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Jaguars end skid, beat Titans 29-27 for 1st win

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm •  Published: November 10, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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.

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