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2-6 entering the bye week

2-6 entering the bye week

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The Jaguars dropped to 2-6 with the loss on Sunday and 1-1 in the AFC South heading into the bye week.  The Jaguars return to action on November 13 at Indianapolis.  The Jaguars are 11-6 in the game before their open date in 17 seasons and suffered their first loss since 2004. 

Opposing quarterbacks yet to eclipse 100-plus rating

The Jaguars defense did not allow an opposing quarterback to post a 100-plus rating in the first eight games for the first time in franchise history.  Houston's Matt Schaub was 16 of 30 passing for 225 yards for an 88.9 rating on Sunday. 

Pressuring the quarterback

The Jaguars recorded two sacks and increased their season total to 16 after eight games.  The Jaguars had at least two sacks in six of eight games including 13 in the last four games.  The Jaguars have recorded two-plus sacks in five consecutive games for the first time since 2005. 

Jones-Drew sets franchise record for rushing yards after eight games

Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 63 yards against the Texans and increased his season total to 740 yards on 166 attempts, the most rushing yards and attempts in franchise history after the first eight games. In addition, Jones-Drew had 20 rushes of 10-plus yards which also ranks as the most in the first eight games in team history.  The 63 yards on Sunday were Jones-Drew's fewest rushing yards in 2011 through eight games.  

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Jaguars most rushing yards in first eight games

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Player, Year                           Yards (Rushes)

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011       740 (166)

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2009         737 (145)

Fred Taylor, 2002                        690 (161)

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2010         645 (162)

Fred Taylor, 2006                        633 (136)

Jaguars most rushes of 10-plus yards in first eight games

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Player, Year                           Rushes of 10-plus yards

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011                    20

Fred Taylor, 2006                                     19

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2010                      17

Fred Taylor, 2005                                     17

First rushing touchdown on the road since 2009

Maurice Jones-Drew scored his third touchdown of the season on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter.  Jones-Drew has 66 career touchdowns (57 rushing, 7 receiving, 2 returns) in 85 games.  It was his first rushing touchdown in a road game since Nov. 15, 2009 at the New York Jets.  He is four touchdowns shy of tying Fred Taylor (70) for the franchise record. 

The sixth-year pro has scored 30 touchdowns (26 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 return) in 30 career division games.  Sunday's score was his 10th rushing touchdown in nine career games against the Texans including six in the last four games. 

Scobee's streak snapped at 15 games

Josh Scobee did not attempt a field goal on Sunday for the first time this season.  Scobee entered the game with a franchise record streak of 15 consecutive games with a field goal. 

Scobee's 14 field goals in 2011 are the most in franchise history after the first eight games.  Nine of his 14 field goals are from 40-plus yards including five of five from 50-plus yards. 

100.0 pct field goal percentage in first eight games

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Player, Year                           Field goals

Josh Scobee, 2011                   14 of 14

Josh Scobee, 2010                    13 of 13

Mike Hollis, 2000                       12 of 12

Mosley records first sack of the season; ninth of his career

Seventh-year defensive tackle C.J. Mosley sacked Matt Schaub for an eight-yard loss in the first quarter, his ninth career sack and first this season.  It was Mosley's first sack since Nov. 13, 2008 at New England as a member of the New York Jets. 

Three players touch ball on fumble return

Linebacker Clint Session sacked Matt Schaub and forced a fumble in the second quarter that was recovered by defensive end Matt Roth.  After running five yards, Roth lateraled to defensive tackle Terrance Knighton who then proceeded to lateral back to Session. The total return was 22 yards.  Two plays later, the Jaguars tied the game with a five-yard touchdown pass from Blaine Gabbert to Jason Hill.  Session has 2.5 career sacks and six forced fumbles. 

Hill sets career-high with third receiving touchdown

Jason Hill scored for the third time in the last four games as he hooked up with Blaine Gabbert for a five-yard touchdown in the second quarter.  Hill leads the team with a career-high three touchdown receptions in 2011.   He had two receiving touchdowns in 2008 and 2009 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers. 

Lewis moves into fourth place in team history

Tight end Marcedes Lewis led the team with a season-high four receptions for 45 yards.  Lewis surpassed Fred Taylor (2,361) for fourth place in franchise history with 2,398 receiving yards.  He had a 21-yard reception in the second quarter, the longest play from scrimmage for the Jaguars. 

Season-low in rushing yards

The Jaguars were held to a season-low 84 rushing yards on 25 attempts.  The Jaguars eclipsed 100-plus rushing yards in six of the first eight games. 

Getting his work in

Punter Nick Harris has received plenty of work in his three games with the Jaguars.  Harris punted eight times on Sunday for a 46.8-yard average (37.3 net) with a long of 55 yards.  In three games, Harris has 22 punts for a 43.5-yard average (39.1 net). 

Consecutive passes without an interception stopped at 116

At one point Sunday, Blaine Gabbert was leading the NFL in consecutive passes without an interception at 98 but the streak was stopped at 116 when he was intercepted by Brian Cushing in the second quarter.  It was Gabbert's first interception since week four against New Orleans. 

Gabbert finished 10 of 30 passing for 97 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.  He has a touchdown pass in five of his first six starts. 

Roth joins team after becoming father for first time

Defensive end Matt Roth flew into Houston early on Sunday morning after his wife, Brooke, delivered the couple's first child on Saturday.  Brock Roth was born at 4:42 p.m. and weighed eight pounds and 13 ounces. 

Roth recovered a Matt Schaub fumble in the second quarter.  It was Roth's fourth career fumble recovery and first since Dec. 20, 2009 at Kansas City as a member of the Cleveland Browns. 

Tidbits

  • Houston's Arian Foster rushed for 112 yards on 33 carries (3.4) and became the second running back this season to eclipse 100-plus yards against the Jaguars.  Foster had 71 of his 112 yards in the second half.
  • Center Brad Meester started his 50th straight game, the longest streak on the roster.  Meester has started a franchise-record 169 games.
  • Joel Dreessen's seven-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was the first touchdown allowed by the Jaguars in the third quarter since week two at the Jets. 
  • The Jaguars allowed only one sack, the fewest allowed through eight games. 
  • The Jaguars have scored in the second quarter in seven of eight games.  
  • Mike Thomas finished with three receptions for 24 yards and is the only Jaguar with a reception in all eight games. 
  • Blaine Gabbert (30) and Luke McCown (2) combined for 32 passing attempts, the second-most in the first eight games (42, Oct. 2 vs. New Orleans).
  • The Jaguars scored touchdowns on both of their red zone possessions. 
  • Safety Dawan Landry was credited with a  team-high 11 tackles while Daryl Smith and Paul Posluszny each had seven tackles.
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