NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Jaguars never wavered, never stopped believing in what coach Gus Bradley was preaching. Stay the course, Bradley told the players. Remain committed to the process and the results will come. Even as the losses mounted -- including several really big ones -- the message stayed the same.
The players stayed with their coach and finally got the result they desperately needed on Sunday, writes the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran. The Jaguars' 29-27 victory over Tennessee was their first win since they beat the Titans on Nov. 25, 2012.
"We're very excited in here," center Brad Meester said. "It's a group that's been working hard this entire year and just kept fighting. Our goal has always been to continue getting better, and everything was able to come together. It wasn't perfect, but we were able to get the win."
Here are some additional pieces on the Jaguars from around the web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:
Here's my piece on the Jaguars' reaction to winning for the first time in 13 games. Jubilation, relief, and a little defiance could be found in the locker room.
The offense performed poorly, but the defense and special teams were pretty darn good. The T-U's Gene Frenette gave the defense an A+ and the special teams a B+ in his report card.
The T-U's Hays Carlyon writes that Jaguars running back and kick returner Jordan Todman rebounded from a poor performance against San Francisco with a very good day against the Titans: a touchdown run and averaging 33 yards on three kickoff returns.
For a change it was the Jaguars' defense that made big plays and keyed the victory, Carlyon writes.
O'Halloran revisits the four keys to the game.
Here is the Times-Union's Monday Morning Quarterback, which is a compilation of fans' reaction to the game.
WJXT-TV sports director Sam Kouvaris and Cole Pepper discuss the Jaguars' first victory of the season. Pepper also provides his takeaways from the game, including his thoughts on the way offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch should use specific players.