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Their game plan tossed aside by time and score, the Tennessee Titans still found a way to win their season opener on the road against an inspired underdog.


The 16-14 decision in Denver gives Tennessee a good chance at a 2-0 start Sunday when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The Titans have won their last six matchups with their AFC South rival at home, but third-year coach Mike Vrabel says that has nothing to do with this game.


Not since 2008 have the Titans opened the season at 2-0.


"We always focus on the challenge that's ahead of us," he said. "We understand this is a good football team that's fast and young. When you're doing things well, you just want to enhance them and keep building momentum."


Stephen Gostkowski's 25-yard field goal with 17 seconds left won the game for Tennessee, but it was Gostkowski that put it in danger of losing. The former New England Patriot, the fifth-most accurate kicker in NFL history at 87.4 percent, missed three field goals and an extra point in a stunning debut.


He got his chance at redemption when the Titans drove 83 yards in the final three minutes. One play after Ryan Tannehill missed a wide-open A.J. Brown in the back left corner of the end zone, Gostkowski made partial amends with the game-winner.


"For the guys to still support me and still have my back was pretty good," Gostkowski said. "You miss a couple of kicks, the camera follows you around, they talk about you the whole time, they watch you. It can get to a lonely spot."


Tennessee got 116 yards on 31 carries from workhorse running back Derrick Henry, plus 249 passing yards and two touchdowns from Tannehill. It controlled most of the game, picking up 26 first downs and owning possession for nearly 33 minutes.


While the Titans won when expected to, Jacksonville prevailed in a spot few predicted it would. Opening with heavily favored Indianapolis, the Jaguars quashed quite a few "survivor" pools with a hard-earned 27-20 home win.


Jacksonville was outgained 445-241, but played a mostly clean game. It committed no turnovers and had fewer penalty yards than the Colts. It also came up with two Philip Rivers interceptions that led to 10 points.


What's more, second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew played like a 10-year All-Pro. Minshew was efficient and brilliant, hitting on 19 of 20 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with just under five minutes left.


"You can only win one game a week," he said. "That's what we're focused on. It's one game at a time, one play at a time. It's what's going to serve you best."


A short memory might also work well for the Jaguars in this one. Three of their last four visits to Tennessee has resulted in embarrassing routs, including a 42-20 decision last year in which the Titans scored 28 third-quarter points.


Two years ago, Henry matched Tony Dorsett's NFL record with a 99-yard touchdown run during a 30-9 blowout in which Henry set a franchise record with 238 yards on just 17 carries.


In his most recent matchup against the Jaguars, Henry piled up 175 yards from scrimmage (159 rushing, 16 receiving) and a pair of touchdowns.


If Jacksonville is going to have a shot at posting a second straight upset against a division opponent, it can't let Henry run wild, nor can it ignore Tennessee's other weapons.


"They have pieces in all three phases," Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said. "You're talking about a team that went to the AFC championship game, and a team that's picked to go a long way this year."


--Field Level Media


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Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

