In perhaps the most extreme matchup the NFL currently has to offer of good versus bad, bad is holding its own.
I constantly say, it’s the No. 1 reason to love pro football.
In what was perhaps the best moment for the Jaguars all season, after Justin Blackmon failed to complete what could have been a touchdown catch, the Jaguars bounced back on the ensuing third-and-10 from the Houston 13-yard line.
Rather than wallow in, and sag as a result of the lost opportunity, the Jaguars bounced right back and did better.
It was a big moment that made it 7-7 in the first quarter.
Shorts, by the way, is the first player in the NFL this season with four receiving touchdowns of at least 35 yards.
The initial report said his return was probable. But coach Mike Mularkey would be wise not to mess with what’s been working.
Maybe the Texans restore order and pull away in the second half. It will certainly be worth watching to see if they can.