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49ers 17 vs. 20 Titans summary: stats, scores and highlights | NFL Week 16

Update:
The Tennessee Titans needed a second half comeback after a dismal first two quarters. A.J. Brown had a triumphant return in the Titans 20-17 win.

The Tennessee Titans stopped the skidding and came up with a long sought after quality win against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. A.J. Brown was back to his best after missing over a month due to a chest injury.

Brown balls in return

Brown went for 145 yards on 11 catches in his first game back in action. There were moments in the second half that the Titans receiver looked unstoppable, while Tennessee QB Ryan Tannehill looked more than happy to have his favorite target back in service.

The Titans has a dreadful first half in which they could do nothing right on the offensive end. The only saving grace for the home side was their defense’s ability to come up with big play after big play, limiting the damage to a 10-0 halftime deficit.

San Francisco came out and executed their opening drive of the game perfectly. After nine plays and 75 yards Jeff Wilson punched in a one yard touchdown run for the games first lead.

Jenkins with the play of the game

The Niners were inside the Titans 10 yard line on their next drive, but Janoris Jenkins came up with the play of the game ash the end of the first quarter. Jimmy Garoppolo looked for tight end George Kittle in the endzone, but Jekins came up with the interception in the endzone to keep the score at 7-0.

Another Robbie Gould field goal stretched the lead to 10-0 going into half, but the Niners went to the break knowing they had let the Titans slip off the hook on a couple drives. Tennessee could have easily been down two or three touchdowns.

Turn of the tables in the second half

In the first half, the Titans had less than 60 yards of total offense, but Tennessee looked like a revived team in the second half. While they still struggled to pick up yardage on first and second down due to a decimated run game, Ryan Tannehill completed third down after third down, most of the came 3rd and 8 or longer. Every time the Titans needed a big play it was A.J. Brown there to come up with a big catch.

Much of the talk over course of the last month has been around Tennessee’s struggles in the rushing game without Derrick Henry, but the last few week have proved how valuable Brown is to the Titans success.

Hooker's pick propelled Titans

The opening drive of the second half only amounted to a field goal, but Amani Hooker intercepted Jimmy G’s next throw to set up the first touchdown drive for the Titans. Four plays later D’Onta Foreman had a short rushing touchdown to even the game at 10-10.

Nissan Stadium came to life, and the Titans responded by holding the Niners on 4th and 6 around midfield. Tannehill and Brown wasted no time linking up for a total of three times on the next drive. The last hook up between the two went 18 yards for a touchdown, and the first Titans lead of the game.

Just when all seemed lost for the 49ers they went on a 95 yard march down the field two tie the game at 17-17. Garoppolo hit Brandon Ayiuk in the back of the endzone for a two yard touchdown pass with 2:20 to go in the game.

Tannehill leads forth game winning drive of year

That would wind up being exactly how much time Tennessee needed to set up a game winning field goal attempt from Randy Bullock to cap the game as time ran out.

Tannehill went 22/29 with 209 yards and a touchdown, using Brown for nearly three fourths of his yards in the win.

The Titans will now have to wait to see what the rest of the AFC division leaders do, and what the Indianapolis Colts do this weekend. If things go right for the Titans they could clinch the division and be the leaders in the race for home field.

The Niners drop to 8-7, but will still be right in the mix of the Wild Card spots that are up for grabs in the NFC.

Is there anyone in the league with more swag than A.J. Brown?

Brown showing love to the Music City.

Early Christmas present for Titans fans.

Tannehill showing love for A.J. Brown post game.

The Tennessee Titans stopped the skidding and came up with a long sought after quality win against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. A.J. Brown was back to his best after missing over a month due to a chest injury.

Brown balls in return

Brown went for 145 yards on 11 catches in his first game back in action. There were moments in the second half that the Titans receiver looked unstoppable, while Tennessee QB Ryan Tannehill looked more than happy to have his favorite target back in service.

The Titans has a dreadful first half in which they could do nothing right on the offensive end. The only saving grace for the home side was their defense’s ability to come up with big play after big play, limiting the damage to a 10-0 halftime deficit.

