RTC: Jaguars get all-around victory


The Jacksonville Jaguars continued their second-half surge in Thursday night's 27-20 victory over Houston and broke some streaks in the process.

It was the first time since the third game of the 2012 season that running back Maurice Jones-Drew surpassed 100 yards rushing. It was the first time the Jaguars had won at home since Nov. 25, 2012. It also marked the team's first three-game winning streak since the 2010 season.

It was an all-around victory, writes the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran. In addition to Jones-Drew, quarterback Chad Henne contributed with two touchdown passes, receiver Ace Sanders added a touchdown pass of his own on a trick play, and linebacker Geno Hayes made a game-saving interception late in the fourth quarter that led to Josh Scobee's insurance field goal.

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the Web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

The Jaguars are 4-1 since their bye and have a three-game winning streak. They're making plays at the end of games, too. They're no longer the laughingstock of the NFL.

CBSSports.com's Will Brinson writes that the Jaguars are giving their fans hope for the future.

T-U columnist Gene Frenette gives the coaching staff high marks in his report card. He also writes about how he likes offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch's creativity.

O'Halloran reviews how well the Jaguars met the four keys to the game in his Four Downs Analysis.

The Jaguars were unable to corral Texans receiver Andre Johnson as well as they did in the first meeting, the T-U's Hays Carlyon writes.

The T-U's Vito Stellino writes that tight end Marcedes Lewis helped the Jaguars' fast start with a big play early in the game.

There was another victory at EverBank Field on Thursday night. Watch as a serviceman's marriage proposal was accepted.