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Jaguars rally late to earn 19-13 win and climb into thick of AFC South race

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A 63-yard punt return by Rashad Greene gave the Jaguars a come-from-behind victory over the Titans that improves the team to 4-6.

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Fans loudly booed the officials for most of the second half and the offense didn't do much to calm the crowd down, that is, until less than four minutes remained in the game and Rashad Greene saved the day with a 63-yard punt return that swung momentum and led to a 19-13 win for the Jacksonville Jaguars over the Tennessee Titans.

With the win, the Jaguars improve to 4-6 and have a chance to be a in a three-way tie for first place in the AFC South if the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans lose to the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets, respectively.

The Jaguars overcame some questionable officiating and that's not to excuse the Jaguars for their mistakes, because they had plenty. Immediately following an excellent catch by Allen Robinson, Blake Bortles turned the ball over by trying to force a pass to Julius Thomas that was intercepted instead. It was one of multiple trips deep into Titans territory that came unraveled, although many failed due largely to poor play-calling (how is three consecutive runs with the T.J. Yeldon's backup still the plan?).

But the only touchdown drive of the game for the Titans was aided by two pass interference penalties that can generously be described as questionable and accounted for 43 of the 81 yards on the drive. And the first turnover of the game for Bortles came well after his forward momentum was stopped.

Despite over 300 yards of offense, the Jaguars couldn't find the end zone until Bortles hit Thomas on a 5-yard touchdown pass in the final minutes to take a 16-13 lead. But another questionable call near the end of the first half negated what looked like a touchdown for the Jaguars.

Marcus Mariota hit Harry Douglas across the middle who took two steps and turned up field before a hit jarred the ball loose. Jaguars safety Josh Evans picked up the ball and ran in for what looked like a touchdown, but officials called it an incomplete pass and chose not to review the play.

But a late punt return from Greene set the Jaguars up for a go-ahead score and the Titans gifted the Jaguars a six-point lead by fumbling deep in their own territory. It wasn't a pretty win for the Jaguars, but it was their second in five days and puts them right in the thick of the AFC South title race. Enjoy it.