Jets' 2018 Season, Sam Darnold's Career Set to Kick Off

Intriguing Jets receivers can make Sam Darnold’s life easier

The play call for Darnold's first National Football League snap was pretty unusual.

After the Jets kicked a field goal, running back Isaiah Crowell, who had 10 carries for 102 yards in his Jets debut, broke off a 62-yard touchdown run that gave NY a 31-point lead.

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The first touchdown pass of Darnold's career came with 1:51 left in the half on a 41-yard heave to Robby Anderson.

Since his first pass, which was taken back for Lions pick-six, Darnold has looked like a whole new player.

Is there pressure on coach Todd Bowles to win right away?

By halftime, Matthew Stafford and the Lions were trailing, and in the third quarter, they unraveled completely.

Stafford was 27 of 46 for 286 yards and a TD pass to Golden Tate early in the third quarter to tie it at 17. The Jets could've scored even more in the final minutes but turned the ball over on downs after kneeling to take time off the clock.

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"I know that just because I got named the starter doesn't mean that we won the game Monday night", Darnold said during the past week.

The first was a lowlight as an ill-advised floater across the field was picked off by Lions safety Quandre Diggs and returned for a quick six points. Darnold made the mistake of throwing back across the field on the play, which was designed for him to roll right. The Jets were taking it to them with Darnold and then the defense, running game and special teams responded with big plays, too.

The Jets dominated in all phases. Big-ticket CB Trumaine Johnson joins CB Mo Claiborne, S Jamal Adams (but no Marcus Maye also due to injury) and a secondary that is billing itself as "New Jack City".

And if the Lions come out with unfamiliar packages to confuse Darnold, Bowles said the Jets will just adjust.

"We're going to play better every game, that's our goal", wide receiver Quincy Enunwa said.

Darnold, the rookie out of USC whom NY selected third overall in the National Football League draft, led a three-play, 49-yard drive capped by a 41-yard touchdown to Robby Anderson as the Jets led 17-10 at halftime.

Not really. There needs to be an improvement after two straight 5-11 seasons, but I also don't think there's a playoff mandate in 2018, especially with Darnold starting.

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