The Jags Pulled Off the Double-Pass for a Touchdown Against the Texans (GIF)
The weirdest NFL season in recent memory certainly stayed weird last night. The Houston Texans, last year’s AFC South champions with a 12-4 record, lost their 11th game in a row to fall to 2-11 on the season. Meanwhile, the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars, the saddest franchise in the league, won their third straight game, and fourth of their last five.
How surprising is the Jaguars’ sudden winning streak? Well, let me put it this way: even though they have won four of their last five games, their point differential for the year is still -171. That is a full 50 points worse than the next team on the list—your New York Jets.
So how do you explain this?
Well, for starters, it’s helped that the Jaguars have played the Browns once and the Texans twice over their last five games. But also, you have to attribute some of their success to an attitudinal shift.
Basically, now everyone is like, “f**k it, let’s just go for it.” So they’re pulling out all the stops and running trick plays like they’re going out of style—trick plays like this one:
The Jags threw that baby at the Texans last night in the third quarter while up 17-10. Quarterback Chad Henne lateraled the ball to wide receiver Ace Sanders, and he found running back Jordan Todman wide open in the end zone.
It was the second straight week a non-quarterback threw a touchdown pass for Jacksonville. Their next opponent had better be on guard—but of course, they won’t, because their next opponent is the Bills.