New York Jets vs. Washington Redskins

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Game Information
Location: FedEx Field Landover, Maryland
Attendance: 0

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Limited playing experience in high school and college makes Sam Darnold appreciate every game, even if it's just the preseason.

The third overall pick made his first exhibition start for the New York Jets on Thursday night and showed some of the growing pains of a rookie quarterback by throwing an interception , taking two sacks and having a couple of balls batted out of the air.

Darnold was 8 of 11 for 62 yards in the first half before giving way to Teddy Bridgewater in a game the Jets lost to the Washington Redskins 15-13 on a last-second field goal.

"Any game experience is huge," said Darnold, who felt he played well but wasn't as sharp as his 13 of 18 for 96 yards preseason debut. "I feel like I'm going to continue to grow and get better every single day, and that's what I'm most excited about is to see how much I'm going to be able to grow and get better."

Darnold went in looking like the front-runner to win New York's starting QB competition, and it's still muddled after Bridgewater was 10 of 15 for 127 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Veteran Josh McCown didn't play after starting the first preseason game because coach Todd Bowles already knows what he has in the 39-year-old.

"It's already been cloudy," Bowles said. "It'll be a tough choice."

Darnold showed flashes for the Jets (1-1), going 5 of 5 on his second drive but was sacked by Preston Smith to force a field goal on a night full of them. Bridgewater took some intentional risks to test the left knee he injured two years ago to the point Bowles joked he had a neighborhood he could send the former Vikings quarterback to if he wanted to get hit.

"Some of those plays, I could've thrown the ball away or run out of bounds, but I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could take a hit and it was fun," Bridgewater said.

Redskins starter Alex Smith was 4 of 6 for 48 yards in one series, his only work so far in the preseason. Smith said he always wished he could play more but acknowledged "it's a fine line."

Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins made all five of his field-goal attempts, including a 40-yarder as time expired to win it for the Redskins (1-1).

INJURIES

Jets: CB Jeremy Clark left with a hamstring injury. ... LT Kelvin Beachum (foot), RG Brian Winters (abdominal), RB Isaiah Crowell (concussion) and DL Steve McLendon (leg) did not play.

Redskins: RB Samaje Perine injured an ankle on his first carry, a 30-yard run , and did not return. Coach Jay Gruden said Perine twisted his ankle but expects him to be OK ... RB Byron Marshall was evaluated for a lower-leg injury that Gruden said was fine after an MRI. ... LT Trent Williams, RB Chris Thompson, WR Maurice Harris and Jamison Crowder, TE Jordan Reed, OT Ty Nsekhe and DL Matt Ioannidis and Phil Taylor were among those nursing or coming off injuries who didn't dress.

REDSKINS RB COMPETITION

After second-round pick Derrius Guice's season ended because of a torn ACL , Rob Kelley was up first to show he deserves to be Washington's starter. Kelley had seven carries for 17 yards, Perine was impressive on his one run before being injured, Marshall had a kick-return fumble that was overturned on video review and Kapri Bibbs made six catches for 47 yards with only 6 yards on the ground.

"It will be a tough deal for us to figure all that out, but we will," Gruden said.

UNDISCIPLINED JETS

Linebacker Jordan Jenkins was flagged on the game's opening drive for roughing the passer against Smith when he drove the QB into the ground. Darron Lee was penalized for a horse-collar tackle on Redskins punt returner Danny Johnson. Then, there was rookie Frankie Luvu, who led with his helmet into Colt McCoy on a more egregious roughing-the-passer violation than what Jenkins had.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

All players appeared to stand for the national anthem. Jets players locked arms along the visiting sideline with no one remaining in the locker room.

NEXT UP

Jets: See what more Darnold can do in game action when they face the Giants on Aug. 24.

Redskins: Are expected to give Smith more snaps Aug. 24 when they host the Denver Broncos.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Jets Redskins
09:24 Dustin Hopkins 22 yd FG 0 3
04:45 Dustin Hopkins 35 yd FG 0 6

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Jets Redskins
13:02 Taylor Bertolet 36 yd FG 3 6
00:00 Dustin Hopkins 26 yd FG 3 9

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Jets Redskins
04:10 Dustin Hopkins 28 yd FG 3 12

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Jets Redskins
11:02 Charone Peake 16 yd pass from Teddy Bridgewater (Taylor Bertolet kick) 10 12
01:52 Taylor Bertolet 21 yd FG 13 12
00:00 Dustin Hopkins 40 yd FG 13 15

Team Stats
  New York Washington
1st Downs 14 20
Total Yards 234 342
Passing 170 245
Passing Completions/Attempts 18-26 23-33
Yards/Pass 5.7 7.0
Rushing 64 97
Rushing Attempts 22 24
Yards/Rush 2.9 4.0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles Lost 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Possession 28:17 31:43

New York Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Teddy Bridgewater 10 15 127 8.5 1 1
Sam Darnold 8 11 62 5.6 0 1

Washington Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Colt McCoy 12 16 140 8.8 0 1
Kevin Hogan 7 11 58 5.3 0 0
Alex Smith 4 6 48 8.0 0 0

New York Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
George Atkinson III 7 31 4.4 0 18
Bilal Powell 6 17 2.8 0 5
Thomas Rawls 8 12 1.5 0 9
Teddy Bridgewater 1 4 4.0 0 4

