Jets rookie QB Darnold aims for improvement in next 8 games

Football 10/31/18, 19:26

Flashes of brilliance. Spurts of inconsistency. Steady progress.The first eight games of Sam Darnold's NFL career have been marked by the ups and downs typical of a rookie quarterback playing his way through a crash course of a life as a pro.Starting now, though, the face of the New York ...

Bears’ defense dominates even with Mack out of lineup

Football 10/29/18, 03:10

The Chicago Bears showed they could dominate on defense, even with Khalil Mack out of the lineup.Then again, playing the Jets didn't hurt.The Bears were ready without Mack, shutting down Sam Darnold and New York's struggling offense in a 24-10 victory Sunday they sorely needed."We played together," linebacker Aaron Lynch ...

Jets struggle on offense in 24-10 loss to Bears

Football 10/28/18, 18:19

Sam Darnold and the New York Jets did a good job of protecting the ball.They just didn't do very much when they had it.Playing without two of its top receivers, New York managed just 207 yards in a 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Darnold passed for a ...

Trubisky throws 2 TDs as Bears beat Jets 24-10

Football 10/28/18, 16:19

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, and the short-handed Chicago Bears beat the New York Jets 24-10 on Sunday.The Bears (4-3) got the win they needed after dropping two in a row to fall out of the NFC North lead, even though star pass rusher Khalil Mack (right ankle) and ...

Jets’ Darnold looks to use dud vs. Vikings as learning tool

Football 10/22/18, 22:05

Sam Darnold's final numbers looked every bit like those of a rookie quarterback who struggled through adversity all over the field.Bad decisions, receivers' slippery fingers, a cold, blustery wind and a swarming defense all contributed to the worst game of the Darnold's young career. Still, the face of the New ...

Cousins, Vikings look to improve, even after blowout of Jets

Football 10/22/18, 02:33

Kirk Cousins was happy with the victory, of course — a road win against a team Minnesota had never beaten away from home.But the star quarterback knows the Vikings' offense can be even better.Cousins threw two touchdown passes, Latavius Murray ran for two scores, and the Vikings pulled away in ...

Cousins, Murray lift Vikings past Darnold, Jets 37-17

Football 10/21/18, 21:14

Mike Zimmer gathered his team around him in a victorious locker room and let them in on what they just accomplished.The Minnesota Vikings, he told them, had never defeated the Jets on the road — until Sunday. Kirk Cousins and the rest of his teammates broke out in big cheers ...

Jets’ busy Beachum uses many life passions to help others

Football 10/16/18, 02:06

Kelvin Beachum might be the NFL's most fascinating man.He's certainly one of the busiest.Beachum is a philanthropist, humanitarian, small-business investor and a big-time tech geek. Oh, and he's also responsible for protecting the blind side of the New York Jets' 21-year-old franchise quarterback."Man, Beach is a very interesting guy," right ...

Jets’ Darnold paid close attention to Cousins’ free agency

Football 10/15/18, 19:29

Sam Darnold was uncertain where his NFL career would begin while he was preparing for the draft.The former Southern California quarterback also was keeping tabs on what team Kirk Cousins would choose in free agency. Darnold knew Cousins' situation would likely affect his future."I was really just paying attention, especially ...

Jets get ‘bittersweet’ victory over Colts, look to improve

Football 10/15/18, 03:02

The New York Jets have consecutive wins for the first time in more than a year, and they're feeling good about getting back to .500.The way they got there, though, was far from satisfying. And it has them motivated to improve."It's one of those bittersweet victories," cornerback Morris Claiborne said ...

Myers kicks Jets-record 7 FGs in 42-34 win over Colts

Football 10/14/18, 16:34

Jason Myers kicked a franchise-record seven field goals, Sam Darnold threw two touchdown passes, and the New York Jets held on to beat the Indianapolis Colts 42-34 on Sunday to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a year.Morris Claiborne returned the first of three interceptions thrown ...

Jets look to win back to back, while Colts try to end skid

Football 10/11/18, 14:53

Broadway Joe will be in the building. So will the rest of the 1968 New York Jets, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the squad that won the franchise's only Super Bowl.Nostalgia will be all around MetLife Stadium on Sunday, with rookie Sam Darnold and this year's Jets team trying to ...

Jets’ Darnold drawing some early comparisons to Colts’ Luck

Football 10/10/18, 20:39

Sam Darnold remembers sitting at home in Southern California watching Andrew Luck sling the football all over the fields of the Pac-12 for Stanford.The young quarterback was a freshman in high school in 2012, when Luck became the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and the future of the ...

4 rookie QBs bounce back with wins after rough week

Football 10/07/18, 20:50

One week is a long time in the career of a rookie quarterback, and for Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen, seven days made a big difference.A week after the four quarterbacks taken in the top 10 in this year's draft all lost, the young passers rebounded, ...

Crowell, big-play Jets romp past Broncos 34-16

Football 10/07/18, 17:01

Isaiah Crowell 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 New York Jets snap a three-game losing streak with a 34-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.Darnold also had a ...

Jets’ Darnold pens letter to fans: ‘They deserve wins’

Football 10/04/18, 22:12

Sam Darnold wants the same thing New York Jets are hungry for: victories, and starting now.The rookie quarterback wrote an open letter that was posted on the team's official website Thursday in which he talks about his transition to the NFL, how the first four games of his career have ...

Jets OC Bates on Darnold: ‘He continues to get better’

Football 10/04/18, 18:59

Jeremy Bates likes what he's seeing from Sam Darnold, even if the stats don't necessarily stand out.The Jets offensive coordinator is tasked with developing a rookie quarterback while putting together an offense that can win games. It's a delicate balance, especially when New York is 1-3 and Darnold is learning ...

Broncos’ Von Miller a big fan of Jets rookie QB Sam Darnold

Football 10/04/18, 14:27

Von Miller acknowledges he's no draft guru and is far from any kind of expert when it comes to quarterbacks. Well, except for sacking them, of course.But the Denver Broncos star linebacker knew there was something special about Sam Darnold long before the New York Jets made him the No. ...

4 rookie QBs starting the same week is NFL rarity

Football 10/04/18, 03:09

Four rookie quarterbacks started in the same week for only the second time in NFL history in Week 4. None of them earned a win.Cleveland's Baker Mayfield and Arizona's Josh Rosen came close. Both of their teams lost by a field goal. Buffalo's Josh Allen had the worst game of ...

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