Hoyer looks part as Texans starter
JACKSONVILLE — Poised in the pocket, and precise with every throw. He even bounced back from a vicious hit.
Brian Hoyer was so good Sunday he impressed coach Bill O'Brien, something that hasn't been easy for either of Houston's quarterbacks this season.
Hoyer threw for three touchdowns on third down, two to DeAndre Hopkins, as the Texans beat the Jaguars.
Hoyer regained the starting job last week against Indianapolis and looked deserving against Jacksonville.
"He went in there and managed the game well," O'Brien said of Hoyer. "He has a good calmness about him right now. He is confident, and I am proud of the way he played."
Texans safety Andre Hal returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown and a 31-14 lead. It was the sixth pick-six thrown by Blake Bortles in 19 career starts.
"It's the same old things that are holding us back," said Bortles, the former UCF standout.