JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Brian Hoyer threw three touchdown passes on third down, two to DeAndre Hopkins, and the Houston Texans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-20 on Sunday.
Hoyer regained the starting job last week against Indianapolis and looked deserving of the spot. At least against the Jaguars (1-5), who lost their fourth in a row and surely raised more questions about coach Gus Bradley's job security.
The Texans (2-4) started emptying the stadium midway through the fourth after Andre Hal returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown and a 31-14 lead. It was the sixth pick-six thrown by Blake Bortles in 19 career starts.
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Hoyer and Hopkins pretty much had the game in hand well before that.
Hoyer was at his best on the game's most important down, connecting with Arian Foster on third-and-goal from the 7 and then hooking up with Hopkins for two more third-down TDs.
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