Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, Sunday October 11, Noon CT and Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, November 8, Noon CT
After playing last season's road game with the Jaguars in London, the Texans return to Jacksonville for the first time since 2018.
The Texans beat Jacksonville, 26-3, last year at Wembley Stadium in the away contest. Two years ago at TIAA Bank Field, both squads entered the game with 3-3 records. Because of ribs and lung injuries, Deshaun Watson rode a bus from Houston to Jacksonville for the game, and guided the Texans to a 20-7 triumph. For Houston, that victory was part of a franchise-best 9-game win streak. For the Jaguars, the loss was one in a 7-game skid.
Houston's won six of the last eight games in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars finished fourth in the AFC South last year, going 6-10.
In four seasons as the Jaguars' head coach, Doug Marrone has a record of 22-28. He was the head coach of the Bills in 2013 and 2014. His career record is 37-45. His best season was 2017, when the Jaguars went 10-6 to win the AFC title. They advanced to the AFC Championship game.
The Texans have played Jacksonville 36 times in franchise history, and own a 23-13 record against the Jaguars. Houston's won the last four meetings, and since Week 17 of 2011 is 15-4 in the series. Nine of those 15 victories have been by 10 or more points.
Notable Jaguars: QB Gardner Minshew, RB Leonard Fournette, WR D.J. Chark, DE Yannick Ngakoue, DE/OLB Josh Allen,
Bryan Anger punted for the Jaguars from 2012-15.