Finally! Titans snap 11-game home skid, beat Jaguars 42-39
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Marcus Mariota scored the go-ahead touchdown on an 87-yard run midway through a wild fourth quarter, and the Tennessee Titans edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 42-39 on Sunday to snap their 11-game home losing streak.
The Titans (3-9) had not won on their own field since Oct. 12, 2014, when they needed a blocked field goal to beat these very same Jaguars 16-14. The teams combined for much more than that Sunday, scoring six touchdowns in the fourth quarter alone.
Mariota finished with 112 yards rushing, becoming the first Tennessee player to run for at least 100 yards since Chris Johnson on Dec. 29, 2013. The Heisman Trophy winner also threw for three touchdowns and 268 yards.
The Jaguars (4-8) failed at the chance to sweep Tennessee for the first time since 2005. Blake Bortles threw for 322 yards and five touchdowns.