No matter the quarterback, coaching staff, general manager, or direction of the franchise, one thing has remained the same for the Houston Texans since 2018: beating the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Houston has bested their AFC South rivals nine games in a row, and the team is well aware of the streak, according to quarterback Davis Mills.
“It’s mentioned throughout the week,” Mills said. “It’s hard to beat a team once. We’ve beaten the Jaguars nine times in a row as this point. We’re excited for the opportunity to make it 10.”
Mills has been the starter for two of those nine wins, both of them on the road at TIAA Bank Field. The second-year signal caller will have an opportunity to lead Houston to a win over the Jaguars at NRG Stadium as the 2-12-1 Texans endeavor to earn their first home win of the 2022 season.
The 7-8 Jaguars aren’t exactly going to lie down, even though Jacksonville only needs to beat the Tennessee Titans in Week 18 to secure the AFC South title. Nevertheless the Texans welcome the challenge as they attempt to end the season on a three-game winning streak.
“For an opportunity like this, we focus a little bit more divisional games, although every game is extremely important,” said Mills. “We’re seeing these guys twice a year every year. You’re a little more familiar with the teams that are in your division. We’re excited for the opportunity to win 10 straight against Jacksonville.”
As abominable as the Texans have been this year, Houston has a solid record against division opponents with a 2-1-1 record. A win over the Jaguars would ensure Houston finished with a winning record in division games for the first time since 2019, which was the last year that the Texans won the AFC South.