Jets TakeOff! Week 15 Preview: New York Jets vs. Tennessee Titans

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Jan 16, 2011; Foxboro, MA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17), wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) and wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery (89) celebrate during the last seconds of play against the New England Patriots in the 2011 AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. The Jets defeated the Patriots 28-21. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it’s not a reunion of the Flight Boys, but it’s a reunion of sorts as Braylon Edwards makes his return in a Jets uniform tomorrow night in Tennessee as the Jets take on the Tennessee Titans. The Jets come in with their slim playoff hopes alive at 6-7, off last week’s 17-10 win over the Jaguars. The Jets need to run the table and get help to make the playoffs, and it starts tomorrow night. The Titans come in 4-9, off of a 27-23 loss to Andrew Luck and the Colts. Let’s look at the history between these two teams:

The Titans lead the overall series with a record of 21-17-1, but the Jets have dominated of late, winning 5 out of the last 6. The last time these two teams met was September 27, 2009, when the Jets topped the Titans 24-17 at Giants stadium. Mark Sanchez posted 3 TDs, 2 through the air and 1 on the ground, and the Jets defense forced 4 turnovers in the win. Let’s take a look at some keys to the game.


This is the type of running back that always has given the Jets defense fits. Speed running backs that can get to the edge, like Reggie Bush, Darren McFadden, and CJ Spiller have a history of making the Jets defense look old and slow. Chris Johnson, otherwise known as CJ2K, is no different. Johnson, although his offensive line has struggled a bit, has been back to form, averaging nearly 5 yards per carry in 2012. If the Jets don’t set the edge against this guy and contain him, it could be a long Monday night.

Nov.11, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Tennessee won 37-3. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports


Although he hasn’t quite returned to his 2010 form, Britt showed signs of his former self last week against the Indianapolis Colts with 8 receptions for 143 yards. For the season, Britt has put up 40 catches for 520 yards and 3 TDs. Britt is a huge downfield weapon, and one that must be accounted for on Monday night. The matchup we can assume is coming is Antonio Cromartie vs. Britt, and it will be a good one. It should be a key to the ball game as well.

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