Sunday, September 16, 2012

Houston Texans cruise to second-straight win with overpowering display against ... - New York Daily News

Houston Texans running back Ben Tate (44) gets around the Jacksonville Jaguars defense, including cornerback Aaron Ross, right, before running out of bounds during the first half an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

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Ben Tate (l.) scores twice and runs for 74 yards as the Texans cruise to an easy win in Jacksonville.

Arian Foster ran for 110 yards and a touchdown, Ben Tate added 74 yards and two scores and the Texans dominated from the opening kickoff in a 27-7 win at Jacksonville on Sunday.

The Texans improved to 2-0 for the third consecutive season by winning their fourth in a row against the AFC South rival Jaguars, who started 0-2 for the third time in the last five years.

Jacksonville, which has never had a winning record after dropping its first two games, was far from competitive in the latest meeting.

The Texans gained 242 yards in the first half while building a 17-0 lead. Foster ran for 69 yards and a score. Tate added 49 and a touchdown. Matt Schaub, using mostly short throws, picked apart Jacksonville’s defense. The Jaguars were even worse on offense, finishing with a franchise-low 117 yards.


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Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert is sacked by Brooks Reed.

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