Jaguars end losing streak, beat Titans for 1st win
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman each ran for a touchdown as the Jacksonville Jaguars held off the Tennessee Titans 29-27 for their first win of the season Sunday.
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 on Monday.
Baltimore’s Justin Tucker kicked a 46-yard field goal with 5:27 left in overtime as the Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17 after conceding a 17-point halftime lead and giving up a touchdown on the final play of regulation.
The tense victory ended a three-game losing streak for the Ravens (4-5) and thrust them into a share of second-place in the division, just one game behind Cincinnati in the loss column. It was the defending Super Bowl champions’ first victory since Oct. 6.
At New Orleans, Drew Brees completed 34 of 41 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns as the Saints downed the Dallas Cowboys 49-17.
The Saints had an NFL-record 40 first downs and a club-record 625 total yards.
Drayton Florence’s interception in the final minute at San Francisco sealed 10-9 victory for Carolina to end the 49ers’ five-game winning streak and give the Panthers their fifth straight win.
Peyton Manning threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns at San Diego, three to Demaryius Thomas, as he efficiently led the Denver Broncos to a 28-20 win over the Chargers in their first game since coach John Fox had heart surgery.
Arizona’s Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes as the Cardinals beat the Texans 27-24 for Houston’s club -record seventh consecutive loss, while Calvin Johnson had two second-half touchdown receptions and Reggie Bush rushed for 105 yards as the Detroit Lions took over first place in the National Football Conference North with a 21-19 win over the Chicago Bears.
In other games, the Seattle Seahawks downed the Atlanta Falcons 33- 10, the St. Louis Rams defeated the Indian Colts 38-8, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Green Bay Packers 27-13, the New York Giants were 24-20 winners over the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers ran over the Buffalo Bills 23-10.
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