Our Houston Texans will host the Jacksonville Jaguars in our Reliant Stadium this Sunday. I look for this to be a physical and hard-fought game by both teams. This will be a big game for our Texans as will attempt to come back with a solid performance after a harsh loss at the hands of the rival Dallas Cowboys. It is also Battle Red Day. The following is a preview I have put together of the Jacksonville Jaguars... Starting on offense, Jaguars QB Byron Leftwich has been critized some for his in-ability to stay healthy and his lack of consistency. However, Leftwhich continues to grow and has show positive flashes this year also, tossing 7 touchdowns. He has also thrown 5 interceptions as well. Look for Leftwich to throw more deep balls this year as compared to in the past. At running backs for the Jacksonville Jaguars, they're starter Fred Taylor is one heck of a good back. He has size (6'0, 233), recieving abilities, blocking skills and can certainly accelerate also. He has managed to say healthy this year as well and has 2 TD's with nearly 400 yards. He can certainly play, and has proven to be a solid back in the NFL. In terms of Jacksonville WR's, they are young and talented. Ernest Wilford, Matt Jones and Reggie Williams are the starters. All of which have size as a key attribute, so they may be difficult to bring down. Reggie Williams has 4 Touchdowns for Jacksonville already. All 3 of these WR's combine have 641 recieving yards already this season as well. This looks to be a strength in this Jacksonville offense. Jacksonville also has a solid trio at the Tight End position with names of Kyle Brady, rookie Mercedes Lewis and George Wrighster. All 3 of these TE's contribute positively to Jacksonville's offense, particularly their passing game. The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive line has looked to be very good so far this season, allowing alot of running yards for their backs and protecting Leftwhich pretty well, only allowing opposing defenders to sack him 8 times. This line is highlited with youth from LT Khalif Barnes, and good leadership with C Brad Meester, a veteran in this leauge. This is where football games are won and lost in this leauge, and Jacksonville's o-line has been a big part of their success. Now let's talk defense for this Jacksonville Jaguars squad, which has seemed to be the focal point of this team ever since HC Jack Del Rio's arrival. However, there leading pass rusher in Reggie Heyward tore his ACl early this season and is out for the remainder of the season. They also lost their star MLB Mike Peterson to a torn pectoral. Jacksonville's defense is primarily cover 2. It will be intresting to see really, how this defensive unit steps up to loosing some key players. Two key players who remaind healthy on this Jaguars D include tackels Marcus Stroud and John Henderson. Both are very solid players, and look for them both to do a little more in stopping the other team's passing game with the loss of Reggie Hayward. At the Cornerback position for Jacksonville, Rasheed Mathis is the leader of this group, he always seems to be making huge plays. He already has 4 INT's snagged this year, and I bet he will credit that to that rare combination of size and speed that highlight his strengths. We will have to watch out for him Sunday. Other Jaguars CB's include Brian Williams who plays opposit of Mathis and Brain Williams is often covers the slot WR when the opposing offense brings out 3 WR's. This is a very good grou at cornerbsck for the Jags. Behind these corners, Jacksonville has two solid Free Safeties, in Deion Grant and Donovan Darius. Both are a key element two this Jacksonville D, Deion Grant has 18 tackles or so, a sack and also an interception this seaon. Donovan Darius has racked up 26 tackles so far, 2nd most on this team. Is that a good think however, that your FS has that many tackles? In terms of Special Team's for this Jacksonville Jaguars sqaud, their Kicker Josh Scoobe is young and has improved this season. His best game so far this season was converting on all 3 FG's when they played Pittsburgh. He is 9 for 12 overall this season in FG attempts. Jacksonville Punter Chris Hanson has been in this leauge for 6 years now, and is a pretty solid punter, he is averaging 44 yards per punt this season. His career average is also right around that number, so he gets the job done. I'm looking foward to taking on this tough Jacksonville Jaguars team for the first time this year, they are coming off of a bye week upon playing us, which can be a good or bad thing, and again I anticipate another physical, hard fought game. My ''Keys to beating the Jacksonville Jaguars'' will be posted, as usal, Thursday (tomorrow). GO TEXANS!