November 10, 2013

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

Jacksonville win leaves Tampa the only winless team in the NFL this season.

By Teresa M. Walker
The Associated Press

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Jacksonville Jaguars players Ace Sanders (18), Cecil Shorts (84) and Mike Brown (12) celebrate as they leave the field after the Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 29-27 in an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.

The Associated Press

“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.

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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