Titans defeat Jaguars 36-22 at Nissan Stadium

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) and running back DeMarco Murray (29) pose with Titans cheerleaders dressed in Halloween costumes after an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 36-22. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It was a must-win game for the Titans and they delivered for the home crowd with a 36-22 win Thursday night over the Jaguars.

Marcus Mariota connected on 18/22 passes for 270 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Titans grabbed a 27 point first half lead and never took their foot off the gas.

It was a 3-0 game in the 2nd quarter when Mariota hit Kendall Wright for a 36 yard touchdown as the Titans jumped out to a 10-0 lead.

The next drive the Titans used rookie running back Derrick Henry who punched in his first career touchdown from 6 yards out to put the Titans firmly in front 17-0.

They followed that drive with another touchdown, a 14-yard rush by Demarco Murray that put the game away at 24-0. After adding a field goal before the half the Titans were on cruise control with a 27-0 lead headed into the locker room.

Marcus Mariota threw for over 200 yards in the 1st half for the first time in his career and the Titans moved to 4-4 before the 3rd quarter even started.

DeMarco Murray hit the century mark again with 123 yards on the ground while Derrick Henry was a nice compliment adding 60 rushing yards to the team total of 214.

Kendall Wright led the receiving core with 4 catches for 84 yards while Delanie Walker had 4 for 75 yards. Rishard Matthews added a touchdown for the Titans in the second half to go along with a Ryan Succop field goal that capped the scoring for Tennessee.

With the win the Titans move to 4-4 on the season and with a win next week against the Chargers in San Diego could move into first place in the AFC South.

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