The New York Jets scored on their first offensive possession when quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick found Eric Decker for a 16 yard score that gave the Jets a lead they would never relinquish, and a game where the Tennessee Titans never challenged.
The Jets racked up 324 yards of total offense in the first half as the Titans managed just just four first downs and 72 total yards. The Titans failed to run one single offensive play on the Jets side of the 50 yard line in the first half. Add to that the Jets with 19;47 seconds of possession time in the first half left the Titans defense on the field far too long.
Marcus Mariota struggled in the first half from drops and poor throwa as his first pass of the game was dropped by Delanie Walker. It would have been a first down and could have gotten the offense going early, but unfortunately things went down hill quickly.
Dorial Green-Beckham lead the Titans in the first half with two receptions-one costly drop- and 41 yards. Fellow rookie Andrew Turzilli recorded his first career reception in the first half for 18 yards and trailed only Green-Beckham in yards in the first half.
On the ground the Titans were horrid, as Dexter McCluster lead the effort with 11 yards on three carries while the team managed just 15 yards on the ground. By contrast the Jets had four players rush for more yards individually than the Titans as a team, including Fitzpatrick who gained 19 yards on one carry on the opening drive.
The Titans trailed 27-0 at halftime and the Jets managed to score their final touchdown of the half on a play that epitomized the entire day for the Titans.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall was left uncovered on the right side of the offensive formation. The Titans were confused on defense and only Jurrell Casey noticed Marshall who caught a short pass and turned it into a 69 yard score. Casey gave a great effort but was not fast enough to catch Marshall, and safety Michael Griffin could not tackle him of even push him out of bounds as he raced down the Titans sideline.
The second half started somewhat better for the Titans as they were able to stop the Jets on their first two offensive possesssions, but still the offense could gain no tration versus the NFL's fifth best defense.
The Titans would get on the board in first in the second half when the Titans managed their first drive of the game into Jets territory with 4:02 left in the thrid quarter as Antonio Andrews connected with Mariota on a 41 yard scoring strike from the wildcat formation. It was a play that the Titans have worked on in practice this week.
The Jets would add a late fourth quarter field goal by Randy Bullock for their only points of the second half to give them a 30-8 advantgage.
The Titans mounted a last drive deep into Jets terriotry in the final seconds of the game but time expired as the Titans reached the New York 19 yardline.
The Titans fall to 3-9 while the Jets improve ro 8-5 and are solidly in contention for a playoff spot as the Titans have now lost 10 games or more in the last two seasons.