The AFC South matchup includes one young quarterback who's shown that he's on the rise in the Jaguars' Trevor Lawrence, and another hoping to get to that level soon in the Texans' C.J. Stroud. The rookie from Ohio State has shown plenty of promise (626 passing yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions) despite Houston's 0-2 start.
Houston had beaten the Jags nine consecutive times until Doug Pederson's team ended that drought in Week 17 last year, a 31-3 rout.
Jaguars vs. Texans predictions: Our staff picks for today's game
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‘I bet y’all miss me': Former Jaguars' CB Shaq Griffin steps up to help Texans win
Shaq Griffin levied a big hit near the Jacksonville Jaguars’ sideline on Calvin Ridley and lingered a bit, exchanging pleasantries with his former team. Later, he flew in for a pass breakup near the same sideline, this time pausing after the play to send a cutting stare toward Jacksonville’s coaching staff. - Juston Lewis
Jaguars tailback Travis Etienne led a brief second-half comeback attempt against Houston
Report card: Gene Frenette's grades from Sunday's Jaguars loss to Houston
Times-Union columnist Gene Frenette issues his weekly grades from the Jaguars' loss to the Texans. - Gene Frenette
Jaguars look lifeless in 37-17 loss to Houston Texans. Here are our takeaways.
It was Groundhog Day for the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) with nothing going their way through four quarters of the contest in the team's 37-17 loss to the Houston Texans (1-2). Reminiscent of their struggles from a season ago, the Jaguars never looked in control of the game Sunday, resulting in their fifth-straight loss to the Texans in Jacksonville. - Demetrius Harvey
FINAL: Texans 37, Jaguars 17
The Jaguars' Houston Hex continues with an ugly loss to the Texans. They've dropped to 1-2.
Field goal Texans: Ka'imi Fairbairn adds another kick
The margin is 20 points. C.J. Stroud is up to 20 for 30 for 280 yards and two touchdowns, chewing up the clock on a drive that ended with another Ka'imi Fairbairn kick. It's almost over at the Bank.
Texans 37, Jaguars 17, 2:10 4th.
Touchdown Texans: Daytona's Tank Dell catches C.J. Stroud TD pass on blown coverage
That might do it. On third down, the Jaguars sent pressure, but C.J. Stroud didn't panic in the pocket and instead found a completely open Tank Dell down the right sideline for a 69-yard score. The rookie from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach plagued the Jaguars again on his Florida return. The Jaguars' secondary lost Dell again and got burned.
Texans 34, Jaguars 17, 8:59 4th.
Touchdown Jaguars: Too little, too late? Trevor Lawrence connects with Christian Kirk on TD
That's the best drive of this game for the Jaguars. Trevor Lawrence guided that offense up the field, ending with a TD pass to a wide-open Christian Kirk. Kirk has been pretty quiet but his third reception of the afternoon is a score. The Jags are still down 10 points, though.
Texans 27, Jaguars 17, 10:40 4th.
Field goal Texans: Ka'imi Fairbairn adds to Houston lead
A rough game is getting rougher for the Jaguars. C.J. Stroud has moved that football smoothly for Houston all day long despite a depleted line, and this drive ends with a Ka'imi Fairbairn field goal. The Jags trail by three scores. Texans 27, Jaguars 10, 12:36 4th.
End of third quarter: Texans 24, Jaguars 10
It's been ugly for the Jags, now trailing by two touchdowns with Houston threatening to add on further. - Clayton Freeman
Interception: Texans' Blake Cashman picks off Trevor Lawrence
It's getting worse for the Jags. Trevor Lawrence looks over the middle on third down, and Blake Cashman -- who recovered the Jamal Agnew pass before halftime -- leans across to grab Lawrence's pass in front of Agnew. The Texans take over at the Jacksonville 49. - Clayton Freeman
Touchdown Texans: Fullback Andrew Beck picks up kickoff off ground, returns kickoff for 85-yard touchdown
Just when the Jaguars looked like clawing back into this game... a special teams disaster. A short kickoff was first muffed and then picked up by Houston fullback Andrew Beck, who eluded five tackles on an 85-yard return down the right sideline. Jags missed numerous opportunities to bring down Beck.
