By Jeff Newman: The Tennessee Titans (6-9) just barely edged the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-11) by a 20-16 score on Sunday at the Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The Titans were trailing 16-13 going into the 4th quarter, but they then scored on a 30-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to Nate Washington with 14:25 remaining in the game.
The Titans were then able to hold the Jaguars offense for no score to retain their victory. The Jaguars had one last chance to try and comeback with a final drive, but Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne’s pass was picked off by George Wilson with 46 seconds left in the game. The Titans then ran out the clock to get the victory.
The Jaguars led 13-6 at halftime, as their defense did a great job of keeping the Titans offense under wraps. The Titans scored initially on a 45-yard field goal by Rob Bironas in the 1st quarter. The Jaguars came back and scored on a 4-yard touchdown pass from Henne to Marcedes Lewis in the 1st quarter to go up 7-3. Bironas then kicked a 52-yard field goal to narrow the Jaguars lead to 7-6. The Jaguars then came back and scored on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Henne to Mike Brown to go up 13-6 at halftime.
In the 3rd quarter the Jaguars scored on a 36-yard field goal by Josh Scobee to widen the lead to 16-6. The Titans then came back and scored on a 1-yard touchdown run by Shonn Greene with 4:01 remaining in the 3rd quarter. In the 4th quarter, Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed a 30-yard touchdown pass to Nate Washington to put the Titans up 20-16.
Fitzpatrick completed 17 of 26 passes for 181 yards with 1 touchdown, 1 interception and 3 sacks.
Chad Henne completed 24 of 34 passes for 237 yards with 2 touchdowns, 1 interception and 2 sacks.
Titans running back Shonn Greene rushed for 91 yards on 19 carries. Chris Johnson rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries.
Jaguars lead running back Maurice Jones-Drew ran for just 45 yards on 13 carries.
Titans receiver Nate Washington caught 6 passes for 117 yards with 1 touchdown reception.
Jaguars receiver Mike Brown caught 5 passes for 71 yards.