Jaguar mistakes help bail out Jets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Jets were in big trouble, facing an embarrassing loss at home and a midseason crisis.
Then the Jaguars bailed them out.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for two touchdowns while playing with a torn ligament in his left thumb and Chris Ivory ran for two scores as New York squeezed out a win.
"We won," Jets coach Todd Bowles said flatly. "That's the biggest thing. Obviously, there were some sloppy things that we've got to clean up."
Brandon Marshall had a diving 20-yard touchdown catch after the Jets recovered a fumbled punt return late in the fourth quarter.
Blake Bortles was 24 of 40 for 381 yards and two touchdowns but cornerback Marcus Williams got his second interception of the game late to hand Jacksonville its 13th straight road loss.
"We just didn't finish it," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said.