Originally Posted by gwallaia
Perhaps you do not undestand the irony of the statement you responded to. It was Jaguar players dismissing the Texans by saying Houston was not a rival of their's. They stated it was Houston that was making the big deal about the rivalry.
A sweep of the Jags this season would suggest that Jacksonville should take the Texans more seriously.
I don't think that the Jaguars and Texans are "rivals" right now. I don't think that a team playing in a divion makes them rivals. I simply commented on the whole "slapping around" comment.
In my opinion, the Steelers and Titans are the only ones I consider Jacksonville's rivals, however, given a few more years, the Texans may be in my sights. Indy... I'm not sure if I'd consider them a rival... yet.
And obviously the Jaguars underestimated the Texans otherwise we wouldn't have lost so prominently. I hope they don't do it next year.
Everyone... just make sure that you don't make the mistake the Jaguars did this year. They underestimated Jacksonville and because of the way you swept us, you guys are starting to underestimate us now.