Jaguars claw way to first win of season

Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:17pm EST
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(Reuters) - The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled off the Week 10 shocker upsetting the Tennessee Titans 29-27 to collect their first win of the season on Sunday to leave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the NFL's only winless team.

While the victory by the Jaguars (1-8) was the big surprise the St. Louis Rams' 38-8 demolition of the Indianapolis Colts ranked a close second on another wild Sunday filled with Hail Mary passes and plenty of last-second drama.

The Carolina Panthers (6-3) showed they deserve some Super Bowl consideration, coming out on top 10-9 in a bruising battle with the San Francisco 49ers (6-3) to collect their fifth consecutive win, while the Arizona Cardinals (6-4) tried to keep pace in the NFC West with a 27-24 win over the Houston Texans (2-7).

The Seattle Seahawks (9-1) retained a firm hold on the top spot in the West, thumping the Falcons 33-10 in Atlanta, and the New York Giants (3-6) moved back into the playoff chase in the NFC East, running their win streak to three games with a 24-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders (3-6).

The Denver Broncos improved to 8-1 as Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes in a 28-20 win over the San Diego Chargers setting up a mouthwatering showdown next weekend against unbeaten AFC West rivals the Kansas City Chiefs (9-0).


A dismal season that had seen the Jaguars outscored 264-86 finally produced a bright moment as Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman each ran for a touchdown to help Jacksonville to a long awaited win.

There was nothing pretty about the Jaguars' performance as quarterback Chad Henne completed just 14 passes for 180 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

But the Jacksonville defense came through when needed most, recording a safety early in the fourth quarter then recovering a fumble and returning it 21 yards for the winning points with just over two minutes remaining.   Continued...

Nov 10, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien (37) recovers an onside kick against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. The Jaguars beat the Titans 29-27. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports