OVERALL GRADE: A-
For a large portion of the game, the defense continued its dominant play. Aside from Chris Johnson's 94-yard touchdown run, the Jets did a good job against one of the most dangerous backs in the league.
The big problem was that when the Jets took a 10-7 lead, the defense let Jake Locker march right down the field and take the lead right back.
The Jets once again showed an improved ability to get to the quarterback and confuse a young Jake Locker, but even a strong defense couldn't overcome that putrid offensive performance.
THIRD QUARTER: B+
The Jets defense did a nice job for most of the quarter, but allowed Jake Locker to get into a rhythm after they were given a lead to protect.
There's no way they should allow the Titans to march right down the field and answer their touchdown with a score of their own.
Earlier in the quarter, the Jets defense rescued the team after a brutal Mark Sanchez interception for the second time this game.
Aside from the big play by Chris Johnson, this defense has turned in a terrific performance.
Quinton Coples continued his improvement and gained his fourth sack of the season. The sack forced the Titans to punt from their own end zone, which ended up being a 30-yard shank by Brett Kern.
Mike DeVito had a nice stuff of Chris Johnson for a two-yard loss inside their own 10-yard-line.
SECOND QUARTER: A-
The Jets slipped up bad on Chris Johnson's 94-yard touchdown run, right from the play call. The Jets put eight men in the box and when LaRon Landry was blocked out of the play by the tight end, the Jets had no shot.
The defense did a very nice job in rebounding from allowing the big play and saving Mark Sanchez after his interception.
Sacks by Calvin Pace and Garrett McIntyre have snuffed out Titans drives before they really got going.
FIRST QUARTER: B
The Titans moved the ball easily against the Jets defense n their first drive behind solid running from Chris Johnson and a couple of deep hookups between Jake Locker and Nate Washington.
This isn't the Jaguars or Cardinals. The Titans can pick up yardage in big chunks.
Don't think that the Jake Locker scramble for 15 yards is going to be his last big-gainer of this game.