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Jaguars taste first sweet victory

Monday - 11/11/2013, 5:30am  ET

The Associated Press

At some point, even if they won't admit it, Gus Bradley and his Jacksonville Jaguars must have wondered if a victory would come this season.

They can stop wondering.

Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman each ran for a touchdown, and the Jaguars held off the Tennessee Titans 29-27 Sunday.

The Jaguars (1-8) scored the most points in a game this season for first-year coach Bradley. They never trailed and forced four turnovers they turned into 17 points.

"What I'm excited about is that we improved in many areas," Bradley said. "On my call sheet I was writing down things that were really good that were happening during the game. They just kept piling up. I thought, 'this is how it feels.'"

Feels pretty good, doesn't it?

"It's definitely a great feeling," Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne said. "Hopefully we can build on this."

Baltimore looks to build on its thrilling 20-17 overtime win against Cincinnati, which came only after the defending Super Bowl champions blew a 17-0 lead and allowed a 51-yard desperation TD pass on the final play of regulation. Justin Tucker made a 46-yard field goal to win it. The Ravens (4-5) broke a three-game slide and are back in the AFC North race.

"The thing is I'm most proud of is the heart of our guys," Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. "They showed the heart of champions. Where this will lead us, we'll find out."

Also Sunday, it was Carolina 10, San Francisco 9; Denver 28, San Diego 20; Seattle 33, Atlanta 10; Detroit 21, Chicago 19; St. Louis 38, Indianapolis 8; Philadelphia 27, Green Bay 13; New Orleans 49, Dallas 17; Arizona 27, Houston 24; the New York Giants 24, Atlanta 20; and Pittsburgh 23, Buffalo 10.

On Thursday night, Minnesota defeated Washington 34-27.

Monday night, it's Tampa Bay (0-8) hosting Miami (4-4).

Off this week were Kansas City (9-0), New England (7-2), the New York Jets (5-4), and Cleveland (4-5).

JAGUARS 29, TITANS 27

At Nashville, 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.

On a day the Titans (4-5) held a moment of silence for late owner Bud Adams, they lost quarterback Jake Locker to an injured right foot that had him on crutches and in a walking boot in the second half.

RAVENS 20, BENGALS 17, OT

At Baltimore, the Ravens moved into a second-place tie in the division, one game behind Cincinnati (6-4) in the loss column. It was the defending Super Bowl champions' first victory since Oct. 6.

The Bengals have lost two straight in overtime.

Cincinnati pulled even when A.J. Green caught the desperation pass from Andy Dalton. Green positioned himself behind the pack and caught the ball after it flicked off the hand of Ravens safety James Ihedigbo, who earlier had the first two interceptions of his career.

PANTHERS 10, 49ERS 9

Drayton Florence's interception in the final minute sealed the fifth successive win for visiting Carolina and snapped San Francisco's five-game winning streak.

Graham Gano kicked a 53-yard field goal with 10:05 remaining that held up for the Panthers (6-3), who had six sacks and allowed only 151 yards to the Niners (6-3).

DeAngelo Williams broke two tackles for a 27-yard touchdown run late in the first half that pulled Carolina within 9-7. Gano missed wide left on a 48-yard field goal in the third period, but came through later.

Phil Dawson kicked a season-best 52-yard field goal among his three for the 49ers, who lost tight end Vernon Davis and rookie safety Eric Reid to concussions.

BRONCOS 28, CHARGERS 20

At San Diego, Peyton Manning threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns, three to Demaryius Thomas, as he efficiently led the Broncos in their first game since coach John Fox had heart surgery.

Fox, who was released from the hospital Friday, planned to watch the game on TV at his offseason home in Charlotte, N.C., a team spokesman said.

With interim coach Jack Del Rio in charge, Manning kept the Broncos (8-1) rolling. He threw touchdown passes of 11, 7 and 34 yards to Thomas on consecutive drives spanning the second and third quarters.

Manning said he also would have an MRI on his leg on Monday.

The Broncos' scoring drives against San Diego (4-5) lasted 57 seconds; 2 minutes, 27 seconds; 1:25; and 3:26.

Manning has thrown for 3,249 yards and 33 touchdowns in nine games.

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