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Dreadlocks flopping behind him, Jaguars guard Uche Nwaneri punched his fist through the air emphatically as running back Maurice Jones-Drew skipped into the end zone for his third touchdown Sunday at Houston. CBS color commentator (and former Jaguars quarterback) Steve Beuerlein noted that the Texans' linebackers "seemed to lose him [Jones-Drew] for a second" on the run. Take a look. Sure enough, DeMeco Ryans and Zac Diles lost sight of Jones-Drew during the play. For Diles, it happened when he dove at Nwaneri's legs to take out Jones-Drew's lead blockerùand bounced off. For Ryans, Houston's All-Pro defensive captain, it happened when Nwaneri threw him violently out of Jones-Drew's way. The "pop!" of Nwaneri's pads against Ryans' is audible on the highlight. On Sunday, it was the so ...

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