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EA's 6 Takeaways: Jets-Titans

Green & White Smother Titans Early, Cruise to 3rd Straight Win


Maturation on Display: While some viewed the Week 14 matchup with the Titans as a possible "trap" contest, the Jets showed no emotional hangover from last week's thrilling comeback win over the Giants. In their most dominant 30 minutes of the season, the Green & White were relentless before taking an insurmountable 27-0 lead into intermission. The Jets outgained the Titans 324-72 in the first half while compiling 17 first downs to the Titans' 4.

Revitalized Run Game: Taking a balanced offensive approach, the Jets rushed for 127 yards in the opening half while averaging 7.1 yards per carry. Chris Ivory broke off a 32-yard run and Bilal Powell, who had a scoring reception for a second consecutive week, also ripped off a run for 19 yards.

Superlatives Aplenty: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB Chris Ivory and DE Muhammad Wilkerson all reached season personal-highs. After connecting on scoring passes to Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall, Fitz reached a career-high with his 25th scoring pass when Powell converted on a short ball for a  16-yard score. Wilkerson tacked on 3 sacks to reach 12 in 2015 and Ivory eclipsed his previous high of 833 yards in 2013. While Marshall had his 8th 100-yard receiving game of 2015, Ivory topped the 100-yard rushing mark for the third time this season.

Skrine Strikes:Buster Skrine's 1st INT of the year came in the second stanza, setting up Randy Bullock's second FG of the afternoon. The Skrine theft was the game's only turnover as Fitzpatrick stayed clean and now has thrown for 9 TDs and no INTs during this win streak. Bobby April's coverage units were outstanding as Quincy Enunwa made a pair of stops and rookie Devin Smith, who later left the game with a knee injury, combined with Rontez Miles for a tackle.

Revis Returns/Defense Shines: Marcus Mariota had a receiving TD in the 2nd half, but he was contained most of the afternoon. Led by Wilkerson's 3 sacks, the Jets tallied 5 in all. Mariota, who scored on a halfback pass from RB Antonio Andrews, never led his club into the red zone. The Jets, who lead the NFL in red zone efficiency on both sides of the ball, were 2-of-3 inside the 20.

Hot in December:The Jets secured their third consecutive victory for the first time in the Todd Bowles era. Left for dead a few weeks ago in Houston, New York's AFC representative completed a three-game sweep at MetLife Stadium with this trouncing of the Titans. They'll have a short week to prepare for the Cowboys before meeting Dallas Saturday night in prime time on NFL Network.

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