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Texans 24, Jaguars 10, 4:19 3rd. - Clayton Freeman
Field goal Jaguars: Brandon McManus converts 33-yard kick after long Evan Engram catch-and-run
It's back to a one-score game. The Jaguars are starting to find a rhythm on offense, connecting on a long catch-and-run from Trevor Lawrence to Evan Engram to the Houston 22. But the Texans downed a scrambling Lawrence short of the chains on third down, and the Jags settled for a Brandon McManus field goal from 33 yards.
Texans 17, Jaguars 10, 4:35 3rd. - Clayton Freeman
Touchdown Jaguars: Tank Bigsby puts Jacksonville on board
That's better from the Jaguars. Travis Etienne continues to power this offense, and he's now above 100 all-purpose yards on the game, moving the ball into Houston territory. Then, Trevor Lawrence passed deep to the end zone, where Houston's Jimmie Ward was flagged for pass interference on Calvin Ridley. From there, Tank Bigsby plowed into the end zone for Jacksonville's first touchdown in 17 drives. Hope for a comeback?
Texans 17, Jaguars 7, 11:17 3rd. - Clayton Freeman
Second half kicks off: Trevor Lawrence and Jaguars' offense get the ball
The Jaguars have a 17-point deficit to make up, but at least they'll open the third quarter with the football. Can they rally against Houston? - Clayton Freeman
HALFTIME: Ka'imi Fairbairn boots field goal, Texans lead Jaguars 17-0 at break
That's the end of a miserable first half for the Jaguars against the Texans. CJ Stroud passed to Nico Collins, who ran through three missed tackles to the Jacksonville 10, setting up Ka'imi Fairbairn's field goal as the half expired. A lot for Doug Pederson and the Jags' staff to work on at the break.
Texans 17, Jaguars 0, halftime. - Clayton Freeman
Jaguars fumble: Jamal Agnew loses the handle, Houston's Blake Cashman recovers
Just when the Jaguars' offense looked to be on the march... Jamal Agnew caught a third-and-10 pass from Trevor Lawrence for an apparent first down. But Eric Murray's hit jarred the football loose from the Jags' receiver, and Blake Cashman fell on the loose ball for the Texans. - Clayton Freeman
Two-minute warning: Trevor Lawrence and Jaguars are on the march
The Jaguars, down 14-0, are on the move after a Travis Etienne first down before the second-quarter two-minute warning. - Clayton Freeman
Fourth-down failure, again: Brandon Scherff penalty nullifies Calvin Ridley reception
The Jaguars went for fourth and 2. They converted, for a change, with Trevor Lawrence finding Calvin Ridley for the first down in Houston territory. Except... guard Brandon Scherff was flagged for illegal use of hands, wiping out the completion. Faced with fourth and long, the Jags punted away and another promising drive dissolved against the Texans. - Clayton Freeman
Touchdown Texans: C.J. Stroud finds Brevin Jordan, extends Houston lead
It's getting worse for the Jaguars against Houston. After Will Anderson blocked the field goal, C.J. Stroud and the Texans took advantage in a 41-yard march, capped with a third-down touchdown pass to Brevin Jordan. The boo-birds are beginning to surface at EverBank Stadium.
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Texans 14, Jaguars 0, 7:27 2nd. - Clayton Freeman
Jaguars denied again: Texans block Brandon McManus field goal
Another bad moment on special teams for the Jaguars: Doug Pederson called for Brandon McManus on fourth-and-short, but rookie Will Anderson broke in and slapped down the 51-yard attempt. Houston takes over on the Jaguars' 41 in prime position to extend the lead. Is the Houston Hex continuing? - Clayton Freeman
Injury update: Jaguars WR Calvin Ridley down after drop, hard hit
More bad news for the Jaguars: With Jacksonville driving across midfield, Calvin Ridley dropped a slant pass from Trevor Lawrence that would have gained a first down, then stayed down on the field after absorbing a hard impact from safety Jimmie Ward. He left the field slowly but under his own power. - Clayton Freeman
End of first quarter: Texans lead Jaguars after Dameon Pierce TD
That's 15 minutes in the books in the latest installment of this AFC South series. Texans 7, Jaguars 0.
