At least they didn't give up 300 passing yards.
That's a small consolation for the Tennessee Titans, who fell to 0-3 after losing to the New York Jets 24-17 in a contest that started off badly and ended even worse.
Now in sole possession of last place in the AFC South- Tennessee faces the near impossible task of even making the playoffs- much less making a run at the Super Bowl.
Not at all what was expected from the Titans, who had pre-season aspirations of redeeming their truncated playoff run from the 2008 season.
Instead, the Titans are looking at a defensive backfield that is in disarray, a passing game that is falling off, and a supposed 1-2 punch in the running game that is turning out to be little more than a jab.
As good as Chris Johnson is, he can't win games all by himself. Ask Barry Sanders, who he is beginning to resemble. As for LenDale, he looks like a one year wonder who should have just stayed on the Tequila.
Ryan Mouton had a horrible game, fumbling not one, but two kicks which resulted in Jets points.
As if the Titans aren't already having trouble keeping opponents out of the end zone.
Even holding Mark Sanchez to less than 200 yards passing isn't much to crow about; he still had two touchdown passes, and ran one in when the coverage was better than expected. His 171 yards eclipsed Collins' output by one yard and a touchdown.
Even the Lions won this week, a situation I believe was called by yours truly in the weekly wrap up last week.
Tennessee's next contest is against inter-division rival Jacksonville, who they trail by one game. There is absolutely no love lost between these two clubs, so the Titans need to expect that the Jaguars will come out swinging for the fences.
An 0-3 start makes their chances of reaching the playoffs nearly impossible. If they fall to 0-4, there will be no justification for post season talk in the Tennessee locker room. There will just be talk about next season.
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