People thought the Titans were going to win this game easily. I thought it would be a one-score game, because of injuries to star wide receivers Julio Jones, and AJ Brown. The Tennessee Titans lost to the lowly New York Jets 27-24 today. But Ryan Tannehill played great, and made huge throws the whole day. King Henry made multiple 4th down runs, and the defense came up with big stops. And do you want to know why the Titans don’t have a tie in their record? Do you want to know why they are .500? Because they simply can’t kick a football into a goalpost from 49 yards out…
The Jets got the ball and punted to start the game, and Tennessee got the ball, and had Randy Bullock kick a 44-yard field goal. The Jets then punted again, and the Titans got to the New York 11, but the 3rd-and-1 snap was over Tannehill’s head, and the Titans had to settle for a field goal to make the score 6-0. Zach Wilson then proceeded to throw an interception into the hands of Kristian Fulton, who is having a great year.
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Fulton’s pick gave the Titans great field position, but once again the offensive line gave it up, and Tannehill was sacked on third down, forcing Mike Vrabel to send out Bullock for a 36-yarder, which he made to extend the lead to 9-0. Wilson lead the New York offense down to the Tennessee 2, where Michael Carter punched the ball in for the first TD of the game, making the score 9-7. Then both teams traded punts before the end of the half, where Tannehill was sacked to end it.
To start the 2nd half, both teams exchanged a punt off, with Tennessee with 2, and the Jets with one, before NY got a field goal to take their first lead of the game, at 10-9. The Titans then responded with a Derrick Henry touchdown, and went for 2, converting on a Tannehill, to MyCole Pruitt pass. 17-10 good guys. Then Zach Wilson caught fire. The rookie lead the Jets down the field, and threw a 3-yard pass the Jameson Crowder to tie the game at 17. The Titans offense then rolled over and punted, giving Wilson a perfect opportunity, and he capitalized. He threw a 53-yard pass to former Titan Corey Davis, and Corey took it all the way.
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I’m going to try to not cry... *Cries*
Then after two punts, the Tennessee offense got down to the New York 20, but gave it up on downs. The Jets milked clock, and forced Vrabel to use his timeouts, and the D forced a punt. No timeouts, no Jones, no Brown, Henry being neutralized, and down seven with a horrid offensive line!?! Ryan Tannehill time baby! He lead the offense down to the two, and delivered on a pass to Cam Batson to tie the game! Wilson kneed, and we went to overtime.
In typical Titans fashion, the defense gave it up. 3rd and goal on the Tennessee one, the Jets were primed to score the game winning touchdown. Not so fast said Denico Autry. With Wilson running out of the pocket, the former Colt d-lineman cut him off, and forced him out at the 5! Finally, the defense held! The Jets kicked a field goal to go up 27-24. On 3rd-and-21 Tanne-Dimes threw a bullet to Chester Rodgers, who went down a yard shy of the marker. 4-and-1 game on the line, the whole world, wait no, the whole universe knew who the ball was going to… Derrick Freakin’ Henry. And El Tractrocito delivered with a 13 yard run to extended the game. Later on the drive, on 3r-and-11, Tannehill threw a 9-yard pass to Rodgers, making him 2 yards short! Once again game on the line, with everyone and their brother knowing who the ball was going to, Henry got the necessary two yards, but got popped by linebacker Quincy Williams. Tennessee got to the 31, and on 4th-and-10, Bullock came out to kick a 49-yard field goal, and I watched him miss it and that was the final… Just like that. Without his two star receivers, Tannehill played a great game, and this is how we lost. Final Jets (1-3) 27 Titans (2-2) 24.
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I’m actually not that mad about this game. Tannehill played great, and almost threw for 300 yards with a receiving core somehow worse than the Patriots receivers.
The defense got stops when they needed them.
Henry did his job like he always does, but backup running back Jeremy McNichols delivered for his QB on third down.
The Titans need to find a kicker, or it will mess up their wide-open Super Bowl window…
The offensive line is a mess, and Dennis Kelly should have never been cut. Tannehill was sacked SEVEN times. That just can’t happen.
Top Fantasy Performer
This weeks top fantasy performer goes to, drumroll, please……… King Henry! The King had 157 yards for 1 TD, and a 4.8 average for 25.70 fantasy points.
MVP, Improvement, Breakout, and What’s Next
My MVP goes to Ryan Tannehill. He was 30-49, for 298 yards, for 1 touchdown, and zero picks. Considering his weapons, and that he was sacked 7 times is pretty good. Who needs to improve is Randy Bullock and the offensive line. We can’t have QB1 sacked 7 times, and we can’t lose the game because our journeyman kicker can’t make a field goal. Breakout watch for next game is AJ Brown, and Julio Jones. Expect the two to come out and go off. The .500 Titans travel to the land of Derrick Henry’s sons-oh my bad, I meant Jacksonville.
They will take on Trevor Lawrence. The Jets, on the other hand, travel to Chokelanta-sorry, Atlanta, to challenge the Falcons.