Rashad Greene returned a punt 63 yards, setting up Blake Bortles' 5-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas with 3:30 remaining, and Jacksonville beat Tennessee 19-13 on Thursday night.

The Jaguars (4-6) won consecutive games for the first time in more than two years and gained ground in the muddled AFC South.

The Titans (2-8) lost for the eighth time in nine games and spoiled interim coach Mike Mularkey's return to Jacksonville. Mularkey was fired after one season with the Jaguars, a 2-14 campaign in 2012.

Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon, who missed the short week of practice with a foot injury and was in a walking boot Monday, was given clearance to play after testing his foot on the field a few hours before kickoff Thursday. He finished with 54 yards in 14 carries.

Titans running back Bishop Sankey was a healthy scratch with Gophers rookie David Cobb active. Cobb lost 3 yards in four carries.


Joseph Patterson, who was convicted in the death of the 2-year-old son of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, was sentenced to life in prison in South Dakota.

• Cowboys quarterbackTony Romo will have extra padding sewn into the T-shirt he wears under his uniform to protect his healing collarbone upon his return Sunday.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will start at quarterback for the Jets against the Texans on Sunday, barring any setbacks with his surgically repaired left thumb.

•The Texans claimed quarterback Brandon Weeden off waivers with Brian Hoyer questionable for Sunday against the Jets because of a concussion.