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And for the second straight game, the Texans hit a lull in the third quarter and gave up points. In the opener, Marcus Thigpen returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown shortly after halftime. In Jacksonville, Mike Thomas returned a punt 18 yards to the Houston 37, leading to the Jaguars’ lone touchdown.

“We had a sequence there where we let a team right back in the game, when we were getting after `em pretty good,” Kubiak said. “So that’s a good reminder _ we need to come out of the locker room better in the second half.”

Still, the Texans are 2-0 for the third straight season. They’ve never been 3-0, and they’re 0-6 in their third game since Kubiak became the coach in 2006.

“These two (wins) are behind us, and it’s time to start looking forward,” Kubiak said. “We know we’ve got a huge test coming down there, with Peyton leading the way for them and the type of player he is. They’re an extremely talented team, a young, talented team playing very good defense. Probably as strong a team as there is out there right now, so it’ll be a big test for us.”