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NFL: Houston 20, Jacksonville 13

Nov. 27, 2011 at 5:13 PM   |   Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Rookie quarterback T.J. Yates took over for an injured Matt Leinart Sunday and helped lead the Houston Texans to a 20-13 win over Jacksonville.

Yates, the Texans' third-string signal-caller, was forced into the game when Leinart -- himself subbing for the injured Matt Schaub -- was knocked out of the contest in the first half with a shoulder injury.

He went 8-of-15 through the air for 70 yards, while Arian Foster returned from a hamstring injury to gain 65 yards and score a touchdown for the AFC South-leading Texans (8-3), who notched their fifth straight win.

Foster, who has missed six games, also caught two passes for 22 yards.

Blaine Gabbert started for the Jaguars (3-8) but was benched after completing 13-of-29 passes for 136 yards and an interception. Luke McCown entered and went 7-of-11 for 62 yards the rest of the way.

Maurice Jones-Drew gained 99 yards on 18 carries for Jacksonville.

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