San Francisco came out and executed their opening drive of the game perfectly. After nine plays and 75 yards Jeff Wilson punched in a one yard touchdown run for the games first lead.

Jenkins with the play of the game

The Niners were inside the Titans 10 yard line on their next drive, but Janoris Jenkins came up with the play of the game ash the end of the first quarter. Jimmy Garoppolo looked for tight end George Kittle in the endzone, but Jekins came up with the interception in the endzone to keep the score at 7-0.

Another Robbie Gould field goal stretched the lead to 10-0 going into half, but the Niners went to the break knowing they had let the Titans slip off the hook on a couple drives. Tennessee could have easily been down two or three touchdowns.

Turn of the tables in the second half

In the first half, the Titans had less than 60 yards of total offense, but Tennessee looked like a revived team in the second half. While they still struggled to pick up yardage on first and second down due to a decimated run game, Ryan Tannehill completed third down after third down, most of the came 3rd and 8 or longer. Every time the Titans needed a big play it was A.J. Brown there to come up with a big catch.

Much of the talk over course of the last month has been around Tennessee’s struggles in the rushing game without Derrick Henry, but the last few week have proved how valuable Brown is to the Titans success.

Hooker's pick propelled Titans

The opening drive of the second half only amounted to a field goal, but Amani Hooker intercepted Jimmy G’s next throw to set up the first touchdown drive for the Titans. Four plays later D’Onta Foreman had a short rushing touchdown to even the game at 10-10.

Nissan Stadium came to life, and the Titans responded by holding the Niners on 4th and 6 around midfield. Tannehill and Brown wasted no time linking up for a total of three times on the next drive. The last hook up between the two went 18 yards for a touchdown, and the first Titans lead of the game.

Just when all seemed lost for the 49ers they went on a 95 yard march down the field two tie the game at 17-17. Garoppolo hit Brandon Ayiuk in the back of the endzone for a two yard touchdown pass with 2:20 to go in the game.

Tannehill leads forth game winning drive of year

That would wind up being exactly how much time Tennessee needed to set up a game winning field goal attempt from Randy Bullock to cap the game as time ran out.

Tannehill went 22/29 with 209 yards and a touchdown, using Brown for nearly three fourths of his yards in the win.

The Titans will now have to wait to see what the rest of the AFC division leaders do, and what the Indianapolis Colts do this weekend. If things go right for the Titans they could clinch the division and be the leaders in the race for home field.

The Niners drop to 8-7, but will still be right in the mix of the Wild Card spots that are up for grabs in the NFC.

Hooker came up with the interception on the very next play.

The Titans kicked a field goal on the first drive of the second half thanks to 3rd and long conversions like this one.

It may have happened in the first quarter, but the Jackrabbit Jenkins interception in the endzone was the play of the game.

Wilson set the tone for San Fran early on.

FIELD GOAL TITANS!!! GAME TITANS!!!!

BULLOCK BARLEY SNEAKS THE FIELD GOAL INTO THE UPRIGHTS TO WIN THE GAME AS TIME EXPIRES!!!

What a comeback by a Titans team that looked down and out in the first half.

Tannehill takes a dive to move the ball to Bullock's favored hash and that will bring up a game winning field goal from 43 yards on 4th and 5.

Tannehill moves Tennessee into field goal range with HIS LEGS!! He tucks and runs for 23 yards. 1st and 10 from the SF 31.

Flags fly on the pass to Swaim and that will move the Titans to their 45 yard line, stop the clock and give the a first down.

McNichols gets the first down after the break and that will keep the clock running.

Here come the Titans, who start their drive with a Swain reception for 6 yards. That will take us to the Two Minute Warning with the Titans on thier 31 yard line.

TOUCHDOWN NINERS!!!

Jimmy G hits Aiyuk who was wide open in the back of the end zone! Gould just snuck the PAT inside the right upright to tie up the game.

We are all square with 2:20 to go in the 4th quarter.

Samuel over the middle bursts through the middle and takes it 56 yards down to the TEN 6!!!
1st and Goal for the Niners, with 3:42 to go in the fourth quarter.

