After having the best game of his young career against the Bills last week, Geno Smith may have had his worst on Sunday. The Jets traveled to Tennessee to take on Darius Reynaud and the Titans in a game of two teams with similar talent levels. Behind a solid offensive gameplan for the Titans and a combination of Geno Smith's turnovers and penalties from the offensive line, the game ended in a 38-13 blowout.
Smith's first pass of the game was intercepted by Alterraun Verner -- his 3rd on the season -- setting up a Jake Locker touchdown pass. The Jets went 3 and out on the next series before a Titans' field goal. On the next series for the Jets, Smith fumbled the ball while trying to scramble for a first down. He held the ball unprotected in one hand, and Zach Brown batted it out of his hands. Verner picked up the fumble for the Titans.
After another Locker touchdown pass, the Titans went ahead 17-3. At that point, Smith looked rattled. His offensive line did not do him any favors, however, as they put the Jets in bad situations with several penalties and an inability to hold off the Titans' pass rush.
Smith threw another interception before halftime, leading to another Titans' touchdown.
After halftime, the Titans' defense kept the blitzes coming. He was nearly sacked for a safety in the 3rd quarter. Later, Smith fumbled the ball into the endzone while trying to shift the football from his left to right hand, behind the back, during what would have been a likely safety. The Titans recovered the fumble for a TD, driving the nail in the proverbial coffin for the Jets.
The game wasn't all bad for Smith. When he had time, he threw several nice passes, showing why the team wants for him to be their quarterback of the future. On the drive following the fumble, he drove the Jets down the field before completing a 34-yard touchdown pass to TE Jeff Cumberland.
In all, Smith finished the game going 23 of 34 passing for 289 yards passing with 1 TD and 2 INTs to go along with the 2 fumbles.
Other Notes: Darius Reynaud had a 35-yard punt return into Jets' territory before getting shoved out of bounds by Ellis Lankster.