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Jackson’s pick-six helps lead Texans over Jaguars

Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) runs for a 42-yard touchdown on a Jacksonville Jaguars interception as defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) and free safety Andre Hal (29) celebrate during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.
Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) runs for a 42-yard touchdown on a Jacksonville Jaguars interception as defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) and free safety Andre Hal (29) celebrate during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. AP

Former Westside standout Kareem Jackson had a big game in Houston’s 24-21 win over Jacksonville on Sunday.

Jackson finished with six tackles and returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown less than five minutes into the game. That was Jackson’s first interception this season and the 13th of his NFL career.

Here’s a look at how the other Middle Georgians in the NFL fared this weekend:

Darqueze Dennard (Twiggs County) Cincinnati: Six tackles against the New York Giants

Bud Dupree (Wilkinson County) Pittsburgh: Injured list.

Leonard Floyd (Dodge County) Chicago: Five tackles, 1 1/2 sack, one tackle for loss, two quarterback hits and one pass defensed against Tampa Bay.

Casey Hayward (Perry) San Diego: Two tackles, one pass defensed against Miami.

Charles Johnson (Hawkinsville) Carolina: Five tackles,  1/2 sack and one quarterback hit against Kansas City.

Abry Jones (Northside) Jacksonville: Two tackles against Houston.

Marquette King (Rutland) Oakland: Off week.

Keith Mumphery (Dooly County) Houston: Played 20 plays on offense and seven plays on special teams against Jacksonville.

Steven Nelson (Northside) Kansas City: Six tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed against Carolina.

Demarcus Robinson (Peach County) Kansas City: Played 18 plays on special teams against Carolina.

DeAndre Smelter (Tattnall Square) San Francisco: Practice squad.

Demaryius Thomas (West Laurens) Denver: Eight catches for 87 yards and one touchdown against New Orleans.

Erik Walden (Dublin) Indianapolis: Off week.

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