JACKSONVILLE, Florida (KTRK) -- After an 0-3 start to the season, the Houston Texans have reeled off four straight wins to take over first place in the AFC South, after beating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 20-7.
The Texans struck first after a forced fumble put them right in field goal range to start the drive. Though the offense couldn't get going, Ka'imi Fairbairn nailed a 44-yard field goal to give the Texans an early 3-0 lead.
Houston remained in control throughout the first quarter. After a spectacular grab by DeAndre Hopkins, Fairbairn hit a second field goal, this time from 48 yards, to put the Texans up 6-0.
In the second quarter, the Texans extended their lead to 13-0 after Lamar Miller's 5-yard rushing touchdown, giving them a comfortable halftime lead.
After the break, the Texans tacked on another score, this time with Deshaun Watson hitting Hopkins for a 10-yard touchdown pass, extending their lead to 20-0.
Jacksonville eventually answered in the fourth with quarterback Cody Kessler finding T.J. Yeldon 6-yard score.
Houston will take their four-game winning streak into a short week. They take on the Miami Dolphins at home on Thursday night.
WEEK 7: Texans secure first place in AFC South after defeating Jaguars