Kelvin Beachum

Titans sputter, lose Mariota, fall to inspired Jaguars 38-17

The Tennessee Titans delivered their worst performance of the year at the most inopportune time.

The Jacksonville Jaguars played their best game much later than anyone expected.

The result was a 38-17 drubbing that left the Titans (8-7) and Jaguars (3-12) considering what might have been.

Blake Bortles played without pressure, able to exhale after popular coach Gus Bradley was fired, and threw for 325 yards and a touchdown. He also was on the receiving end of a 20-yard trick play that essentially sealed the victory and ended Jacksonville's nine-game losing streak.

"Man, I've been telling Blake all week, 'This is your team. Act like it,'" left tackle...