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Todman makes difference for Jaguars
19 Dec 2014 10:10
Jordan Todman produced a 62-yard touchdown run to help the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 21-13 yesterday in a clash between struggling teams already looking ahead to next season.
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The Jaguars trailed 10-0 but rallied with 21 unanswered points, with their final TD coming on Todman's long run in the fourth quarter.
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"I heard the call (for me to carry the ball), and it was my first carry of the day so I was excited," Todman told reporters.
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"I saw there was an opportunity to cut it back and make a guy miss and then it was off to the races. It was a great feeling. Everything happened to fall in place."
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Jacksonville accumulated 177 yards on the ground and did not turn the ball over to earn the victory, their second in four games after they had started the season 1-10.
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Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles played through a sprained right foot and sparked his team's comeback with a four-yard pass to Mercedes Lewis in the second quarter.
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Bortles only tossed for 115 yards but also ran for 50.
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Jacksonville running back Toby Gerhart gave the Jaguars a 14-10 lead with a one-yard plunge in the third before Todman did the rest.
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Tennessee's last victory came against Jacksonville on October 12 and the Titans (2-13) now have lost nine consecutive games.
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"It's all about winning in the National Football League," Titans wide receiver Leon Washington said.
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"We didn't win the game so we've got to figure out a way as to how do we get over the hump."
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Third-string quarterback Charlie Whitehurst started for Tennessee and was solid in throwing for 287 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.
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He connected with Leon Washington on an eight-yard TD in the first quarter while Ryan Succop booted two field goals to account for the rest of the Titans' scoring.
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Whitehurst completed 24-of-35 passes in place of Jake Locker and Zach Mettenberger, who are both out with shoulder injuries.
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Tennessee wide receiver Kendall Wright caught four passes for 73 yards in his return from a two-game absence with a hand injury.
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