NFL Scores Week 1: Chris Johnson Quiet As Titans Fall To Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: Luke McCown #12 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts a pass during the season opener game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

The Jaguars held on for a win against AFC South rival Tennessee.

The Jacksonville Jaguars released veteran quarterback David Garrard before their Week 1 match-up with AFC South rival Tennessee, then played the game in some of the hottest conditions the Jags have ever seen. No sweat: they still came away with a 16-14 win over the Titans in the closest game of the 2011 NFL season so far.

Maurice Jones-Drew paced the Jaguars, as usual, gaining 97 yards on the ground and scoring a touchdown, while Luke McCown, thrust into the role of starter after Garrard's release, completed 17 of 24 passes for 175 yards. Kicker Josh Scobee made three field goals for Jacksonville.

The Titans, meanwhile, couldn't quite rally back after a very slow start. Matt Hasselbeck threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns, but playmaker Chris Johnson didn't quite live up to his hefty new contract, collecting just 49 combined rushing and receiving yards. Receiver Kenny Britt had a stellar day, with five catches for 136 yards, and he caught both of Hasselbeck's scoring throws.

For more on the Jaguars, head over to Big Cat Country; for more on the Falcons, check out Music City Miracles. Stay tuned to our NFL Week 1 StoryStream for scores and updates from around the NFL, and bookmark SB Nation NFL for regular news and analysis.

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