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Jaguars vs Texans: Final score, recap, highlights, and injuries

The Jacksonville Jaguars fall to the Houston Texans, 34-17, in Week 3 behind another disappointing performance on offense.

Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost the Houston Texans 34-17 at EverBank Stadium on Sunday to fall to 1-2 on the season (1-1 in its division).

Quick recap

This game was so bad that we jokingly posted a game recap during the second quarter. There were so many mishaps that it’s hard to even know where to start -- so I’ll just direct you to our live blog if you actually want to revisit each back-breaking play.

Biggest play

According to, the biggest play of the game by Expected Points Added (EPA) was C.J. Stroud’s fourth-quarter 68-yard touchdown to Tank Dell.

The play of the game by Win Probability was Stroud’s first-quarter 46-yard pass to Dell.

Best Worst highlight

Key stat (traditional)

Travis Etienne accounted for 127 of Jacksonville’s 263 total offensive yards (48%).

View the full (traditional) box score here

Key stat (advanced)

Jacksonville continued to struggle on 3rd and 4th down. It averaged -0.5 EPA per play on late downs on Sunday after earning -0.7 EPA per play on late downs from Weeks 1-2, which already ranked worst in the league.

View the full (advanced) box score here

Notable injuries

Calvin Ridley (knee) and Jamal Agnew (unknown) both got banged up but would return to the game. Anton Harrison (ankle) and Travis Etienne (cramps) left and did not come back. Harrison was marked as questionable to return so it shouldn’t be a serious injury.

Full highlights

The Jaguars usually post top plays of the game on their YouTube page. Not there this week.

One lingering question

Can Doug Pederson right the ship? It was impressive how Jacksonville battled through adversity last season, but as Jaguars players will tell you, it’s a new year. Today’s game somehow seems worse than all six one-score losses early in 2022. The head coach must rally his guys as they prepare for a two-week trip to London.

What are your thoughts on today’s game, Jaguars fans? Let us know in the comments.