GAME BLOG: Texans defeat the Jags, 24-21

Follow all of the action from the Houston Texans' Week 10 match-up against division rival Jacksonville.

The Texans (5-3) are at EverBank Field for their game against the Jaguars.

For play-by-play, be sure to follow KHOU 11 Sports Anchor Matt Musil and  KHOU 11 Sports reporter Daniel Gotera on Twitter.

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PHOTOS: Texans battle Jags in Jacksonville

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PREVIEW

Texans, Jaguars looking to end road, home losing streaks

 The Houston Texans have been dreadful on the road this season, losing lopsided games at New England, Minnesota and Denver.

Coach Bill O'Brien's team found the end zone just once in those cities, getting outscored by a combined 64 points.

The Texans (5-3) probably need to reverse the trend to stay on top in the watered-down AFC South. It should help playing at Jacksonville, where the Jaguars (2-6) are 0-3 at home in 2016.

This much is certain: One of them will end a streak Sunday.

"You got to put the bad games behind you and move on," Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins said.

Houston plays four of its next five away from home, so finding better road results could be huge in the second half of the season. Players and coaches believe getting off to quicker starts would help.

The Texans trailed 10-0 in the first half against the Patriots, 24-0 against the Vikings, and 14-6 against the Broncos. Left tackle Duane Brown said the team needs to "bring a lot of energy" to change its fortunes.

"I think that's been our kind of Achilles' heel this season," Brown said. "I think having energy and starting fast, everything else will fall into place. I think the execution will fall into place and just keeping it going, you know, for four quarters."

The Jaguars have gotten little going at home this season. Although they dropped close games to Green Bay and Baltimore in September, they were blown out 33-16 by Oakland in their lone game at EverBank Field since. They return Sunday having lost three consecutive games and face mounting speculation about coach Gus Bradley's job security. Bradley is 14-42 in 3 ½ seasons in Jacksonville and has fallen well short of expectations this year.

Bradley fired offensive coordinator Greg Olson on Oct. 29, and the team responded with a better performance at Kansas City last week. The Chiefs won 19-14, thanks mostly to Jacksonville's four turnovers and several missed opportunities.

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