Garrard, turnovers help Jaguars beat Texans 23-18

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - No matter how many fans show up, the Jacksonville Jaguars continue finding ways to win at home.

David Garrard threw two touchdown passes, Josh Scobee kicked three field goals and the Jaguars stayed in the AFC wild-card hunt with a 23-18 victory over injury-depleted Houston on Sunday.

It was Jacksonville's fifth straight victory at home and came in front of an announced crowd of 42,079 - the lowest in franchise history.

Garrard threw for 238 yards, completing passes to nine different receivers, and enjoyed his first turnover-free game in a month.

He had four fumbles and an interception the past three weeks. Two of his four turnover-free games this season have come against the Texans (5-7), who have lost four in a row and appear out of the playoffs for the eighth time in as many years.

The Jaguars (7-5) rebounded from last week's 20-3 loss at San Francisco and remained in position for a wild-card berth.

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