Late Thomas touchdown leads Jaguars over Titans
(The Sports Xchange) - The Jacksonville Jaguars used a 63-yard punt return by Rashad Greene followed by a short touchdown pass from Blake Bortles to Julius Thomas to lead the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 19-13 win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday.
Greene, playing in his first game since returning from injured reserve, returned a Tennessee punt to the Titans 5-yard line with 3:34 left in the game.
On the first play, Bortles connected with Thomas from five yards out. Jason Myers, who kicked four field goals in the game, added the extra point to give the Jaguars a 16-13 lead.
On Tennessee's next play, Phillip Supernaw fumbled after making a catch and the Davon House recovered for the Jaguars at the 29-yard line.
The Jaguars could not move the ball and Myers added his fourth field goal.
Tennessee had one final opportunity with quarterback Marcus Mariota moving the team from his 20 to the Jaguars' 23-yard line with five seconds left. But on the last play of the game, Jaguars defensive end Andre Branch sacked him.
The first half was a battle of field goals as neither team could reach the end zone in the first 30 minutes.
Tennessee got on the scoreboard first, taking their opening drive to the Jaguars' 29-yard line, where it stalled. Ryan Succop converted on a 47-yard field goal to give the Titans the early lead.
After going three-and-out on their opening series, the Jaguars put together a 73-yard drive to the Tennessee 13-yard line, but a third-down pass was thrown away by Bortles. Continued...