You can’t spell “respect” or “Jets” without ‘E,’ ‘T,’ and ‘S.’
The similarities between those two words stop there.
Titan Sized staff members are in unanimous agreement that the Tennessee Titans will defeat the New York Jets on Sep. 29. Only one of five contributors expect anything less than a blowout. Music City Miracles contributors share the same idea, many of whom expect a double-digit blowout.
ESPN remains on that doubters’ bandwagon. 12 of 13 ESPN analysts picked the Titans to defeat the Jets. Keyshawn Johnson was the only person who believes that the Jets will exit this game with a victory. Johnson is 31-17 in the ESPN pick’em competition. That’s about middle-of-the-road.
The Titans and Jets have identical 2-1 records. Both teams are a few plays away from either 1-2 or 3-0. They’re riding the arms of young quarterbacks and surprisingly dominant defenses. Last season, the Titans defeated the Jets 14-10. Since then, Geno Smith has replaced Mark Sanchez for the Jets’ starting quarterback job.
Titans fans are riding high on Jake Locker after his 10-play, 94-yard game-winning drive against the San Diego Chargers. Their philosophy is that he’ll carry that momentum into this matchup. They expect at least 20, possibly even 30-plus points against Rex Ryan’s defense.
There’s no lack of confidence from the Titans fan base. How will the Jets respond? Will their front seven provide enough pass-rush to shutdown Locker and steal a victory at LP Field? Which team finishes Week 4 with the 3-1 record?
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