Tennessee Titans 38 New York Jets 13: Quick Hits

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Dec 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) catches a punt from the Tennessee Titans during the second half at LP Field. Titans won 14-10. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

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4) Offensive line struggles in pass protection – Geno Smith got hit and hit often by the Titans as he was sacked twice, hurried over 10 times and knocked down at least eight times. There were free blitzers coming from everywhere and it bothered Smith. Everyone but Ferguson had a poor game especially in the middle of the line.

5) Penalties killing the Jets again – The Jets had seven penalties for 55 yards in the first half with most of them being very sloppy though none on Kyle Wilson. Ducasse had a couple of penalties, Colon had one, Kerley had an illegal shift penalty, there were personal fouls on McIntyre for a late hit and on Obamanu for unnecessary roughness on a kickoff. Colon’s illegal hands penalty negated a 1st down inside the 20 then an illegal shift immediately after almost cost them the field goal. In the second half they added three more for 11 yards bringing the total to 10 penalties for 66 yards.

6) Injuries – Stephen Hill left the game with a head injury in the 1st quarter and did not return. Jeremy Kerley left the game in the 3rd quarter he returned during the next series. Santonio Holmes went down with a hamstring injury not an aggravation of his Lisfranc injury thankfully.

7) Special team return teams are terrible – Jeremy Kerley and Clyde Gates are not helping the team change field position at all. Kerley has a bunch of fair catches and three yard returns while Gates only got past the 20 once this season and that was to the 23. There are no holes to run through either. On the positive side Nick Folk has been terrific with two 40+ yard field goals and touchbacks on his kickoffs.

 

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