It's game balls all around for the Jacksonville Jaguars, winless no more.

They can thank the Tennessee Titans for helping them finally get that first victory this season.

Owner Shad Khan gave first-year coach Gus Bradley a game ball, and the coach made sure both his boss and general manager David Caldwell each got one, too, after the Jaguars held off the Titans 29-27 Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. All the Jaguars will be receiving a game ball to remember this very big win.

"On my call sheet I was writing down things that were really good that were happening during the game," Bradley said. "They just kept piling up. I thought, 'This is how it feels.' "

Maurice Jones-Drew and Jordan Todman each ran for a touchdown as the Jaguars (1-8) left Tampa Bay at 0-8 as the only winless team left.

"It's definitely a great feeling," Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne said. "Hopefully we can build on this."

Incognito: Martin a friend

Suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito says teammate Jonathan Martin sent him a threatening text message as an apparent joke only a week before their relationship became the subject of a harassment case that has prompted an NFL investigation. In an interview with Fox Sports, Incognito said he never took the threat seriously. Incognito said he regrets the racist and profane language he used with Martin but said it stemmed from a culture of locker-room "brotherhood," not bullying.


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"A week before this went down, Jonathan Martin texted me on my phone -- 'I will murder your whole ... family,' " Incognito said, quoting Martin as using a profanity. "Now did I think Jonathan Martin was going to murder my family? Not one bit. ... I knew it was coming from a brother. I knew it was coming from a friend."

Incognito said Martin also sent him a friendly text four days after leaving the team to undergo counseling for emotional issues. The message came on the heels of the Dolphins' overtime victory against Cincinnati. "Wassup man? The world's gone crazy lol. I'm good tho congrats on the win," Martin said in a text verified by Fox Sports.

Rams rookie runs wild

Once Tavon Austin broke free, the Indianapolis Colts couldn't even slow down the rookie, much less catch him.

The first-round draft pick scored on a 98-yard punt return and grabbed two long TD passes as the St. Louis Rams ended a three-game losing streak with a stunning 38-8 victory over the AFC South-leading Colts.

"I've been patient for eight weeks and, hopefully, it's my time right now," Austin said.

Austin returned four punts for 145 yards and scored on touchdown passes of 57 and 81 yards, his only two catches of the day.

"That was a lot of fun to watch. Tavon, he's lightning in a bottle when he gets the ball in his hands," quarterback Kellen Clemens said.

Banged-up quarterbacks

Three starting quarterbacks had to come out of their games Sunday.

Already without franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers because of a left collarbone injury, Green Bay lost backup Seneca Wallace to a groin injury.

Tennessee's Jake Locker was lost to an injured right foot that had him on crutches and in a walking boot in the second half.

Chicago's Jay Cutler threw for 250 yards and a touchdown in his first action since he injured his groin last month. He looked progressively worse as the game wore on and departed before the Bears' final drive with what the team said was an ankle injury.

For the Packers, former 49er Scott Tolzien, who was just signed off the practice squad this week, filled in well enough with 280 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions.

Also, Denver's Peyton Manning hurt his right ankle when he was hit by San Diego Corey Liuget late in the Broncos' win. Manning stayed in the game but said afterward he was "pretty sore" and that he planned to have an MRI on Monday.

Big Ben happy where he is

Ben Roethlisberger isn't going anywhere. Not if he has anything to say about it. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback called a report he might seek a trade in the offseason "ridiculous."

NFL.com reported early Sunday the Steelers expected Roethlisberger to ask the team to explore trade options in the offseason. "I don't know where that came from," he said. "It is one of the most (untrue) stories that I've ever heard of. I've always said that I want to be a Steeler for life. I love it here. I'm happy here."

Foster's season over

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will undergo back surgery this week and miss the rest of the season.