Third-down woes continue for Jaguars: Travis Etienne, Trevor Lawrence tangled up on handoff
The Jaguars' third-down issues from the first two weeks are persisting early. Facing third-and-short at their own 45, the Jags stumbled when Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne appeared to get their legs tangled on a handoff, bringing the play to an end. The Jaguars elected to punt. Not an encouraging early start for Jacksonville. - Clayton Freeman
Touchdown Texans: Dameon Pierce finds end zone for Houston, after long pass to Daytona Beach's Tank Dell
Another round of woes for the Jaguars against Houston? They're off to a rocky start. After missing out on points on their own drive, the Jaguars saw the Texans strike fast. A long pass from C.J. Stroud to Daytona Beach Mainland High School graduate Tank Dell beat the secondary badly and advanced the football to the 1, and former Gator Dameon Pierce finished off the drive. Houston scores its first rushing TD of the year.
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Texans 7, Jaguars 0, 7:35 1st. - Clayton Freeman
Jaguars come up empty after Calvin Ridley drop, Brandon McManus missed field goal
Opportunity missed for the Jags there. Trevor Lawrence found Calvin Ridley for a sure touchdown on second down, but the receiver dropped the ball -- and subsequently received attention from trainers. Then, after a Lawrence pass to Tim Jones came down out of bounds on third down, Brandon McManus missed a 48-yard field goal well wide right. Instead of 7-0 Jags, this ballgame remains scoreless.
Jamal Agnew hit on fair catch: Texans' 15-yard penalty sets up great Jaguars field position
The Jaguars open in excellent field position after forcing a three-and-out, which included a tackle for loss by Travon Walker. The Texans hit - barely - Jamal Agnew on a fair catch on the ensuing punt, starting the Jags in Houston territory. - Clayton Freeman
Coin toss: Jaguars defer, CJ Stroud and Texans to get football first
It's almost time for kickoff at EverBank Stadium. Follow for updates throughout the game. - Clayton Freeman
Week 3 staff predictions: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Does this weekend's matchup against the 0-2 Texans seem like a trap game? Some might say yes. Rookie quarterback CJ Stroud had himself a day last week in a 31-20 loss to the Colts. - Tim Walters
Think Takeaways: The two words that've changed Jacksonville's defense for the better
All offseason, the defensive members of the team have preached the importance of keeping turnovers at the front of their minds. And it has paid off in the first two games of the season, forcing six takeaways and coming up with multiple stops on fourth down. - Juston Lewis
Want to swim in EverBank Stadium's pools at a Jaguars game? Here's what you should know
'Just execute': Jaguars' issues on third downs amount to plain-old execution problems
The Jacksonville Jaguars' offense has seen its share of struggles through the first two weeks of the season. Most of those issues come during the "money down," or third downs for Jacksonville where they are currently dead last in third-down conversion rate through two weeks of the season at a 25 percent third-down conversion percentage. - Demetrius Harvey
Jags predictions: Here's who NFL experts are picking to win Jaguars vs. Texans in Week 3
The Jacksonville Jaguars had a chance to exact revenge for their playoff loss last season. They couldn't beat the Chiefs; can they rebound this Sunday against the Houston Texans? Here's what national experts are expecting. - Dan Rorabaugh
Jaguars inactives: Three receivers out for Texans game
In addition to Zay Jones, who was declared out earlier in the week, the Jaguars deactivated two more receivers in Elijah Cooks and Parker Washington. Running back JaMycal Hasty and safety Antonio Johnson are the other inactives. - Clayton Freeman
Gene Frenette: Jaguars' offense struggles aside, critics should wait on burying the O-line
