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Titans beat Jaguars 15-10, end playoff drought with AFC spot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans linebackers Brian Orakpo and Wesley Woodyard had a little talk with Marcus Mariota, encouraging their quarterback to run whenever he had a chance.

Mariota did just that Sunday.

Mariota had his best game running since a broken right leg ended his season a year ago, and he helped the Titans end an eight-season playoff drought by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars 15-10 Sunday to clinch the AFC's first wild-card berth.

Orakpo called it an unbelievable feeling as the nine-year pro finally is headed to his first NFL postseason.

''I didn't want to be on a Southwest flight back to Texas tomorrow wondering, `what if,''' Orakpo said.

The Titans (9-7) snapped a three-game skid needing a win or losses elsewhere to advance. When Cincinnati beat Baltimore 31-27, that locked up the No. 5 seed for Tennessee and a wild-card game Saturday at Kansas City.

Mariota ran a season-high 10 times for 60 yards, the biggest a 13-yard scramble on third-and-5 at the 2:00 mark that included a big stiff arm. Mariota also threw for 134 yards, including a TD pass on a screen that Derrick Henry took 66 yards for a TD.

''When I looked into his eyes, he had those Oregon eyes like he did back in college, running around making plays,'' Orakpo said of Mariota. ''I think me and Wood got in his head a little bit - in a positive way. We talked to him like, `If you see something, take off, man.' We had a nice little talk, and it just paid off the way he was digging down deep.''

The Titans didn't call many designed runs for Mariota.

''For them to bring me aside and talk to me about just playing my game meant a lot to me,'' Mariota said of Orakpo and Woodyard.

Ryan Succop also kicked three field goals.

The Titans sacked Blake Bortles twice and forced four turnovers, two interceptions by Kevin Byard.

The Jaguars (10-6) clinched their first AFC South title a week ago when Tennessee lost to San Francisco. Coach Doug Marrone promised they came to win. Only left tackle Cam Robinson and wide receiver Marqise Lee were scratched - both were on the injury report this week.

Yet they head into the postseason having lost two straight in their first such skid this season.

''The good part about this is we're going home,'' Marrone said. ''Whenever you have adversity in life and what you do, there's always that comfort of going home. We've earned the opportunity to play a home playoff game.''

The Jaguars had a chance to win after Mariota lost his first fumble this season in the fourth quarter. Henry ran the wrong direction and collided with Mariota on a handoff, popping the ball in the air. Yannick Ngakoue picked it up and ran 67 yards for a TD, pulling the Jaguars within 15-10 with 10:48 left.

But Byard got his second pick with 10 seconds remaining to seal the win.

The Titans led 6-3 when they forced two turnovers 42 seconds apart just before halftime.

Jaguars returner Jaydon Mickens signaled for a fair catch, then went to block as the ball came down close to him, and Phillip Supernaw recovered the bobble for Tennessee. On the next drive, Titans rookie cornerback Adoree Jackson punched the ball loose from Keelan Cole and Jayon Brown recovered.

Succop capped each drive with a field goal, his second a 39-yarder as time expired for a 12-3 halftime lead.

HENRY'S CHANCE

The 2015 Heisman Trophy winner got his fourth start and first this season with DeMarco Murray scratched with an injured right knee. Henry struggled in the first quarter and was tackled for too many losses. But Henry gave the Titans' their lone TD when he took a screen on the second play of the second quarter for a 6-0 lead.

It was Henry's first TD catch of his career. It was his third TD of 60 yards or longer this season, second in the NFL to Kansas City's Tyreek Hill who has five.

SCUFFLE

After the game, Jaguars linebackers Donald Payne and Blair Brown argued with Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey. Brown appeared to throw a punch at Casey, though it didn't connect with Titans safety Brynden Trawick between the men. Casey wouldn't comment in the locker room about what happened. But he did note the Titans swept the division champs.

INJURIES

Jaguars safety Barry Church hurt a hamstring, but he returned.

Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan left for a play when officials stopped action in the fourth quarter for an injury. He also returned and finished the game.

UP NEXT

Jaguars: Host Buffalo in their first playoff game in Jacksonville since the AFC championship game in January 2000.

Titans: Visiting Kansas City on Saturday for their first playoff game since January 2009.

