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NFL Week 4 Game Recap: New York Jets 27, Tennessee Titans 24

East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by New York Jets defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (95) as New York Jets defensive end Shaq Lawson (50) and New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins (98) pursue during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Wilson notched his first win as an NFL starter Sunday, as the New York Jets took down Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans in overtime, 27-24, in Week 4.

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Tennessee Titans

Quarterback

Ryan Tannehill had a mediocre first half, completing 18-of-23 passes for 128 yards. He averaged 7.1 yards per attempt, completed seven passes for first downs and was sacked four times in the opening 30 minutes of play. He added 170 yards in the second half and overtime, including a game-tying touchdown.

Running Back

Henry continued to make his case for best running back in football, rumbling his way to 157 rushing yards and a touchdown on 33 carries, including 91 yards after contact. He tallied six explosive runs and even added two receptions for 20 yards on 16 receiving snaps.

Jeremy McNichols led the way in receiving for the Titans, coming down with eight receptions for 74 yards on 12 targets. 

Wide Receiver/Tight End

Tennessee's receiving corps was banged up entering the game, as both A.J. Brown and Julio Jones sat out with injuries. No receiver really made an impact on the game as a result. Josh Reynolds led the way with 69 yards. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Reynolds played the majority of the snaps, seeing 44 and 43 receiving snaps, respectively, but Westbrook-Ikhine mustered up only 29 yards on three catches.

Offensive Line

The Titans’ offensive line struggled mightily in pass protection, and Tannehill was sacked seven times. Nate Davis and David Quessenberry were the group’s least valuable players: Davis gave up eight pressures on his way to a pending 38.9 pass-blocking grade, while Quessenberry allowed three sacks for a pending 37.7 pass-blocking grade.

Defensive Line

The Titans got home on Wilson only twice but still managed 18 pressures and 16 hurries en route to a mediocre 64.5 pass-rush grade on first review. They totaled 11 defensive stops in the run game. Edge rusher Harold Landry notched a pending 86.1 defensive grade, leading the unit with 59 snaps, six total pressures and a sack.

Linebackers

Rashaan Evans led the linebacker corps to a mediocre day. He finished with a 64.4 defensive grade on 42 snaps, totaling six tackles — four of which came in the run game. 

Secondary

Kristian Fulton recorded Tennessee’s lone interception of the contest, but the LSU alumnus also allowed four catches for 73 yards and a touchdown en route to a 52.5 coverage grade. The backend was led in grade by safety Kevin Byard, who put up a 66.7 coverage mark after not allowing a catch on one target.

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New York Jets

Quarterback

Rookie growing pains continued for Wilson early in Week 4. He threw a bone-headed interception and completed seven passes for 65 yards in the first half, with 69% of those yards coming after the catch.

The BYU product turned it around in the second half and overtime, though, tossing two touchdowns and amassing 232 total yards. His air yards percentage and average depth of target both lept to 81.9% and 12.9 yards per throw, respectively, as he showed off the arm talent that made him the second overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Half PASS YDS TD aComp% ADOT 1D
1st Half 53.7 65 0 66.7% 7.8 4
2nd Half/OT 79.1 232 2 72.7% 12.9 8
Running Back

Fantasy football offseason darling Michael Carter seems to have finally overtaken the Jets’ backfield. The former North Carolina star saw 13 attempts compared to just seven for the rest of the running backs. Carter wasn’t super efficient — 2.9 yards per carry and 7.7% stuff rate — but he still showed flashes of what made him a third-round pick.

Player RUSH ATT YDS YCO TD YBC
Tevin Coleman 61.2 4 14 6 0 8
Ty Johnson 54.7 3 1 3 0 -2
Michael Carter 69.1 13 38 28 1 10
Wide Receiver/Tight End

Corey Davis revenge game? Corey Davis revenge game. The ex-Titan was on the receiving end of Wilson’s long touchdown and finished the game with four receptions and 111 yards on a 22.9-yard average depth of target. Jamison Crowder saw nine targets and averaged 2.18 yards per route run. He continued to dominate inside, running 75% of his routes from the slot. Keelan Cole caught lightning in a bottle a few times, totaling two explosive plays on his three receptions, including a 54-yard bomb.

Offensive Line

The Jets did a good job of keeping Wilson upright in this contest, allowing zero sacks and just four pressures on the afternoon. The offensive unit tallied a 68.3 pass-blocking grade on first review of the film. Alijah Vera-Tucker paced the group, not allowing a single pressure on 36 pass-blocking snaps and being beaten by his defender only once on his way to a 69.6 pass-blocking grade and a 68.9 run-blocking grade — both of which are pending final review.

Defensive Line

The New York defensive line was in Tannehill’s face all afternoon, totaling eight sacks, 21 hurries, six unblocked pressures and 35 total pressures on 45 pass-rushing snaps. 

Linebackers

CJ Mosley and Quincy Williams led the way for the Jets in tackles, notching 18 and nine, respectively. They each also added a sack on their way to 64.1 and 31.6 defensive grades, respectively.

Secondary

Bryce Hall blanketed the injured Titans passing game, registering a 74.0 coverage grade on 52 coverage snaps, pending review. Despite being targeted nine times, the corner allowed just two receptions for 27 yards.

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