Tennessee Titans versus NY Jets: 4 Matchups to watch in Week 4

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Let’s talk about a few Tennessee Titans subplots we’ll see on the field.

3. The NY Jets O-line versus the Titans’ pass rush

Before either of these two teams played a down of football, we knew several things about both. Here’s a familiar narrative that you’ve heard about the Tennessee Titans.

Their defense needed better showings than they had in 2020. They couldn’t get to the opposing team’s quarterback, and they let just about everyone throw the ball all over the field on them.

The New York Jets, by virtue of investing another high draft pick into the quarterback position (and because they let Sam Darnold go), knew that goal number one on offense had to be protecting QB1, Zach Wilson.

Here’s where those roads intersect. Tennessee had a two-sack performance in Week 2, but the pass rush still isn’t where we’d like it to be. The Jets, however, should provide some target practice.

During the first three weeks of the 2021-2022 season, Wilson has already been sacked 15 times. That means he’s gone down on 12 percent of his dropbacks.

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4. New York Jets wide receivers versus Titans secondary

Though we’ve seen some nice performances by Tennessee’s secondary at times, they’ve been susceptible to big plays. There aren’t any days off in the NFL regardless of who you play, but how can we say this nicely? Let’s just say the Jets’ pass catchers aren’t the most gifted that Tennessee will see this season.

Their best target might be former Titan Corey Davis. He’s second on the team in catches and receiving yards behind Braxton Berrios. He leads the team in touchdowns having snagged both of Zach Wilson’s scoring strikes on the season.