Texans vs. Jaguars report card
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Texans vs. Jaguars report card

John McClain grades the Texans after Sunday’s win over the Jaguars in London:

Overall

In winning 26-3, it looked like the Texans were making their seventh trip to London, and the Jaguars were making their first. Grade: A-plus

Quarterbacks

Deshaun Watson was efficient, accurate and clutch in going 22-of-28 for 201 yards, two touchdowns and a 120.4 rating. Grade: A

Running backs

Carlos Hyde ran for 160 of the Texans’ 216 yards. Duke Johnson ran for a touchdown and averaged 13.6 yards on five receptions. Grade: A

Receivers/tight ends

DeAndre Hopkins had eight catches for 48 yards (6-yard average) and a touchdown. Darren Fells caught his sixth touchdown pass. Grade: B

Offensive line

Playing without Laremy Tunsil, the linemen helped the running game total 216 yards, including 6.4 a carry. They allowed one sack. Grade: A-plus

TURNING POINT: Deshaun Watson’s great escape.

Defensive line

The linemen helped limit the Jaguars to 74 yards rushing, 40 by Leonard Fournette. Carlos Watkins came off the bench to record a sack. Grade: A-minus

Linebackers

They stuffed the run and pressured Gardner Minshew. Brennan Scarlett had two sacks. Zach Cunningham had seven solo tackles. Grade: A

Defensive backs

Gareon Conley had eight tackles and broke up two passes. Jahleel Addae and Justin Reid had interceptions. Johnathan Joseph had a clutch breakup.Grade: A

Special teams

Ka’imi Fairbairn kicked field goals of 52 and 42 yards. Bryan Anger punted six times for a 45.3 gross and a 42.7 net. Coverage was superb. Grade: B

Coaching

Bill O’Brien, his assistants and support staff did a great job of preparing the team and carrying out an excellent game plan. Grade: A-plus