Jaguars Get Late Punt Return To Set Up Winning Score Over Titans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Rashad Greene returned a punt 63 yards, setting up Blake Bortles’ 5-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas with 3:30 remaining, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 19-13 on Thursday night.
The Jaguars (4-6) won consecutive games for the first time in more than two years and gained ground in the muddled AFC South.
The Titans (2-8) lost for the eighth time in nine games and spoiled interim coach Mike Mularkey’s return to Jacksonville. Mularkey was fired after one season with the Jaguars, a 2-14 campaign in 2012.
For much of the night it looked as if Mularkey would celebrate a rare win in Jacksonville.
But Greene, a rookie who missed the last seven games while recovering from a torn ligament in his left thumb, weaved his way down the near sideline before finally getting tackled at the 5. Bortles hooked up with Thomas on the next play, putting Jacksonville ahead 16-13.
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