Jets and Titans Brawl After Geno Smith Gets Punched in the Head


A late touchdown by New York Jets (3-11) running back Chris Ivory secured Gang Green its first road win of the year against the Tennessee Titans. The Jets won their third game of the season against the 2-12 Titans, but the game will be most remembered for the brawl between the players. Going into the game, the Jets had the worst record in the league. With the meaningless win over the dreadful Titans, the Jets will most likely be unable to draft Heisman-winning quarterback, Marcus Mariota

Instead of solidifying the team’s draft position the Jets’ fortunes continue to dwindle. With every poor performance, head coach Rex Ryan’s seat gets hotter and hotter.

Game and Brawl Recap

Geno Smith passed for 179 yards and touchdown, completing 16 of 28 attempts. The Jets trailed 11-10 when Chris Johnson, playing against his former team, ran 37 yards out of the wildcat to the Titans four-yard line. Ivory capped the drive running wide left for the touchdown. The Jets went for the 2-point conversion, but Jeremy Kerley couldn’t hold onto Smith’s pass keeping it a 16-11 lead.

This game nearly got out of hand in the third quarter as referee John Parry was reviewing an 81-yard pass to Jets wide receiver Eric Decker. After Casey appeared to hit Smith, the teams started pushing and shoving with Casey also hitting Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini twice. Casey’s helmet knocked off in the melee before officials broke it up. The review turned Decker’s touchdown to a 48-yard completion, and Casey stayed in the game despite being flagged for a personal foul.


The Jets still don’t know who their quarterback of the future will be. Rex Ryan said about Smith’s performance on Sunday, “I thought Geno was poised and made some great plays.” When asked about his team’s draft position going into next year, Ryan said “A real fan, a Jet fan, wants to win.” “It doesn’t matter what pick you get or whatever. You know what? We’re fighting every game, and we’re going to fight next week, too, against New England. Jet fans want to win, are you kidding me? We’ve only got two of them.”