Titans vs. Jaguars 2013 recap: Tennessee holds off Jacksonville, 20-16

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The Titans will finish in second place in the AFC South, while the Jags look ahead to the draft with one more week to go.

The Tennessee Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 20-16, on Sunday to secure a second-place finish in the AFC South at 6-9. The Titans had already fallen out of playoff contention in the AFC by losing four of their last five games -- including a 29-27 loss to Jacksonville -- but they regain a bit of confidence by winning their sixth game of the year.

Tennessee rushed for 182 yards as a team, with both Shonn Greene and Chris Johnson gaining at least 90 yards on the ground. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 181 yards and a touchdown, including a 30-yard strike to Nate Washington for the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter.

The loss drops the Jaguars to 4-11 with one game to go. Veteran center Brad Meester, who announced his retirement this week, played in his final home game after 14 years with Jacksonville. He didn't get a win, but Meester did get his first career catch.

Fantasy Studs and Duds

Besides Meester (one catch for nine yards), Mike Brown had 71 yards and a score for the Jags. Tight end Marcedes Lewis had 50 yards and a touchdown of his own. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew was active but rushed for just 45 yards.

For the Titans, Washington had 117 yards and that go-ahead score, Greene rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown, while Johnson had 90 yards. Receiver Kendall Wright was held to just 22 yards.

Did They Cover?

The Titans were four-point favorites, according to OddsShark.com, so it was a push.

Up Next

The Titans head back to Tennessee to take on the Houston Texans next Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, the Jaguars travel to Indianapolis to take on the Colts at the same time.

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