By MARK Prolonged, AP Athletics Writer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have their 1st successful streak in far more than two years.
Rashad Greene returned a punt 63 yards, placing up Blake Bortles’ 5-lawn touchdown move to Julius Thomas with three:thirty remaining, and the Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 19-13 on Thursday night time.
The Jaguars (four-6) won consecutive online games for the very first time since December 2013 and gained floor in the muddled AFC South.
The Titans (2-eight) misplaced for the eighth time in 9 video games and spoiled interim coach Mike Mularkey’s return to Jacksonville. Mularkey was fired soon after 1 season with the Jaguars, a 2-14 campaign in 2012.
For considerably of the night it looked as if Mularkey would rejoice a uncommon win in Jacksonville.
But Greene, a rookie who skipped the last seven game titles whilst recovering from a torn ligament in his left thumb, weaved his way down the near sideline prior to ultimately obtaining tackled at the 5. Bortles hooked up with Thomas on the up coming enjoy, putting Jacksonville in advance 16-thirteen. It was an simple contact for Bortles, who discovered linebacker Derrick Morgan lined up throughout from Thomas before the snap.
Phillip Supernaw fumbled on the ensuing possession, foremost to Jason Myers’ fourth subject purpose of the night and a 6-stage direct with two:19 remaining.
The Titans experienced a single ultimate likelihood and sophisticated to the 23 with 5 seconds remaining. But Andre Branch sacked Marcus Mariota on the last engage in. Branch did his usual windmill dance as he was mobbed by teammates.
Bortles, who still left the sideline briefly to be taken care of for dehydration, concluded 21 of 30 passes for 242 yards. He extended his touchdown streak to 10 games. He also experienced two turnovers that held Jacksonville from receiving forward previously in the match.
The Jaguars failed to score on three excursions inside the 20. Bortles threw an interception at the 12, adding to the team’s woes in and around the purple zone.
Myers created kicks from 31, 32, twenty and 36 yards.
The most significant head-scratcher for Jacksonville was operating backup Denard Robinson a few instances, beginning with a very first-and-purpose perform from the seven early in the 3rd quarter. Robinson was stopped for no acquire on the ultimate two carries.
Allen Robinson caught 5 passes for 113 yards. Thomas finished with five receptions for 28 yards and his second touchdown of the time. Allen Hurns observed his seven-match landing streak arrive to an stop. He caught a few passes for 19 yards.
Mariota concluded 22 of 35 passes for 231 yards. He also ran for a 23-garden score that put the Titans ahead thirteen-9 late in the third quarter. His best target as soon as again was restricted end Delanie Walker, who completed with 109 yards on 8 receptions.
Each teams necessary a win to stay in the mix in the division race.
Houston and Indianapolis are tied for the AFC South direct at four-5, but the Texans very likely will be with no quarterback Brian Hoyer at minimum this week and the Colts could be without having quarterback Andrew Luck for a number of video games.
So the division is up for grabs. And the Jaguars created the massive move.
Jacksonville performs three of its subsequent four at home and has the least difficult remaining timetable of any crew in the league.
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