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Isaiah Crowell set a New York Jets franchise record, rushing for 219 yards as they came from behind to beat the Denver Broncos 34-16.

1:04 | October 7, 2018 | Denver Broncos, Football, New York Jets, NFL

Game Information
Location: MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 77,982

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Isaiah Crowell ran all over the Denver Broncos' suddenly leaky defense - and kept his touchdown celebration low-key this time around.

The New York running back ran for a franchise-record 219 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown , and Sam Darnold threw two TD passes to Robby Anderson, including a 76-yarder, to help the big-play Jets snap a three-game losing streak with a 34-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

"It means a lot to me," Crowell said. "I've got to give all the credit to my O-line. I can't really take the credit. Really, it was all them. I mean, the holes were open. Anybody could've run through them. It just happened to be me.

"They really set the record."

Crowell needed just 15 carries to break the team record of 210 yards rushing set by Thomas Jones in 2009 against Buffalo. His 14.6 yards per carry set an NFL record for a player with at least 15 attempts, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Bilal Powell added 99 yards rushing, and New York finished with 323 yards on the ground - second-most in team history - and 512 overall yards.

After an ugly 20-yard punt early in the second quarter by Colby Wadman, who replaced the injured Marquette King, the Jets (2-3) took advantage immediately. Crowell took the handoff, scooted to the left sideline and zipped into the end zone - getting some nice blocks from receivers Anderson, Pryor and Jermaine Kearse along the way - for a 77-yard yard touchdown that tied the game.

Crowell was fined $13,369 by the NFL and given a stern lecture from coach Todd Bowles for his crude TD celebration two weeks ago in Cleveland when he wiped his rear end with the football. This time, Crowell simply tossed the ball to the turf in the end zone.

"I didn't want to do anything that would cost my team a penalty," Crowell said.

The Jets were just getting started with big plays.

On their next possession, Darnold found Anderson streaking down the field uncovered and connected for a 76-yard touchdown that put New York ahead 14-7 with 10:46 left in the half. It was the longest TD catch of Anderson's career.

According to the Jets, it was the first time they have had multiple TDs on offense of 75 yards or more in the same game since Sept. 24, 1972, against the Baltimore Colts. Joe Namath tossed TD passes of 79 and 80 yards to Rich Caster in that one. It was the first time the Jets had a TD catch and a TD run of at least 75 yards.

"Every single week, we can do that," Darnold said. "I'm just really excited for next week."

Darnold also had a TD toss to Terrelle Pryor that sealed the game late in the fourth quarter for the Jets. The rookie quarterback finished 10 of 22 for 198 yards and the three scores with an interception to help New York to its first win since the season opener.

"It was really a team effort," Darnold said, "and I couldn't be more proud."

The Jets' defense came up big, too, while playing without coordinator Kacy Rodgers, who is dealing with what Bowles has called a "serious" illness. Bowles ran the defense against the Broncos and the Jets kept the pressure on Keenum all game, sacking him four times - including two by Leonard Williams.

"We had our brother down and that was our message that we wanted to play for him," safety Jamal Adams said of Rodgers. "I know he's smiling right now."

They nearly had one more big play when Marcus Maye intercepted Keenum's final pass and returned it 104 yards - the longest in team history - before being taken down by Courtland Sutton at the 1 to end the game.

It was also the longest non-touchdown on an INT return, according to Elias.

Keenum finished 35 of 51 for 377 yards with touchdown passes to Sutton and Demaryius Thomas for the Broncos (2-3).

"We usually are a pretty stout defense," Broncos linebacker Von Miller said. "Today, we weren't. We got gashed over the top two or three times today. It was a rough one."

SLOW START

The Jets turned the ball over on their second play from scrimmage when Adam Gotsis knocked the ball out of Powell's hands and recovered at New York's 20. Three plays later, Keenum found Sutton in the end zone from 8 yards out to give Denver a 7-0 lead.

It was Keenum's first TD pass since Week 1, when he had three in a win over Seattle, and the first touchdown reception of Sutton's career.

STORMING BACK

Keenum completed passes of 31 yards to Thomas and 24 to DaeSean Hamilton to put the Broncos at the Jets 7, but New York came up with a red-zone stop and held Denver to a 30-yard field goal by Brandon McManus to make it 14-10 with 3:58 left in the half.

On New York's next possession, Darnold reared back from the 35 and fired a perfectly placed pass into the left corner of the end zone, where it dropped into Anderson's hands just beyond a pursuing Bradley Roby for another touchdown.

"Anyone who saw the game knows it wasn't good enough," Broncos safety Justin Simmons said of Denver's defense. "It's not what we do. We've got to be better."

INJURIES

Jets: CB Buster Skrine left in the first quarter with a concussion and didn't return. Skrine started in place of Trumaine Johnson, who was sidelined with a strained quadriceps.

Broncos: CB Adam Jones was ruled out in the second half after injuring a leg.

ANTHEM

There were no individual protests by players on either team during the singing of the national anthem.

UP NEXT

Broncos: home vs. Los Angeles Rams next Sunday.