Moments after that gut-punching loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, a disconsolate Anton Harrison got an important pep talk when veteran Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff delivered wisdom gleaned from his nine seasons in the NFL trenches. - Gene Frenette
Jaguars vs. Texans preview: Turnover-hungry Jags defense face a hot rookie quarterback
Quarterback C.J. Stroud's 626 passing yards are the fifth-most by an NFL player in his first two games and his 58 completions are the second-most. But he's been sacked 11 times in two games, the most through week two in the NFL. - Garry Smits
Houston hex: The Texans have had the Jaguars' number since entering the NFL as expansion team
It’s been the most inexplicable AFC rivalry for the Jacksonville Jaguars over the course of their time in the AFC South. Since the Houston Texans entered the NFL as an expansion team in 2002, they have tormented the Jaguars like no other divisional opponent, especially in Jacksonville. - Garry Smits
Jaguars get set to face Texans at home; Travon Walker reflects on past meeting, growth
Travon Walker took a beat to remember who the Jacksonville Jaguars played in Week 5 last season when asked about it in the locker room Thursday. It isn't because he doesn't remember, it's simply been so long since then. - Demetrius Harvey
What channel is the Jaguars game on? Time, TV info for the Texans game in Week 3
Here's everything you need to know about the game, including time, TV and streaming info and more. - Dan Rorabaugh
Mark Woods: NFL keeps ignoring easy way to keep Jaguars fans cooler in September
In Florida, the start of fall often is little more than a note on a calendar and a hope that by Halloween we’ll stop sweating. But earlier this week, when I thought I felt a tiny hint of something in the air, I looked at the forecast and saw numbers we haven’t seen in a long time: 60s. - Mark Woods
Jaguars vs. Texans game day guide: What fans need to know about beating the heat, pregame
It's going to be another hot game day on Sunday when the Jacksonville Jaguars play host to the Houston Texans (1 p.m., FOX-30). To that end, the Jaguars are taking more measures to help fans cope with temperatures that are forecast to be near 90 degrees at kickoff. - Garry Smits
Jaguars elevate WR Jacob Harris to active roster with Zay Jones ruled out vs. Texans
The Jacksonville Jaguars have elevated receiver Jacob Harris from the team's practice squad to the team's active/inactive game-day roster ahead of Sunday's Week 3 contest vs. the Houston Texans. - Demetrius Harvey
When do the Jaguars play today?
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, September 24
Where: EverBank Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida
Where can I watch Jaguars vs. Texans on TV, streaming?
Chris Myers will be the play-by-play announcer with Robert Smith as the analyst on the Fox broadcast. Streaming options include fuboTV, which offers a free trial to potential subscribers.
Where can I find the Jaguars game on the radio?
Frank Frangie will do the play-by-play with Tony Boselli and Jeff Lageman as analysts on the Jaguars radio feed.
Jaguars schedule 2023
Sunday, Sept. 10
at Indianapolis Colts: W 31-21
Sunday, Sept. 17
vs. Kansas City Chiefs: L 17-9
Sunday, Sept. 24
vs. Houston Texans
Sunday, Oct. 1
vs. Atlanta Falcons^
Sunday, Oct. 8
at Buffalo Bills^
Sunday, Oct. 15
vs. Indianapolis Colts
Thursday, Oct. 19
at New Orleans Saints*
Sunday, Oct. 29
at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, Nov. 5
Sunday, Nov. 12
vs. San Francisco 49ers
Sunday, Nov. 19
vs. Tennessee Titans
Sunday, Nov. 26
at Houston Texans
Monday, Dec. 4
vs. Cincinnati Bengals*
Sunday, Dec. 10
at Cleveland Browns
Sunday, Dec. 17
vs. Baltimore Ravens
Sunday, Dec. 24
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, Dec. 31
vs. Carolina Panthers
at Tennessee Titans
* - primetime game
^ - morning game in England
This article originally appeared on Florida Times-Union: Jags vs Texans score, live updates from NFL Week 3 game 2023