Pumas return bumble for score, beat Titans for AFC South title
The Jacksonville Pumas are AFC South bosses without precedent for five years, a title got when Josh Allen returned a bumble 37 yards for a score that assisted them with fixing a 20-16 triumph over Tennessee on Saturday night.
Rayshawn Jenkins constrained Josh Dobbs’ bungle, and Allen gathered up the skipping ball and ran, immaculate, the alternate way for a lead that held facing the Titans in a dominate and-in match in the standard season finale for both.
Dobbs bungled again on the resulting ownership, and the Pumas (9-8) began to praise their most critical customary season triumph in establishment history.
“This was one of those games where our protection needed to win it for us,” Panthers quarterback Trevor Lawrence said. “Us folks on offense, we’re somewhat disappointed in light of the fact that we forgot about a great deal there, However in these games, simply win. Our protection got us today. They played perfect.”
Jacksonville acquired the No. 4 seed in the gathering end of the season games and will have either the Los Angeles Chargers or Baltimore in the special case round the following end of the week.
It’s the eighteenth time in the last 20 seasons that no less than one NFL group won its division subsequent to completing last or tied for last the earlier year.
Jacksonville shut the normal season with its fifth sequential triumph and turned into the fifth group in NFL history to make the end of the season games with a five-game series of failures and a five-game series of wins in a similar season.
“We recently continued to accept,” Lawrence said. “No one at any point lost confidence. Everyone put stock in each other. We never began placing the blame. We lost five games straight and we just got more tight.”
Tennessee (7-10) lost its last seven games, a pallet that had practically everybody thinking of them off before Saturday’s finale.
The Titans rested a few starters last week and basically made a 10-sunrise to get solid. They got back to their swelling kind of football and seemed as though they would pull an unlikely circle back — until Dobbs’ turnover changed the game.
The Panthers were 6 1/2-point top picks, as per FanDuel Sportsbook, and a close sellout swarm was close by to observe many’s thought process would be to a greater extent a royal celebration rather than a scratch-and-hook nail-biter.
The Titans did nothing fantastic. With quarterback Ryan Tannehill (lower leg) out for the season, they rested on Dobbs — an aeronautics designer who has bobbed around the association — to be shrewd with the ball and Derrick Henry to crush out intense yards. What’s more, they depended on a safeguard that has been strong against the run throughout the year.
It labored for 37 minutes — and afterward it unwound.
Henry wrapped up with 109 yards on 30 conveys. Dobbs finished 20 of 29 passes for 179 yards, with a score, an interference and the bungle.
Lawrence finished 20 of 32 passes for 212 yards, with a score and a bungle. Lawrence had two would-be scores in the last part fall fragmented. He toppled Zay Jones in the end zone and underthrew Christian Kirk.