Dec 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) throws his towel into the crowd after a game against the New York Jets at LP Field. The Titans beat the Jets 14-10. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Early 3.5-Point Favorite vs New York Jets

How many people predicted a 3-1 start for the Tennessee Titans or New York Jets? Barring a tie, both teams face that exact possibility.

On Sep. 29, the Titans will host the Jets in a rematch from last season’s Monday Night Football imbroglio. According to, the Titans start the week as 3.5-point favorites. Last December, Chris Johnson had a 94-yard touchdown run in a 14-10 Titans victory. The Titans improved to 5-9 while it all-but-eliminated the Jets from playoff contention.

It was the Jets (2-1), not the New York Giants (0-3) who were supposed to play the role of Jersey pushover. That hasn’t been the case. After three games, the Jets are a field goal away from an undefeated record. That three-point loss came at Gillette Stadium against the New England Patriots. The Jets defense has yet to surrender more than 20 points in a game.

What’s the biggest difference from last season’s meeting? Rookie quarterback Geno Smith has replaced Mark Sanchez. Smith has struggled, completing fewer than 54 percent of his passes with a 3-to-6 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He has thrown for at least 214 yards in each of his first three games.

What do Titan Sized readers and Jets fans believe? Do the Jets have any chance of pulling off an upset and scoring their first road win of the season? Will the Jets offense reach double digits? How will Jake Locker handle Rex Ryan’s defensive scheme? Last year, Locker completed 13-of-22 passes for 149 yards with zero interceptions.

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