Jacksonville @ Houston
Last Season Records: Houston 4-12; Jacksonville 1-15
What to Know
The Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-8 against the Houston Texans since November of 2016, but they’ll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Sunday. They will face off at 1 p.m. ET Sept. 12 at NRG Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. Returning after a rocky 1-15 year, the Jaguars are aiming to prove that the past does not define them. Likewise, coming off of an uninspired 4-12 last-season record, Houston has set their aspirations higher this season.
A pair of last-season defensive stats to keep an eye on: Jacksonville ranked second worst with respect to yards allowed per game last year, where the squad gave up 417.7 on average. Houston experienced some struggles of their own as they were worst when it came to rushing yards allowed per game last year, with the team giving up 160.3 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
The neutral point spread forecasts a close one for these two. We’ll see if the game is as close as the oddsmakers expect or if one of these teams has a surprise blowout in them.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: NRG Stadium — Houston, Texas
- TV: CBS
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $18.90
The Jaguars are a 3-point favorite against the Texans, according to the latest NFL odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Jaguars, as the game opened with the Jaguars as a 1.5-point favorite.
Houston have won ten out of their last 12 games against Jacksonville.
- Nov 08, 2020 – Houston 27 vs. Jacksonville 25
- Oct 11, 2020 – Houston 30 vs. Jacksonville 14
- Nov 03, 2019 – Houston 26 vs. Jacksonville 3
- Sep 15, 2019 – Houston 13 vs. Jacksonville 12
- Dec 30, 2018 – Houston 20 vs. Jacksonville 3
- Oct 21, 2018 – Houston 20 vs. Jacksonville 7
- Dec 17, 2017 – Jacksonville 45 vs. Houston 7
- Sep 10, 2017 – Jacksonville 29 vs. Houston 7
- Dec 18, 2016 – Houston 21 vs. Jacksonville 20
- Nov 13, 2016 – Houston 24 vs. Jacksonville 21
- Jan 03, 2016 – Houston 30 vs. Jacksonville 6
- Oct 18, 2015 – Houston 31 vs. Jacksonville 20