Jacksonville returns to postseason

Jaguars 38 Texans 20

Nfl Week 16

December 25, 2005

HOUSTON -- The Jacksonville Jaguars are heading to the playoffs for the first time since 1999, but not without a scare from the suddenly scrappy Houston Texans.

Jacksonville clinched an AFC wild-card playoff berth with a 38-20 come-from-behind win over the Texans (2-13) yesterday.

The Jaguars (11-4) trailed 13-10 at halftime and 20-17 in the fourth quarter before scoring three touchdowns.

Jacksonville 7 3 7 21-38

Houston 3 10 0 7-20

First quarter Jac-Toefield 1 run (Scobee kick), 6:02. Hou-FG K.Brown 37, 2:21.

Second quarter Hou-Bradford 50 pass from Carr (K.Brown kick), 11:43. Jac-FG Scobee 26, 4:35. Hou-FG K.Brown 53, 1:03.

Third quarter Jac-Toefield 2 run (Scobee kick), 4:03.

Fourth quarter Hou-A.Johnson 53 pass from Carr (K.Brown kick), 12:15. Jac-Taylor 15 run (Scobee kick), 9:16. Jac-Wilford 36 pass from Garrard (Scobee kick), 2:37. Jac-Toefield 17 run (Scobee kick), 1:51. A-70,025.

Jac Hou

First downs 30 18

Total Net Yards 448 370

Rushes-yards 33-172 29-107

Passing 276 263

Punt Returns 0-0 1-8

Kickoff Returns 4-85 4-53

Interceptions Ret. 1-14 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 18-31-0 19-29-1

Sacked-Yards Lost 3-16 4-32

Punts 2-49.0 2-32.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards 6-50 7-40

Time of Possession 32:18 27:42 Rushing-Jacksonville, Taylor 22-101, Garrard 5-40, Toefield 4-24, M.Jones 1-5, Pearman 1-2. Houston, Wells 21-86, Morency 4-12, Carr 3-7, A.Johnson 1-2. Passing-Jacksonville, Garrard 18-31-0-292. Houston, Carr 19-29-1-295. Receiving-Jacksonville, J.Smith 5-71, Pearman 5-44, Wilford 4-118, R.Williams 3-48, Taylor 1-11. Houston, A.Johnson 7-119, Bradford 4-101, Rivers 4-28, Wells 3-33, Morency 1-14. Missed field goals-Jacksonville, Scobee 40 (WR). Houston, K.Brown 38 (WR) 48 (WR).

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