The Jaguars won’t make the wrong kind of history this year. Sparked by four takeaways from their defense, the Jaguars upset the Tennessee Titans 29-27 on Sunday at LP Field for their first win of the season. The clinching score came with 2:32 remaining when cornerback Will Blackmon blitzed and while sacking quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, also stripped away the football and returned it 21 yards for the touchdown. Tampa Bay is now the only winless team in the NFL. The Jaguars broke a 13-game losing streak dating back to last year. Their last win in 2012 was also over Tennessee. The Jaguars (1-8) got touchdown runs by Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman, two Josh Scobee field goals and a safety before Blackmon’s play. The Jaguars jumped to a 13-0 lead, led 13-7 at halftime and 20-10 entering the fourth quarter. From his 4-yard line early in the quarter, Chad Henne’s pass intended for Cecil Shorts was intercepted by Alterraun Verner and returned to the Jaguars’ 26. But Tennessee couldn’t fully cash in – Ryan Fitzpatrick’s pass was dropped by cornerback Alan Ball so the Titans closed to 20-13 on Rob Bironas’ 37-yard field goal with 12:50 remaining. With 7:44 remaining, the Jaguars posted their second safety of the year when Sen’Derrick Marks drew a holding call in the Titans’ end zone. That made the score 22-13. The sequence was set up by a 42-yard punt from Bryan Anger that was downed at the 1-yard line by LaRoy Reynolds.
Jaguars defeat Titans for first win of season
Florida Times Union | Nov 10