Okay tell the truth; when the Jaguars had a false start penalty on their first possession, how many of you said Oh shit it’s going to be a long, long season!! Don’t be shy, I know many of you did. LOL.
Before I start, I would like to say that J.J. Watt should be the NFL Player of the Year and Man of the Year for his actions on behalf of the relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey and collecting over $30 million to support the cause.
Okay I tolerate the stupid penalties (10 for 89 yards) because this was an impressive win. But I know Coach Marrone wasn’t happy about the penalties because two of them led to the Texan touchdown. It is funny because in my preseason predictions I mention that the Jaguars will be a more disciplined team, and well after today I just hope the penalties don’t keep coming.
In the past three years Jacksonville had 3 road wins and this year after the first game we already have one. In 2016 the Jaguars had 13 takeaways in this game we had 3.
The defense looked awesome.
Is it time to get a new kicker? Myers has the leg to be a major contributor.
The offense had 0 turnovers!!
Offense the good:
155 yards rushing.
Offense the bad:
Defense the good:
3 Fumble recoveries.
10 sacks set team record.
1 defensive TD.
Defense the bad:
2 penalties in 3rd quarter led to a Houston TD.
Too many penalties.
Special Teams the Good:
42, 25 yard field goals.
Special Teams the Bad:
Jason Myers misses a point after and a 39 yard field goal.
Mistake the cost the game:
Five Star Players:
Sets Jaguars record in his first game with the team for most sacks in a game with 4
2 tackles for loss of yards
26 carries and his 1st career rushing TD
3 receptions for 24 yards (only had 1 in his career at LSU)
Became the first Jaguar rookie running back to rush for 100 yards in his debut game.
Dante Fowler Jr.:
1 touchdown on a fumble recovery
1 interception return 63 yards.
Congratulations to Tommy Bohanon for his first career TD.
On a sad note Allen Robinson might have a torn ACL. X-rays are scheduled for tomorrow.
2011 was the last time the Jaguars won a season opener and with that win, the last time the team had a winning record.