Henry’s TD run in OT lifts Titans over skidding Ravens 30-24

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BALTIMORE (AP)Derrick Henry ran for a 29-yard touchdown with 5:21 left in overtime to cap another memorable performance against the Baltimore Ravens, and the Tennessee Titans rallied for a 30-24 victory Sunday.

Running against a patchwork Ravens defensive line, Henry finished with 133 yards on 28 carries. It was his sixth 100-yard game of the season and put him over 1,000 yards for the third consecutive year.

It was reminiscent of Henry’s outing last January, when he rambled for 195 yards to carry the Titans to a 28-12 upset of the top-seeded Ravens in the AFC Divisional playoff.

After forcing a punt to begin overtime, Tennessee (7-3) moved 73 yards on six plays to get back on track after losing three of its previous four games.

Baltimore (6-4) has lost two straight and three of four. Until the fourth quarter, the Ravens did a decent job of stopping Henry without injured defensive linemen Calais Campbell (calf) and Brandon Williams (ankle).

Tennessee trailed 21-10 early in the third quarter and 21-16 late in regulation before launching a 90-yard drive featuring the running of Henry and some precise throws by Ryan Tannehill.

On third down from the Baltimore 14, A. J. Brown caught a short pass on the right side and broke four tackles before scoring while standing up with 2:18 left. Tannehill ran in the conversion to make it 24-21.

Lamar Jackson then drove the Ravens to the Tennessee 10 before Justin Tucker kicked a 29-yard field goal with 15 seconds remaining to force overtime.

Jackson went 17 for 29 for 186 yards and J.K. Dobbins, seeing the most extensive action of his first NFL season with Baltimore, ran for 70 yards on 15 carries and scored a second-quarter touchdown.

Baltimore went up 21-10 early in the second half on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Jackson to Mark Andrews.

The Titans used a pair of field goals by Stephen Gostkowski to close to 21-16, setting the stage for a thrilling fourth quarter.

Baltimore allowed the Titans to march 79 yards for a touchdown on their opening possession, but bounced back to take a 14-10 halftime lead.

Henry had only 37 yards rushing on 13 carries in the first half.

DEZ RETURNS

Baltimore’s Dez Bryant had four receptions for 28 yards, all in the third quarter, his first catches in an NFL game since Dec. 31, 2017, with Dallas. The 32-year-old Bryant closed his career with the Cowboys after the 2017 season, tore his Achilles tendon in 2018 and was inactive last season.

CENTER OF ATTENTION

Patrick Mekari started at center for Baltimore in place of Matt Skura, who had fired several errant snaps in each of the previous two games. Mekari did an ample job of getting the ball to Jackson in shotgun and pistol formation.

INJURIES

Titans: LB Jayon Brown left with an elbow injury. … LT Ty Sambrailo left in the fourth quarter during the pivotal touchdown drive.

UP NEXT

Titans: For the second time in 18 days, Tennessee faces AFC South rival Indianapolis next Sunday.

Ravens: An AFC North matchup with unbeaten Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving night.

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