Trevor Lawrence on Jaguars' loss in debut: 'It obviously sucks'

Lawrence got taste of how difficult NFL could be in loss to Houston Texans

Trevor Lawrence is not used to losing.

From his days tearing up his high school football opponents to playing for Clemson, losing wasn’t something that Lawrence did all that often – if ever. On Sunday, he got his first taste of just how difficult life in the NFL could be as the Jacksonville Jaguars fell to the Houston Texans, 37-21.

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Lawrence had a solid game, even throwing for his first career touchdown pass. He finished 28-for-51 with 332 passing yards, three touchdown passes and three interceptions.

He told reporters after the game the team cannot let the losses get out of hand.

"It obviously sucks. Losing’s always hard, especially when you feel like you’re prepared and had a great week and really think we were ready. Just obviously didn’t play well. It starts with me. I played really bad tonight," Lawrence said.

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Houston. The Texans won 37-21. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Houston. The Texans won 37-21. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

"Disappointing for sure. I still believe in this team. I still know what we’re capable of. We did some good things. We started off with some penalties, three-and-out; but then after that, we had a couple good drives, we’re hitting some big plays. There’s a lot of good things there, and we’ve got to keep doing those and learn from the bad. We’ve got to watch it and learn from it, for sure, but then flip the page. It’s a long season. We can’t let this snowball. We’ve got to move on and go win next week."

Aside from the loss and throwing three interceptions for the first time in his life, he said the overall experience was "cool."

"Obviously, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth when you don't win but -- it's a cool experience. But, yeah, when you don't win the game, it's kind of like not a good feeling so."

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Lawrence and the Jaguars will look to get in the win column against the Denver Broncos next week.