AFC South Champs: Jacksonville 20 Tennessee 16

 
(SportsDay Photo by Nancy DeLander Beecher/FL Sports Wire)
By Mike Bonts
JACKSONVILLE (SportsDay) - The Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8) won the battle for the AFC South over the Tennessee Titans (7-10) 20-16 Saturday night at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.

Josh Allen recovered a Joshua Dobbs fumble and ran 37-yards for the winning touchdown with 3:01 to play. 

Feeding off the energy on an announced crowd of 70,050, the Jaguars battled back to take their first lead of the game on Allen's TD. It was his second fumble recovery of the season and first score.

Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence was 20 of 32 passing for 212 yards. Christian Kirk caught six passes for 99 yards. 

Tyson Campbell picked off  Dobbs at the end of the third quarter and returned it 29 yards to the Tennessee 25. The Jaguars settled for another Riley Patterson field goal when the drive sputtered at the Titans' 18.

Dobbs finished 20 of 29 passing for 179 yards. Derrick Henry ran 109 yards on 30 carries. 

The Jaguars took the second half kickoff 64 yards and closed the gap with Patterson's 26-yard field goal. The Titans increased their lead on Randy Bullock's 39-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Tennessee led Jacksonville 13-7 at the half on a 39-yard field goal by Bullock.

Trailing 10-0, the Jaguars were set up with good field position when Jamal Agnew returned a kickoff 54 yards. The Jaguars got on the scoreboard when Kirk caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Lawrence.

Lawrence was 11 of 13 passing for 98 yards in the first half.

Jacksonville earlier drove to the Titans 22 to open the second quarter when Lawrence fumbled pitching the ball to Agnew. The Titans recovered on their own 31. They went 69 yards and scored on Dobbs' 21-yard TD pass to Chig Okonkwo.

Tennessee took the opening kickoff against the favored Jaguars. Neither team could move the ball on their first possessions.

The Titans went 51 yards on their next try to take a 3-0 lead on Bullock's 51-yard field goal. The drive saw Tennessee covert twice on fourth down.  Two costly penalties pushed Tennessee back from the Jaguars 20 yard line.

Henry ran for 71 yards in the first half. Dobbs was 12 of 15 for 114 yards.

The Jaguars won the AFC South for the first time since 2017. They will host a playoff game next weekend.

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