The Texans lost yet another QB Sunday, but still did enough to hang on as they topped the Jaguars 20-13 to move to 8-3 on the season, and closer to their first ever playoff birth.
Rookie T.J Yates came in for Matt Leinart, who reportedly broke his collarbone, and led the Texans to the seven-point win. Making his first start since 2009, Leinart completed 10-of-13 passes for 57 yards and a touchdown before leaving in the first half with a shoulder injury. Yates connected on 8-of-15 passes for 70 yards in relief.
Starter Matt Schaub was placed on injured reserve earlier this week due to a foot injury. Arian Foster carried the ball 22 times for 65 yards and a touchdown for the AFC South-leading Texans, who have won five in a row.
Andre Johnson, who missed the last six games with a hamstring injury, caught just two passes for 22 yards. Blaine Gabbert completed 13-of-29 passes for 136 yards and an interception for the Jaguars (3-8), who have lost two in a row. Luke McCown connected on 7- of-11 passes for 62 yards.
Maurice Jones-Drew carried the ball 18 times for 99 yards in defeat.