Shad Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, appeared to be sleeping during the team’s Week 18 game against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. The Pakistani-American billionaire businessman and sports tycoon then woke up to celebrate Trevor Lawrence and co’s touchdown.
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Riding on quarterback Joshua Dobbs touchdown pass to tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo, Tennessee led the game 13-7 at halftime.
Khan, attending the game that will decide the AFC South champion, appeared to be sleeping in the first half.
“Lmao @Jaguars owner Shad Khan asleep as his team scores TD #NFL #ESPN #jaguars #shadkhan,” a Twitter user said.
“They said Shad Khan prayed for that TD 😂😂” another one added.
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“Jags owner Shad Khan was slumped and then woke up celebrating after a Jags Touchdown 🤣,” a third one said on Twitter.
The Titans took an early 3-0 lead when kicker Randy Bullock drilled a 51-yard field goal in the first quarter. Quarterback Joshua Dobbs connected with Okonkwo for the longest play of the game then – a 21-yard pass – to find the end zone for a touchdown.
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Tennessee took a 10-0 lead with 5:32 left in the half.
Jacksonville Jaguars struck back with quarterback Trevor Lawrence hitting wide receiver Christian Kirk for a 25-yard touchdown with 2:36 remaining in the first half.
Shad Khan celebrated the touchdown with loud cheers.
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Cornerback Davontae Harris (hamstring) along with safety Mike Brown and defensive tackle Naquan Jones were inactive for the Titans (7-9) on Saturday.
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The winner makes the playoffs. The Jaguars could potentially still make the playoffs even if they lose, but they would need lots of help. The Titans must win to advance to the postseason.