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Houston Texans V. Jacksonville Jaguars Preview: 3 Key Matchups to Watch

November 25th, 2011 at 8:29 AM
By Michael Hall

It's that time again. Here are 3 matchups to watch as the Houston Texans come into Everbank Field to face the Jacksonville Jaguars.

3. RT Guy Whimper v. OLB Brooks Reed

I liekd what I saw from Brooks Reed coming out of college due to his high motor but I didn't expect that he would just explode onto the scene like he has. Guy Whimper has been pretty bad in the past month and a half, especially against speed rushers. You might cringe if you focus on Whimper's battle with Brooks Reed, but who knows? He might surprise me.

2. CB Derek Cox v. WR Andre Johnson

We will all finally get a look at how Derek Cox fares against a top receiver on Sunday. Andre Johnson will probably get about 10 targets during ther game and it is up to Derek Cox to keep him out of the game and shut down a major part of the Texans offense. After all, if Leinart can't get the ball to his first target, he will probably check the ball down to the next player. 

1. LB Paul Posluszny v. RB Arian Foster

Everyone knows that Matt Leinart will probably focus on the running game to set up the play action pass, so Poz needs to be as close to Foster as his own shadow. That goes for Ben Tate as well.  We all know that the Jags need to stop the runing game, but the time for just talking about it is long past. It's time to just do it and get some momentum going into the Monday Night matchup against the San Diego Chargers.

Tags: Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Brooks Reed, Derek Cox, Football, Guy Whimper, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars, Matt Leinart, NFL, Paul Posluszny, San Diego Chargers

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