Player Position Lineup
Josh Allen primary: Defensive End Starter
Taven Bryan primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
A.J. Cann primary: Guard Starter
DJ Chark Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Tre Herndon primary: Cornerback Starter
Myles Jack primary: Weak Linebacker Starter
Leon Jacobs primary: Strong Linebacker Starter
Abry Jones primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Brandon Linder primary: Center Starter
Gardner Minshew II primary: Quarterback Starter
Andrew Norwell primary: Guard Starter
James O'Shaughnessy primary: Tight End Starter
Cam Robinson primary: Left Tackle Starter
Jawaan Taylor primary: Left Tackle Starter
Andrew Wingard primary: Free Safety Starter
Josh Jones primary: Strong Safety Starter
Tyler Eifert primary: Tight End Starter
Joe Schobert primary: Middle Linebacker Starter
C.J. Henderson primary: Cornerback Starter
Ben Ellefson primary: Tight End Starter
James Robinson primary: Runningback Starter
Adam Gotsis primary: Defensive End Starter
Dakota Allen primary: Linebacker Substitution
Keelan Cole Sr. primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Chris Conley primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Logan Cooke primary: Punter Substitution
D.J. Hayden primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Josh Lambo primary: Kicker Substitution
Will Richardson Jr. primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Tyler Shatley primary: Guard Substitution
Dawuane Smoot primary: Defensive End Substitution
Brandon Watson primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Cassius Marsh Sr. primary: Defensive End Substitution
K'Lavon Chaisson primary: Linebacker Substitution
Laviska Shenault Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Davon Hamilton primary: Nose Tackle Substitution
Ben Bartch primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Shaquille Quarterman primary: Linebacker Substitution
Daniel Thomas primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Collin Johnson primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Chris Claybrooks primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Ross Matiscik primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Chris Thompson primary: Runningback Substitution
Bruce Miller primary: Fullback Substitution
Timmy Jernigan primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Sidney Jones primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Dare Ogunbowale primary: Runningback Substitution
Dede Westbrook primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Josiah Scott primary: Defensive Back Not active
Jake Luton primary: Quarterback Not active
Tyler Davis primary: Tight End Not active
Doug Costin primary: Defensive Tackle Not active
Luq Barcoo primary: Defensive Back Not active
Mike Glennon primary: Quarterback Did not play
Player PositionLineup
Khari Blasingame primary: Fullback Starter
Jayon Brown primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Malcolm Butler primary: Cornerback Starter
Kevin Byard primary: Free Safety Starter
Corey Davis primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Nate Davis primary: Right Guard Starter
Rashaan Evans primary: Inside Linebacker Starter
Derrick Henry primary: Runningback Starter
Ben Jones primary: Center Starter
DaQuan Jones primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Dennis Kelly primary: Right Tackle Starter
Harold Landry III primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Taylor Lewan primary: Left Tackle Starter
Kalif Raymond primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Rodger Saffold III primary: Left Guard Starter
Jeffery Simmons primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Jonnu Smith primary: Tight End Starter
Ryan Tannehill primary: Quarterback Starter
Kenny Vaccaro primary: Strong Safety Starter
Jack Crawford primary: Defensive End Starter
Johnathan Joseph primary: Cornerback Starter
Jadeveon Clowney primary: Outside Linebacker Starter
Cameron Batson primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Beau Brinkley primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Matt Dickerson primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Anthony Firkser primary: Tight End Substitution
Amani Hooker primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Adam Humphries primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Joshua Kalu primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Brett Kern primary: Punter Substitution
David Long Jr. primary: Linebacker Substitution
Daniel Munyer primary: Center Substitution
MyCole Pruitt primary: Tight End Substitution
Kamalei Correa primary: Linebacker Substitution
Ty Sambrailo primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Nick Dzubnar primary: Linebacker Substitution
Kristian Fulton primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Larrell Murchison primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Chris Jackson primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Jeremy McNichols primary: Runningback Substitution
Will Compton primary: Linebacker Substitution
Stephen Gostkowski primary: Kicker Substitution
Senorise Perry primary: Runningback Substitution
Tye Smith primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Chris Milton primary: Cornerback Substitution
A.J. Brown primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Jamil Douglas primary: Guard Not active
Isaiah Mack primary: Defensive Tackle Not active
Derick Roberson primary: Defensive End Not active
Logan Woodside primary: Quarterback Did not play
Vic Beasley Jr. primary: Defensive End Not active
Darrynton Evans primary: Runningback Not active
Aaron Brewer primary: Center Did not play
Geoff Swaim primary: Tight End Not active

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 3
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 19 Yards
    • Passer: Gardner Minshew II
    • Conv Kicker: Josh Lambo
    • Pass Receiver: Tyler Eifert
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 9 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Corey Davis
    • Passer: Ryan Tannehill
    • Conv Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski
  • MIN 13
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 13 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Jonnu Smith
    • Passer: Ryan Tannehill
    • Conv Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski
  • Period 2
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 35 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Josh Lambo
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 51 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski
  • MIN 1
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 4 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Jonnu Smith
    • Passer: Ryan Tannehill
    • Conv Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski
  • Period 3
  • MIN 2
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 18 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Adam Humphries
    • Passer: Ryan Tannehill
    • Conv Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski
  • MIN 7
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 17 Yards
    • Rusher: James Robinson
    • Conv Kicker: Josh Lambo
  • Period 4
  • MIN 1
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 49 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Stephen Gostkowski
  • MIN 7
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 14 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Chris Thompson
    • Passer: Gardner Minshew II
    • Conv Kicker: Josh Lambo
  • MIN 14
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 2 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Keelan Cole Sr.
    • Passer: Gardner Minshew II
    • Conv Kicker: Josh Lambo
  • Match End


Last 10

W 0% L 100%
0 10
  • @Indianapolis L 14 - 28
  • Chicago L 41 - 17
  • @Baltimore L 14 - 40
  • Tennessee L 31 - 10
  • @Minnesota L 24 - 27
  • Cleveland L 27 - 25
  • Pittsburgh L 27 - 3
  • @Green Bay L 20 - 24
  • Houston L 27 - 25
  • @L.A. Chargers L 29 - 39
W 60% L 40%
6 4
  • Baltimore L 20 - 13
  • @Houston W 41 - 38
  • @Green Bay L 14 - 40
  • Detroit W 25 - 46
  • @Jacksonville W 31 - 10
  • Cleveland L 41 - 35
  • @Indianapolis W 45 - 26
  • @Baltimore W 30 - 24
  • Indianapolis L 34 - 17
  • Chicago W 17 - 24

Last Meetings

  • Titans @ Jaguars 31-10
  • Jaguars @ Titans 30-33
  • Jaguars @ Titans 20-42
  • Titans @ Jaguars 7-20
  • Jaguars @ Titans 9-30
  • Titans @ Jaguars 9-6
  • Jaguars @ Titans 10-15
  • Titans @ Jaguars 37-16
  • Titans @ Jaguars 17-38
  • Jaguars @ Titans 22-36

