Long drought is over for Jaguars
Titans turnovers boost Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more.
Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman each ran for a touchdown and the Jaguars held off the Tennessee Titans, 29-27, yesterday.
The Jaguars (1-8) scored the most points in a game this season for first-year Coach Gus Bradley. They never trailed and forced four turnovers they turned into 17 points.
The Titans scored twice in the final 4:15, the last on a 14-yard TD pass by Ryan Fitzpatrick to Delanie Walker with 40 seconds left. But Johnathan Cyprien recovered the onside kick to seal the victory, leaving Tampa Bay as the only winless team. The Buccaneers host Miami tonight.
RAVENS 20, BENGALS 17, OT
Justin Tucker kicked a 46-yard field goal with 5:27 left in overtime, and the Ravens won after blowing a 17-point halftime lead and giving up a touchdown on the final play of regulation.
The tense victory ended a three-game skid for the Ravens (4-5) and thrust them into a second-place tie in the division, just one game behind Cincinnati (6-4) in the loss column.
The Bengals have lost two straight in overtime.
LIONS 21, BEARS 19
Calvin Johnson had two second-half touchdown receptions, Reggie Bush rushed for 105 yards and Lions took over first place in the NFC North.
Johnson broke Herman Moore’s franchise record with his 63rd career touchdown reception with 2:22 to go, giving the Lions a 21-13 lead with a 14-yard grab.
He also had a tiebreaking 4-yard TD reception on the first drive in the third quarter.
Bush had 89 yards on the ground in the second half as Detroit (6-3) swept the season series against Chicago (5-4).
SEAHAWKS 33, FALCONS 10
Russell Wilson threw a pair of touchdowns passes and Marshawn Lynch ran for 145 yards in a one-sided follow-up to last season’s NFC divisional playoffs.
After struggling for victories the last two weeks, the first-place Seahawks (9-1) blew out a Falcons (2-7) team that not so long ago was talking Super Bowl, but now is just two defeats away from its first losing season since 2007.
RAMS 38, COLTS 8
Tavon Austin returned one punt 98 yards for a touchdown, caught TD passes of 57 and 81 yards and almost single-handedly ended the Rams’ three-game losing streak.
The touchdown catches were the only receptions Austin had on his biggest day of the season, and St. Louis (4-6) won for the first time since Kellen Clemens replaced the injured Sam Bradford.
EAGLES 27, PACKERS 13
A week after tying the NFL record by passing for seven TDs, Nick Foles connected for three long touchdowns against the injury-ravaged Packers.
Foles connected with DeSean Jackson for a 55-yard score in the first half. Touchdown passes to Riley Cooper from 45 and 32 yards highlighted a 17-point second half for the up-tempo Eagles.
The Eagles, the NFL’s road warriors, improved to 5-5, with all their victories coming away from Philly.
GIANTS 24, RAIDERS 20
Terrell Thomas returned an interception 65 yards to set up a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run by fellow comebacker Andre Brown, and the Giants won their third straight game.
The error-prone Giants (3-6) handed the Raiders (3-6) their first 17 points on first-half turnovers.
But they got 115 yards rushing by Brown in his first game this season – he’s broken his left leg the last two years – and another big defensive game to keep their season alive.
STEELERS 23, BILLS 10
Pittsburgh shut down rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel in his return.
A week after giving up 610 yards and 55 points in a loss to New England, Pittsburgh (3-6) held the Bills (3-7) to 227 total yards, more than one-third coming on a meaningless drive in the final minutes.
Broncos 28, Chargers 20
Peyton Manning threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns, three to Demaryius Thomas, as he efficiently led Denver (8-1) past San Diego in its first game since Coach John Fox had heart surgery.
The Broncos’ scoring drives lasted 57 seconds; 2:27, 1:25 and 3:26.
Panthers 10, 49ers 9
Drayton Florence’s interception in the final minute sealed a victory for Carolina to snap San Francisco’s five-game winning streak and give the Panthers their fifth straight win.
Graham Gano kicked a 53-yard field goal with 10:05 remaining that held up as the Panthers (6-3) twice shut down Colin Kaepernick on last-ditch drives.
Cardinals 27, Texans 24
Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes and Arizona held on to send Houston to a franchise-record seventh consecutive loss.
Arizona (5-4) scored on the game’s first play when John Abraham knocked the ball out of Case Keenum’s arm and Matt Shaugnessy returned it 6 yards for a touchdown.