Jets-Titans: New York Edges Tennessee and Improves to 8-3

Matt JacobsContributor INovember 24, 2008

It is never a good thing to look ahead to the playoffs, but Jets fans, this seems about the right time to do it.

Yesterday, the Jets beat the previously undefeated Tennessee Titans, 34-13. With the win, the Jets remained in sole possession of the AFC East.

Thomas Jones had another successful week on the ground as he ran for 96 yards. He also caught three passes for 21 yards and a touchdown. Brett Favre had another productive week too, as he threw for 224 yards two TD and only one INT.

By beating the Titans yesterday, the Jets improved to 8-3. That doubles their win total from the previous season. The win is also their fifth in a row.

But the Jets' win this week and many of their other seven wins can largely be attributed to their run defense. Yesterday the Jets held the Titans' prolific running attack featuring Chris Johnson and Lendale White to only 45 yards.

The Jets' biggest off-season acquisition, and possibly the most underrated move of the summer came when they signed free agent Kris Jenkins. The 6'4" DT, Jenkins, has bolstered the Jets' defensive line, and has turned the team into an absolute playoff contender. Jenkins currently has 33 tackles and 3.5 sacks.

With key offseason pickups such as Alan Faneca, Brett Favre, and Kris Jenkins, the Jets are ready to make a run deep into the playoffs.


Current AFC East standings

  1. New York Jets 8-3