The Tennessee Titans are still holding onto the AFC South lead with a 9-5 record, which is saying something given the injuries they’ve had to deal with this year.

They lost superstar running back Derrick Henry earlier in the year and they’ve had to play without wide receiver A.J. Brown for a few weeks since he suffered several injuries, including a substantial chest injury, that kept him out for three games.

With a big game Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers, the Titans could really use another playmaker in the lineup and it sounds as though they’ll have one. According to Ian Rapoport and Cameron Wolfe, Brown will be back in the lineup tonight.

This will be the first time the Titans have both Brown and Julio Jones in their lineup together since November 7 and it’s worth noting they are 5-1 in games in which they both play.

Brown brings with him big production numbers as a wideout, garnering 46 catches, 615 yards, and three touchdowns on the season so far. Ryan Tannehill is going to be very happy to have him back in the lineup.

There were also plenty of thoughts from around the NFL world on social media regarding the return of Brown just when the Titans need him most.

The Titans and 49ers kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday night.

[Ian Rapoport/Cameron Wolfe]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to