Jets' Darnold throws pick-six on first career pass

Ruben Hill
September 11, 2018

The Detroit Lions scored on a touchdown on the game's first snap, but it wasn't long before the fans at Ford Field sensed trouble.

An anemic first quarter of offense set the tone.

In the second half of New York's game against the Lions, Darron Lee intercepted Matthew Stafford's pass and took it 36 yards for a touchdown.

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold bounced back from a disastrous start to his professional career to lead his team to a 48-17 rout of the Detroit Lions on Monday.

"There's not a lot to be happy about", Patricia said. This was a night for optimism for a franchise that far too often has had far too little of it.

His game highlight reel included one superb pinpoint pass to Robby Anderson for a 41-yard touchdown in the second quarter which helped put the Jets 17-7 ahead. On the bright side, he got his first career pick-six out of the way in a hurry. Do you think we need more?

There were boos from the crowd later in the quarter, though.

That decidedly Jets drought came to an end on Monday.

The former USC star shook off the rough start by completing 16 of 21 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns.

His first pass attempt was exactly like how Brett Favre and Jameis Winston's ended up: intercepted and returned for a touchdown.

NY led 17-10 at halftime. To answer these questions and provide a deeper look at Detroit's Week 1 opponent, we turned to brother site Jets Wire for some enemy intel. Stafford went 27 of 46 for 286 yards, but it was his first four-interception game since 2013.

I expect Darnold to play smart, but somewhat conservative football. "Hope I never have to say that again". He was mercifully taken out midway through the fourth quarter and replaced by Matt Cassel with Detroit down 31. "Jets! Jets!" chants that echoed around an otherwise deflated stadium. "It' s awesome and I'm really happy to be the starting quarterback but I also know that I've got to go out there and do my job". "That's where I always start", Patricia said.

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

There was nearly nothing for the Lions to feel good about. Kenny Golladay racked up 114 yards on seven receptions, and Golden Tate caught seven passes for 79 yards and a TD. The pass rush managed a couple early sacks after a listless preseason. Rookie Kerryon Johnson had only five carries, and Detroit ran for just 39 yards. It was the most lopsided loss for Detroit in an opener since a 45-0 shellacking at Washington in 1991.

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