Jacksonville Jaguars owner won't fire coach Gus Bradley despite 2-5 start

Jaguars owner Shad Khan told the Jacksonville Times-Union after Thursday's loss that he wouldn't make an immediate coaching change. Bradley said he will not be firing any assistant coaches nor re-assigning duties.

Murray headed to the locker room soon after a 19-yard run on third-and-13 late in the second quarter Thursday night against Jacksonville.

For first time in three years, the Titans have something to play for in the second half of the season.

The Jaguars had a hard time with Tennessee's "exotic smashmouth" offense. He also has rushed for 221 yards and another score. On defense, the Titans held Jacksonville in check before allowing two touchdowns in the last 3 ½ minutes after the game was decided.

Jacksonville rarely threatened Marcus Mariota.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey says Murray will have an MRI and he "doesn't think it's too serious".

What Mariota has done in just 1½ seasons in Tennessee is wonderful.

Having a.500 record midway through the season might not seem like a big deal to most teams, but it's a major step forward for the Tennessee Titans.

BORTLES BOUNCES BACK (OR DOES HE?): Bradley said earlier this week that he "firmly, firmly" believes in his third-year quarterback.

This team has the individual talent to be really good, it just hasn't put it all together as a collective and that is on Bradley.

The Jaguars haven't scored a touchdown on their opening series of a game since the second week of the 2015 season against Miami. The Jaguars did have more personal foul penalties (two) than first downs (one), and they even had the ball go off the back of Arrelious Benn's helmet when he drew a penalty for interfering with Marc Mariani trying to catch a punt. That 21-game drought marks the longest any team has gone without reaching the end zone on its first possession.

But it didn't turn out quite the way he wanted. In the second period, Ramsey was pushed backward on Henry's 6-yard run.

The Jaguars next will travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on November 6. It wasn't an outrageous query: The Jags had just given up 354 yards, the most surrendered by an National Football League team in a first half this season, while gaining just 60 of their own amid numerous dumb penalties, missed coverages and altogether indifferent-looking play.

The Titans will now focus on their next game, when they take on the San Diego Chargers.

  • Julie Sanders