Tennessee Titans tight end Jared Cook (89) rushes to the end zone for a touchdown ahead of Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny (51) in the first quarter of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Frederick)
M. WALKER AP Sports
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --
Matt Hasselbeck threw for 240 of his 350 yards in the first half, and the
Tennessee Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-17 Saturday in their final
home game, trying to keep faint playoff hopes alive.
The Titans (8-7) at least
snapped a two-game skid and finished this season 5-3 at home under first-year
coach Mike Munchak. They head to Houston for the finale with a chance at their
first winning record since 2008.
Rob Bironas kicked three
field goals, including a pair of 51-yarders, and Jamie Harper ran for a
touchdown. Jared Cook had a 55-yard TD catch and finished with 169 yards
receiving, a franchise high for a tight end.
Maurice Jones-Drew, the
NFL's rushing leader with 1,334 yards coming into the game, ran for 103 yards
and a touchdown for the Jaguars (4-11). He has a career-high 1,437 yards this
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