NY Jets: Scouting the Tennessee Titans ahead of Week 4

NY Jets, Derrick Henry
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It can't get much worse for the NY Jets. After falling to the New England Patriots in Week 2, the team was looking to rebound against the then 2-0 Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High.

Let's just say it wasn't pretty.

Gang Green dropped their Week 3 matchup by a score of 26-0. The Jets were shutout around this time last year by the Brian Flores-led Miami Dolphins.

The Jets are now 0-12 in the month of September, dating back to their Week 1 routing of the Detroit Lions in 2018. Sam Darnold's first career start.

In come the red-hot, 2-1, Tennessee Titans. MetLife Stadium likely won't be nearly as loud as it was for the home-opener against New England. Though, Jets fans are one of the most loyal fan bases out there, so we wouldn't be surprised to hear an uproar for the 0-3 Jets come Sunday.

The NY Jets will face Derrick Henry and the Titans in Week 4

The Jets will be going head-to-head with a Titans offense that hosts the likes of last year's crowned leading-rusher in two-time Pro-Bowl running back Derrick Henry.

The Titans also went out this offseason and acquired seven-time Pro-Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones to add to their arsenal. Unfortunately for Tennessee, Jones will be sidelined with a hamstring injury for this Week 4 matchup.

Third-year wide receiver A.J. Brown is currently nursing a hamstring strain that will keep him from playing in this week's matchup vs. New York. Regardless, the Titans have more than enough fire power to withstand the Jets' secondary.

And for the Jets, the Titans will likely be too much to handle on offense to sustain any sort of competitive feel throughout this game.

After losing Arthur Smith, their former offensive coordinator, to the Atlanta Falcons this offseason, the Titans are still able to generate enough to win on the offensive side of the football.

The Jets, on the other hand, are currently generating an average of six (!) total points on offense through the first three weeks of the season. If this trend keeps up, New York will not win many games throughout these final 15 weeks.

With that said, this could be the week that offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur and the Jets can try and turn the corner on offense.

Throughout the first three weeks, Gang Green faced a Phil Snow coached Carolina Panthers defense, a Bill Belichick coached New England Patriots and a Vic Fangio coached Denver Broncos. These teams, defensively, rank first, fifth, and second respectively.

The Tennessee Titans? 15th.

Now, it's no easy task going up against a Mike Vrabel coached team, who, in his own right, is a defensive mind himself. But, statistically, this is an easier matchup to swallow for the Jets.

Zach Wilson is looking to rebound after tossing a total of six interceptions in his last two outings. A confidence boost should be on the horizon for Wilson as he could look to attack some of the weaknesses that the Titans offer on the defensive side of the football.

The Titans rank 25th in points-per-game allowed with 28. This is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Jets. After putting up a grand total of 20 points thus far this season, Gang Green could really use a strong performance on offense to boost the confidence of this team moving forward.

The Titans defense still hosts the likes of linebacker Rashaan Evans, safety Kevin Byard, and cornerback Janoris Jenkins, just to name a few. Wilson will still need to perform at a high level to combat some of the looks Mike Vrabel will likely throw at him throughout the contest.

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The Jets are in desperate need of win. If it were us choosing their first one, we would say probably wait until the Jets' Week 5 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in London.

But, as history tells us, the Jets are one to surprise.