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NFL: NY Jets 24, Tennessee 17

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Chad Pennington completed eight pass attempts in the second half for 134 yards to lead the New York Jets to a 24-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans Monday.

The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for the Titans (9-3), who share first place with the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South and host them next weekend.

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Titans coach Jeff Fisher wasn't sure if Steve McNair would be able to play due to a strained right calf, which knocked him out of last week's game at Atlanta.

But as is usually the case, McNair battled through the injury, shook off two first-half interceptions and threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

"I've played with worse injuries than that," said McNair, who completed 21-of-35 passes. "It probably inhibited my running ability a bit, but I felt fine throwing the ball."

However, the NFL leader in quarterback rating had to take a backseat to Pennington, who also shrugged off two first-half interceptions and pitched a perfect second half.

Pennington hit Kevin Swayne with a 27-yard touchdown with 3:32 left in the third quarter to snap a 10-10 tie and connected with Curtis Conway on an eight-yard scoring play with 10:45 remaining.

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