It seems that every week the Titans are getting match-ups that look good for the running game. This week is no exception. The Jets rank 30th in the league against the run; giving up just over 141.1 yards per game. This sets up well for LenDale White to have another big game. The Titans will probably use the same philosophy they have used much of the year; give the ball to White early and let him wear down the defense, use Chris Brown in the middle to spell the big fellow, and let The Round Mound run against a tired defense in the 4th quarter. We might see an offense that runs the ball about 70% of the time on Sunday. That is boring, but it is the best way for the Titans to win games.
This game should provide a little extra motivation for Kevin Mawae who was cut by the Jets after the 2005 season. Eric Mangini (Why is no one calling him Man-Genius this season?) was hired by the Jets after the 2005 season, and Mawae was one of the first players to welcome him. Mangini gave Mawae the idea that he was part of the long term plans for the Jets. He was cut later that offseason. Having a big day running on Sunday would be the perfect way to shove that decision right back in Mangini's face.
The Jets defense is very good against the pass. They rank 10th in the league only giving up 230 yards per game. The most important thing for the passing game on Sunday is for Vince Young to take care of the football. The Jets struggle on offense. The only way they are going to put up a bunch of points is if the Titans give them a short field. If Vince can have a day similar to last week against the Chiefs, 16-26 191 yards 2 TDs 0 INTs, the Titans should emerge from this game with a win.
The Jets have 2 very good rookies on their defense. David Harris is an inside linebacker from Michigan. He has 107 tackles and 3 sacks on the season. The other outstanding rookie is cornerback Darrelle Revis from Pitt. He has 80 tackles and 3 interceptions on the season. The Jets have 3 former Titans currently on their roster. They are Andre Dyson, Brad Kassell, and Justin McCareins.