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Thread: OFFICIAL GAME THREAD: New York Jets (2-1) @ Tennessee Titans (2-1) W4

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    OFFICIAL GAME THREAD: New York Jets (2-1) @ Tennessee Titans (2-1) W4



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    YOUR New York Jets! vs. Tennessee Titans

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    GENERAL INFORMATION

    DATE/TIME: 9/29/2013 4:05 PM EDT

    LOCATION: LP Field, Nashville, TN


    CHANNEL/NETWORK: CBS


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    GAME PREVIEW

    The New York Jets and Tennessee Titans are perhaps two of the NFL's most surprising teams thus far with 2-1 records.


    But also being two of the league's most-penalized clubs, the more disciplined team could very well be the one to improve to 3-1.


    New York travels to Nashville on Sunday in a game that features the AFC's leading rushers in Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell.


    The Jets have been called for the most penalties, averaging 11.3 for 93.0 yards per game. They committed a franchise-record 20 in Sunday's 27-20 win over Buffalo, becoming the first winning team penalized that many times since the Browns were charged with 21 while beating the Bears in 1951.


    Coach Rex Ryan has installed a policy he hopes will deter his team's trend. After each penalty in practice, 10 push-ups are performed -- by everyone, including Ryan himself -- except for the player who committed the infraction.


    "I want him to notice who he's affecting," Ryan said. "He's affecting all of us. I think that's where it's like, 'Oh, OK.' After you've done a few of those, you're like, 'Really, you got a penalty again?' And they'll get on each other."


    Tennessee was called for 10 penalties for 110 yards in just the first half of its 20-17 win against San Diego. It was part of the reason the Titans, whose 31 penalties called against them are tied for third-most, needed a 94-yard game-winning drive, capped by Jake Locker's 34-yard scoring pass to Justin Hunter with 15 seconds remaining.


    "We're going to harp on them, we're going to talk about them, we're going to learn from them, we're going to learn how to be smarter," coach Mike Munchak said.


    While the Titans relied on late-game dramatics, penalties hamstrung the Jets in what was otherwise a dominant performance against the Bills. They totaled 513 yards, their most since 524 in a 34-20 loss to Baltimore on Dec. 24, 2000. The defense registered eight sacks for the first time since 1988.


    Powell recorded career bests with 27 carries for 149 yards, pushing his season total to 226. He totaled 25 rushes in the first two games, but Chris Ivory left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury and will not play against Tennessee, leaving Powell firmly entrenched as the team's No. 1 back.


    Johnson has yet to find the end zone but his 256 yards lead the AFC. The New York defense will likely be particularly wary of Johnson's speed after his 94-yard touchdown run -- the longest in the league last year -- in a 14-10 home victory over the Jets on Dec. 17.


    New York committed five turnovers in that contest, something they've been troubled by this season with eight, the NFL's fourth-most. Tennessee is the only team besides Kansas City yet to commit one, tying the second-longest streak to start a season since 1950. The 1995 St. Louis Rams didn't commit a turnover until their fifth game.


    Quarterback Geno Smith is responsible for all but one giveaway with six interceptions and one lost fumble, though he showed signs of improvement versus Buffalo. He was 16 of 29 for 331 yards -- the most by a Jets rookie -- two touchdowns and two picks. He also wasn't sacked after being dropped nine times in his first two starts.


    "His communication and level of expertise is just getting better," right guard Willie Colon said. "I think it's important for us to get him in a rhythm, keep his confidence high and sky's the limit."


    New York owns the league's seventh-best unit against the pass, limiting opponents to 190.3 yards per game, though Locker has already seen two of the NFL's top-three passing defenses in Houston and Pittsburgh. Locker, however, also appears to have more uncertainty in terms of his playmakers, particularly wide receiver Kenny Britt.


    Britt has been targeted 16 times but has caught only five passes for 43 yards and was called for two penalties while failing to record a reception versus San Diego. He is nursing a cracked rib and a sore neck from a hit in last week's win and is listed as questionable.


    "He's like anybody else," Munchak said. "We need him to continue to play better just like as an offense we have to play better."