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Key Players
L. Fournette 27 RB
69 RuYds, 67 ReYds, 4 RECs
12
FPTS
D. Henry 22 RB
51 RuYds, 66 ReYds, ReTD, REC
17
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 10:48
J.Lambo extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Holba, Holder-B.Nortman.
plays
yds
pos
10
15
Touchdown 10:48
M.Mariota FUMBLES (Aborted) at JAC 32, RECOVERED by JAC-Y.Ngakoue at JAC 33. Y.Ngakoue for 67 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
9
15
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:42
R.Succop 38 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
8
plays
23
yds
4:18
pos
3
15
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
R.Succop 39 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
4
plays
8
yds
1:07
pos
3
12
Field Goal 1:21
R.Succop 25 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
4
plays
5
yds
0:28
pos
3
9
Field Goal 10:14
J.Lambo 41 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Holba, Holder-B.Nortman.
9
plays
58
yds
3:50
pos
3
6
Missed Two Point Conversion 14:04
R.Succop extra point is Blocked (T.Smith), Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern. DEFENSIVE TWO-POINT ATTEMPT. A.Colvin recovered the blocked kick. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
0
6
Touchdown 14:04
M.Mariota pass short left to D.Henry for 66 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
82
yds
3:46
pos
0
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 26:33 33:27
1st Downs 13 11
Rushing 3 7
Passing 10 4
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 6-16 3-16
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 229 232
Total Plays 60 63
Avg Gain 3.8 3.7
Net Yards Rushing 83 116
Rush Attempts 24 39
Avg Rush Yards 3.5 3.0
Net Yards Passing 146 116
Comp. - Att. 15-34 12-21
Yards Per Pass 4.3 5.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-12 3-18
Penalties - Yards 6-41 2-15
Touchdowns 1 1
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 1 0
Turnovers 4 1
Fumbles - Lost 4-2 1-1
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 8-42.0 9-42.6
Return Yards 71 49
Punts - Returns 5-13 4-19
Kickoffs - Returns 3-58 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-30
Kicking 2/2 3/3
Extra Points 1/1 0/0
Field Goals 1/1 3/3
Red Zone Eff. 0-1 -0% 0-2 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Jaguars 10-6 030710
Titans 9-7 0123015
146 PASS YDS 116
83 RUSH YDS 116
229 TOTAL YDS 232
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Bortles 5 QB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
44.1% 158 0 2 33.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.2% 3687 21 13 84.7
B. Bortles 15/34 158 0 2 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Fournette 27 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 69 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
268 1040 9
L. Fournette 19 69 0 9 12
B. Bortles 5 QB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 322 2
B. Bortles 1 9 0 9 2
T. Yeldon 24 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 253 2
T. Yeldon 4 5 0 4 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Fournette 27 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 67 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 302 1
L. Fournette 5 4 67 0 23 12
A. Hurns 88 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 38 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 484 2
A. Hurns 5 3 38 0 18 3
K. Cole 84 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 4 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 42 748 3
K. Cole 8 4 33 0 15 1
M. Lewis 89 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 318 5
M. Lewis 3 2 13 0 11 1
D. Westbrook 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 339 1
D. Westbrook 9 1 9 0 9 0
J. O'Shaughnessy 80 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 149 1
J. O'Shaughnessy 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Yeldon 24 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 -2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 224 0
T. Yeldon 2 1 -2 0 -2 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Smith 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
76-26 3 1.0
T. Smith 7-2 0.0 0 0
B. Church 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
58-16 4 1.5
B. Church 5-1 0.5 0 0
M. Dareus 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-6 0 2.0
M. Dareus 4-0 1.0 0 0
P. Posluszny 51 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-18 0 1.0
P. Posluszny 4-3 0.0 0 0
T. Gipson 39 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
53-11 4 0.0
T. Gipson 4-1 0.0 0 0
C. Campbell 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-20 0 14.0
C. Campbell 4-3 0.0 0 0
A. Bouye 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
53-3 6 0.0
A. Bouye 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Ramsey 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-11 4 0.0
J. Ramsey 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Colvin 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-7 0 0.0
A. Colvin 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Jack 44 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
66-24 0 2.0
M. Jack 2-1 0.0 0 0
P. Thompson 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
P. Thompson 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Jackson 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-9 0 8.0
M. Jackson 1-4 0.0 0 0
J. Wilson 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
J. Wilson 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Fournette 27 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Fournette 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Ankou 54 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-7 0 1.0
E. Ankou 1-1 1.0 0 0
Y. Ngakoue 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-6 0 12.0
