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Houston Texans Beat Jacksonville Jaguars 24-14

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The Houston Texans extended their lead in the AFC South with a 24-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium.

It had appeared that Houston was going to run away with the game after getting out to a 7-0 lead on a 12 play 80 yard scoring drive to start the game. Matt Schaub ran the ball in from two yards out for the score.

However, the Texans wouldn’t be able to score again in the first half.

Jacksonville tied the game at 7 with a Blaine Gabbert 5 yard touchdown pass to Jason Hill with 5:41 left in the half.

In the third quarter, the Texans took the lead on a 7 yard touchdown pass from Matt Schaub to Joel Dreessen (pictured). The capped a 5 play 40 yard drive.

The Texans extended their lead to 21-7 early in the fourth quarter after Arian Foster rushed for a 4 yard touchdown.

After a Jaguars punt, the Texans then tried to run out a significant portion of the fourth quarter clock.  However, Texans backup running back Ben Tate fumbled and the ball was turned over and returned to the Houston 41 yard line.  Then, the Jaguars brought the deficit back to 7 after Maurice Jones-Drew ran in a two yard touchdown with 5:15 left in the game.

Jacksonville then kicked off to Houston and the Texans were able to essentially run out the clock for the rest of the game. Neil Rackers tacked on 39 yard field goal with 18 seconds left.

The Texans record is upped to 5-3 and they remain in first place in the AFC South.

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