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Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 11/8/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Houston Texans visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on 11/8/2020 at 1:00PM.

Houston and Jacksonville face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Houston has a record of 1-6 this season. Jacksonville is 1-6 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Houston Team Defense Preview

Houston faces 6.7 plays per drive, this defense gives up 40.0 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.86 points per offensive possession. 47.9% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 5.5% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 28.4 and these drives typically last 3:14.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 114.5 against Houston and 0.4% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Houston has forced a sack rate of 6.3% this season.

We will get more situational with Houston and examine various situations. They have faced 95 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 46 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 48.4%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 9 fourth down conversion attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 7 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 42.9%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 32 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 20 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 62.5%.

Houston Team Offense Preview

Houston has run 6.0 plays per drive and they generate 36.2 yards per drive, and they score 2.38 points per offensive possession. 43.7% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 9.9% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 26.6 yard line, they usually take up 2:39 of time.

6.3% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Houston and on 2.1% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Houston has given up 22 sacks this season and there were 116 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 3.9 yards per carry and for 84.9 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 7 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Houston and examine various situations. They have had 81 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 33 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 40.7%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 9 fourth down conversion attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 66.7%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 21 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 13 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 61.9%.

Jacksonville Team Defense Preview

Jacksonville faces 6.4 plays per drive, this defense gives up 39.6 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.97 points per offensive possession. 54.7% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 8.0% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 32.3 and these drives usually take up 3:01 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 107.6 and 2.5% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Jacksonville has forced a sack rate of 2.5% this season.

We will get more situational with Jacksonville and examine various situations. They have faced 83 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 36 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 43.4%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 8 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 6 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 40.0%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 31 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 18 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 58.1%.

Jacksonville Team Offense Preview

Jacksonville has 6.5 plays per drive, this offense averages 34.3 yards per drive, and they score 2.14 points per offensive possession. 37.1% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 12.9% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 27.1 yard line, they typically last 2:46.

On 4.9% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 1.9% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Jacksonville has yielded 23 sacks this season and there were 130 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 4.5 yards per carry and for 96.6 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 8 times this season.

Examining Jacksonville in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 88 third down attempts this season and have converted 41 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 46.6%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 14 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 4 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 28.6%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 25 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 16 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 64.0%.

The Houston Roster

The Players to Watch for Houston

The Jacksonville Roster

The Players to Watch for Jacksonville

Gardner Minshew II QB 6-1 225

This season, Gardner Minshew II has put up 1855 yards and 13 touchdowns. He has thrown 5 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 94.4thus far this season. Gardner Minshew II has thrown 5 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Gardner Minshew II has 122 rushing yards, which puts him in the 67.86 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 25 times this season, which puts him in the 73.21 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 1 rushing touchdowns this season.

James Robinson RB 5-10 220

This season, James Robinson has 481 rushing yards on 107 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 4 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, James Robinson picked up 225 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 27 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Keelan Cole WR 6-1 194

This season, Keelan Cole picked up 374 yards. He caught the ball 28 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 3 receiving touchdowns this season.

DaVon Hamilton NT 6-4 320

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Jacksonville, DaVon Hamilton has 9 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 31.13 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Adam Gotsis DE 6-4 287

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Jacksonville, Adam Gotsis has 8 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 9.65 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Josh Jones SS 6-2 220

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Jacksonville, Josh Jones had 39 tackles which puts him in the 97.58 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Josh Jones as a ball hawker was able to pick off nan passes this season, which puts him in the nan percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Tre Herndon CB 5-11 185

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Jacksonville, Tre Herndon had 22 tackles which puts him in the 67.03 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Tre Herndon as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 25.93 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Houston Texans 27 Jacksonville Jaguars 26

Spread Pick: Jacksonville +7 -116 BetOnline
Moneyline Pick: Houston -270 matchbook
Total Pick: Under 55.5 -108 10Bet and Over 50 -108 Pinnacle Sports