The Titans were able to move the ball well on their second possession of the game as Jake Locker picked apart the Jets' secondary before a poor snap in the red zone pushed them back 10 yards. The error forced the home side to kick a 40-yard field goal from Ryan Succop.
Rex Ryan's men did get on the scoreboard just before the end of the half as Smith moved his team into field-goal range, and this time Folk's kick had enough power to clear the uprights from 51 yards.
In the Titans' final possession of the half Locker was hit by Quinton Coples and was forced to the sidelines, ruling him out of the rest of the match.
In the third quarter, the Titans extended their advantage as replacement quarterback Charlie Whitehurst led his team into field goal range, and Succop obliged with an accurate kick from distance.
New York rallied and thought that they had taken the lead in the contest when Smith fired deep for Eric Decker, only to see that the receiver had stepped out of bounds. A mass melee ensued with several players throwing punches, which added to the visitors' field position.
Tennessee were behind for just minutes as they found their offensive rhythm and moved downfield with ease. The Jets eventually managed to get a defensive stop, but Succop nailed a 51-yard field goal to put his team ahead once more.
However, New York powered ahead in the fourth quarter as Chris Ivory found the endzone from the goal line, and their defense managed to hold out for the win despite a late effort from the Titans on the final play of the game.