Four­nette keeps the rookie run­ning back train rolling

Kenora Daily Miner and News - - COMMENT -

HOUS­TON — Leonard Four­nette ran for 100 yards and a touch­down in his NFL de­but, and Jack­sonville had 10 sacks and forced four turnovers to help the Jaguars to a 29-7 win over the Hous­ton Tex­ans on Sun­day.

The Tex­ans hoped to pro­vide a boost to the area rav­aged by Hur­ri­cane Har­vey with a win. In­stead, Tom Sav­age strug­gled be­hind a por­ous line and was benched in favour of rookie De­shaun Wat­son at half­time with Hous­ton down 19-0.

Blake Bor­tles threw for 125 yards and a touch­down, Calais Campbell had four sacks and Dante Fowler re­turned a fum­ble 53 yards for a score as the Jaguars snapped a sixgame skid against Hous­ton.

J.J. Watt re­turned af­ter miss­ing 13 games last sea­son af­ter back surgery, but in­jured his fin­ger in the first half and fin­ished with just one tackle.

The Tex­ans punted on their first four pos­ses­sions, and the fifth one ended when Sav­age fum­bled on a sack by Yan­nick Ngak­oue and the Jaguars re­cov­ered the ball.

Four­nette, the fourth over­all pick in this year’s draft, added his 1-yard touch­down af­ter that.

Sav­age was sacked six times in the first half, play­ing be­hind a line with­out vet­eran left tackle Duane Brown, who is hold­ing out.

TIM WARNER/ GETTY IM­AGES

Jack­sonville Jaguars’ rookie run­ning back Leonard Four­nette is tack­led by Be­nardrick McKin­ney, of the Hous­ton Tex­ans, in the fourth quar­ter at NRG Sta­dium, on Sun­day, in Hous­ton, Texas.

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