The Houston Texans (0-2) have won just three games in their 2022 season. All three were against division opponents.
On Sunday, they hope to continue that trend when they travel to Duval County, Fla., to take on the Jaguars (1-1).
Quarterbacks CJ Stroud and Trevor Lawrence will be the focus. Stroud, who has recovered from a shoulder injury, will be looking to build on his great performance last week. With nearly 400 yards and two touchdowns, the rookie seemed like the type of player worthy of the No. 2 overall pick. The Texans signalman is still hoping for his first win in an NFL uniform.
Lawrence, meanwhile, will try to get the Jags back in the right direction. Coming off a tough home loss to the reigning Super Bowl champions, Jacksonville needs to find an offensive rhythm, which was what they did against Kansas City. With the Colts and Titans both 1-1, a win will be important to keep pace.
Oddsmakers don’t expect it to be close, but it should be fun to watch.
TV and streaming information for Texans vs. Jaguars
The AFC South teams are on the starting list this week on FOX, with Chris Myers and Robert Smith in discussion on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Most areas outside of South Texas and Duval County will be showing other games, so fans who are not in the market should stream the game via NFL+, Fubo or the NFL Sunday Ticket package.
Jaguars injury report
Two players did not practice Thursday as the Jags prepared for Sunday’s game.
Both WR Zay Jones (knee) and S Antonio Johnson (hamstring) were sidelined for the second straight day. LB Josh Allen and S Andrew Winguard were limited participants again on Thursday due to shoulder injuries.
Starting right guard Brandon Scherff was able to return to full participation after missing practice on Wednesday due to a non-injury matter. Defensive tackle Foley Fatukasi also returned to practice Thursday, but was still limited with a shoulder injury.
Texans injury report
The Texans listed 11 players on Wednesday’s injury report but had upgraded seven players from the limited roster to the full roster as of Thursday.
CJ Stroud is the big name in this group. After being limited in practice on Wednesday due to a right shoulder injury, he said Houston Chronicle that feels “almost 100 percent.” On Thursday he took part fully in the Texans’ training again.
Starters Denzel Perryman (MLB, hand/wrist), Jalen Pitre (S, chest) and reserve Tavierre Thomas (CB, hand) all sat out practice on Wednesday and Thursday. OT Laremy Tunsil was limited for one day due to a knee injury.
Unfortunately, a new name was added to the list at practice on Wednesday for a familiar reason. Cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. suffered a hamstring injury and could miss significant time. Stingley, the third overall draft pick in 2022, injured his hamstring in Week 10 of his rookie season and missed the rest of the season.
Who is the favorite in the Texans vs. Jaguars game?
The Jags currently have the tenth best odds in the league at various sports betting providers. The Texans, on the other hand, can thank Arizona for not ending up at the bottom. No wonder that Jacksonville is the big home favorite here with a lead of 9 points. The over/under is set at 44.