New York Jets v Tennessee Titans
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The New York Jets’ losing streak reached six games, as the team blew a 16-0 lead to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon.

Geoff Magliocchetti

The New York Jets led Sunday’s game against the Tennesee Titans for over 55 minutes. But, in a cruel twist, NFL football games last 60.

Marcus Mariota threw for two touchdown passes, including the game-winner to Corey Davis with 36 seconds to go, and the Titans kept their playoff hopes alive with a 26-22 win over the Jets at Nissan Stadium. It’s the Jets’ sixth loss in a row.

The Jets (3-9) enjoyed a rare quarter scoring in double figures, first posting a Jason Myers field goal, one that was good from 54 yards out. On the ensuing Titans drive, Trumaine Johnson intercepted a Marcus Mariota pass, taking it back 31 yards for a score that built a 10-0 lead.

It was the Jets’ first two-possession lead since the late stages of their Oct. 14 win over Indianapolis. It was also the Jets’ first turnover in five games.

Shortly after another Myers field goal, this one coming from 34 yards after a 14-play, 59-yard drive, the Jets broke another streak of negativity in the second quarter, when Kevin Pierre-Louis blocked a Brett Kern punt, the Jets’ first such tally in the statistic since 2013. Myers would boot another triple for the Jets to go up 16-0.

The Jets would continue to showcase the strong season from Myers, as he would tally two more field goals before things let out. However, it’d account for the team’s remaining scoring, scores that would become no match for Titans touchdowns.

Tennessee first bit into the Jets’ lead with a 12-yard score to Anthony Firkser, the first score of the tight end’s NFL career. The Jets would block the extra point to preserve a 16-6 halftime lead.

Thanks to Myers’ field goals and a solid defensive effort, the Jets continued to lead for a majority of the game. In between the kicker’s final scores, the Titans edged closer with a one-yard scoring run from Derrick Henry.

As the offense continued to sputter, the Titans took full advantage. Cutting a 22-16 lead in half with a Ryan Succop field goal, the Titans got the ball back with 1:46 to go and the ball at their own 14.

Mariota used his legs and arms to torch the Jets for a six-play, 86-yard trek that ended with the game-winning score to Corey Davis from 11 yards out, giving the Titans a short-lived, but vital lead.

The Titans would sniff out any hope for a comeback via an interception by cornerback Malcolm Butler.

The Jets will have a chance to end their losing streak at six next Sunday, taking on the Buffalo Bills (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS).