV: NFL Network
15 meeting. Houston is a 1.5-point favorite in the latest Texans vs. Jaguars odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 46.5. Before making any Jaguars vs. Texans picks of your own, see the latest 2019 NFL London predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
This weekend’s game against the Houston Texans will be one of the most important of the year for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Not only is it a key in-division game, it also will be the last time fans see Gardner Minshew II without a healthy Nick Foles.
Here are four bold predictions for Sunday morning’s contest against the Texans:
For Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, learning about the “other” football made him feel like a kid again.
“I started watching the Premier League probably like six or seven years ago now. I just got curious about it,” said Watt, whose team will be playing this weekend at London’s Wembley Stadium, one of the most famous football stadiums in the world. “I know everything about American sports — football, basketball, baseball, hockey. I kind of have an idea how the contracts work and how the systems work and the teams and everything, and I knew nothing about the Premier League.
“So, for me, it was a chance to be a brand-new fan. It was like being a kid and learning something brand new all over again. So, I got to learn about promotion and relegation, transfer fees and all these different things.”
Watt didn’t make the trip to England, however, because he won’t be playing on Sunday when the Texans face the Jacksonville Jaguars (9:30 a.m. ET, NFL Network). He had surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle. But Watt is certainly not alone among the Texans in his affection for soccer. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said that while Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo is his favorite soccer player right now, he wears No. 10 because of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
The final NFL London game of this season’s 2019 International Series kicks off on Sunday with an epic encounter between the Jacksonville Jaguars and their AFC rivals, the Houston Texans.
Last week, fans were treated to an action-packed London match-up between the Rams and Bengals, with the Rams blowing away their opponents 24-10.
But out of the three London games this season, the NFL has saved the best till last. On Sunday 3rd November, at 2.30pm GMT, the Jaguars will host the Texans in the second Wembley game.
The Jaguars are the underdogs, but have played in London seven times – more times than any other team – so Wembley should feel like home turf. They go into the match with an even 4-4, thanks mostly to some killer performances from their mustachioed rookie quarterback, Gardner Minshew. That said, an underwhelming defensive line with a habit of allowing too many sacks will likely see the Jags struggle.
Leonard Fournette takes the NFL lead in rushing yards
Leonard Fournette has been on fire this season. The young ball-carrier has brought a new focus to the season and has turned it into his most dominant year yet. Fournette has racked up 791 yards through eight games and has been monumental to Minshew and the offense’s success. At times, the run game has become stagnant, but Fournette’s ability to create large chunk plays has been critical to the Jaguar’s success.
Fournette has also become much more of an asset in the passing game. Last week against the Jets, Fournette led the team in receptions (seven) and gained 60 yards. He has been the offense’s driving force and made big play after big play for his team. I think Fournette will have such a productive day that he overtakes Dalvin Cook, who currently has 823 yards, as the league’s top rusher.