JAGUARS 6 -- Byron Leftwich sealed yet another victory with a touchdown throw in the final minute. This time, he did so for the other team. Demarcus Faggins returned Leftwich's errant pass 43 yards for a score with 42 seconds left, sending the Houston Texans to a 20-6 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
David Carr went 26 of 34 for 276 yards and a touchdown, the Texans held Jacksonville to 39 yards rushing, and the Jaguars (5-3) did almost nothing on offense until the fourth quarter.
The Texans (4-3) have won four of their last five, with the only loss coming in overtime against Minnesota. In the latest edition of this developing AFC South rivalry, the Texans moved the ball with ease on offense and avoided the costly emotional outbursts that doomed the Jaguars. The Jaguars committed a handful of penalties, two that directly led to 10 points for Houston.
"They definitely came in with some cockiness," Texans linebacker Jamie Sharper said. "And we handed it back to them."
A week after leading the Jaguars to the winning field goal at Indianapolis, Leftwich had another chance for some late-game heroics in the stadium where he made his rookie debut last year. Instead, Faggins stepped in front of receiver Ernest Wilford for the interception and never broke stride on his way down the sideline into the end zone.
Leftwich finished 25 of 40 for 227 yards with two interceptions, but got almost no help from the ground game after Fred Taylor left in the third quarter with a hip pointer.