NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Quick thoughts on the first half:
1. Ugly football. Then again, what did you expect?
2. The Jets' quarterback situation was a mess. Mark Sanchez actually did a decent job on his first two series, leading a field-goal drive on the opening possession, but he was replaced by Tim Tebow for an entire series. Yes, the same Tebow who, four days ago, was deemed not healthy enough to play by Rex Ryan. The coach changed his mind the next day and, lo and behold, Tebow received his biggest chunk of playing time. He went five-and-out, including two unsuccessful drop backs.
3. Sanchez returned on the next series and, on his first play, he made a poor decision, forcing a pass to Jeremy Kerley on a rollout. CB Jason McCourty jumped the route to make the interception, Sanchez's 20th turnover. Did the one series on the bench disrupt Sanchez's rhythm? There's no way of knowing that, of course, but it's the type of question that has dogged the Jets for the entire season.
4. The defense played a marvelous first half -- except for one play, Chris Johnson's 94-yard TD run. It was a simple inside run, but NT Sione Po'uha couldn't disengage from backup C Kyle DeVan, creating a gap. And Johnson, one of the fastest players in the league, was gone. That's the Jets' season in nutshell. Because of the offensive woes, they play with such a small margin for error.
5. Newly acquired Braylon Edwards played a significant role. He started the game and, unofficially, played 16 snaps in the first half. It's a sad commentary on the Jets' receiving corps if a player can come off the street and right into the starting lineup. Edwards had one catch for 14 yards.