NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans were just 2-8 in home games started by Marcus Mariota (mar-ee-OH’-tah) until he and DeMarco Murray shredded the Jaguars’ defense on Thursday.
Mariota was 18 of 22 for 270 yards and two touchdowns as the Titans whipped Jacksonville, 36-22. He compiled a 148.1 passer rating and engineered an offense that gained a season-high 494 total yards.
Murray ran for 123 yards and a touchdown for the Titans, who scored on six straight possessions bridging the first and third quarters.
Tennessee is 4-4 following its third win in four games.
Blake Bortles threw three touchdown passes and went 33 of 54 for 337 yards, but the 2-5 Jaguars never recovered after falling behind 27-0 in the first half.
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