Blake Bortles sharp in Jaguars’ rout of Titans


Doug Marrone to the rescue. With the interim coach at the helm, the Jaguars (3-12) earned their first win in Jacksonville in more than a year, pounding the Tennessee Titans (8-7) 38-17. Here is what you need to know:

1. A brutal day turned tragic for the Titans. The loss places their playoff hopes on life support. Worse for Tennessee fans was seeing Marcus Mariota carted off the field in the third quarter with an air cast on his right leg. Coach Mike Mularkey said after the game Mariota fractured his fibula and will miss the rest of the seasno. Mariota’s ankle bent awkwardly on a sack by Jaguars defensive lineman Sheldon Day. Matt Cassel took over to close out the loss. Mariota struggled against a good Jags pass defense before suffering the savage injury. He finished just 8-of-20 passing for 99 yards and a touchdown. Mariota couldn’t connect deep and was off-target on boundary throws. Mariota’s play this season has typified an up-and-down Titans team. When he’s on-target, the Titans can plow through defenses. When he’s off, Tennessee gets stuck in the mud for long stretches.

2. Blake Bortles made his case to the next

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