Jets DST stifles Titans in preseason victory


Alex Tanney replaced Mariota and was sacked by linebacker Julian Stanford on his first play and briefly left the game. Instead of breaking down the game, let's focus on the individual players or units that stood out, for better or worse. This was Hackenberg's first game since September 1, 2016, when he played the preseason finale at Philadelphia.

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But in new offensive coordinator John Morton's system, Hackenberg looked comfortable and poised - despite playing only one drive with the first teamers. Christian Hackenberg's progress was clouded in secrecy for much of last season. The drive ended with Ryan Succop's 36-yard field goal. Both passes were strong throws to the sideline, leading the receiver perfectly. He was 3 of 4 for 72 yards and a touchdown in his one series, which was enough for the win because the Jets defense had eight sacks and was dominant throughout.

While his night might have ended with a turnover, Hackenberg took small steps forward once again. Anderson, the Jets' presumed No. 1 receiver after the loss of Quincy Enunwa, hauled in the pass at the Titans 2-yard line. He wasn't erratic, he didn't throw an interception and on most plays, he made smart checkdowns rather than forcing a pass. Hackenberg finished 18-for-25 for 127 yards. McCown showed deep-ball accuracy, hitting Robby Anderson on a 53-yard bomb - something we haven't seen in training camp.

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It wasn't all good. Henry carried 8 times for 29 yards as the Titans first team offense failed to score a point Saturday night.

By all accounts, Ross Martin is "winning" the kicking competition in camp as Catanzaro misses short field goal attempts with embarrassing frequency.

Corner Darryl Roberts was burned for a 42-yard gain, and Bryce Petty didn't do much as he played the final quarter and change behind Hackenberg and McCown.