Offensive struggles tarnish another strong defensive effort

Both of the Jaguars touchdowns in today's 24-14 loss came after the Jacksonville defense forced a turnover and gave the offense the ball deep in Houston territory. While it's good to see that the Jaguars offense was able to capitalize on their two trips to the red zone, they were simply awful at moving the ball.

Maurice Jones-Drew did all he could to hash out yards against a tough Texans defense, getting the majority of his 63 yards after contact. But as has been the case all season, the offense was completely unable to pass the ball effectively and it proved to be the difference in the game.

Blaine Gabbert hit just 10 of his 30 attempted passes and was unable to break 100 yards passing as he struggled with accuracy for the majority of the game. With only the exceptions of a curl route to Jarett Dillard and Marcedes Lewis finding a hole in the center of the defense, I can't think of a single time when a Jaguars receiver was able to get enough separation to give Gabbert an easy pass though.

Gabbert's streak of over 100 straight passes without an interception also came to a close as he threw a pick to Brian Cushing after it was deflected at the line by Conner Barwin and threw another to Jason Allen just five throws later.

The offense was as Michael Appelbaum described earlier: anemic. Again.

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