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Jaguars vs. Texans final score: Upset attempt falls short in overtime, 43-37

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A 48-yard touchdown pass from Matt Schaub to Andre Johnson with two minutes remaining in overtime gave the Texans a 43-37 victory.

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Although the Jaguars played the Texans as close as possible, a 48-yard touchdown pass from Matt Schaub to Andre Johnson with two minutes remaining in overtime gave the home team a 43-37 victory.

After the two teams traded field goals in overtime, the Jaguars were afforded a golden opportunity in Houston territory following an interception by Derek Cox. However, they didn't gain a yard and elected to go for it on fourth and 10 instead of kick a 64-yard field goal or pin the Texans deep. The attempt was incomplete and two plays later, the Texans became the winners.

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In a game that was very successful for the Jaguars offense, the team received contributions from players that have been very quiet for most of the season. Chad Henne, in replacement of the injured Blaine Gabbert, completed 16-of-33 passes for 354 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.

His main target was Justin Blackmon who finished with the second most receiving yards in a game in franchise history as he accumulated 236 yards on seven receptions, including an 81-yard touchdown. Also making major contributions were Jalen Parmele and C.J. Mosley.

While the loss is frustrating considering the opportunities the Jaguars were afforded, it also presented positives that haven't come often in a 1-9 season. The Jaguars will travel back home to face the Titans in Week 12 where Henne will likely be the starter.

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