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(SportsNetwork. Ryan Stanton Jersey .com) - The Jacksonville Jaguars may indeed be a 2-10 football team, but to this weekends opponent - the Houston Texans - theyve got definite world-beating potential. Indeed, even though the Jaguars are fifth from the bottom of the league in both points allowed (27.4 per game) and yards allowed (383.2 per week), Texans coach Bill OBrien is preaching respect. Jacksonville comes into Week 14 after a come-from-behind defeat of the New York Giants in a game it had trailed by 18 points at halftime, and fresh off a 2013 season in which it scored a pair of victories over the Texans - then coached by Gary Kubiak - as part of a late-season three-game win streak. I dont care what (Jacksonvilles) record is, OBrien said. I really dont. Its not coach-speak. Its the truth. This team is a talented team, well- coached. Problem is, the Jaguars dont score much. In fact, theyd only exceeded 20 points twice in 11 games before the defeat of the Giants saw them rack up 22 in the final 30 minutes - including a pair of defensive touchdowns. Against Houston and MVP candidate J.J. Watt, it wont be an easy repeat. The Texans have allowed just 23 points in their last two road games, which have yielded victories over Cleveland and Tennessee. Watt had two sacks in the 45-21 dousing of the Titans to bring his total to 11 1/2 for the season, and he caught a touchdown pass - his third of the season - while lined up in a goal-line formation. One of his would-be foes on Sunday, Jacksonville right tackle Austin Pasztor, wont play after suffering a ruptured right hamstring. Watt has faced the Jaguars six times and has 5 1/2 sacks. On the mend for Houstons defense is cornerback Kareem Jackson, whos questionable with a knee injury; and rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, whos played just four games thanks to illness and myriad injuries. Hes also questionable this week with a knee problem. The No. 1 overall draft pick has seven tackles and no sacks in limited action, but he maintains the full faith and confidence of the coaching staff, according to OBrien. I want to be real clear about this with him as it relates to us here and the Houston Texans, OBrien said. We think very highly of him. We know that he is going to be a really good player. He has been unlucky. He is a good kid. He is a good teammate and he is working hard to get back on the field. If he plays, hell aim for the inaugural sack against the player selected two picks after him, Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles, whos been sacked 34 times overall and seven times last week. In spite of the pressure, the win over the Giants was a watershed for Bortles, who completed his first full game with no interceptions while amassing 194 yards passing, rushing for 68 and throwing a TD pass. Bortles led an 11-play, 55-yard drive that yielded the winning field goal with 28 seconds to go. You could just see him wanting to take over the game, and his mentality, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. He didnt slide. When we needed a couple of extra yards, he went for it. Thats what the guys are gravitating toward - his competitiveness, his focus and his taking advantage of opportunities. His quarterback counterpart, Houstons Ryan Fitzpatrick, is also trying to keep momentum. The Harvard University product was benched for Ryan Mallett in early November, but regained the No. 1 status when Mallett was lost for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. He completed 24-of-33 passes for 358 yards and threw six touchdowns in the rout of Tennessee, six days after turning 32. Prior to losing his starting role, he had an 87.1 passer rating, 11 TD passes and eight interceptions. Maybe it helped Fitz to take a step back, OBrien said. You never want to see anybody get hurt like Mallett did, but maybe it helped Fitz to see how the offense was operated and he went in there and did a good job. The trick is, can we do it again? The Texans began the season with two straight wins, but had gone 3-6 over nine subsequent games before facing the Titans. Theyre still mathematically in the divisional title race, but can be officially excluded with a loss to Jacksonville and win by Indianapolis, which leads the AFC South. The 45 points against Tennessee were a franchise record. Running back Arian Foster had 105 yards on the ground and Fitzpatrick connected with DeAndre Hopkins nine times for 238 yards and two touchdowns - just a week after scoring a season-low 13 points against Cincinnati. It comes down to consistency, OBrien said. Its really important. Its vitally important to go out there and have a great week of practice and I think thats what we did last week. Guys were really detailed and focused. Thats what we have to do this week again. WHAT TO WATCH FOR Where Art Thou, 99? A matchup with a phenomenon like Watt would have been difficult enough if the Jaguars had Pasztor in his typical place as the starting right tackle. But with him out, the primary responsibility for contending with Watt falls to either Josh Wells, a rookie free agent; or Sam Young, a fifth-year player whos been inactive for the last six weeks. Either way, Bortles might want to work hard on quick releases this week. Make Ryan Be Ryan Though Fitzpatrick had a dominant - and mistake-free - game last week, its hardly a consensus view that the showing against a poor pass defense indicates a change from a career speckled with inconsistency. The Jaguars 37 sacks are third-best in the NFL and the defense has forced eight fumbles in two games. Another effort like that could reveal more of the true Fitzpatrick under center. OVERALL ANALYSIS Itd be easy to hear OBrien talk about how legitimate a team the Jaguars are, then consider the fact that theyre home and find enough reason to go ahead and pick them. But its not that simple. The Texans still have the best player on the field in Watt, and more ammo on offense against a team thats got few true weapons and an inconsistent rookie quarterback. A surprise is possible, but not at all likely. Sports Network predicted outcome: Texans 31, Jaguars 23 Boyd Gordon Jersey . After seven wins in a row, they have to do it one more time to get into the playoffs. Milan Lucic Jersey . -- Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning Sunday and helping the Twins top the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep. http://www.hockeyoilersshop.com/kris-russell-jersey/ . So much so that even a simple foul pop up to the first baseman turned into a run. Houstons four-run rally in the ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Monday night was capped by a bizarre play that started as Crowe fouled out to first baseman Justin Smoak with runners on second and third.BELEK, Turkey -- Tiger Woods shot a 9-under 63 Friday to trim a six-shot deficit to one after the second round of the Turkish Open. Woods completed seven holes of his rain-delayed first round for a 70 on Friday morning. After an hour lunch break, the 14-time major winner didnt drop a shot and had nine birdies in the second round. It left Woods in fifth place on 11 under, just a shot behind the leading foursome of Swedens Henrik Stenson (68), Englands Ian Poulter (66), Frenchman Victor Dubuisson (65) and South African Justin Walters (66). "I played a little better certainly this afternoon and made some putts, so that was fine," Wood said. "It was a round that could have been really special. But I am right there, and I am only one back." Woods, who last won on the European Tour at the co-sanctioned 2009 Australian Masters, said he missed four or five putts within 10 feet for birdie. "Its a bunched leaderboard, so we are going to have to coontinue to go low over the weekend given the way the golf course is playing and how soft it is," he said. Drake Caggiula Jersey. "It is so receptive and slow and it lends itself to a lot of birdies." Woods revealed he had been awake since around 3:30 a.m. local time watching TV coverage of his alma mater Stanford beating Oregon 26-20. The game went on so long that Woods became worried about getting in some practice at Maxx Royal before his 8 a.m. restart. "Unfortunately, I had to stay longer watching the game than I wanted to," he said. "It was one of those games where it looked like we (Stanford) were going up 29-7. But the next thing you know, Oregon comes back at us. "Im thinking I have to go warm up for this tournament. 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