The Jacksonville Jaguars narrowly escaped with a 20-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night to win the AFC South division, snapping a five-year playoff drought in the process.
Jacksonville’s five-game winning streak, combined with the Titans’ seven-game losing skid to close out the year, allowed Trevor Lawrence and company to snag the division crown. This comes after the Jaguars finished dead-last in the NFL in 2020 and 2021.
On their official Twitter page, the Jaguars had a field day roasting the doubters after the team locked up its first division title since 2017.
Jacksonville fell behind 10-0 in the second quarter on a Josh Dobbs touchdown pass to Chigoziem Okonkwo. The home team got on the board when Trevor Lawrence found Christian Kirk in the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown. Randy Bullock tacked on a short field goal to increase the Titans’ lead to six.
The two teams exchanged field goals in the third quarter, but Jacksonville trimmed the lead to three when Riley Patterson made a 36-yarder early in the fourth quarter. Josh Allen recovered a Josh Dobbs fumble and took it 37 yards to the end zone with less than three minutes to go to put the Jaguars ahead.
Jacksonville’s defense forced a turnover on downs and melted the clock to complete the improbable second-half turnaround. They’ll either host the Baltimore Ravens or the Los Angeles Rams on Super Wild Card Weekend.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.