Final

Jaguars 29

(1-8, 1-4 away)

Titans 27

(4-5, 2-3 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, November 10, 2013

LP Field, Nashville, TN 

1 2 3 4 T
JAX 10 3 7 929
TEN 0 7 3 1727

Top Performers

Passing: R. Fitzpatrick (TEN) - 264 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Jones-Drew (JAX) - 21 CAR, 41 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Wright (TEN) - 7 REC, 78 YDS

Jaguars hold off Titans for 1st win of season

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's game balls all around for the Jacksonville Jaguars, winless no more.

They can thank the Tennessee Titans for helping them finally get that first victory this season.

Owner Shad Khan gave first-year coach Gus Bradley a game ball, and the coach made sure both his boss and general manager David Caldwell each got one, too, after the Jaguars held off the Titans 29-27 Sunday. All the Jaguars will be receiving a game ball to remember this very big win.

"What I'm excited about is that we improved in many areas," Bradley said. "On my call sheet I was writing down things that were really good that were happening during the game. They just kept piling up. I thought, 'This is how it feels.'"

Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman each ran for a touchdown as the Jaguars left Tampa Bay, at 0-8, as the only winless team left. The Buccaneers host Miami on Monday night.

The Jaguars (1-8) scored the most points in a game this season. They never trailed and forced four turnovers they turned into 17 points.

"It's definitely a great feeling," Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne. "Hopefully we can build on this. We can't become complacent and say we got our first win ... we've still got to improve on what we've done today and get better individually."

The Titans scored twice in the final 4:15, the last on a 14-yard TD pass by Ryan Fitzpatrick to Delanie Walker with 40 seconds left. But Johnathan Cyprien recovered the onside kick to seal the victory.

On a day the Titans (4-5) held a moment of silence for late owner Bud Adams, they got caught looking ahead to Thursday night's AFC South game with division leader Indianapolis. The Titans also lost Jake Locker to an injured right foot that had him on crutches and in a walking boot in the second half.

The Titans were coming off an emotional win over former coach Jeff Fisher in St. Louis, and they looked flat from the start -- when even Adams' family was late to the stadium and a news conference introducing the owners was scratched before kickoff.

"We had a lot of things happen today that should never happen to us in any game," coach Mike Munchak said.

The Jaguars took advantage despite being outgained 362-214 in total offense. Henne threw for 180 yards.

Outscored 70-15 in the first quarter of the first eight games combined, the Jaguars jumped to a 13-0 lead with Paul Posluszny stripping Chris Johnson of his first fumble this season on Tennessee's first offensive play, and Dwayne Gratz intercepting a Locker pass.

The first turnover set up Jones-Drew for three straight carries capped by a 6-yard TD run. Josh Scobee kicked his second field goal, a 44-yarder, after the interception, giving the Jaguars' their biggest lead in any game this season, 13-0 early in the second quarter. The Jaguars could have had a bigger lead if not for a shotgun snap bouncing off receiver Ace Sanders as he ran in motion.

Not even Munchak seemed ready. The Titans coach wanted to challenge a 22-yard sideline catch by Cecil Shorts III, but threw the flag as the Jaguars snapped the ball. Munchak said later he was waiting for a better replay before deciding to challenge.

Locker hurt his right foot in the second quarter at the end of an option keeper. He was so hobbled he couldn't connect with Johnson on a handoff on the next play, and the Jaguars recovered with 6:22 left. Locker was on crutches after the game and said he will have more tests Monday.

"I was tired of having to come off the field because I was hurt," Locker said.

Fitzpatrick replaced Locker, and he threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a 4-yard TD with 4:15 left trying to rally the Titans. But after the Titans forced the Jaguars to go three and out, Fitzpatrick was sacked by cornerback Will Blackmon, who stripped him of the ball and ran it back 21 yards for a 29-20 lead.

The Jaguars also held the Titans to a pair of field goals by Rob Bironas in the second half. Bryan Anger pinned the Titans at their 1 with a 42-yard punt, and the Jaguars got a safety when rookie right guard Chance Warmack was called for holding Sen'Derrick Marks in the end zone. That safety with 7:44 left was the winning margin.

"It's something we can build off of," Marks said.

Game notes


The Jaguars now have won four of the past six in this series. ... Jaguars receiver Stephen Burton suffered a head injury in the fourth quarter. ... The Jaguars had been outscored by an average 22.3 points through the first eight games. ... Johnson passed Earl Campbell for second all-time behind only Eddie George for most yards from scrimmage in franchise history.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JAX
TEN
1st Downs1319
Passing 1st downs
813
Rushing 1st downs
44
1st downs from Penalties
12
3rd down efficiency
3-1210-18
4th down efficiency
0-00-0
Total Plays5670
Total Yards214362
Yards per play3.85.2
Total Drives1515
Passing160279
Comp - Att
14-2326-42
Yards per pass
7.06.6
Interceptions thrown
21
Sacks - Yards Lost
3-201-9
Rushing5483
Rushing Attempts
3027
Yards per rush
1.83.1
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-33-6
Penalties4-196-45
Turnovers24
Fumbles lost
03
Interceptions thrown
21
Defensive / Special Teams TDs10
Possession29:2430:36

Passing Leaders

JAXC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Henne14/231807.8023-20
TENC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Fitzpat...22/332648.0201-9
Locker4/9242.7010-0

Rushing Leaders

JAXCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones-Drew21412.0112
Todman3113.715
TENCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson12302.506
Greene9222.406

Receiving Leaders

JAXRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Shorts III24221.00224
Brown24020.00234
TENRECYDSAVGTDLGTGTS
Wright77811.10269
Walker46215.51338

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERJAXTEN
jaxTD13:29Maurice Jones-Drew 6 Yd Run (Josh Scobee Kick) 70
jaxFG06:31Josh Scobee 32 Yd 100
SECOND QUARTERJAXTEN
jaxFG10:47Josh Scobee 44 Yd 130
tenTD00:41Taylor Thompson 9 Yd Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rob Bironas Kick) 137
THIRD QUARTERJAXTEN
jaxTD10:17Jordan Todman 5 Yd Run (Josh Scobee Kick) 207
tenFG05:15Rob Bironas 39 Yd 2010
FOURTH QUARTERJAXTEN
tenFG12:50Rob Bironas 37 Yd 2013
jaxSF07:44Penalty On Chance Warmack In End Zone 2213
tenTD04:15Ryan Fitzpatrick 4 Yd Run (Rob Bironas Kick) 2220
jaxTD02:32Will Blackmon 21 Yd Fumble Return (Josh Scobee Kick) 2920
tenTD00:40Delanie Walker 14 Yd Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rob Bironas Kick) 2927

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