New York Giants vs. New York Jets

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22
NYJ
16
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Game Information
Location: MetLife Stadium East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 78,586

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Sam Darnold spent a few minutes chatting with Joe Namath and only wished he had more time.

At this rate, though, the youngster will have plenty more opportunities down the line.

Darnold led the Jets on two touchdown drives, moving closer to securing the starting quarterback job in a 22-16 loss to the New York Giants on Friday night.

That came after Darnold and the Jets' other quarterbacks met briefly on the field with the man who has led the team to its only Super Bowl win - 50 seasons ago.

"It was cool to meet `Broadway Joe,"' a smiling Darnold said. "And to know the history that he has with this franchise, it was awesome to get to meet him."

Jets fans are hoping Darnold might be able to someday have the same impact.

Small steps first, of course. The No. 3 overall draft pick made his second consecutive start, finishing 8 of 16 for 86 yards - including a 12-yard touchdown pass to Terrelle Pryor.

Darnold is competing with Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown for the Jets' starting job, but the rookie is being given every chance to be under center when New York opens the regular season at Detroit on Sept. 10.

"So far, I think I've been really consistent," Darnold said. "At the same time, obviously there's little things I can always get better at."

Bridgewater came in on the Jets' second offensive possession of the second half, while McCown never played. Bridgewater was 11 of 15 for 104 yards.

Darnold got off to a solid start, leading an 11-play, 75-yard drive on the Jets' opening series that was capped by Bilal Powell's 10-yard touchdown run.

Darnold converted two third-and-long plays during the possession, first with a 13-yard completion to Neal Sterling. On third-and-13 from the Giants 35, Darnold showed off his scrambling ability by scooting to his left and zipping upfield for 14 yards.

"It's kind of what I've done my whole life, just play football," Darnold said. "When something's not there and I see a lane, take it. But also continue to secure the ball and not turn the ball over. And, if I can do those things and just continue to play football at the same time, I think I'll be all right."

After Darnold's 11-yard completion to Robby Anderson, Powell ran untouched into the end zone to give the Jets (1-2) an early 7-0 lead.

"Any time you go down the field on your first drive and score a touchdown against a good defense, that's a good thing," coach Todd Bowles said. "For the most part, he did his job."

Darnold's second series went nowhere, hurt in large part by a false start penalty on tight end Eric Tomlinson.

Hunter Sharp took Lachlan Edwards' punt from 55 yards out and zig-zagged a bit on his way to the end zone to tie it at 7 with 3:52 left in the opening quarter.

"The punt return was just the spark we needed," Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. "It was a terrific run, well blocked."

JUST FOR KICKS

Aldrick Rosas kicked field goals of 48, 40, 27 and 21 yards to give the Giants a 19-13 lead into halftime.

The third field goal came after Trenton Cannon fumbled a kickoff when he was hit by Ray-Ray Armstrong, and Jerell Adams recovered for the Giants (2-1).

STARTERS

The Giants' starters played just the first two quarters, with Eli Manning going 17 of 23 for 188 yards in what was likely his final tuneup before the regular season. Sterling Shepard had seven catches for 78 yards.

"I thought we did a couple of good things," Manning said. "Obviously, we'd like to score more when we get into the red zone down there. I thought there were a lot of good things and we moved the ball pretty well."

The backups opened the second half to face the Jets, who left their starters on both sides of the ball in for much of the third quarter.

BIG SWING

Manning connected with Cody Latimer on a 54-yard pass on first down late in the first quarter to put the Giants at the Jets 6.

Jonathan Stewart took the handoff on the next play and was met by Avery Williamson, who ripped the ball out of the running back's hands. Leonard Williams scooped up the fumble and returned it 39 yards to the Giants 47.

Four plays later, Darnold completed a 16-yard pass to Quincy Enunwa on third-and-6 from the 28. Darnold then found Pryor to give the Jets the lead 56 seconds into the second quarter.

Taylor Bertolet made the extra point, but it was negated by Jonotthan Harrison's false start - and Bertolet missed the re-kick.

SITTING OUT

Giants running back Saquon Barkley, taken a spot ahead of Darnold, returned to practice this week on a limited basis for the first time since suffering a mild hamstring strain nine days earlier but sat out.

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was a full participant in practice, but also didn't play as he continues to work his way back after breaking his ankle last October.

ANTHEM

There were no displays of protest by either the Jets or Giants, with both teams standing on the sideline for the anthem.

SLOPPY

The Jets were called for 13 penalties, costing them 108 yards. The Giants were called for six for 50.

"It felt like more than that," Bowles said. "We can't have that going into opening day."

INJURIES

Giants: Starting TE Evan Engram left with 5:21 left in the second quarter with a concussion. He was sandwiched by Williamson and Darron Lee after catching a 6-yard pass at the Jets 24. The ball came loose at the end of the play and was ruled a fumble, but the call was overturned after a video review. ... Backup TE Rhett Ellison left in the second quarter with an eye injury.

Jets: CB Rashard Robinson left early in the fourth quarter with a hip injury. ... WR Jermaine Kearse was held out with a sore abdomen.

UP NEXT

Giants: home vs. New England next Thursday night.