American Football Conference

Buffalo Bills133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-29-0-1
Miami Dolphins106 0.6253.00.00.0 5-35-37-0-3
New England Patriots79 0.4386.00.00.0 5-32-65-0-5
New York Jets214 0.12511.00.00.0 1-71-72-0-8
Pittsburgh Steelers124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-36-0-4
Baltimore Ravens115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Cleveland Browns115 0.6881.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Cincinnati Bengals411 1.2677.50.00.0 3-51-63-1-7
Indianapolis Colts115 0.6880.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Tennessee Titans115 0.6880.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Houston Texans412 0.2507.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Jacksonville Jaguars115 0.06310.00.00.0 1-70-81-0-10
Kansas City Chiefs142 0.8750.00.00.0 6-28-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders88 0.5006.00.00.0 2-66-25-0-5
Los Angeles Chargers79 0.4387.00.00.0 4-43-55-0-5
Denver Broncos511 0.3139.00.00.0 2-63-53-0-7

National Football Conference

Washington Football Team79 0.4380.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
New York Giants610 0.3751.00.00.0 3-53-55-0-5
Dallas Cowboys610 0.3751.00.00.0 4-42-64-0-6
Philadelphia Eagles411 1.2672.50.00.0 3-41-73-1-7
Green Bay Packers133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-28-0-2
Chicago Bears88 0.5005.00.00.0 3-55-33-0-7
Minnesota Vikings79 0.4386.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
Detroit Lions511 0.3138.00.00.0 1-74-42-0-8
New Orleans Saints124 0.7500.00.00.0 6-26-28-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers511 0.3137.00.00.0 2-63-52-0-8
Atlanta Falcons412 0.2508.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Seattle Seahawks124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-37-0-3
Los Angeles Rams106 0.6252.00.00.0 6-24-46-0-4
Arizona Cardinals88 0.5004.00.00.0 4-44-44-0-6
San Francisco 49ers610 0.3756.00.00.0 1-75-33-0-7

Last Injuries

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans

Ryan Tannehill completed four touchdown passes and Stephen Gostkowski made a 49-yard field goal with 1:41 left in regulation to lead the Tennessee Titans to a 33-30 win over their AFC South rival Jacksonville Jaguars at Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday.

Tennessee is 2-0 for the first time since 2008. No fans are allowed into Nissan Stadium until October because of COVID-19 safety restrictions.

It was the highest-scoring game in the series since Tennessee won 42-39 in 2015.

Tennessee began its last possession at its 40-yard line with 3:35 left in regulation after a 35-yard punt by Logan Cooke.

A pass interference call on Jacksonville linebacker Myles Jack on a third-down play prolonged the possession. Three plays later, Gostkowski entered to try the 49-yard field goal to put Tennessee on top.

Tannehill completed 18 of 24 pass attempts for 239 yards, including 172 in the first half. He did not throw an interception.

Derrick Henry finished with 84 yards on 25 carries for the Titans.

Gardner Minshew was intercepted with 51 seconds left at the Jacksonville 45 after Jeffrey Simmons batted a pass and Harold Landry made the catch.

Minshew completed 30 of 45 pass attempts for 339 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Both teams opened the second half with extensive scoring drives that took nearly 13 minutes off the clock.

Jacksonville (1-1) took the opening kick of the half and drove 89 yards in 14 plays.

Undrafted rookie running back James Robinson of Illinois State -- who finished with 102 yards on 16 carries -- capped the possession, which lasted 7:56, with a 17-yard touchdown run with 7:08 left in the third quarter to cut Tennessee's lead to 24-17. Minshew completed all six of his pass attempts for 47 yards during the drive.

Tannehill answered by engineering a nine-play, 65-yard drive that lasted five minutes. His 18-yard touchdown pass under heavy pressure to Adam Humphries put Tennessee ahead 30-17. Gostkowski missed the extra-point attempt.

Minshew completed 5 of 6 attempts for 36 yards and Robinson added a 39-yard run in Jacksonville's next possession, which ended on Minshew's 2-yard touchdown pass to Keelan Cole. Josh Lambo then missed the extra-point try.

After Tennessee had a three-and-out, Minshew led the Jaguars on a nine-play drive capped by his 14-yard touchdown pass to Chris Thompson with 7:29 left that tied the game at 30. A 24-yard pass from Minshew to Chris Conley on 3-and-5 at the Jacksonville 46 kept the drive alive.

Tennessee took a 24-10 lead into halftime behind the Tannehill-to-Jonnu Smith connection.

Smith's 80 yards on three receptions in the first half set a career high, topping the 78 for the fourth-year player against Tampa Bay last October.

Tannehill, who in the first half completed 12 of 14 pass attempts for 172 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, set the tone with Smith with a 63-yard pass on the first play from scrimmage in the game.

Two plays later, Tannehill connected with Smith on a 13-yard scoring strike and the Titans led 7-0 only 1:32 into the game.

On Jacksonville's ensuing possession, Kristian Fulton, the Titans' rookie cornerback, recorded his first career interception. Fulton's 44-yard return set up the Titans' at Jacksonville's 30.

Tannehill competed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis with 5:48 left in the first quarter to cap the four-play possession and put the Titans ahead 14-0.

--Field Level Media