Jets vs. Titans 2014 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online
It has been a rough season for New York and Tennessee, but somebody will get a little holiday cheer on Sunday.
Many pundits expected the New York Jets to compete for, and perhaps even earn, a playoff berth this season. After going 8-8 in 2013, the popular thought was that the Jets could improve a bit in Geno Smith’s second year and make some noise. Indeed they have, but the noise is a loud thud. New York has been horrific to the tune of a 2-11 mark, and faces another 2-11 squad, the Tennessee Titans, on Sunday.
Everything has gone wrong for the Jets this season, and it will likely end in a housecleaning that head coach Rex Ryan won’t survive. Ryan began his tenure successfully with New York, going to consecutive AFC Championship Games before missing the playoffs four straight years. This season, the quarterback situation has been the most glaring issue.
Ryan has benched Smith for Michael Vick, only to double back to Smith when Vick was ineffective. Smith has been horrific, completing just 57.8 percent of his passes for eight touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The addition of Eric Decker also proved futile, with Decker catching 55 passes for 620 yards and four scores.
Tennessee has also struggled mightily, although that was somewhat expected. Under first-year head coach Ken Whisenhunt, the Titans have started three different quarterbacks but found the same results. While it has become clear that Jake Locker is not the long-term answer, Tennessee is still figuring out what exactly Zach Mettenberger is.
Mettenberger has shown flashes during his six starts, throwing for 1,395 yards and eight touchdowns in that stretch. The LSU product has a big arm, making it interesting to see whether the Titans will stick with the sixth-round rookie going forward or if they use their high first-round choice on Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winson. Unfortunately, with Mettenberger done for the season with a shoulder injury, Tennessee will have to make that determination with limited data.
How to Watch
Where: LP Field, Nashville
When: 4:05 p.m. ET
Announcers: Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein
For more on the Jets, check out Gang Green Nation.
To keep up on the Titans, head over to Music City Miracles.