The teams combined for many more points Sunday, scoring six touchdowns in the fourth quarter alone, tying for the second-most TDs in a fourth quarter since 1940, according to STATS.
"You got to start somewhere to put your foot down and draw the line and say enough's enough," Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said. "Was it today? We'll see. I'd like to think it is."
The Jaguars (4-8) failed to sweep Tennessee yet again, something they haven't managed in this AFC South rivalry since 2005. Blake Bortles threw for 322 yards and five touchdowns - three to Allen Robinson, who had 10 catches for 153 yards. Bortles set a franchise record for most TD passes in a season in the loss.
"I'd definitely rather win," Bortles said. "I'd like to set the franchise record for wins, that's for sure."
Mariota kneeled down to end the game and start a long-awaited celebration as the Titans topped their win total of last season, when going 2-14 earned them the right to draft Mariota out of Oregon.
The rookie quarterback finished with 112 yards rushing, becoming the first Tennessee player to run for at least 100 yards since Chris Johnson on Dec. 29, 2013. The Heisman Trophy winner also threw for three touchdowns and 268 yards, becoming the first player in NFL history to throw for more than 250 yards, run for more than 100 and throw TD passes in a game.
That was just the first in a crazy stretch when these teams traded TDs; only Chicago and Detroit combined for more fourth-quarter TDs with seven on Sept. 30, 2007.
The Titans, who had lost three of four games they led in the fourth quarter this season, answered by scoring twice in a 44-second span to take back the lead for good.
"Then it was a foot race," Bradley said.
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