Final
  for this game

Jaguars tune up for playoffs

Dec 30, 2007 - 11:24 AM Jacksonville (11-4) at Houston (7-8) 1:00 pm EST

HOUSTON (Ticker) -- With a playoff spot locked up, the Jacksonville Jaguars have an opportunity to rest quarterback David Garrard and running back Fred Taylor.

The Jaguars, who have won three in a row, visit the Houston Texans on Sunday in a playoff tuneup.

Jacksonville clinched the AFC's fifth seed with last week's dominating 49-11 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

"We'll enjoy Christmas," Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. The big question will be: How much are you going to play guys?"

With a victory on Sunday, Jacksonville will finish 12-4, matching its record from 2005, the last time the Jaguars made the playoffs.

The Jaguars could be headed back to Pittsburgh for a first-round playoff contest in two weeks. Jacksonville posted a 29-22 victory at Heinz Field on December 16 behind a 147-yard effort by Taylor.

The Jaguars clearly are playing their best football of the season, having moved into the top 10 in total offense.

"I feel a lot more confident in this team. The guys who went to New England still have that sour taste in their mouths," said Taylor, referring to the Jaguars' playoff loss to the Patriots two seasons ago.

Taylor rushed for 111 yards against the Raiders - his fifth straight 100-yard game - and has climbed to sixth in the NFL in rushing with 1,202 yards.

Jacksonville boasts the league's No. 2 rushing offense, averaging 153 yards per contest.

The Texans are coming off a 38-15 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, but still have a chance to finish at .500 for the first time in the franchise's brief history.

However, Houston needs a better effort than in its previous game against Jacksonville this season, a 37-17 loss in Week Six. Maurice Jones-Drew accounted for 260 all-purpose yards for the Jaguars.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 7 7 7 7 28
    HOUSTON 0 21 14 7 42 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: JAC - TD, REGGIE WILLIAMS 22 YD PASS FROM
    QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK),
    7:48. Drive: 14 plays, 84 yards in
    7:48. Key plays: Gray 14-yard pass
    to Wilford to Jacksonville 28; Gray
    13-yard pas

    Dec 30 3:49 PM



  • TD JAC ERNEST WILFORD 19 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:41 PM



  • TD JAC ERNEST WILFORD 19 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:41 PM



  • TD JAC ERNEST WILFORD 19 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:41 PM


  • NFL
    TD JAC
    ERNEST WILFORD 19 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY
    (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 28
    HOUSTON 42 2:56 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:41 PM
  • MaxOmuS What a bland Sunday, alot of teams resting there starters for the playoffs, resulting in a bunch of crappy games...

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:22 PM



  • TD HST DARIUS WALKER 1 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN KICK)






    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:19 PM



  • TD HST DARIUS WALKER 1 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN KICK)






    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:19 PM


  • NFL
    TD HST
    DARIUS WALKER 1 YD RUN
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 21
    HOUSTON 42 13:07 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:19 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 7 7 7 21
    HOUSTON 0 21 14 35 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: JAC - TD, REGGIE WILLIAMS 22 YD PASS FROM
    QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK),
    7:48. Drive: 14 plays, 84 yards in
    7:48. Key plays: Gray 14-yard pass
    to Wilford to Jacksonville 28; Gray
    13-y

    Dec 30 3:10 PM



  • TD JAC MATT JONES 5 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:04 PM



  • TD JAC MATT JONES 5 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:04 PM



  • TD JAC MATT JONES 5 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:04 PM


  • NFL
    TD JAC
    MATT JONES 5 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY
    (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 21
    HOUSTON 35 1:53 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 3:04 PM



  • TD HST RON DAYNE 12 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN KICK)






    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:52 PM



  • TD HST RON DAYNE 12 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN KICK)






    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:52 PM


  • NFL
    TD HST
    RON DAYNE 12 YD RUN
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 14
    HOUSTON 35 7:19 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:52 PM



  • TD HST ANDRE DAVIS 104 YD KICKOFF RETURN (KRIS BROWN KICK)






    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:37 PM



  • TD HST ANDRE DAVIS 104 YD KICKOFF RETURN (KRIS BROWN KICK)






    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:37 PM


  • NFL
    TD HST
    ANDRE DAVIS 104 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 14
    HOUSTON 28 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:37 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 7 7 14
    HOUSTON 0 21 21 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: JAC - TD, REGGIE WILLIAMS 22 YD PASS FROM
    QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK),
    7:48. Drive: 14 plays, 84 yards in
    7:48. Key plays: Gray 14-yard pass
    to Wilford to Jacksonville 28; Gray
    13-yard

    Dec 30 2:23 PM



  • TD HST ANDRE DAVIS 97 YD KICKOFF RETURN (KRIS BROWN KICK)






    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:19 PM



  • TD HST ANDRE DAVIS 97 YD KICKOFF RETURN (KRIS BROWN KICK)






    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:19 PM


  • NFL
    TD HST
    ANDRE DAVIS 97 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 14
    HOUSTON 21 0:15 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:19 PM



  • TD JAC ERNEST WILFORD 6 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:18 PM



  • TD JAC ERNEST WILFORD 6 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:18 PM



  • TD JAC ERNEST WILFORD 6 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:18 PM


  • NFL
    TD JAC
    ERNEST WILFORD 6 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY
    (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 14
    HOUSTON 14 0:29 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:18 PM



  • TD HST OWEN DANIELS 2 YD PASS FROM SAGE ROSENFELS (KRIS BROWN KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:02 PM



  • TD HST OWEN DANIELS 2 YD PASS FROM SAGE ROSENFELS (KRIS BROWN KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:02 PM



  • TD HST OWEN DANIELS 2 YD PASS FROM SAGE ROSENFELS (KRIS BROWN KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:02 PM


  • NFL
    TD HST
    OWEN DANIELS 2 YD PASS FROM SAGE ROSENFELS
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 7
    HOUSTON 14 3:21 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 2:02 PM



  • TD HST RON DAYNE 2 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN KICK)






    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 1:40 PM



  • TD HST RON DAYNE 2 YD RUN (KRIS BROWN KICK)






    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 1:40 PM


  • NFL
    TD HST
    RON DAYNE 2 YD RUN
    (KRIS BROWN KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 7
    HOUSTON 7 0:11 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 1:40 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    JACKSONVILLE 7 7
    HOUSTON 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: JAC - TD, REGGIE WILLIAMS 22 YD PASS FROM
    QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK),
    7:48. Drive: 14 plays, 84 yards in
    7:48. Key plays: Gray 14-yard pass
    to Wilford to Jacksonville 28; Gray
    13-y

    Dec 30 1:38 PM



  • TD JAC REGGIE WILLIAMS 22 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 1:13 PM



  • TD JAC REGGIE WILLIAMS 22 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 1:13 PM



  • TD JAC REGGIE WILLIAMS 22 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)







    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 1:13 PM


  • NFL
    TD JAC
    REGGIE WILLIAMS 22 YD PASS FROM QUINN GRAY
    (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)
    JACKSONVILLE 7
    HOUSTON 0 7:12 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 30 1:13 PM
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    MaxOmuS Added 5 roots

    Jaguars vs. TexansDec 27 12:04 AM