1:00 PM ET, September 27, 2009
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Jets' defense was far from perfect for most of the game.Then came the fourth quarter, and David Harris and his stingy teammates were back to being dominant.
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• Mark Sanchez is the first rookie quarterback to start and win his team's first three games of a season as the Jets moved to 3-0 for the first time since starting 5-0 in 2004.
• Sanchez threw for two touchdowns and also had a 14-yard TD run, the longest by Jets QB since Richard Todd rushed for a 31-yard score in 1980.
• The Jets also capitalized on two Ryan Mouton special teams fumbles and converted them into 14 points. The Titans, the AFC's No. 1 seed in 2008, are now 0-3. (Only three teams since 1990 have started at least 0-3 and made the playoffs.)
• After throwing a nine-yard TD pass to give the Titans a 17-14 lead, Kerry Collins (15-of-37 for 170 yards) failed to complete another pass in his final 13 attempts.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Jets were wearing their 1960 Titans of New York mustard yellow and navy uniforms, while the Titans wore their Houston Oilers' powder blue and white duds in honor of the 50th anniversary of the AFL's inaugural season. ... Fisher said safety Vincent Fuller broke his right arm late in the first quarter. ... Sanchez's TD run was the longest by a Jets quarterback since Richard Todd had a 16-yard scramble in 1980.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.1||3.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-2||3-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||9:40||Mark Sanchez 14 Yard Run (Jay Feely Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 73 yds, 5:20
|TD||6:56||Ben Hartsock 2 Yard Pass From Mark Sanchez (Jay Feely Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 19 yds, 2:40
|TD||9:31||Lendale White 5 Yard Run (Rob Bironas Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 55 yds, 5:23
|FG||0:13||Rob Bironas 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 60 yds, 1:46
|TD||11:39||Nate Washington 9 Yard Pass From Kerry Collins (Rob Bironas Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 60 yds, 3:26
|TD||5:10||Jerricho Cotchery 6 Yard Pass From Mark Sanchez (Jay Feely Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 23 yds, 1:49
|FG||11:41||Jay Feely 30 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 48 yds, 1:54