Nice first play of the drive for Jimmy G who hits Juszczyk for a 17 yard gain.

They give it to Brown on a pitch back and pass, but his throw is short McMath down the field.

A sack on Tannehill on the following play brings up 4th and 10 and the Titans pin the Niners inside their own 5 yard line. There is still over 5 minutes left for San Fran to tie the game up.

Another 3rd and long conversion for the Titans, Tannehill hits Frisker over the middle over a 13 yard gain on 3rd and 8. TEN is 9/14 on 3rd down, and most have those conversions have come with 8 yards or more

Tannehill back to Brown on the first play from the 3 and he hits his favorite target for 18 yards. That play gives Titans with some breathing room

Who is going to stop AJ Brown?

The sack and penalty made a first down impossible for the Niners, who decide to punt on 4th and 9 from the TEN 43.

The Titans will take over from the 3 yard line with 9:24 to go in the 4th quarter.

A holding penalty on Mack, and a Dupree sack sends SF all the way back to their 38 yard lineon 2nd and 29.

Who do the Niners turn to when they need some offense? Samuel. He had a 12 yard run, and then a 19 yard reception to move SF into enemy territory.

TOUCHDOWN TITANS!!!

Tannehill going back to Brown, this time for an 18 yard touchdown pass and the Titans take the lead, 17-10 with 13:02 to go in the 4th quarter.

No one would have predicted this after watching that first half, but San Fran has turned off since the end of the 2nd quarter.

Yet another third and long converted by the Titans, and it's Tannehill to Brown again on  3rd and 10.

You think Tannehill missed Brown over the last month?

End of 3rd Q

That was the end of a third quarter that the Titans dominated. We are headed into the final quarter with all level.

ON 3RD AND 23 TANNEHILL GOES DEEP TO BROWN, AN OFFSIDES GAVE THE TITANS A FREE PLAY, TANNEHILL LOFTED IT UP TO BROWN AND WHO WENT UP AND DRAGGED DOWN THE 42 YARD RECEPTION!!!

Tannehill hit Pruitt for a 9 yard catch and run, but a holding call on Quessenberry back the Titans up to 2nd and 18 from the TEN 33.

TURNOVER ON DOWNS!!!

Garoppllo can't hit Aiyuk on 4th down and the Titans come up with the 4th down stop.

TEN will take over from their own 40.

Fouth and 1 coming for the NIners from the TEN 35, and this is a big play coming up.

A false start will back the Niners up to 4th and 6 from the TEN 40.

Foreman leveling the game up with a 3 yard TD run.

Hooker comes up with the pick right after the field goal.

Tannehill hit three 3rd and longs to set up the field goal for the opening score of the TItans night.

TOUCHDOWN TITANS!!!

Foreman up the gut and he ties the game on a 3 yard TD run. Just like that the Niners are on the back foot and we are all square.

Ten quick points for the Titans less than 8 minutes into the half.

INTERCEPTION TITANS!!!

Garoppolo is picked off on his first pass of the second half and the Titans will take over at the 18 after Hooker returns the interception 21 yards.

FIELD GOAL TITANS!!!

The drive comes to a halt after the Niners sniff out a screen pass on 3rd down.

Bullock splits the uprights with a 38 yard FG. Niners still lead 10-3 with 8:45 in the 3rd Q.

So far the 3rd and longs haven't seemed to affect Tannehill in the second half. He hits Brown on 3rd and 9 to move the chains again. 1st and 10 from the SF 22

8 of 11 of the Titans first downs have gone for 0  or negative yards. That's no way to get drives going.

The Titans get out of another third and long conversion this time it's Brown on the comeback route.

A false start had the Titans starting the drive behind the sticks, but a Tannehill strike moves the chains on 3rd and 15.

Start of 3rd Q

We are underway in the 2nd half!! The Titans will have the ball first looking for their first points of the night.

TEN has a total of 55 yards through the first half while the Niners have 191 yards.

TENNESSEE STATS

Tannehill is 10/13 for 40 yards

Hillard has 15 yards on 3 carries.

Brown has 24 yards on 5 catches.

