Jaguars hang on to beat Titans

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Maurice Jones-Drew scored in his return from knee surgery, and Jacksonville used a flawless start and some clutch plays late to edge Tennessee 16-14 in the season opener Sunday.

Titans star Chris Johnson, who joined the team a little more than a week ago following a holdout, was pretty much a nonfactor. Johnson ran nine times for 24 yards and caught six passes for 25 yards.

Jacksonville dominated most of the first three quarters, but Tennessee made it close with a pair of second-half touchdown passes from Matt Hasselbeck to Kenny Britt. The Titans still had a shot, but Dwight Lowery intercepted Hasselbeck's deep pass.

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