Monday, December 17, 2012

Week 15 AFC East game picks: Jets at Titans

Lead writer Nick St. Denis and AFC East Daily contributors Dan Begnoche and Sean Donovan pick the New York Jets' Monday night contest with the Tennessee Titans.

Nick's take:
At this point, being on the road actually benefits the Jets, who seem to be hated more in their own stadium than in their opponent's despite the fact that they've won three of four. The Jets' defense is playing lights out as of late, thanks mostly to the efforts of defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson and cornerback Antonio Cromartie. Stout defense and a sound running game continues to be the formula for another Jet win.
Prediction: Jets 20, Titans 10 (Nick's record: 33-11)

Sean's take:
After all of the media-manufactured controversies and ugly losses, the Jets' 2012 season still has a chance to take an entirely new tone with a playoff berth. It'll require a little luck, but first a win in Tennessee against a team that poses numerous matchup problems for New York. Under this pressure, Mark Sanchez falters and the world prepares for an over-analyzed Jets offseason.
Prediction: Titans 23, Jets 13 (Sean's record: 34-10)

Dan's take:
The Titans have lost their last three games, and their defense is giving up nearly 130 yards a game on the ground while boasting a minus-10 turnover ratio. Look for a heavy dose of Shonn Greene, who's zeroing in on 1,000 yards for the second straight season. Sanchez may actually win back some votes in this one.
Prediction: Jets 17, Titans 13 (Dan's record: 28-16)