Ailing Tennessee Titans outdone by New York Jets in overtime, 27-24, on missed field goal
And the Titans' pass-protection and kicking struggles reared their heads once again.
Wilson, the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, had the second two-touchdown game of his career as the previously winless Jets upset the Titans, 27-24, in overtime at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Titans kicker Randy Bullock missed a potentially game-tying 49-yard field-goal attempt in overtime that would have given the Titans franchise its first tie since 1971. Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill was sacked seven times.
Both of Wilson's touchdown throws came in the second half, and his 29-yard pass to Keelan Cole in overtime helped set up Matt Ammendola's 22-yard field goal in OT.
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The Titans drove 44 yards on 13 plays on the ensuing possession, but they were moved back on a delay-of-game penalty that forced a third-and-10 for the offense and eventually a longer kick for Bullock.
The Titans (2-2) played without superstar wide receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown, both out with hamstring injuries.
Titans star Derrick Henry rushed for 152 yards, but it wasn't enough to offset Wilson, who passed for 289 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for the Jets (1-3).
Offensive issues across the board
The Titans produced 430 yards of offense but struggled on third down (5-for-19). Tennessee finished 2-for-5 in the red zone and settled for three early field goals when it could have put the game away from the outset.
Tannehill was sacked seven times, including five times on third down. Offensive line penalties hampered several opportunities to put points on the board throughout the game. Tennessee looked every bit like an offense playing without its top two receivers.
Defense crumbled in fourth quarter
Defensive lineman Denico Autry gave the Titans a chance to win the game with a stop on third-and-goal in overtime to force Ammendola's field goal, but defensive issues down the stretch of the fourth quarter — after strong play through most of three periods — gave a struggling Jets offense hope.
The Jets scored two of their three touchdowns in the final quarter. New York’s fourth-quarter scores took just 1:54 off the clock.
The momentum for the Titans’ defense started to turn at the end of the third quarter, when Wilson completed a 54-yard pass on the move to Cole in the red zone. New York ended the drive with a field goal, taking the lead.
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In the fourth quarter, a costly defensive pass interference on the Titans’ Dane Cruikshank put the Jets in plus territory, setting the stage for the Jets to tie the score at 17-17.
Wilson completed a 54-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis, a former Titans first-round pick, to take 24-17 lead with 9:06 left.
The Titans will face the Jacksonville Jaguars for their second straight road game next Sunday (noon CT, CBS).
This story will be updated.