JACKSONVILLE – One is good, and two would be better.
And as defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks sees it, a second consecutive victory for the Jaguars would be something else: A chance for momentum?
Yes, but something more.
To Marks, a second consecutive victory would be a chance to teach the team's young players a valuable lesson.
"It's important because we have such a young team," Marks said as the Jaguars (2-10) prepared to play the Houston Texans (6-6) at EverBank Field in Jacksonville Sunday at 1 p.m.
"We want to show guys one game doesn't matter in the NFL. You have to go week in and week out. You have to be consistent with it. I think they understand that. They know that. We just have to show it."
The Jaguars beat the Cleveland Browns, 24-6, in Week 7, playing well defensively and pulling away for a one-sided victory. They then played well defensively in the first half the following week, but lost to Miami at EverBank Field, 27-13.
The Jaguars lost their next three games, playing well defensively at times and struggling on offense, then rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the New York Giants, 25-24, at EverBank Field this past Sunday.
"We came out and got a win early in the year, but it didn't seem to carry over," Marks said. "Now we have to see, 'How did we do that?' and see how we finish games and do what we did Sunday."
A victory Sunday would give the Jaguars three victories this season at EverBank Field. That would be the most home victories in a season since the team went 4-4 at home in 2011.
"You want to keep that momentum going," Jaguars running back Denard Robinson said. "You want to keep it going into the offseason and into the next season. You want to stack these games up, and use it as motivation. We're team that knows what we can do.
"We're like a bottle of potential. Once we let loose, it's going to be done."
The Jaguars enter Sunday's game relatively healthy, with defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) ruled out Friday and linebacker LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and wide receiver Tommy Streeter (hamstring) listed as questionable.
Veteran Sam Young is expected to start at right tackle with veteran Austin Pasztor having been placed on injured reserve this past week with a ruptured hamstring. Young could be matched up extensively with Texans two-time Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt.
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