The New York Jets have now won three straight games thanks to their dismantling of Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans.
New York Jets 30 (8-5)
Tennessee Titans 8 (3-10)
NFL, Final Game Box Score
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
By Robby Sabo
There’s not much to say about the New York Jets after today’s game other than they were truly dominant.
Sure, squaring off against a very half-hearted Tennessee Titans team helped, but mounting evidence is now suggesting Todd Bowles’s squad is peeking at just the right time of the season.
The 30-8 victory today makes it three wins in a row, seemingly bringing all of the wondrous early season vibes back.
It was all Jets from the start. The offense was humming and the defense completely suffocating. Young Marcus Mariota literally had nowhere to turn in the first half. None of his weapons were getting separation.
On the Jets first drive of the game Ryan Fitzpatrick cashed in to Eric Decker to strike first:
After two Randy Bullock field goals Chan Gailey went right back to the passing game. Fitzpatrick connected on two more touchdowns in the first half. One went to Bilal Powell out of the backfield (with the Titans secondary providing a laughable effort), and the other to Brandon Marshall who was inexplicably left uncovered:
The Jets QB finished with 263 yards and three touchdowns. Marshall went for 125 including that 69-yard score.
The only highlight coming from a Tennessee perspective came in the second half. Mariota lined up at wide receiver in the wildcat formation and burned Calvin Pryor for a 41-yard score:
Other than that play the Jets were dominant from a defensive angle. They limited the Titans to just 292 total yards of offense, 24 of which were on the ground.
With the Jets now sitting pretty at 8-5 they’ll hope for a Buffalo Bills loss in Philadelphia later today.
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