Posted: 7:17 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
By Matthew Fairburn
The Tennessee Titans never left any doubt on Sunday, dominating from the opening kickoff, beating the New York Jet 38-13 in Week 4.
Jake Locker got the Titans off the great start, throwing three touchdowns in the first half and keeping the offense moving at an efficient pace. He may have been playing the best football of his career when he went down with a hip injury in the third quarter. The injury did not look pretty, either.
But Sunday's game quickly turned into what the Jets were doing wrong rather than what the Titans were doing right. Geno Smith turned the ball over three times in the first half and had another awkward fumble in the second half as he tried to put the football behind his back. You could almost call it a butt fumble of sorts.
Things got even uglier late in the game with Ryan Fitzpatrick in at quarterback for the Titans. Even the refs couldn't help the Jets keep the Titans off the board.
Locker was a fantasy stud before leaving with an injury. He threw for three touchdowns and over 200 yards. Nate Washington also hauled in two touchdown, leasing whatever fantasy owners he had left.
Chris Johnson would qualify as a fantasy dud with 21 yards on 15 carries.
Locker's injury was the most note-worthy of the day. Word on his status hasn't been available, but he was taken to the hospitable for further tests on his hip. The Jets also lost Santonio Holmes to a hamstring injury, according to the broadcast. He was still making his way back from the foot injury that cost him all of last season.
The Titans were favored by 6.5 points, according to Odds Shark, so they covered the spread with ease.
New York at Atlanta, Oct. 7, 8:40 p.m.
Kansas City at Tennessee, Oct. 6, 1 p.m.