Game Notes: Texans vs Jaguars

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Maurice Jones-Drew scores 75th career touchdown

Maurice Jones-Drewscored on a five-yard pass from Blaine Gabbert on the club's first possession of the second half, increasing his career touchdown total to 75. Jones-Drew joined Randy Moss (155), Tony Gonzalez (96) and Antonio Gates (76) as the only active players with 75 or more scores.

JAGUARS MOST CAREER TDs
RK PLAYER, YEARS TDS
1. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-12 75
2. Fred Taylor, 1998-2008 70
3. Jimmy Smith, 1995-2005 69
4. James Stewart, 1995-99 38
5. Keenan McCardell, 1996-2001 30
6. Stacey Mack, 1999-2002 20
7. Reggie Williams, 2004-08 18
7. Marcedes Lewis, 2006-12 18

Another score for Jones-Drew in division play

Maurice Jones-Drew's five-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter was his 33rd (28 rushing, 4 receiving, 1 return) in 35 career division games.  Jones-Drew has 11 touchdowns (10 rushing, 1 receiving) in 11 career games against the Texans.

Scobee sets franchise record for points scored

Josh Scobee set the franchise career record for points scored with his extra point in the third quarter.  Scobee surpassed Mike Hollis for the top spot.

MOST POINTS IN JAGUARS HISTORY

RK PLAYER, YEARS POINTS
1. Josh Scobee, 2004-12 765
2. Mike Hollis, 1995-2001 764
3. Fred Taylor, 1998-2008 424
Taylor pressed into starting role; first action since 2008

Third-year offensive lineman Herb Taylor signed with the Jaguars on Sept. 10 and was in the starting lineup six days later against Houston.  With injuries mounting along the offensive line, Taylor was inserted into lineup at left guard. 

It marked only Taylor's second career start and first action in a regular season game since Dec. 28, 2008 at Cincinnati as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.  He was a sixth-round pick of the Chiefs in 2007 and played in 18 games for the club over two seasons.  He has also spent time with Denver, the New York Giants and Green Bay.

Rookie punter stays busy

Rookie Bryan Anger finished with nine punts for a 51.3-yard average and 42.8-yard net.  The nine punts tied for the second-most in team history.  Adam Podlesh holds the team record with 10 punts on Nov. 16, 2008 against Tennessee.

Jaguars fail to convert on third down

The Jaguars did not convert a third down on nine tries.  It marked only the third time in franchise history the club failed to convert at least one first down (0 for 8, Nov. 9, 1997 vs. Kansas City; 0 for 11, Dec. 22, 2002 vs. Tennessee).

Gabbert hits Jones-Drew for only Jaguars score

Blaine Gabbert finished seven of 19 passing for 53 yards with one touchdown including a 32-yard pass to Laurent Robinson in the third quarter.  Gabbert, who was sacked three times for a loss of 24 yards, connected with Maurice Jones-Drew on a five-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.  Gabbert has at least one touchdown pass in 12 of his first 16 starts and nine of his 15 touchdown passes have come in the last seven games.   He has six touchdown passes in the last four home games.

Jaguars recognize Sanya Richards-Ross

The Jaguars recognized four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross during the second quarter.  Richards-Ross is the wife of Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross.  Richards-Ross won two gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in the 400-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay.  She previously won gold medals at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in the 4x400-meter relay.  She signed autographs for fans prior to the game in the Sea Best Cool Zone.

Tidbits

  • 2012 second-round pick Andre Branch made his first career start.
  • Jalen Parmele finished with a 26.3-yard average on three kickoff returns with a long of 38 yards. Mike Thomas had a 10.7-yard average on three punt returns.
  • The Jaguars finished with the fewest total yards in team history (117).
  • Linebacker Russell Allen was credited with a game-high 13 tackles.  Linebacker Kyle Bosworth led the club with two tackles for loss.
  • Through two games, Laurent Robinson leads the team with eight receptions for 115 yards.  Running back Maurice Jones-Drew has a team-high 162 yards from scrimmage including 137 on the ground. 
  • Center Brad Meester started his 60th consecutive game, the seventh-most in team history.
  • The Jaguars were outgained 242 to 43 in the first half. 
  • Today's inactives were running back Rashad Jennings, linebacker Daryl Smith, offensive lineman Cameron Bradfield, defensive end George Selvie, defensive end Austen Lane,cornerback Derek Coxand offensive linemanEben Britton.
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