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Titans Jets Series History

The Jets and Titans have a long series history dating back to 1960. The 90's were dominated by the then Houston Oilers but since the name and venue change to Nashville, the Jets are 5-1. The Jets hold a modest 14-13-1 record against the Oiler/Titans franchise.


2009 Week 3 WIN 24-17: The Jets under new head coach Rex Ryan beat the 0-2 Tennessee Titans after going 13-3 the year before. This game was considered a barometer for the Jets and a must win for the Titans going in. Needless to say they didn't. The Jets raced out to a 14-0 lead behind two Mark Sanchez TD's. The Titans would take the lead in the 3rd, but the Jets would score ten unanswered to win 24-17 racing out to a 3-0 record:

NOTABLES: Mark Sanchez: 17-30 2 TD and 1 INT. David Harris had a INT and a sack.

Best Comment of the Thread: Doesn't Rex Ryan look like the spitting image of John Elway?

2008 Week 12 WIN 34-13:The Jets coming into this game were 7-3. The Titans were 10-0. By the end of the day the Titans would have a loss on the record and the Jets would be marching proudly. Going into this game, the Titans were borderline unstoppable, but the Jets exposed them. Later that season the Jets would be exposed themselves.

NOTABLES: Brett Favre: 25-32 2 TD's and 1 INT. Calvin Pace had a sack and fumble

Comment of the thread(Back when GGN only had 7 comments on a post): That said, John B, you gave an excellent game summary before the game, and I think you’re well on your way to having a nice little community here.

2007 Week 16 LOSS 10-6: In Mangini's second season nothing went right. The team was well on a way to a losing record and drafting Vernon Gholston. (ouch). Mike Nugent missed an extra point and a fieldgoal that ended up being the difference. Chad Pennington, in one of his last games in green and white, went 26-32 with 1TD and 2INT's.

1993 Week 18 Loss 24-0: The Jets needed a win to get into the playoffs. Instead they got smoked. The Jets ended up with 9 first downs for the entire game. This season proved to be a Jets speciality: a good streak followed up by ugly loses that keep them from the playoffs. This game also marked the end of one era and the beginning of the Pete Carroll one season era.

1991 Playoffs?! Playoffs?! Loss 17-10: In a wild game the Jets lost with seconds remaining when Ken O'Brien heaved a pick in the endzone. Houston Oilers had 4 fumbles on the day and a total 3 turnovers. The Jets countered with only one turnover and a lot of what could have beens.

In this series, this game means relatively little after two games in the 90's that were playoff-like and the 10-0 being erased during the Brett Favre year.

1979/1980 LOSS/WIN: Interesting footnote on this one, the Jets and Oilers traded OT games in back to back years. They each won one game by field goal in the extra period. Both games were what turned out to be meaningless games in the regular season for the Jets who struggled both years.