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2018 Schedule
4-3, 1st in AFC South
Hal on loss of father, return to football after beating cancer (1:17)
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1dSarah Barshop

Texans' Hal: 'Blessing' to play again after cancer

During pregame warmups, Houston Texans safety Andre Hal looked up to the sky, grateful to be back and about to play in his first game since he was diagnosed with cancer in May.

Honey Badger picks off Kessler (0:30)

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

After winning four consecutive games, the Texans have sole possession of first place in the AFC South. Houston played its best game of the season in Sunday's 20-7 victory over the Jaguars, leaning heavily on its running game and defense. Lamar Miller ran for 100 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown and the Texans' defense had three takeaways for the second week in a row.

Hopkins climbs ladder for 10-yard TD (0:20)
Miller bulldozes in for 5-yard TD (0:18)

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

In a game where the winner will have sole possession of first place in the AFC South, the Texans lead the Jaguars 13-0 at halftime. Houston has leaned heavily on its running game and Lamar Miller has 75 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Deshaun Watson, who is playing through injuries to his ribs and lung, is 7-of-11 for 80 yards.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans are 1-10 ATS in their past 11 games, but are leading Jacksonville 13-0 as 3.5-point underdogs.

Watson pulls rabbit out of his hat, avoids sack (0:19)
Hopkins burns Ramsey for awesome 1-handed snag (0:23)

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans safety Andre Hal is warming up up on the field before Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He is on the active roster for the first time since he was diagnosed with cancer in May and is expected to play on Sunday.

Texans pay respects at historic South Carolina church (4:59)

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans⁠ ⁠added safety Andre Hal to the active roster. Hal was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in May but is now in remission. Last week, Hal practiced for the first time since his diagnosis, which gave the Texans 21 days to add him to the active roster.

Young gives edge to Jags over Texans (0:34)
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Will Deshaun Watson survive this season?

Mina and Danny Kelly weigh in on the Texans' offensive line and ask what the heck is going on with the Jaguars' defense. Also, can Jacksonville work around Blake Bortles?

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson said on Wednesday that he feels better than he did a week ago while dealing with a chest injury. “I'm cleared to practice,” he said. “I'm cleared to do everything. So I'm good.” Watson said he didn't play with any extra padding on Sunday against the Bills and that his injury didn't affect much of his game other than playing “a little conservative as far as running the ball. Outside of that, it didn't really bother me,” Watson said. “I didn't worry about the injury or anything during the Cowboys game because I didn't know what was going on -- no one did -- and then last week I was fine and I was cleared to play and I was healthy.”

Team Stats

Passing Yards258.416th
Rushing Yards113.715th
Points For22.121st
Points Against20.68th