Mar­i­ota, Ti­tans rout Jags, 36-22

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Mar­cus Mar­i­ota threw for 270 yards and two touch­downs to end his home strug­gles and the Ti­tans had their high­est point to­tal of the sea­son in a 36-22 vic­tory over the vis­it­ing Jaguars on Thurs­day night.

Since the start of the 2014 sea­son, Ten­nessee’s home record is 3-0 against Jack­sonville and1-17 against ev­ery­body else. The Ti­tans are 3-8 in home games started by Mar­i­ota, a sec­ond-year pro out of Ore­gon.

Mar­i­ota was18-for-22 for 270 yards and had a 148.1 passer rat­ing, the sec­ond­high­est of his ca­reer. DeMarco Mur­ray ran for 123 yards and a touch­down.

Ten­nessee (4-4) gained a sea­son-high 494 to­tal yards and won for the third time in four games. It scored on six straight pos­ses­sions dur­ing a stretch that be­gan in the first quar­ter and stretched into the third.

The Ti­tans led 3-0 be­fore Mar­i­ota threw a 36yard touch­down pass to Ken­dall Wright on the first play of the sec­ond quar­ter. Rookie Der­rick Henry capped Ten­nessee’s next drive by scor­ing his first ca­reer touch­down on a 6-yard run.

Mur­ray added a 14-yard touch­down run 31⁄ min­utes later.

The Jaguars (2-5) trailed 24-0 by the time they got their sec­ond first down of the game mid­way through the sec­ond quar­ter.

The Ti­tans made it 27-0 at the in­ter­mis­sion with a 90-yard drive that re­sulted in Ryan Suc­cop’s 22-yard field goal on the fi­nal play of the half.

Blake Bor­tles threw three touch­down passes for Jack­sonville and went 33-of-54 for 337 yards, but much of his pro­duc­tion came with the game out of reach. An­der­son to have surgery: C.J. An­der­son was brac­ing for a pro­longed re­cov­ery as he pre­pared to un­dergo surgery to re­pair the torn menis­cus in his right knee late Thurs­day.

Be­fore head­ing into the op­er­at­ing room in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia, the Bron­cos’ lead­ing rusher tweeted thanks to his fans for their prayers and said, “We will not know til after the pro­ce­dure if i am done for the sea­son or if I can come back to help my team to #51.”

An­der­son was Den­ver’s of­fen­sive star in Su­per Bowl 50, rush­ing for 90 yards and a touch­down in the Bron­cos’ 24-10 win over Carolina. That helped him get a four-year, $18 mil­lion of­fer from the Dol­phins in re­stricted free agency that the Bron­cos matched. The front-loaded con­tract paid him $6 mil­lion this year.

An­der­son is the Bron­cos’ lead­ing rusher with 437 yards on 110 car­ries and four touch­downs, in­clud­ing a sea­son-best 107 yards and a TD on 16 car­ries Mon­day night against Hous­ton in his best per­for­mance of the sea­son.

An­der­son’s right knee buck­led slightly Sun­day as he made a cut on the fi­nal play of the first quar­ter, an 11-yard run. Ex­tra points: Bills RB LeSean McCoy missed his sec­ond straight prac­tice with a left ham­string in­jury. His sta­tus for Sun­day’s game against the Pa­tri­ots was un­cer­tain. ... Jets C Nick Man­gold is bat­tling a sig­nif­i­cant right- an­kle sprain and is ex­pected to sit out Sun­day’s game against the Browns. He’s missed just four games in 11 sea­sons.

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