In the New York Jets’ fourth game of the 2021 season, on an unseasonably warm October day in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Jets beat the Tennessee Titans in overtime, 27 – 24.
In the first half the Jets again struggled on offense, putting up just 87 total yards and going nowhere on all but one drive. That one drive ended in a Michael Carter touchdown run that represented the Jets’ only first half touchdown this season. Only some good fortune in the red zone on defense saved the Jets from another double digit deficit at halftime, as the Titans had to settle for field goals on all three of their first half scoring drives. The Jets went into halftime trailing by just two points, their best first half showing of the year.
The fourth quarter saw Zach Wilson and the Jets score a touchdown to take a 24 – 17 lead. The Titans answered with a game tying touchdown drive ending with just seconds left on the clock to force overtime.
The Jets got the ball first in overtime and they promptly went 74 yards to the Titans’ 1 yard line, where the drive stalled. A short field goal gave the Jets a 27 – 24 lead. The Jets then hung on as the Titans last gasp drive fell just short, with the Titans missing a 48 yard field goal attempt to give the Jets their first win of the season.