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Jaguars Win Game, Aren't The Complete Worst

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Break out those Jag Rags! The Jacksonville Jaguars have won for the first time in nearly a year.


Jacksonville has its first win of the season after a 29-27 win over the Tennessee Titans. It was the Jaguars' first win since Nov. 25, 2012 when they defeated the Titans, 24-19.

After Jake Locker left the game in the second quarter with a foot injury, the Jaguars had to protect a 13-0 lead against Ryan Fitzpatrick, a less difficult adversary. Because we're not going to spend a substantial amount of time recapping a Jaguars game, let's just go to the end. Fitzpatrick ran for a touchdown to cut Jacksonville's lead to 22-20. The Jaguars immediately went three-and-out, and the Titans had another opportunity. But Fitzpatrick was sacked and fumbled, with cornerback Will Blackmon picking the ball up and running it back for a touchdown and 29-20 lead.

The Titans still had a chance, though, after Fitzpatrick manufactured a drive ending with a touchdown pass to Delanie Walker with 44 seconds left. Tennessee was down 29-27 and tried an onside kick. The Jaguars recovered, and this AFC South showdown was over.

Chad Henne provided a superb passing game for the Jaguars, throwing for 180 yards and two picks. Who needs Teddy Bridgewater? Maurice Jones-Drew had quite a day, running for 41 yards and a touchdown, and catching four passes for 33 yards.

The Jaguars hadn't won on the road since a 22-17 victory over the Colts on Sept. 22, 2012.


The only winless team left is the Tampa Bay Schiano Men. And really, even before the fact that his squad has less wins than the Jaguars, how does Greg Schiano still have a job?

Photo: Mark Zaleski/AP