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Game Preview: Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets

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Whelp, the Tennessee Titans time to showcase their talents on Monday night has finally arrived. On December 17’th, the Tennessee Titans will host the New York Jets at LP Field at 8:20PM EST, and while this is one of a very limited number of occasions in which the franchise will get a national broadcast, you’d be forgiven for feeling less than excited.

At the beginning of the season, I was totally amped at the thought of our Boys in Blue squaring off against Gang Green. The Tennessee Titans had just come off of a 9-7 season that showed huge promise, and Skip Bayless and the rest of the world knew that Tim Tebow would be the Jets quarterback by the time this game happened. Then the season actually took place.

Both teams are nothing if not underachieving this year. The Jets currently sit at a mediocre 6-7, while the Titans are an underwhelming 4-9. To say we will have a top 5 selection this year is not a stretch (Manti Teo, anyone?). As such, instead of anticipating a smash-mouth football game, it will turn into more of a “who will suck less?” affair.

Sanchez is on pace for another 3,000 yard season, but still may be cut at the end of the season. Jake Locker has yet to throw for 2,000 yards on the season, though he did miss ample time with a shoulder injury. Jeremy Kerley and Nate Washington are the leading receivers for both teams respectively. CJ has officially rushed or over 1,00 yards again this season (making it five in a row since he was drafted; just the 8’th player in history to do that), but it can’t be said that he is dominating games like he used to; no one is going to mistake him for Arian Foster these days.

For the Gamblers among us, the Tennessee Titans are 1 point favorites heading into this game. Many analysts (such as Silver, Cole, and the gang at Yahoo! Sports) have Tennessee winning outright over the Jets, but I do expect that it will be a close game.

Injury Report:

New York Jets

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Bryan Thomas LB — Limited Participation in Practice —
LaRon Landry S — Did Not Participate In Practice —
Edmond Gates WR — Did Not Participate In Practice —
Tim Tebow QB — Full Participation in Practice —
Stephen Hill WR — Did Not Participate In Practice — Doubtful
Brandon Moore G — Full Participation in Practice — Probable
Nick Mangold C — Full Participation in Practice — Probable
Bart Scott LB — Full Participation in Practice — Probable
Braylon Edwards WR — Limited Participation in Practice — Questionable
Joe McKnight RB — Full Participation in Practice — Probable
Bilal Powell RB — Limited Participation in Practice — Probable
Ricky Sapp LB — Full Participation in Practice — Probable
Jeff Cumberland TE — Participation in Practice — Probable
Sione Pouha DT — Limited Participation in Practice — Questionable
Aaron Berry CB — Did Not Participate In Practice — Doubtful
Calvin Pace LB — Full Participation in Practice — Probable
Dustin Keller TE — Did Not Participate In Practice — Doubtful
Kenrick Ellis DT — Full Participation in Practice — Probable
Mark Sanchez QB — Full Participation in Practice — Probable
Damon Harrison DT — Full Participation in Practice — Probable
Matt Slauson G — Full Participation in Practice — Probable

Tennessee Titans*

Scott Solomon DE — Did Not Participate In Practice —
Jason McCourty CB — Did Not Participate In Practice —
Michael Roos T — Full Participation in Practice —
Jake Locker QB — Full Participation in Practice —
Damian Williams WR — Did Not Participate In Practice —
Kenny Britt WR — Full Participation in Practice —
Colin McCarthy LB — Did Not Participate In Practice —
Chris Johnson RB — Full Participation in Practice —
Jurrell Casey DT — Limited Participation in Practice —
Kamerion Wimbley DE — Full Participation in Practice —
Michael Griffin CB — Full Participation in Practice —

*status of players currently unavailable

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