Jaguars Down Titans, NFL Schedule


Published on November 20 2015 6:21 am
Last Updated on November 20 2015 6:22 am

The Jacksonville Jaguars have their first winning streak in more than two years. This one has them squarely in the hunt in the muddled AFC South.

Rashad Greene returned a punt 63 yards, setting up Blake Bortles' 5-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas with 3:30 remaining, and the Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 19-13 on Thursday night.

"We've been in these one-possession games all season. To see us do enough to get the win was great," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. "Fortunately, we came out on the good end."

The Jaguars (4-6) won consecutive games for the first time since December 2013 and gained ground in the division race. They have won three of four.

The Titans (2-8) lost for the eighth time in nine games and spoiled interim coach Mike Mularkey's return to Jacksonville. Mularkey was fired after one season with the Jaguars, a 2-14 campaign in 2012.

For much of the night it looked as if Mularkey would celebrate a rare win in Jacksonville.

But Greene, a rookie who missed the last seven games while recovering from a torn ligament in his left thumb, took a low kick and weaved his way down the near sideline before finally getting tackled at the 5.

Bortles hooked up with Thomas on the next play, putting Jacksonville ahead 16-13. It was an easy call for Bortles, who noticed linebacker Derrick Morgan lined up across from Thomas before the snap.

"One on one with really a defensive end," Bortles said. "That's kind of a mismatch."

Titans tight end Phillip Supernaw fumbled on the ensuing possession, leading to Jason Myers' fourth field goal of the night and a six-point lead with 2:19 remaining.


Sunday, November 22 Schedule (All Times Central)

Oakland at Detroit, noon

Indianapolis at Atlanta, noon

New York at Houston, noon

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, noon

Denver at Chicago, noon

St. Louis at Baltimore, noon

Dallas at Miami, noon

Washington at Carolina, noon

Kansas City at San Diego, 3:05 p.m.

Green Bay at Minnesota, 3:25 p.m.

San Francisco at Seattle, 3:25 p.m.

Cincinnati at Arizona, 7:30 p.m.