Team puts best record in NFL on the line Sunday
The Houston Texans return to Reliant Stadium following their 13-6 win over the Chicago Bears last Sunday night when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
This is the second matchup of the season between the two teams. Houston took the first head-to-head battle in September by a final of 27-7. However, head coach Gary Kubiak thinks the Jaguars will make it a tough game on Sunday.
“It’s a division game. We always have tough, physical games with these guys,” Kubiak told reporters.
Fullback James Casey told Sports Talk 790 this week that the familiarity these two teams have with each other means that the Texans will have to get creative.
James Casey (above)
“You’re playing a team for the second time. That means they get to watch the same film on you. You try to make some plays that look the same but are different to throw them off a little bit.”
That said, Casey thinks the Texans should continue doing what has worked for them.
“We ran the ball really well against them. We’re going to try and do the same thing until they stop it. Run the ball well, eat up some time of possession and keep our defense off the field,” Casey said.
The Texans have the NFL’s best record at 8-1. And even though many people are talking about what this team might be able to accomplish in the next few months, Kubiak says his team doesn’t get too far ahead of itself.
“They are very business like. They are really mature. They find a way to re-focus each and every week,” Kubiak said.
While the Texans are flying high, the Jaguars are going in the opposite direction. They are 1-8 on the season, their first with new head coach Mike Mularkey. They are in the middle of a six-game losing streak.
Kickoff on Sunday at Reliant Stadium is scheduled for Noon.