Brock Osweiler and DeAndre Hopkins connected together perfectly at the end of the game.
Coming out of the 2-minute warning in Jacksonville, facing a 3rd-and-5 at their own 13-yard line, Osweiler drilled Hopkins for a 10-yard gain to the left side. It gave the Texans a fresh set of downs, and the Jaguars had just one timeout remaining. Houston was able to run the ball three more times to seal the victory.
"It was a huge play for the football team," Osweiler said. "I think all the credit needs to go to the offensive line for giving me time, and then obviously Hop. Hop ran a tremendous route."
Hopkins finished with a team-high five catches for 48 yards, and said his final catch of the afternoon was exactly what they wanted.
"That's pretty much how we drew it up," Hopkins explained. "There was no other route. That was it. We knew the way they were playing me the whole game, that that play would be there."
Head coach Bill O'Brien agreed.
"That play was a great job by the offensive staff," O'Brien said. "They did a great job putting Hopkins in a place where he could make that play. We have quite a bit of confidence in Hopkins."
With the victory, the Texans are now 6-3 and remain atop the AFC South.
They face the Raiders in Mexico City on Monday Night Football a week from tomorrow.
The Traveling Texans fans showed up in full force for the matchup in Jacksonville with the Jaguars.