Y. Ngakoue 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Westbrook 12 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Westbrook 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Payne 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
D. Payne 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Holba 49 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Holba 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Fowler 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-3 0 7.5
D. Fowler 0-2 0.5 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Lambo 4 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
19/20 22/24
J. Lambo 1/1 41 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Nortman 3 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 42.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
87 44.1 29
B. Nortman 8 42.0 2 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Grant 30 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 19.3 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 24.9 68 0
C. Grant 3 19.3 22 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Mickens 85 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 2.6 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
28 10.3 72 1
J. Mickens 5 2.6 7 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 134 1 0 92.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62% 3232 13 15 79.3
M. Mariota 12/21 134 1 0 15
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 60 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
60 312 5
M. Mariota 10 60 0 15 15
D. Henry 22 RB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
28 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
176 744 5
D. Henry 28 51 0 13 17
T. Taylor 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 43 0
T. Taylor 1 5 0 5 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Henry 22 RB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 66 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 136 1
D. Henry 2 1 66 1 66 17
D. Walker 82 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 74 807 3
D. Walker 5 3 19 0 9 1
E. Decker 87 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 54 563 1
E. Decker 6 3 18 0 8 1
L. Stocker 88 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 30 1
L. Stocker 1 1 12 0 12 1
J. Smith 81 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 157 2
J. Smith 3 3 12 0 5 1
R. Matthews 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 53 795 4
R. Matthews 2 1 7 0 7 0
C. Davis 84 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 375 0
C. Davis 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
61-9 0 0.0
A. Jackson 5-0 0.0 0 1
A. Williamson 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-40 0 3.0
A. Williamson 5-6 0.0 0 1
K. Byard 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
62-25 8 0.0
K. Byard 4-2 0.0 2 0
J. Casey 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-19 0 6.0
J. Casey 3-1 1.0 0 0
E. Weems 14 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
E. Weems 2-0 0.0 0 0
W. Woodyard 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
84-40 0 5.0
W. Woodyard 2-3 0.0 0 0
K. Klug 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-5 0 1.0
K. Klug 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Cyprien 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-19 0 1.0
J. Cyprien 2-2 0.0 0 0
B. Orakpo 98 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-14 0 7.0
B. Orakpo 2-0 1.0 0 0
T. Smith 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-5 1 0.0
T. Smith 2-2 0.0 0 0
J. Brown 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-14 0 1.0
J. Brown 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Fluellen 32 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-5 0 0.0
D. Fluellen 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Searcy 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-11 1 0.0
D. Searcy 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Williams 96 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-8 0 0.0
S. Williams 1-2 0.0 0 0
E. Walden 93 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-11 0 4.0
E. Walden 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Taylor 13 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
T. Taylor 0-1 0.0 0 0
D. Morgan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-16 0 7.0
D. Morgan 0-2 0.0 0 0
A. Johnson 94 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-9 0 1.0
A. Johnson 0-1 0.0 0 0
L. Stocker 88 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
L. Stocker 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
9
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 0/1
SEASON FG XP
35/42 31/33
R. Succop 3/3 39 0/1 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 42.6 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
75 49.7 28
B. Kern 9 42.6 4 70
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 4.8 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
34 8.5 46 0
A. Jackson 4 4.8 16 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 JAC 22 1:26 3 9 Punt
11:49 JAC 12 3:42 8 30 Punt
5:52 JAC 27 3:02 6 17 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:04 JAC 19 3:50 9 58 FG
7:29 JAC 13 3:59 8 33 Punt
1:21 JAC 26 0:14 1 3 Fumble
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:31 JAC 5 1:31 3 4 Punt
7:42 JAC 25 3:28 9 29 Punt
1:50 JAC 30 2:38 6 21 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:19 JAC 34 1:31 4 20 Punt
5:01 JAC 32 1:04 3 -10 Punt
0:18 JAC 18 0:08 1 0 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 TEN 41 1:45 3 8 Punt
8:07 TEN 16 2:15 3 -12 Punt
2:50 TEN 18 3:46 7 82 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:14 TEN 25 2:45 4 21 Punt
3:30 TEN 20 1:41 3 9 Punt
1:49 JAC 12 0:28 4 5 FG
1:07 JAC 29 1:07 4 8 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 31 1:29 3 -3 Punt
12:00 JAC 43 4:18 8 23 FG
4:14 TEN 21 2:24 5 5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:12 JAC 41 3:24 6 8 Fumble
10:48 TEN 25 1:29 3 7 Punt
7:48 TEN 20 2:47 4 23 Punt
3:57 TEN 28 3:39 8 32 Punt
0:10 JAC 47 0:10 1 -1 Game