As I have stated before, Kareem Jackson's growth will on a week-by-week basis. Last week, against the Denver Broncos, Jackson allowed Eric Decker to completely demoralize him.
This week, Jackson looked like the cornerback that Texans fans prayed he would be when they selected him in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft in the hope that he would repair a terrible secondary.
Well, Jackson did little to improve that secondary early on, but right now, he is certainly contributing to its success.
Jackson displayed excellent coverage skills all game, and this cumulated with his interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Jackson perfectly shaded his assignment, read Matt Hasselbeck's eyes and jumped the route. He took the pick all the way to the house for a stellar 63-yard return.
On a side note, did anyone else see Danieal Manning's illegal block in the back on Hasselbeck toward the end of that play. If it was called, it would have been devastating for Jackson, and it would have been eerily reminiscent of his block in the back on Steelers' holder Daniel Sepulveda after he blocked a potential field goal.
Johnathan Joseph would have taken that blocked kick to the house, but Manning's penalty nixed the score.
Anyhow, Jackson had a superb game, and he certainly does not even look related to the Jackson of old.