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NFL Week 14 PFF ReFocused: Tennessee Titans 42, Oakland Raiders 21

Ryan Tannehill was at his best today, and he led the Tennessee Titans to a 42-21 win over the Oakland Raiders.

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Final Score

Tennessee Titans 42, Oakland Raiders 21

Tennessee Titans

Ryan Tannehill showed once again that he adds an element to this offense that was sorely missing with Marcus Mariota under center. He dropped dimes all over the field today in what became a blowout in the second half.

Rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown dominated the Oakland secondary all day, winning contested-catch opportunities and breaking tackles after the catch en route to a monster afternoon.

Tye Smith and Jayon Brown teamed up to make the defensive play of the game for the Titans. Smith punched the ball out of Darren Waller‘s hands and Brown scooped up the fumble and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown.

Rookie Jeffery Simmons got a third-quarter sack on Derek Carr after beating Gabe Jackson with an inside move.

Oakland Raiders

DeAndre Washington led the Raiders in carries in the absence of the injured Josh Jacobs. Washington scored a 14-yard touchdown on the Raiders' opening drive after making Kenny Vaccaro miss his tackle attempt.

Darren Waller was the most effective Oakland pass-catcher, but he had a costly fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Rico Gafford also caught a 49-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter after the Titans' secondary blew the coverage.

Oakland cornerback Trayvon Mullen was often on the wrong end of A.J. Brown's big day. Summing up his day perfectly, he missed a tackle on a long touchdown reception in the first half.

Oakland's pass-rush was just not getting home today, and that left Tannehill with plenty of time to pick apart the leaky secondary.

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