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.
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.