(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) held off the Titans (4-5) 29-27 to get their first win of the season on Sunday.
Will Blackmon took a 21-yard fumble return to the end zone to give the Jaguars the lead for good in the fourth quarter.
Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne threw two interceptions in the game, but was bailed out by his running backs and the play of his special teams, who also recorded a safety in the fourth quarter.
“It’s definitely a great feeling,” Henne said. “Hopefully we can build on this. We can’t become complacent and say we got our first win … we’ve still got to improve on what we’ve done today and get better individually.”
Owner Shad Khan gave first-year head coach Gus Bradley the game ball in the locker room.
“What I’m excited about is that we improved in many areas,” Bradley said. “On my call sheet I was writing down things that were really good that were happening during the game. They just kept piling up. I thought, ‘This is how it feels.'”
Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, but the team made too many costly mistakes in the fourth quarter.
“We had a lot of things happen today that should never happen to us in any game,” coach Mike Munchak said.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire