What Leonard Fournette said after his huge National Football League debut

Bill O'Brien: Five Texans in concussion protocol unlikely to play Thursday night

Bill O'Brien: Five Texans in concussion protocol unlikely to play Thursday night

To the dismay of all Jacksonville Jaguars fans, Blake Bortles was indeed named that starting quarterback heading into a Week 1 matchup against the Houston Texans. "It's going to be a special day", Watt said. So, there's only one way to go from here and that's up. We know Savage's durability isn't all that great so he was cautious with his body and did not want to risk further injury to himself. The energy at First NRG Stadium was high entering the contest on the heels of Hurricane Harvey.

Playing for the first time in the regular season after missing 13 games previous year with back surgery, the star defensive end left the game early in the second quarter and finished with just one tackle. Neither quarterback looked particularly good Sunday, and the Texans' offensive line was so horrific against the Jaguars that it's nearly a question of whom head coach Bill O'Brien likes less at this point. We have to coach it better. That starts with me. One of the turnovers, a strip sack by Yannick Ngakoue was scooped up and returned for a touchdown by Dante Fowler Jr., on the same drive that a carbon copy return touchdown was ruled as a forward pass and taken off the board. They were physically superior and had 10 sacks and rookie running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 100 yards on 26 carries in his debut game. Hopkins only hauled in seven of the looks for 55 yards, but he was the only Texans' wide receiver to catch a pass.

A person familiar with the situation said that Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the season opener.

If the three tight ends are not cleared to play, the Texans could promote Evan Baylis from the practice squad.

"When you don't stop the run, the only word you can say is that you are being out-physicaled", Joseph said Monday.

His injury also clouds his future with the team because 2017 was the final year of his rookie contract. I'm sure that's happened to him before, in college.

He had seen enough after Houston's offense failed to move the ball for two quarters during which Savage managed just 62 yards passing and lost two fumbles.

Now would be as good a time as any to turn the page on Savage. Now 1-0 and looking like they can raise some eyebrows, here are five key takeaways from the game that led to a Jacksonville win.

That's because Bortles - who didn't win the first-string job as much as backup Chad Henne failed to capture it - and his teammates kept their composure by driving 51 yards for a Jason Myers field goal.

Houston plays its next two games on the road, heading to Cincinnati to face off with the Bengals Thursday at 7:25 p.m. on a short week and then going to New England to meet up with the Patriots in Week 3.

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