Jets: at Philadelphia next Thursday night.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Jets
08:28 Bilal Powell 10 yd run (Jason Myers kick) 0 7
03:52 Hunter Sharp 55 yd punt return (Aldrick Rosas kick) 7 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Jets
14:14 Terrelle Pryor Sr. 12 yd pass from Sam Darnold (missed kick) 7 13
08:19 Aldrick Rosas 48 yd FG 10 13
04:14 Aldrick Rosas 40 yd FG 13 13
02:22 Aldrick Rosas 27 yd FG 16 13
00:11 Aldrick Rosas 21 yd FG 19 13

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Jets
No scoring this quarter.

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Giants Jets
13:08 Marshall Koehn 44 yd FG 22 13
02:54 Jason Myers 20 yd FG 22 16

Team Stats
  New York New York
1st Downs 18 17
Total Yards 344 240
Passing 257 174
Passing Completions/Attempts 23-36 19-31
Yards/Pass 6.9 5.3
Rushing 87 66
Rushing Attempts 27 21
Yards/Rush 3.2 3.1
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles Lost 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Possession 31:02 28:58

New York Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Eli Manning 17 23 188 8.2 0 0
Davis Webb 5 11 73 6.6 0 0
Kyle Lauletta 1 2 1 0.5 0 0

New York Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Teddy Bridgewater 11 15 104 6.9 0 0
Sam Darnold 8 16 86 5.4 1 0

New York Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jhurell Pressley 13 71 5.5 0 20
Wayne Gallman Jr. 11 23 2.1 0 6
Jonathan Stewart 3 -7 -2.3 0 1

New York Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Bilal Powell 10 24 2.4 1 10
Trenton Cannon 5 23 4.6 0 10
Sam Darnold 2 13 6.5 0 14
Isaiah Crowell 4 6 1.5 0 6

New York Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Sterling Shepard 7 78 11.1 0 30
Cody Latimer 1 54 54.0 0 54
Alonzo Russell 1 47 47.0 0 47
Evan Engram 3 23 7.7 0 15
Wayne Gallman Jr. 4 19 4.8 0 10
Russell Shepard 1 16 16.0 0 16
Jerell Adams 3 12 4.0 0 6
Roger Lewis Jr. 1 10 10.0 0 10
Rhett Ellison 1 2 2.0 0 2
Jhurell Pressley 1 1 1.0 0 1

New York Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Andre Roberts 2 34 17.0 0 24
Trenton Cannon 4 30 7.5 0 12
Quincy Enunwa 2 28 14.0 0 16
ArDarius Stewart 4 24 6.0 0 11
Isaiah Crowell 2 18 9.0 0 15
Terrelle Pryor Sr. 2 16 8.0 1 12
Charles Johnson 1 16 16.0 0 16
Neal Sterling 1 13 13.0 0 13
Robby Anderson 1 11 11.0 0 11

New York Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Landon Collins 4 0 0 0
Dont'e Deayon 4 0 0 0
Kerry Wynn 3 0 1 11
Ray-Ray Armstrong 3 0 0 0
Eli Apple 2 0 0 0
Chris Lewis-Harris 2 0 0 0
Avery Moss 2 0 0 0
Dalvin Tomlinson 2 2 0 0
Josh Mauro 1 1 0.5 2
A.J. Francis 1 1 0 0
William Gay 1 1 0 0
Grant Haley 1 1 0 0
Damon Harrison Sr. 1 1 0 0
Alec Ogletree 1 2 0 0
Romeo Okwara 1 0 0 0
Michael Thomas 1 0 0 0
Lorenzo Carter 0 2 0.5 2
Tae Davis 0 2 0 0
B.J. Goodson 0 2 0 0
Mark Herzlich 0 2 0 0
B.J. Hill 0 0 0 0
Nate Solder 0 0 0 0
Orion Stewart 0 0 0 0
Olivier Vernon 0 1 0 0

New York Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Darron Lee 6 2 0 0
Jamal Adams 3 4 0 0
Trumaine Johnson 3 1 0 0
Buster Skrine 3 0 0 0
Anthony Wint 3 0 0 0
Terrence Brooks 2 0 0 0
Juston Burris 2 0 0 0
Xavier Cooper 2 1 0 0
Brandon Copeland 2 1 0 0
Neville Hewitt 2 1 0 0
Josh Martin 2 1 0 0
Marcus Maye 2 2 0 0
Avery Williamson 2 7 0 0
Frankie Luvu 1 0 1 5
Morris Claiborne 1 0 0 0
Darryl Roberts 1 0 0 0
Rashard Robinson 1 0 0 0
J.J. Wilcox 1 0 0 0
Leonard Williams 1 2 0 0
Lachlan Edwards 0 0 0 0
Jordan Jenkins 0 2 0 0
Doug Middleton 0 0 0 0
Kevin Minter 0 1 0 0
Nathan Shepherd 0 1 0 0
Neal Sterling 0 0 0 0
Eric Tomlinson 0 0 0 0
Clive Walford 0 0 0 0

New York Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

New York Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

New York Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Cody Latimer 1 23 23.0 0 23

New York Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Trenton Cannon 3 71 23.7 0 32

New York Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Hunter Sharp 3 80 26.7 1 55
Kalif Raymond 4 65 16.2 0 35

New York Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
No punt return stats.

New York Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Aldrick Rosas 4 4 100.0 48
Marshall Koehn 1 1 100.0 44

New York Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Jason Myers 1 1 100.0 20

New York Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Riley Dixon 5 205 45

New York Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Lachlan Edwards 7 385 65