Saturday, February 24, 2018
Sports

Jets 30, Titans 8

Jets avoid trap, remain on path

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets' offense set the tone early. The stingy defense did the rest. A letdown against the Titans? Not a chance.

Fitzpatrick threw for three touchdowns as New York scored on five of its first six possessions, and Marcus Mariota and the Titans were stifled for most of the game.

"If you're the Golden State Warriors, you can have a trap game," said coach Todd Bowles, referring to the NBA team that started its season 24-0 before a loss Saturday. "We're not that good."

Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and running back Bilal Powell caught scoring passes for the Jets, who are on track in the AFC playoff race with their first three-game winning streak since 2011.

Tennessee's lone highlight came in the third quarter when running back Antonio Andrews took a direct snap and connected with Mariota for a 41-yard touchdown — the rookie quarterback's first career reception.

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