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Titans move into tie with Texans following win over Raiders

The Titans continues to impress and Tennessee is right in the thick of the AFC South divisional lead.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans’ offense continues to impress as they got a huge 42-21 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 14. Ryan Tannehill threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns and the Titans improved to 8-5. Most importantly, they moved into a tie with the Houston Texans atop the AFC South.

Tannehill is on a roll of late, and he continued it with his second three-touchdown performance of the season and his fourth straight game with at least two touchdown passes. Tannehill spread the ball well, but A.J. Brown was his primary target. Brown finished the game with five receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Fellow receiver Corey Davis had two receptions for 34 yards on four targets, and has substantially slipped behind Brown in the pecking order.

Running back Derrick Henry continued his strong back half of the schedule. He briefly left right before halftime with what appeared to be some kind of injury, but returned in the third quarter to finish with 18 rushes for 103 yards and two touchdowns. It is his fourth straight 100-yard game, and the third time in four games he’s scored two touchdowns in a game.

Houston lost earlier in the day to Denver to drop to 8-5. The Titans improve to 8-5 and while they trail in the divisional tiebreaker, it really doesn’t matter. The Titans host Houston next week and then travels to Houston in Week 17. The AFC South will be decided in those two games.