NINERS STATS:

Garoppolo is 14/18 with 144 yards and an interception.

Wilson has 32 yards and a TD on 10 carrries.

Samuel has 4 catches for 50 yards.

Jack Rabbit Jenkins with the big pick that is keeping the Titans in the game.

Wilson with the one yard run for the game's first and only TD.

The Niners picked up a first down, but didn't take one of their two timeouts and they are happy go to half up 10-0.

It has been a first half completely dominated by San Francisco.

The Niners will have 1:20 to go and if they can get points before the half it might just close the book on the Titans whose offense has been non existent.

The holding penalty stiffles the drive as Tannehill hits Brown for no gain on 3rd and long.

SF will have the ball at their 10 with 1:20 to go and two timeouts.

Foreman with a great run after breaking a couple tackles and gets down to the 3 yard line, but a holding call erases the run and backs the Titans up to the SF 43 with a 1st and 20.

Two Minute Warning

Just when it looked like nothing was working, Tannehill hit's Brown with a perfect pass to move the chains on 3rd and long after the Two Minute Warning.

The boos are starting to reign down as the Titans offense is getting awfully predictable.

Tennessee finally get a decent defensive possession forcing the Niners into a 3 and out.

Will good defense turn into good offense with 3 minutes to go in the half?

Titans ball from the SF 45 yard line.

The Titans drive yet again comes to a half, which is bad news for them. Worse news for them is they give the ball back to the Niners with 4:37 to go in the second quarter. That's a whole lot of time to give Jimmy G and the Niners who have been moving and grooving

Brown with back to back catches and that will give TEN a first down.

AJ Brown with his first catch since coming back.The 11 yard gain brings up a 3rd and 3

The Titans are very lucky not to be getting crushed right now. The face mask flag last drive and the INT in the endzone has the Titans still in this game.

FIELD GOAL NINERS!!!

Robbie Gould introduces himself into the game with a 48 yard field goal.

San Francisco lead 10-0 early on and the Titans haven't shown any teeth on the offensive end.

A personal foul face mask against Wililams backs the Niners to the TEN 36 and brings up a 3rd and 26.

Jimmy G hits Samuel on the roll out on 4th and 1 and the Niners move the sticks, 1st and 10 from the 20.

Juszczyk was wide open but Jimmy G overshot his receiver. It would have taken an OBJ catch to drag that pass down.

San Fran takes over with great field position after the punt. They start at the 38 and the way the Niners have been moving the ball they'll be in the redzone in now time.

End of 1st Q

This Niners defense looks like it hasn't eaten all day. They are feasting on the Titans and just stopped Brown's jet sweep on 3rd and 3. TEN will punt to start the 2nd quarter.

INTERCEPTION NINERS!!!

Garoppolo was looking for Kittle and was picked by Jenkins in the endzone.

That's one of those game changing, momentum killing kinds of plays games are won and lost on.

Niners going with another screen pass and this time it's Juszczyk with a 26 yard gainer, and a facemask penalty that wasn't a facemask at all tacks 15 yards to the end of the play. 1st and 10 from the TEN 25.

San Fran is picking up chunk after chunk, and they are making it look easy.

A draw play on 3rd and long brings some boos out of the crowd at Nissan Stadium.

SF will take over from the 25 after the punt goes into the endzone.

Tannehill hits Westbrook-Ikhine over the middle and the Titans make up for the negative play to start the drive.

Not a good sign on the first play of the game for Tannehill and the Titans offense. A screen pass goes for -8 after Bosa sniffed out the play.

Wilson and the Niners letting the Titans know they better come to play tonight.

TOUCHDOWN SAN FRAN!!!

Wilson punches in the first points of the game with a 1 yard touchdown and there was barley a speed bump on that march down field.

Niners up early, 7-0 with 9:57 to go in the first quarter.

San Fran are in the midst of a fantastic opening drive. Garoppolo is perfect so far and the Niners are on the TEN 28.

Jimmy G picks up a first down with a couple of short throws.

Start of 1st Q

We are underway from Nashville. The 49ers will get ball after the Titans win the toss and differ.

