NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars Earn First Victory of the Season on the Road

The Jacksonville Jaguars finally ended their eight game losing streak  with a win on the road against the Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon. This was their first win of the season, improving the Jaguars to an overall record of 1-8. The Titans’ record will fall to 4-5 on the season. The game started off with a strong statement by the Jaguars, opening the game with a 13-0 lead by the second quarter with just over ten minutes left in the half. They ended holding a 13-7 lead at halftime after the Titans scored a late second quarter touchdown.  To make things worse for Tennessee, the Titans’ also lost their starting Quarterback Jake Locker at the end of the second quarter to a season-ending foot injury.

Jacksonville continued to extend the lead quickly after halftime. Justin Todman ran into the end zone for another Jaguars’ touchdown with approximately ten minutes left in the third quarter. Tennessee trimmed the lead down to seven with two unanswered field goals, making the score 20-13 with plenty of time left in the fourth quarter. Things were looking better for Tennessee until another costly Titans’ mistake resulted in a safety, extending Jacksonville’s lead by two. Backup Titans’ Quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald tried to rally his team back into the game by rushing for a touchdown with just a little over four minutes left in the game. With the score now 22-20, the Jags were in jeopardy of losing their ninth straight game. This all changed when Jacksonville Cornerback Will Blackmon returned Fitzgerald’s fumble for a touchdown, giving the Jags a 29-20 lead with just over a minute left in the game which ultimately sealed the game for the Jaguars. Although the Titans scored another touchdown with about 40 seconds left in the game, the Jaguars recovered the onside kick after the score, sealing the victory.

With this win, The Jaguars remove all doubt about them not winning a game this season, leaving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers behind as the only remaining winless team in the NFL.

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