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Jacksonville Jaguars Daily: Dante Fowler says defense was motivated against Texans

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Dante Fowler says Jacksonville Jaguars defense had extra motivation against Houston Texans on Sunday -
Defensive end Dante Fowler came in Sunday’s opener against the Houston Texans with a point to prove and apparently his defensive teammates felt the same way.

Fowler spoke about how he mostly heard last week about how good the Texans’ defense was after allowing a league-low 301.1 yards per game in 2016, but he thought the Jaguars’ defense wasn’t being regarded the same way despite coming off a season in which they finished sixth in total defense.

Allen Robinsons “suffers significant knee injury” -
The Jacksonville Jaguars could be without wide receiver Allen Robinson for a long time. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the fourth-year receiver sustained a major knee injury, per a source.

Robinson sustained the knee injury on the first drive of the game during his first catch of the season.

3 things the Jacksonville Jaguars did to blow out the Houston Texans -
The Jacksonville Jaguars looked like a whole new team Sunday in a 29-7 beatdown of the Houston Texans that included a franchise-record 10 sacks and the benching of Houston starting quarterback Tom Savage.

There hasn’t been much optimism surrounding the Jaguars after preseason revealed Blake Bortles was struggling with the same problems that made 2016 such a depressing grind for the team.

New plan of Leonard Fournette and upgraded defense works in Week 1 for Jacksonville Jaguars -
The formula, at least on Sunday, worked perfectly.

Play physical, punch-you-in-the-mouth defense and pound the football with fourth overall pick Leonard Fournette. The Jacksonville Jaguars used that to beat Houston 29-7 at NRG Stadium, and that’s a sign the Jaguars may finally be starting to make progress in a rebuild that began four years ago.