Jaguars beat Texans, get first win of year

It was over when ...
Texans defensive end Mario Williams was flagged for a horse-collar tackle on third down, which extended the Jaguars' final drive. Houston was on the verge of forcing a punt to get one last chance to tie the game, but the penalty allowed Jacksonville to hold on to the ball.

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Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns.

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The Jaguars recorded two sacks and applied pressure in key spots. The pass rush had been a concern for the Jaguars as they entered the game with one sack in the first two games.

The Jaguars win was the first for a team from Florida this season. ... Texans receiver Kevin Walter played in his first game of the year, leading all players with seven receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown. ... The Jaguars ended a four-game losing skid, dating back to last season.

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