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Titans top Raiders to grab share of AFC South lead

Ryan Tannehill threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns as the visiting Tennessee Titans moved into a tie atop the AFC South with a 42-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Rookie A.J. Brown reeled in a pair of touchdown receptions and Derrick Henry rushed for 103 yards and two scores for the Titans (8-5), who have won six of their last seven to pull even with Houston.

The Texans, who dropped a 38-24 decision to Denver earlier on Sunday, will travel to Nashville to face the Titans next weekend before hosting Tennessee in the regular-season finale on Dec. 29.

Henry had a 12-yard touchdown run to forge a tie late in the first quarter before rumbling up the middle for a 10-yard touchdown to give Tennessee a 28-21 lead with 5:36 remaining in the third. He boosted his touchdown total to 15 (13 rushing, two receiving) on the season -- with nine (eight rushing, one receiving) coming in the last five games.

Tight end Jonnu Smith caught a 17-yard pass in the end zone early in the fourth quarter before linebacker Jayon Brown capped the scoring by recovering a fumble and racing 46 yards for a touchdown.

Oakland's Derek Carr threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and DeAndre Washington rushed for another while playing in place of star rookie Josh Jacobs, who was ruled inactive with a shoulder injury.

Rico Gafford's first career reception resulted in a 49-yard touchdown and tight end Foster Moreau added a 1-yard score for the Raiders (6-7), who have lost three in a row.

A.J. Brown, who had five catches for 153 yards, gained a step on cornerback Daryl Worley and shook off an attempted tackle before racing into the end zone for a 91-yard touchdown to give Tennessee a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. The play marked Tannehill's longest passing touchdown of his career.

Carr connected with a wide-open Gafford for an easy score before Tannehill and Brown hooked up again on the next possession, with the second-round selection snaring a ball over the middle for a 16-yard touchdown.

Moreau capped a 14-play drive with a 1-yard score to forge a tie at 21 with 24 seconds before halftime.

--Field Level Media

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