Washington Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Martez Carter 7 45 6.4 0 33
Samaje Perine 1 30 30.0 0 30
Rob Kelley 7 17 2.4 0 4
Kapri Bibbs 5 6 1.2 0 4
Kevin Hogan 1 5 5.0 0 5
Byron Marshall 2 1 0.5 0 1
Simmie Cobbs Jr. 1 -7 -7.0 0 -7

New York Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
George Atkinson III 1 30 30.0 0 30
Charone Peake 2 29 14.5 1 16
Clive Walford 2 25 12.5 0 19
Tre McBride 2 24 12.0 0 13
Charles Johnson 2 22 11.0 0 13
Bilal Powell 2 20 10.0 0 11
ArDarius Stewart 1 17 17.0 0 17
Thomas Rawls 2 10 5.0 0 6
Jermaine Kearse 1 6 6.0 0 6
Robby Anderson 1 4 4.0 0 4
Eric Tomlinson 1 2 2.0 0 2
Chad Hansen 1 0 0.0 0 0

Washington Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Cam Sims 3 57 19.0 0 27
Kapri Bibbs 7 47 6.7 0 29
Trey Quinn 3 36 12.0 0 18
Darvin Kidsy Jr. 1 21 21.0 0 21
Vernon Davis 1 16 16.0 0 16
Simmie Cobbs Jr. 2 14 7.0 0 9
Brian Quick 1 13 13.0 0 13
Rob Kelley 1 13 13.0 0 13
Josh Doctson 1 11 11.0 0 11
Paul Richardson Jr. 1 8 8.0 0 8
Shay Fields 1 5 5.0 0 5
Matt Flanagan 1 5 5.0 0 5

New York Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Terrence Brooks 6 1 1 0
Neville Hewitt 5 3 0 0
Rashard Robinson 4 0 0 0
Darron Lee 3 2 0 0
Jamal Adams 2 0 0 0
Xavier Cooper 2 0 0 0
Brandon Copeland 2 1 0 0
Frankie Luvu 2 0 0 0
Doug Middleton 2 1 0 0
Nathan Shepherd 2 0 0 0
Terrell Sinkfield 2 1 0 0
Leonard Williams 2 0 0 0
Avery Williamson 2 1 0 0
Jordan Jenkins 1 3 1 1
Henry Anderson 1 0 0 0
Morris Claiborne 1 0 0 0
Trumaine Johnson 1 0 0 0
Josh Martin 1 0 0 0
Mike Pennel 1 0 0 0
Deon Simon 1 0 0 0
Buster Skrine 1 0 0 0
J.J. Wilcox 1 2 0 0
David Bass 0 0 0 0
Obum Gwacham 0 0 0 0
Charles Johnson 0 0 0 0
Charone Peake 0 0 0 0
Bilal Powell 0 0 0 0
Darryl Roberts 0 0 0 0
Anthony Wint 0 1 0 0

Washington Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Jerod Fernandez 3 3 2 7
Jonathan Allen 2 1 0 0
Quin Blanding 2 2 0 0
Danny Johnson 2 0 0 0
Josh Norman 2 0 0 0
Ondre Pipkins 2 1 0 0
Martrell Spaight 2 4 0 0
Greg Stroman 2 1 0 0
Ranthony Texada 2 0 0 0
Zach Vigil 2 2 0 0
Da'Ron Payne 1 0 1 7
Preston Smith 1 0 1 5
Ryan Anderson 1 1 0 0
Troy Apke 1 2 0 0
Zach Brown 1 0 0 0
Quinton Dunbar 1 1 0 0
Mason Foster 1 0 0 0
Shaun Dion Hamilton 1 2 0 0
Cassanova McKinzy 1 1 0 0
Pernell McPhee 1 0 0 0
Fabian Moreau 1 0 0 0
Fish Smithson 1 0 0 0
D.J. Swearinger 1 0 0 0
Kapri Bibbs 0 0 0 0
Vontae Diggs 0 0 0 0
Deshazor Everett 0 0 0 0
Shay Fields 0 0 0 0
Matt Flanagan 0 0 0 0
Ziggy Hood 0 1 0 0
Prince Charles Iworah 0 0 0 0
Kenny Ladler 0 1 0 0
Anthony Lanier II 0 1 0 0
Pete Robertson 0 1 0 0
Tim Settle 0 1 0 0
Nick Sundberg 0 0 0 0
Isaiah Williams 0 0 0 0

New York Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Doug Middleton 1 39 0

Washington Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Troy Apke 1 4 0
Prince Charles Iworah 1 0 0

New York Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Andre Roberts 1 21 21.0 0 21
Lucky Whitehead 1 20 20.0 0 20

Washington Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Darvin Kidsy Jr. 2 29 14.5 0 18
Byron Marshall 1 20 20.0 0 20

New York Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Lucky Whitehead 3 19 6.3 0 10

Washington Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Trey Quinn 2 28 14.0 0 22
Danny Johnson 1 4 4.0 0 4

New York Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Taylor Bertolet 2 2 100.0 36

Washington Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Dustin Hopkins 5 5 100.0 40

New York Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Lachlan Edwards 4 224 65

Washington Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Tress Way 4 184 57