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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans: Week 9 live game day blog

Follow along all day for coverage and our live commentary as the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Houston Texans in Week 9. Feel free to ask questions or rant and rave in the comments below — and stay with us following the game for post-game recaps.

Jacksonville Jaguars v Houston Texans Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars (4-4) are “hosting” the Houston Texans (5-3) at Wembley Stadium in London this morning. It’s not Jacksonville, but it’s still very unfamiliar territory for Houston who has never made the trip across the pond.

Stay with us all through the day as we live blog the game as it happens, and feel free to join the conversation in the comments as the game progresses. We’ll have post-game coverage as well following the conclusion of the game.

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Live blog

12:33 PM: Game over after another Gardner Minshew turnover. For what it’s worth, I would 100 percent keep Minshew as the starter. He’s having a rare awful game. He won Rookie of the Week six out of eight times this year.

But the front office and coaches will likely want Nick Foles under center after the bye.

FINAL SCORE: Texans win 26-3 over the Jaguars.

12:22 PM: Gardner Minshew fumble. Jaguars, pls.

Jaguars - 3, Texans - 26

12:20 PM: Deshaun Watson to DeAndre Hopkins from the goal line.

Jaguars - 3, Texans - 26

12:17 PM: I stand corrected... that was the worst throw of Gardner Minshew’s career.

Jaguars - 3, Texans - 19

12:11 PM: Gardner Minshew just made the worst throw of his career on that interception. My God.

Jaguars - 3, Texans - 19

11:58 AM: Chris Conley can’t hold onto the catch.

Turnover on downs.

Jaguars - 3, Texans - 19

11:42 AM: Tre Herndon just got trucked by Duke Johnson into the end zone.

Game over.

Jaguars - 3, Texans - 19

11:27 AM: Houston is gifted a long drive and another field goal. There’s no other way to put it. I’m so disgusted.

Jaguars - 3, Texans - 12

11:26 AM: WHAT?!

11:16 AM: Josh Lambo lines up for a long field goal and it’s a high snap. Logan Cooke tries to pass and Garo Yepremian-izes it. Texans will start at midfield.

Jaguars - 3, Texans - 9

11:09 AM: Jaguars will start the second half on offense.

Jaguars - 3, Texans - 9

10:58 AM: Halftime! I’m genuinely surprised at how bad the offensive play calling is. Houston is missing half their secondary and Jacksonville has taken zero shots downfield. It’s all just dink and dunk. Runs on second down. Getting timid in the red zone. Gardner Minshew has had some poor throws and reads, I agree. But the play calling has been putrid. It’s affecting the entire offense.

10:40 AM: Josh Lambo is good from 30 yards out. Play calling has been awful in the red zone but getting points is nice.

Jaguars - 3, Texans - 9


10:27 AM: I mean... just look at this.

10:25 AM: Deshaun Watson (once again) marches down the field and pulls off some bananas plays, including a lateral as he was falling backwards on a sack for a first down near the goal line. Touchdown and then a missed extra point. The Brits are getting an insane game. Good for them.

Jaguars - 0, Texans - 9

9:45 AM: The first drive is such a cluster. Deshaun Watson gets a million yards, there was a 1st-and-35, and six penalties. Houston kicks the field goal though — Ka’imi Fairbairn is good from 52 yards out on a slick field. This game is bananas so far.

Jaguars - 0, Texans - 3

8:03 AM: Inactives are out and the biggest surprises (sort of) are Dede Westbrook and D.J. Hayden being out today.

7:56 AM: This is all well and good, but why does it seem like the last eight games don’t matter. Even with a loss today, Gardner Minshew is 4-4 as a starter and setting NFL records almost every week.

7:32 AM: This is the only way to get ready — reading up on Fil’s individual matchups that will determine today’s game!