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Jets Claim They Knew Matthew Stafford's Signals

Jets Claim They Knew Matthew Stafford's Signals

Sam Darnold made a stellar debut despite throwing a pick-6 on his first National Football League pass and the New York Jets intercepted five passes while routing the Detroit Lions 48-17 in their season opener Monday night. Namath went 19-for-40 for 287 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, which came out to a 67.4 quarterback rating.

"It's always good to have fans on the road when you're winning". The rookie became the youngest (21 years and 97 days old) Week 1 starting QB since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. That might be a leg-up for Patricia on Monday, considering the Jets and Pats are division rivals. We knew everything. That's just preparation as a defense.

"He didn't flinch", Jets coach Todd Bowles said. It produced 39 yards on 15 attempts.

Wide receiver Robby Anderson had to slow down to get good position on an underthrown second-quarter pass deep down the left sideline and then outfought Lions safety Tavon Wilson for the ball for Darnold's first career touchdown. Like Belichick, Patricia went hard on players in training camp, which many of them were apparently not accustomed to.

NY scored on the ground and through the air, on defense and on a punt return by former Lion Andre Roberts.

The Jets rubbed salt in the wounds after the game by mocking the Lions, saying they easily figured out Detroit's signals and knew what plays were coming for much of the evening. "We have to do better, I have to coach better and we have to play better".

While the game was truly eye-opening, it was the post game comments by the Jets that really got everyone's attention. And the former defensive coordinator got a rude welcome to the new gig of head coach.

"Not going to walk through all of the (interceptions)", Stafford said Monday.

Darnold connected with Quincy Enunwa for his second touchdown pass of the night to make it 24-17 before Darron Lee picked off Stafford to run in a 36-yard interception return for the score. His cool and calm ways were respected and they appreciated that he cared about them off the field. "Definitely something of a bright point for the team, for sure", Lee said, "but as a defense, it doesn't change what we have to do".

Sam Darnold arrived in NY with about as much fanfare as any Jet since Joe Namath.

Working together with the D-line, the Jets held Detroit to just 39 yards on fifteen carries. If we adjust his performance, and those of other rookie passers, for the era in which each played (meaning we account for the higher passing tendencies of the modern NFL), we see Darnold's debut was solid, but not at all conclusive.

Detroit is at San Francisco next weekend.


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