The Titans are 3-1 after routing the Jets 38-13 on Sunday afternoon, but any happiness will be guarded in the Titans locker room after watching quarterback Jake Locker carted off the field with a right hip injury in the second half.
Locker went out after twisting his leg awkwardly after being hit by Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and pinballing off Quinton Coples on his way down. The Titans have offered no update beyond that it is a hip injury to this point.
Locker’s exit did nothing to slow down the laugher for the Titans. Jets quarterback Geno Smith had a nightmare game, throwing two interceptions and losing two fumbles in an effort that was as abysmal as Mark Sanchez’ play in the game at Tennessee last season that got him benched. Smith’s second fumble came when he tried to switch the ball from his right to his left hand behind his back while being rushed by Titans defensive lineman Karl Klug near his own end zone. Klug fell on the ball for a touchdown and a spot on the blooper reel for Smith.
The Titans also sacked Smith five times in a very strong defensive performance that saw the Jets go absolutely nowhere offensively in the second half until things were well out of reach. They’ll now turn their attention to next week’s game against the 4-0 Chiefs, which means a lot more than many people thought it would before the season got underway.
It may be up to Ryan Fitzpatrick to win it for the Titans unless Locker’s injury looked a lot worse than it turns out to be.