The Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars rematch had more scoring than the first, but the result was the same: a seven-point victory for Jacksonville. This win was the Jaguars' fourth in five games since their bye and their third win in a row, a welcome change after losing their first eight games and nine of their first 10.
Tonight's win also marked the Jaguars' first home victory since November 2012 and signified the power shift occurring between these two franchises. Jacksonville is on its way up. Though it finished last in the AFC South in 2012, it has taken big strides forward in the second half of this season and is trending upward as this rebuilding process progresses.
Houston, meanwhile, won the division in 2012, but has been a disaster this season. It barely won its first two games, meaning a team some picked to win the Super Bowl is only a few plays away from being 0-13. At 2-11 and with two losses against Jacksonville, the chances Houston finishes anywhere but the AFC South cellar are low.
We learned a lot about both of these teams during this Week 14 Thursday Night Football contest. Let's see what the Jaguars can take from this game to apply to their final three matchups.