    Tight end Delanie Walker also is listed as questionable, though he took part in about 75 percent of practice Friday and expects to play with another day of rest


    Shonn Greene -- who ran for 3,423 yards and 18 TDs the last four years for the Jets before signing with the Titans as a free agent -- said he will not play after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery last week.


    New York cornerback Dee Milliner, the No. 9 overall pick in this year's draft, also will sit out due to a hamstring injury suffered in practice this week.


    The Jets had won five of the previous six meetings prior to last season.

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    OFFICIAL WEEK 4 THEME SONG




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    J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS!

    ENJOY THE GAME!

    Special shout-out to sketchsanchez for being awesome
    Last edited by McGinley; 09-29-2013 at 10:56 AM.

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    Sooth needs to put you on the payroll, this is a kickass game day thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohegangreen View Post
    Sooth needs to put you on the payroll, this is a kickass game day thread...


    I'm ready, Deegs...

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    There is no way we should not be in this game...as we move further along into this season I don't think there is any game which we shouldn't be in..defense just keep playing hard

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    Hammer Time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohegangreen View Post
    Sooth needs to put you on the payroll, this is a kickass game day thread...
    Agree!

    GO JETS!!


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    Thanks for the opening comments. very good

    This is the first time I've picked against the Jets this year. For some reason I just don't feel good about this game - not exactly sure what it is but I think Geno's going to have a rough game.

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    The NY Jets have a better ranked D and a better ranked O. Go Jets in yet another grinder. Great job once again MacG

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    Houston & the Steelers have the highest rated pass defenses so far?
    That is a perfect example of not enough games to go by. Texans & Steelers secondaries blow. Not saying we are any better but Ryan Clark is the best from both clubs.
    At this point you can only go by the eye test & that tells me this Jet D is better especially on the D line.

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    50% chance of rain this afternoon in Nashville.

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    Very winnable game. Limit the penalties and turnovers and I think we will be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    Very winnable game. Limit the penalties and turnovers and I think we will be OK.
    Agreed.... But Titans fans feel the same way.

    We need discipline on both sides and we will win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetster View Post
    Houston & the Steelers have the highest rated pass defenses so far?
    That is a perfect example of not enough games to go by. Texans & Steelers secondaries blow. Not saying we are any better but Ryan Clark is the best from both clubs.
    At this point you can only go by the eye test & that tells me this Jet D is better especially on the D line.
    Also, with the Steelers being behind most of the time, opponents are running on them to run out the clock. Total passing defense stats are misleading - if the opponent runs on you a lot, total pass defense numbers are likely to look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo View Post
    50% chance of rain this afternoon in Nashville.
    That would help. Don't know the field in Tennessee but it would slow down Chris Johnson.

    From what I've heard, the Titans have treated Jake Locker a bit like we treated Mark the first few years. They will ground and pound their way to victory, last week's victory notwithstanding.

    But as others have said, I don't have a good felling about this game either. With last week, we've owned the Bills enough that I thought we would win that game. This game, I don't feel that.
    Last edited by Eckesg1; 09-29-2013 at 11:35 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGinley View Post


    I'm ready, Deegs...
    Huell McGinley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo View Post
    50% chance of rain this afternoon in Nashville.
    Good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache 51 View Post
    Good.
    Apparently that's why the NE game was close.

    Rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_0515 View Post
    Apparently that's why the NE game was close.

    Rain.
    Well with the Titans its different, because Chris Johnson is their main offensive weapon and he might be slowed down in the rain.

    And you can't say the dropped passes were the reason because both teams were dropping passes. They cancel each other out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_0515 View Post
    Huell McGinley?
    HEY, HEY, HEY!

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    I think if it rains, probably helps up. The Titans offense has been successful because they aren't turning the ball over, so any circumstances that can increase the chance of them turning the ball over should help to limit their offense. But looking at it online, rain is supposed to only come after 5 pm local time, and even that is around 40%, so this should only be light rain at worst.

    Hopefully, our defense confuses Locker and gets a turnover or two. And we stay aggressive on offense. I believe the Titans were one of the worst pass defenses last year, so it'll be interesting to see how much they have improved from one year to the next, or if their improvement is a short sample size anomaly.

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