Texans Win in Jacksonville as Stroud Continues to Impress
A total team win, especially the special teams, kept the winning streak in Jacksonville alive
The Houston Texans extended their winning streak in Jacksonville to six downing the Jaguars 37-17.
Here are 11 observations from the first win of the season.
C.J. Stroud had another day where he looked excellent. There was little to be critical of when it came to the third start of his career. He showcased poise and touch. He made one little wild throw that was nearly intercepted, but a very solid day from C.J. Stroud. He now has the most pass attempts to begin a career without an interception.
The Texans trusted C.J. Stroud too. Despite leading the Texans needed to keep throwing to put the Jaguars away. Stroud made good and solid throws including the big touchdown to Tank Dell to help put the Jaguars away. Too many times teams turtle and get conservative, but the the Texans didn’t. Stroud and the offense made the faith in them pay off in a big way.
Bobby Slowik bounced back in a big way. The offense was rolling most of the day. It got into a rhythm and even when there were bad plays the offense corrected it well. Some timely trust in C.J. Stroud and not forcing the rushing attack should be commended. Slowik bought back some confidence in him I hope after two weeks of lackluster play calling. Penalties didn’t feel like automatic punts either.