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Garrard was 25-of-35 for 287 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
The Jaguars' only TDs came in the last 3 minutes with the game out of reach. Fred Taylor went in from the 4 to cut it to 23-10 and Reggie Williams scored on an 18-yard reception with 45 seconds left.
Slaton had a nifty 46-yard catch and run in the third quarter that got Houston down to the 1. Slaton failed to score on three straight runs and Houston settled for a 20-yard field goal by Brown that made it 16-3.
Brown kicked his longest field goal of the season when he converted a 50-yarder to make it 13-0 in the third.
Williams got his ninth sack of the season and first in almost a month when he took down Garrard on third-and-5 to force a punt late in the second. The second one came in the third when the QB tripped on one of his lineman and got back up to try to get a pass off. Williams yanked him down before he could get rid of the ball.
Johnson's 31-yard catch capped a quick opening drive and gave the Texans a 7-0 lead early in the first. The reception gave Johnson a franchise-record 29 career touchdowns.
Houston had a chance to stretch its lead just before halftime. But Bryan Pittman's snap scooted across the grass and 40-year-old holder Matt Turk picked it up and attempted a pass which flew out of the end zone.
Jacksonville's only chance to score in the first half came early in the second quarter when Josh Scobee's 43-yard attempt sailed wide right. Scobee kicked a 29-yarder in the third.
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