Vyncint Smith
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The game was out of hand, but the New York Jets scored a personal victory in the form of their first offensive touchdown since Sept. 8.

Victories are hard to come by for the depleted New York Jets these days. They did, however, take another negative landmark off their grievance list.


The Jets’ mangled offense reached the end zone for the first time since Sept. 8 early in the final frame of Sunday’s visit to Philadelphia. Their six-pointer was scored via a reverse by receiver Vyncint Smith.

A fake handoff to Le’Veon Bell became the toss to Smith, who went in for the second touchdown of his NFL career. The score came from 19 yards out and cut the host Eagles’ lead to 24-6.

A two-point conversion was no good, as Luke Falk’s attempt for a pair fell incomplete.

This was the Jets’ second offensive touchdown of the year. Their prior six-point tally came back in Week 1’s third quarter when Le’Veon Bell caught a nine-yard pass from Sam Darnold. Other Jets points, 17 in total, came from Sam Ficken field goals and extra points and a score each on defense and special teams.

Philadelphia took down the Jets 31-6 in another lackluster effort from Gang Green. The offensive highlights have been few and far between for the Jets this season.

Head coach Adam Gase came to New York with a reputation as an offensive guru, but he has not lived up to that reputation yet. The Jets desperately need their starting quarterback, Sam Darnold, back.

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