New York Jets Week 4: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets fell to 2-2 getting blown out by the Tennessee Titans 38-13. There is plenty of blame to go around from the offensive line to the secondary but the lion’s share of the blame falls on rookie quarterback Geno Smith who had four turnovers and could have had many more. Here is the good, the bad and the ugly from this week:

The Good

1) Bilal Powell – Bilal Powell had 14 rushes for 66 yards and three receptions for 42 yards. Once again his quickness and agility shown through on his runs no where more prevalent than his 35 yard reception that he made from a dump off. Powell took the ball, turned up field then juked some defenders and ran clear across field extending the play and gaining more yards. Powell was the best running back on the field today and that field had Chris Johnson on it, a former 2,000 yard back.

2) The run defense – The aforementioned Chris Johnson had 15 carries for 21 yards and became the 4th consecutive quality running back that the Jets have rendered useless. His first two carries were for 12 yards so the remaining ones were 13 carries for nine yards. Damon Harrison, Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson, Demario Davis and Leger Douzable all made their living in the backfield. Calvin Pace and Garrett McIntyre both did an excellent job of setting the edge. It is pretty safe to say that no team will beat the Jets by running the football this year barring injuries. Demario Davis had a standout game going for nine tackles (eight solo) including a tackle for loss. The team had six tackles for loss.

3) Nick Folk – Folk kicked two 40+ yard field goals and was routinely kicking the ball out of the end zone on kickoffs. Folk has yet to miss this year and is 8-8 on field goals. Ryan Quigley also had a good day punting averaging 49 yards and not allowing many returns.

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