New York Jets offense is looking to break out against the Tennessee Titans

One thing is very clear after the New York Jets‘ shut-out loss in Denver: Mike LaFleur‘s offense is in complete and utter disarray.

New York finished the day with 162 total yards, averaging barely over three yards per play. Zach Wilson had another ugly outing, throwing for 119 yards and two interceptions. Michael Carter was the team’s leading rusher with only 24 yards.

The offense was kept out of the red zone entirely, getting no further downfield than Denver’s 25-yard line.

No single unit can be blamed for the outcome. The entire team put out a poor display.

The offensive line struggled in both phases. Receivers dropped catchable passes. Wilson missed easy throws. LaFleur’s play-calling was once again suspect.

It was a mess. New York needs to figure out its issues quickly or a complete collapse will ensue.

As many have come to expect, the defense once again held their own given the circumstances.

The Jets forced three Denver punts, allowed only two touchdowns, and recovered a fumble for a goal-line stand.

Quinnen Williams had his breakout game, finishing with one and a half sacks and four total tackles. C.J. Mosley had another strong day, putting a crushing hit on Melvin Gordon and making 10 tackles for the second consecutive game.

While the final score suggests otherwise, the Jets’ defense did their best to keep the team in the game. But like last week, the offense left them out to dry.

New York has a chance to rebound from the embarrassing loss as they host an injured Tennessee Titans squad.

On offense, Tennessee will be without their top two receivers, A.J. Brown and Julio Jones. Defensively, they will be missing linebacker Bud Dupree and cornerback Caleb Farley. Opportunities to exploit Tennessee’s holes will be there for the Jets on both sides of the ball.

The first key to a win will be stopping Titans running back Derrick Henry. Slowing Henry down is a tall order for any team, but without Brown and Jones, New York can feel comfortable loading the box. The Jets’ defensive line is stocked with quality run stoppers, but the young linebackers will have to be ready for war.

Tennessee’s defense has been lackluster through three weeks, ranking 25th in points allowed (28.0 per game). With Dupree and Farley on the sideline, the Jets’ offense should have their easiest matchup so far this season. If the passing game can’t find a rhythm this week, it may be spell disaster for the rest of the year.

The Oklahoma Drill podcast is back to review the Jets’ Week 3 loss to the Broncos and preview how the squad can get the season back on track against the Titans in Week 4.

The New York Jets have been stuck on the tarmac through three weeks of the 2021 season. However, a crippled opponent presents a chance to get off the ground. If all goes well, the Jets will finally take flight in week 4.

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Andrew Golden is a film analyst for Jets X-Factor with a focus on the NFL Draft, prospect evaluations and breaking down scheme fits. He also co-hosts the Oklahoma Drill Podcast with Vitor Paiva and Matt Mauro. Email: agoldenjets@gmail.com

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