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Behind Enemy Lines: An Inside Look at the New York Jets


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans face the New York Jets on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

Here's a look at the Jets:

Record: 3-8.

Last game: Lost to the Patriots, 27-13.

Points for/against: 20.1 ppg/25.5 ppg.

NFL rankings:

Offense: 29th overall, 302.9 (22nd rushing, 29th passing).

Defense: 21st overall, 374.0 ypg (27th rushing, 16th passing).

Head coach: Todd Bowles.



QBs: Sam Darnold (159-of-289, 1,934 yards, 11 TDs, 14 INTs, 68.3 rating); Josh McCown (43-of-79, 411 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs, 57.5 rating).

Top RB: Isaiah Crowell (120 rush, 582 yards, 6 TDs).

Top WRs: Quincy Enenwa (33 catches, 418 yards, 1 TD), Jermaine Kearse (30 catches, 297 yards, 1 TD).

Top TE: Chris Herndon (26 catches 314 yards, 3 TDs).


Sacks: OLB Jordan Jenkins (5).

Leading tackler: LB Avery Williamson (117).

Interceptions: LB Darron Lee (3).

Take/Give: minus-8.

Kicker: Jason Myers (23-25 FGs).

Punter: Lachlan Edwards (46.1).

Last meeting: December 13, 2015: Jets 30, Titans 8.

Titans connections

-Jets linebacker Avery Williamson played four seasons (2014-17) with the Titans.

-Jets receiver Rishard Mathews spent two full seasons and part of this year (2016-18) with the Titans.

-Jets receiver Deontay Burnett spent 2018 training camp with the Titans.

-Titans tight end Anthony Firkser originally signed with the Jets in 2017 as an undrafted free agent.

-Titans receiver Darius Jennings spent time with the Jets during the 2017 season.

Local connections

-Williamson is a native of Milan, Tennessee.

-Jets director of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger attended Brentwood High, where he played football. He's the son of late Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger.

-Jets QBs coach Jeremy Bates played at the University of Tennessee in 1995 and worked briefly in the Titans front office in 2000.

-Jets DC Kacy Rodgers coached at MTSU and Tennessee-Martin, and he played at the University of Tennessee.

Injury Report

-WR Robby Andrerson (ankle).

-RB Trenton Cannon (hamstring).

-S Marcus Maye (shoulder/thumb).

-QB Sam Darnold (foot).

-WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle).

-LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder).

-QB Josh McCown (back/rt. hand).

-T Kelvin Beachum (knee).

-CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder).

-C Spencer Long (knee/finger).

-DT Steve McLendon (ankle).

-TE Eric Tomlinson (elbow).

Titans coach Mike Vrabel on what are the biggest challenges leading into Sunday's game against the Jets:

"Well, the games they've won, they've rushed the ball 36 times or more. The games that they've won, I think they've scored over 35 or 36 points – 40 in two ball games. They were able to get quite a bit of turnovers in those games. Defensively, they're stout. They don't stay on the field very long. They're very good on third downs. They have a lot of youth. They have two young safeties. They have two linebackers that are very active. They have a good front, a young outside linebacker and two accomplished corners." looks back at the all-time series between the Tennessee Titans and New York Jets. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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