According to Bet365. com the Niners are 3.5 point favorites with the Over/Under set at 45.5

We are just couple minutes away from kick off from Nissan Stadium

Tannehill's stats:

66.2 completion percentage

3,118 yards

14 TD

14 INT

83.4 QB Rating

Jimmy G's stats:

67.4 completion percetage

3,172 yards

18 TDs

8 INTs

100.7 QB Rating

Time to get turnt in Tennessee

Look who's back for Tennessee... It's A.J. Brown

Titans drip on a Thursday night.

San Fran is having a White Christmas

Kittle spreading some holiday gear and cheer.

Jimmy G playing Santa, handing out gifts. The San Fran WRs will be hoping he still has some left in the tank come game time.

San Fran's Thursday night drip.

Here's how each division looks coming into Week 16.

AFC EastWLT
1
NENew England Patriots
9514
2
BUFBuffalo Bills
8614
3
MIAMiami Dolphins
7714
4
NYJNew York Jets
31114
AFC NorthWLT
1
CINCincinnati Bengals
8614
2
BALBaltimore Ravens
8614
3
PITPittsburgh Steelers
7614
4
CLECleveland Browns
7714
AFC SouthWLT
1
TENTennessee Titans
9514
2
INDIndianapolis Colts
8614
3
HOUHouston Texans
31114
4
JAXJacksonville Jaguars
21214
AFC WestWLT
1
KCKansas City Chiefs
10414
2
LACLos Angeles Chargers
8614
3
LVLas Vegas Raiders
7714
4
DENDenver Broncos
7714
NFC EastWLT
1
DALDallas Cowboys
10414
2
PHIPhiladelphia Eagles
7714
3
WASWashington Football Team
6814
4
NYGNew York Giants
41014
NFC NorthWLT
1
GBGreen Bay Packers
11314
2
MINMinnesota Vikings
7714
3
CHIChicago Bears
41014
4
DETDetroit Lions
21114
NFC SouthWLT
1
TBTampa Bay Buccaneers
10414
2
NONew Orleans Saints
7714
3
ATLAtlanta Falcons
6814
4
CARCarolina Panthers
5914
NFC WestWLT
1
ARIArizona Cardinals
10414
2
LARLos Angeles Rams
10414
3
SFSan Francisco 49ers
8614
4
SEASeattle Seahawks
5914

A look at the playoff picture

If the season ended today the San Francisco 49ers would wrap up the second of three Wild Card spots in the NFC. At 8-6 they have a one game lead over the Minnesota Vikings who have the final spot in the playoffs at 7-7. The Saints and the Eagles are also 7-7, but lose out on tie breakers. Washington and Atlanta are also in the mix at 6-8. At the moment the only teams in the NFC mathematically out of the playoff hunt are the Detrioit Lions and the Chicago Bears.

San Fran surging

San Fran is coming off of a convincing 31-13 win over the Atlanta Falcons to make it five wins in their last six games. They are 8-6 after starting the season off losing four of their first six games. Kyle Shannahan and the Niners have righted the ship and then some.

King Henry close to a comeback

Losing Derrick Henry didn’t help the Titans cause at all. King Henry was on track for another 2,000 yard season and was a potential MVP candidate before having to be operated on after the Colts game in late October. Reports are Henry could be back in Week 18.

Tennessee falling quickly

The Titans have been in a month long free fall, losing three of their last four after an 8-2 start to the season. Tennessee is coming off of a 19-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that kept them from taking the outright lead in the conference. A win would have put the Titans in pole position for home field advantage, as it stands they still lead the AFC South by a game over the Indianapolis Colts.

Playoff position on the line

Hello everyone and welcome to the start of Week 16 where just one team has clinched a playoff spot with just three weeks left in the regular. Neither team can wrap up a ticket to the playoffs, but a loss will complicate the final few weeks for the losing team.

Niners vs. Titans

The San Francisco 49ers hit the road and travel east to take on the Tennessee Titans with both teams desperately needing a win to stay in playoff position. AS English will be with you all night long with live scores, stats, updates and analysis from tonight’s primetime matchup from Nissan Stadium.

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