Jets: home vs. Indianapolis Colts next Sunday.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Broncos Jets
09:19 Courtland Sutton 8 yd pass from Case Keenum (Brandon McManus kick) 7 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Broncos Jets
13:47 Isaiah Crowell 77 yd run (Jason Myers kick) 7 7
10:46 Robby Anderson 76 yd pass from Sam Darnold (Jason Myers kick) 7 14
03:58 Brandon McManus 30 yd FG 10 14
01:13 Robby Anderson 35 yd pass from Sam Darnold (Jason Myers kick) 10 21

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Broncos Jets
04:52 Jason Myers 49 yd FG 10 24

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Broncos Jets
12:59 Jason Myers 30 yd FG 10 27
05:10 Terrelle Pryor 20 yd pass from Sam Darnold (Jason Myers kick) 10 34
03:18 Demaryius Thomas 42 yd pass from Case Keenum (failed 2pt Pass from Case Keenum) 16 34

Team Stats
  Denver New York
1st Downs 26 18
Total Yards 436 512
Passing 344 189
Passing Completions/Attempts 35-51 10-22
Yards/Pass 6.3 8.2
Rushing 92 323
Rushing Attempts 17 38
Yards/Rush 5.4 8.5
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles Lost 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Possession 31:06 28:54

Denver Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Case Keenum 35 51 377 7.4 2 1

New York Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Sam Darnold 10 22 198 9.0 3 1

Denver Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Phillip Lindsay 12 61 5.1 0 29
Royce Freeman 5 31 6.2 0 24

New York Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Isaiah Crowell 15 219 14.6 1 77
Bilal Powell 20 99 5.0 0 38
Sam Darnold 3 5 1.7 0 3

Denver Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Demaryius Thomas 5 105 21.0 1 42
Emmanuel Sanders 9 72 8.0 0 13
Devontae Booker 5 59 11.8 0 22
DaeSean Hamilton 3 44 14.7 0 24
Phillip Lindsay 3 20 6.7 0 10
Matt LaCosse 2 19 9.5 0 11
Jeff Heuerman 2 18 9.0 0 14
Courtland Sutton 2 18 9.0 1 10
Royce Freeman 3 16 5.3 0 7
Tim Patrick 1 6 6.0 0 6
Brian Parker 0 0 0.0 0

New York Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Robby Anderson 3 123 41.0 2 76
Terrelle Pryor Sr. 1 20 20.0 1 20
Eric Tomlinson 2 15 7.5 0 12
Jermaine Kearse 1 14 14.0 0 14
Isaiah Crowell 1 12 12.0 0 12
Jordan Leggett 1 10 10.0 0 10
Andre Roberts 1 4 4.0 0 4
Quincy Enunwa 0 0 0.0 0

Denver Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Todd Davis 5 1 0 0
Justin Simmons 4 3 0 0
Domata Peko 2 1 0.5 4
Derek Wolfe 2 1 0.5 4
Von Miller 2 3 0 0
Darian Stewart 2 1 0 0
Isaac Yiadom 2 1 0 0
Shaquil Barrett 1 0 0 0
Bradley Chubb 1 1 0 0
Adam Gotsis 1 2 0 0
Shelby Harris 1 1 0 0
Chris Harris Jr. 1 2 0 0
Josey Jewell 1 1 0 0
Zach Kerr 1 2 0 0
Brandon Marshall 1 3 0 0
Shane Ray 1 1 0 0
Keishawn Bierria 0 0 0 0
Devontae Booker 0 0 0 0
Andy Janovich 0 0 0 0
Joseph Jones 0 0 0 0
Tim Patrick 0 0 0 0
Bradley Roby 0 0 0 0
Courtland Sutton 0 0 0 0
Dymonte Thomas 0 0 0 0

New York Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Avery Williamson 7 2 0 0
Marcus Maye 6 2 0.5 3
Parry Nickerson 6 0 0 0
Jamal Adams 5 1 0 0
Morris Claiborne 5 0 0 0
Darryl Roberts 5 1 0 0
Darron Lee 4 1 0 0
Buster Skrine 3 0 0 0
Leonard Williams 2 3 2 17
Frankie Luvu 2 0 0 0
Steve McLendon 2 0 0 0
Jeremiah Attaochu 1 0 1 7
Brandon Copeland 1 0 0 0
Mike Pennel Jr. 1 0 0 0
Jordan Jenkins 0 1 0.5 5
Henry Anderson 0 1 0 0
Trenton Cannon 0 0 0 0
Bilal Powell 0 0 0 0
Brandon Shell 0 0 0 0

Denver Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Derek Wolfe 1 2 0

New York Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Marcus Maye 1 104 0

Denver Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Phillip Lindsay 1 27 27.0 0 27

New York Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Andre Roberts 2 30 15.0 0 22
Quincy Enunwa 0.0

Denver Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Adam Jones 1 1 1.0 0 1

New York Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Andre Roberts 4 71 17.8 0 51

Denver Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Brandon McManus 1 1 100.0 30

New York Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Jason Myers 2 3 67.0 49

Denver Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Colby Wadman 8 329 57

New York Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Lachlan Edwards 3 134 46