Jacksonville Jaguars clinch AFC South title and playoff spot with late 20-16 win over Tennessee Titans

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On the last Sunday of the NFL regular season, the Patriots head to the Bills, who need a win to clinch a playoff berth; The Eagles can take the top spot in the NFC with a home win over the Giants, and the Packers will take on the Lions in a wild card battle live on Sky Sports NFL from 6 p.m.

Josh Allen responded with a fumble for a touchdown with just under three minutes left to give the Jacksonville Jaguars a positive score that led them to a 20–16 win over the Tennessee Titans and their first playoff berth since 2017.

Rayshawn Jenkins landed a key hit on Titans quarterback Josh Dobbs with two minutes and 51 seconds left in the game, and Allen scooped the ball up and brought it 37 yards home for a TD-breaker.

It was Jacksonville’s first lead of the game, with Tennessee in control of the ball for over 36 minutes and leading the Jaguars by 312 yards to 222 on offense, with 109 of them coming to star running back Derrick Henry (from 30 carries). In the first half alone, he had 71 yards to give the Titans a 13–7 lead at halftime.

Randy Bullock opened the scoring with a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter before a Jacksonville loss sent the Titans to a touchdown in the second.

The Jaguars attempted to play with a trick, but Trevor Lawrence’s pitch to Jamal Agnew on the reverse was high, with Tennessee’s Rashad Weaver recovering lost football. Seven plays later, Dobbs threw a 21-yard pass to Chigozim Okonkwo to make it 10-0.

Titans 3-0 jaguars Randy Bullock 51 yards from the field
Titans 10-0 jaguars Joshua Dobbs 21 yard pass to Chigozi Okonkwo (extra point)
Titans 10-7 jaguars Trevor Lawrence 25-yard transit pass to Christian Kirk (extra point)
Titans 13-7 Jaguars Randy Bullock 39-yard field goal
Titans 13-10 jaguars Riley Patterson 26-yard field goal
Titans 16-10 jaguars Randy Bullock 41-yard field goal
Titans 16-13 jaguars Riley Patterson 36-yard field goal
Titans 16-20 jaguars Josh Allen 37-yard fumble return for TD (extra point)

Agnew returned the ensuing kickoff for 54 yards to ignite Jacksonville, and Lawrence closed the gap with a 25-yard hit on Christian Kirk before another Bullock shot lifted Tennessee by six as time expired in the first half. .

Lawrence completed 20 of 32 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown for Jacksonville. Kirk had six receptions for 99 yards and one goal scored.

Dobbs had 20 of 29 passes for 179 yards, one touchdown and one interception in his second career start.

Tyson Campbell took Dobbs’ pick late in the third quarter and brought it back 29 yards to the Tennessee 25-yard line. The Jaguars failed to capitalize on star position on the field and were forced to settle for a field goal by Riley Patterson, who cut the gap to 16–13 early in the fourth quarter.

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