National Football League
                === Jags top Titans to halt seven-game skid ===
 Jacksonville,  FL  (Sports Network) - Chad  Henne threw for 261 yards with two
 scores  on  17-of-26 passing and the  Jacksonville Jaguars hung on for a 24-19
 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at EverBank Field.
 Henne  got the starting  call in place of Blaine Gabbert, who was hurt in last
 week's  loss to  the Houston  Texans and  was subsequently  placed on  injured
 reserve earlier in the week.
 Rashad Jennings ran for 43 yards and a score on 16 carries, while Cecil Shorts
 caught  four  passes for  105 yards  and a  touchdown for  the Jags (2-9), who
 finally  put the brakes  on a seven-game slide. They came close last week in a
 43-37  overtime loss  at Houston  and won  for the  first time  since a  22-17
 triumph over Indianapolis in Week 3.
 "I'm  very  proud of  this team," Jags  coach Mike Mularky  said. "I have been
 (proud) all along and something good happend for them today. We have more work
 to do, though. We need more production in all facets of the game."
 Jake  Locker  made his second straight  start for Tennessee after missing five
 games  with a shoulder  problem and threw for 261 yards with one touchdown and
 two interceptions on 23-of-40 passing.
 Chris  Johnson ran  for 80  yards  on 21  carries  and Kenny  Britt snagged  a
 touchdown  pass for the Titans (4-7), who were coming off their bye and failed
 to  build on a 37-3 win at Miami two weeks ago. Tennessee has dropped three of
 its last four games.
 "It's  obviously a  very disappointing loss for us," Titans coach Mike Munchak
 said.  "We had  plenty of opportunities to score, but struggled all day having
 to settle for field goals."
 Jacksonville  got the  ball to start the  game, but things didn't quite go the
 way  Henne would  have liked on his  first series as his first pass attempt of
 the  afternoon  was tipped  at the  line and  intercepted by Alterraun Verner,
 giving the Titans the ball at the Jacksonville 28.
 The  Titans' offense was ineffective on its first three plays, but Rob Bironas
 booted a 38-yard field goal for an early 3-0 lead.
 After  tossing the pick, Henne fared much better on the Jags' final possession
 of  the  opening quarter. He completed  passes to Justin Blackmon and Marcedes
 Lewis  for 21 and 23 yards during the 12-play, 75-yard drive, which was capped
 by  a 1-yard  TD stretch by Jennings, putting Jacksonville ahead 7-3 after one
 Tennessee had a chance to make it a one-point game early in the second quarter
 as  Locker led  a 12-play drive to  the Jags' 24, but Bironas pulled a 42-yard
 field goal try wide left with 9:31 on the clock.
 After  Jacksonville turned  the ball over on  downs with 47 seconds to play in
 the first half, the Titans got the ball at their own 45 with two timeouts.
 Tennessee moved to the Jacksonville 22 and Bironas atoned for his earlier miss
 by connecting on a 40-yarder to pull the Titans within 7-6 at halftime.
 The  Jaguars  began their  first possession of  the second half  at the 25 and
 Henne  capped a  6-play,  75-yard drive  with a  59-yard  touchdown strike  to
 Shorts, expanding the margin to 14-6.
 Tennessee  moved the ball  effectively on its next drive, going 64 yards in 12
 plays.  The march stalled at the Jacksonville 21 and Bironas hit from 39 yards
 out to cut the lead to 14-9 with 3:26 to play in the third quarter.
 After forcing a three-and-out. Tennessee started its first touch of the fourth
 quarter deep in its own territory at the 13.
 Facing  a  first down on  the Jacksonville 15, Locker  lofted it up for Damian
 Williams, who made the catch in the end zone along the right sideline for what
 looked  like a  go-ahead touchdown, but the officials determined that Williams
 was out of bounds when he made the catch.
 Tennessee challenged the call, but it stood, and Bironas hit from 33 yards out
 three plays later to cut the deficit to 14-12 early in the fourth quarter.
 The  Jags marched 80 yards in eight plays on their next drive and Henne capped
 the trek with a 7-yard TD strike to Blackmon, extending the lead to 21-12, but
 the Titans had an answer.
 Locker  capped a quick 6-play, 78-yard drive with a 6-yard TD pass to Britt in
 the  back left corner  of the end zone, slicing the lead to 21-19 with 4:52 to
 Tennessee's  defense forced  a three-and-out and the offense got the ball back
 on  the  37 with 3:28 on  the clock. Johnson  was stuffed on first down, which
 forced the Titans to take to the air, but Locker's second-down pass was picked
 off by Dwight Lowry.
 Josh  Scobee  iced it for the  Jags with a  41-yard field goal with 24 seconds
                                   Game Notes
 Jacksonville earned its first home win of the season in six tries... Tennessee
 leads  the  all-time series, 20-16 ...  Sunday marked the first meeting of the
 season  between the AFC  South rivals. They will also close the season on Dec.
 30  at  LP Field  in Nashville ...  The Jags  have won three  of the last four
 meetings ... The Tennessee defense finished with a season-high seven sacks ...
 Tennessee  outgained Jacksonville, 360-321 ... The Jaguars finished 7-of-14 on
 third down, while the Titans went 6-of-15 on third down opportunities.
 11/25 18:00:34 ET