AFC South wrap: Titans and Colts win, Jaguars lose

AFC South wrap: Titans and Colts win, Jaguars lose
September 22, 2013, 7:00 pm
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September 22, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) shakes hands with San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh (right) after the game at Candlestick Park. The Colts defeated the 49ers 27-7.

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Locker rallies Titans to 20-17 win over Chargers

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jake Locker threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to rookie Justin Hunter with 15 seconds left and the Titans rallied to beat San Diego 20-17 Sunday.

It was their first win over the Chargers for the franchise since 1992 when the team was in Houston.

The Titans (2-1) had lost nine straight to San Diego in a skid that spanned two states and two decades.

Locker ended the slide by completing seven passes to six different receivers for 94 yards on the game-winning drive.

He finished with 299 yards passing and also ran for 68 yards.

The Chargers' final play featured a handful of laterals and even a kick of the ball trying to keep it alive before the game ended.

San Diego (1-2) led most of the game despite having four starters out because of injuries and lost a fifth to an injured foot in the first half.

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Luck outshines Kaepernick in Colts' upset of 49ers

By JANIE McCAULEY, AP Sports Writer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Andrew Luck threw for 164 yards and ran for a 6-yard touchdown while facing college coach Jim Harbaugh for the first time, and the Indianapolis Colts defeated the San Francisco 49ers 27-7 win Sunday.

Trent Richardson scored a 1-yard touchdown on his first carry in his Colts debut after being acquired on Wednesday from the Browns. He was drafted two spots behind top pick Luck at No. 3 last year.

Ahmad Bradshaw added a 1-yard TD run in the final minutes, and Adam Vinatieri kicked a pair of field goals before missing a 51-yarder early in the fourth.

It was Colin Kaepernick's first home loss at Candlestick Park as a starter.

There were few bright spots for Kaepernick as San Francisco struggled to establish a passing game with tight end Vernon Davis sidelined by a hamstring injury.

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Wilson leads Seattle's 45-17 rout of Jaguars

By TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer

SEATTLE (AP) -- Russell Wilson matched his career high with four touchdown passes -- two each to Sidney Rice and Zach Miller -- and the Seattle Seahawks dominated as expected in a 45-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Seattle improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2006, beginning a stretch of four straight games against the AFC South. And none will likely be easier than overwhelming the Jaguars.

Wilson connected with Miller twice in the first 16 minutes on TDs of 1 and 4 yards. He hit Rice for an 11-yard TD late in the first half and found him again on a 23-yard touchdown early in the third quarter.

Wilson checked out with 3:54 left in the third quarter and finished 14 of 21 for 202 yards. The four TD passes matched his performance last December against San Francisco.