Jets vs. Titans: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
Not many people expected the New York Jets and Tennessee Titans to open up the 2013 NFL season with 2-1 records.
After Week 4, one of these surprisingly good teams will be 3-1 and will have an inside track over supposed AFC powerhouses to potentially secure a playoff spot.
Geno Smith has sparked New York's offense to life this year, making some big plays when his team needed him to step up his game. He's also thrown six interceptions, but the turnover numbers should come down the longer he plays.
Jake Locker has been impressive through three games and has yet to thrown a single interception. He led his team to a comeback victory against the San Diego Chargers last weekend, sealing the win with a sweet touchdown pass to Justin Hunter with seconds left in the fourth quarter.
If not for a late defensive collapse against the Houston Texans, the Titans would be 3-0.
Here's what you need to know about this upcoming contest.
When: Sunday, Sept. 29, at 4:05 p.m. ET
Where: LP Field, Nashville, Tenn.
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Betting Lines (via Covers)
- Over/Under: 40.5 pts.
- Spread: Tennessee (-3.5)
Jets Injury Report (via NewYorkJets.com)
Titans Injury Report (via TitansOnline.com)
Can Bilal Powell Run Through Tennessee's Defense?
The Jets were able to put up staggering numbers against Buffalo in Week 3, totaling 513 yards of offense. Smith passed for 331 yards with two touchdowns, but the entire offense was rolling because of the success Powell had running the ball.
Powell rushed for 149 yards on 29 carries last Sunday, averaging 5.5 yards per carry.
Things won't come as easily this week, however. Buffalo has allowed 465 rushing yards this year, while Tennessee has only allowed 305.
If Powell can put together another big game for New York, though, the Jets have a legitimate chance of winning this tough game on the road.
Both teams feature impressive defenses that have really played well this year.
With that being said, the front seven of New York is as dynamic as any in the league right now. The Jets are allowing just 3.2 yards per carry this year, and the Titans will struggle to run the ball against this unit.
That means Locker will need to win the game with his arm.
Which team will win?
Though he was able to carry his team to victory last weekend against the Chargers, the secondary of New York won't be as easy to make plays against.
The Jets will move to 3-1 on the back of another stellar effort by Rex Ryan's underrated defense.
Jets win 24-20
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