(Inglewood) Sam Darnold amassed 207 yards from the air and the New York Jets posted their first win this season by defeating the Los Angeles Rams 23-20 on Sunday.
Frank Gore landed a touchdown and caught an important pass on third down with only 2:05 remaining in the game.
The Jets (1-13) ended the longest losing streak in their history. So there won’t be a third 16-game losing streak in NFL history.
Head coach Adam Gase had his first win this year, although he almost saw his Jets drop a 17-point lead in the second half. The New York defense stopped the Rams with 3:54 left before Darnold joined Gore to seal the outcome of the game.
The Jets possibly ruined their chances of getting their hands on the first overall pick because the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-13) hold the tiebreaker due to their overall schedule strength.
Jets third-year quarterback Darnold looked comfortable in his first game in Southern California, where he was born. The former USC University Trojans quarterback completed 22 of his 31 passes, including one for a touchdown.
The Jets led 13-3 at the half, limiting the Rams to 97 total yards. The New York troop increased their lead to 20-3 midway through the third quarter.
Sam Ficken landed three hits for the Jets, which showed the NFL’s worst offense and only had 289 yards against the league’s best defense. However, they scored enough points.
Of nine teams in NFL history to start the campaign with a 0-13 record, the Jets are the fourth to win in the 15the week of activities.
Eagles 26 – Cardinals 33
Kyler Murray set a personal high with 406 yards in the air, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins picked up 169 yards and had a spectacular catch for a touchdown and they helped the Arizona Cardinals defeat the Philadelphia Eagles. 33-26.
The Cardinals (8-6) have won their second straight game as they aim for their first playoff appearance since 2015. They sit third in the Western Division of the National behind the Los Angeles Rams and Seahawks. Seattle, as well as the seventh and last step giving access to the qualifiers in the National.
The Eagles (4-9-1) were 16-0 down in the first quarter but were able to tie it 26-26 in the third quarter after a touchdown from quarterback Jalen Hurts on a seven-yard rush.
The Cardinals responded with the touchdown that made the difference, that of Hopkins thanks to a nice catch on a 20-yard play. Cornerback Michael Jacquet seemed to cover him well, but Hopkins managed to control the ball and held it with one hand as it fell into the end zone.
Murray completed 27 of his 36 passes for three touchdowns against an interception.
Hurts, who was making a second career start, was 24-for-44 for 338 yards and three majors. He’s had a good time, but the Eagles haven’t been able to score any points in their last two possessions.