Check out this stat:
Jets haven't given up a rushing TD in the last 6 games and have only given up 2 TDs on the ground all year.
— Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) December 9, 2015
Lambert tweeted earlier today that Marcus Mariota will need to be Michael Jordan again in this game for the Titans to win. It is hard to argue with that. The Titans running backs don't exactly strike fear in the heart of opposing defenses. It is tough to imagine that they are going to find much success on the ground on Sunday.
The good news for Mariota is that the Jets are only middle of the road against the pass. There should be some plays there to be made. The task will be a little easier if Darrelle Revis has to miss another game because of a concussion. Revis would be able to take away a side of the field, or a receiver depending on how the Jets want to use him. They could lock him up on Dorial Green-Beckham. If they do that, DGB might as well just sit down when the ball is snapped.
Mariota is going to win a lot of these games for the Titans throughout his career. Is he up to the task in his rookie year? We will find out on Sunday.