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Behind Enemy Lines: A Quick Look at the New York Jets

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NASHVILLE – The Titans face the New York Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Here's a quick look at the Jets:

Record: 0-3.

Points for/against: 6.7/23.3.

NFL RANKINGS

Offense: 30th overall, 250.0 ypg (29th rushing, 30th passing).

Defense: 10th overall, 328.3 ypg (14th rushing, 10th passing).

TEAM LEADERS

Head coach: Robert Saleh.

Offense:

QB: Zach Wilson (58-of-105, 628 yards, 2 TDs, 7 INTs, 51.6 rating).

Top RB: Michael Carter (24 rush, 89 yards, 3.6 ypc).

Top WRs: Braxton Berrios (14 catches, 150 yards, 0 TDs), Corey Davis (12 catches, 146 yards, 2 TDs).

Top TE: Tyler Kroft (6 catches, 46 yards, 0 TD).

Defense:

Sacks: DE John Franklin-Myers (2).

Leading tackler: LB C.J. Mosely (24).

Interceptions: None.

Take/Give: -5 (2/7).

Kicker: Matt Ammendola (2-of-3 FGs, 0-of-0 PATs).

Punter: Thomas Morstead (46.4, 44.1).

Last meeting: December 2, 2018: Titans 26, Jets 22.

Of note:

-Jets receiver Corey Davis was the fifth overall pick of the Titans in the 2017 NFL Draft, and he spent four seasons with the team. Davis had 207 catches for 2,851 yards and 11 TDs from 2017-2020 with the Titans.

-Titans receivers coach Rob Moore was drafted by the Jets in the 1990 NFL Supplemental Draft. Moore played five seasons with the Jets (1990-94) and recorded 306 receptions for 4,258 yards and 22 TDs during that tims.

-Titans safety Matthias Farley played from 2019-2020 with the Jets and saw action in 29 games.

Injury Report

-WR Elijah Moore (concussion)

-WR Jeff Smith (concussion)

-S Marcus Maye (ankle)

-WR Jamison Crowder (groin)

-TE Tyler Croft (rib)

Titans HC Mike Vrabel on …

(Jets wide receiver and former Titan Corey Davis)

He is big, Corey (Davis) is physical, he has made some contested catches, tries to play big. I think that is what we remember Corey (Davis) being. It is going to be a difficult challenge for us. He has a good combination of size and speed and he is a willing blocker.

(what he has seen so far from the Jets on both sides of the ball)

This will be one of the best, if not the best defensive fronts we will play this year. (Quinnen) Williams, (Folorunso) Fatukasi, (Sheldon) Rankins, (John) Franklin-Meyers, (Nate) Shepard, and they roam one after another. If you don't block (C.J.) Mosley he is guaranteed to make the tackle. A young secondary. I think their backs are good and active when they have handed it to them and able to go to the run. Obviously, Corey (Davis), they have a couple tight ends and a rookie quarterback who is ultra-talented. We will have to be sharp, we are going to have to clear our mind and move on to the next opponent.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill on …

(looking at an opponent's pass rush along with their secondary and what he sees from the Jets up front)

It all works together, and they are solid in either aspect of that. You look at a pass rush who penetrates, they get after the quarterback. I am not sure how many hits they have on the year, but they are hitting the quarterback a lot. On drop backs and play actions they are pushing the pocket, they have size, they have quickness, they have strength. A ton of respect for the way they play. They play the whole game. It doesn't matter what is going on, those guys are coming to play. A ton of respect for the way they play the game and their talent level.

(if he gets his mind ready to take hits this week when going up against a defense like the Jets)

I mean, I always go into the game understanding that I can take some hits, I think that is part of playing the position. Obviously, you don't want that to happen, but it happens. I have to be able to stand in there when the time is right and then be able to move when it is not.

(seeing Jets wide receiver Corey Davis and reuniting with him on Sunday)

Hopefully I can see Corey (Davis), I love Corey (Davis). He is an awesome dude, loved playing with him, made some huge plays for us here in the past couple years. So much respect for him as a player and as a person. He is friend, I miss having him around, and I look forward to seeing him.

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