EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Energized by the return of quarterback Sam Darnold, the New York Jets struck for one of the longest touchdown plays in team history -- a 92-yard scoring pass to Robby Anderson.
After a fourth-down stop, Jets coach Adam Gase capitalized on momentum over the Dallas Cowboys by calling a deep shot from his own 8-yard line. Anderson ran a stop-and-go on cornerback Chidobe Awuzie, whom the Jets had targeted in their game plan. Anderson broke free and Darnold hit him in stride at the 50 -- and he was off to the house. It was the second-longest scoring pass in Jets history; in 1985, Wesley Walker caught a 96-yarder from Ken O'Brien.
Returning from a five-week layoff due to mononucleosis, Darnold dazzled in the first half, throwing two touchdown passes and completing passes to seven different receivers.