The New York Jets’ early score via Le’Veon Bell against the Dallas Cowboys made modern history by ending some unpleasant streaks.
The New York Jets‘ new social media slogan is “#TakeFlight.” They certainly took that motto to heart in Sam Darnold’s return to action.
New York, desperate for some good vibes after an 0-4 start perhaps spawned from Darnold’s illness-induced absence, got their home crowd rocking on Sunday afternoon. A two-yard run from Le’Veon Bell gave the Jets an early 7-0 lead over the Dallas Cowboys in their Week 6 tilt.
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That score gave the Jets their first week since the fourth quarter of their opening game against Buffalo. Such a streak spanned 194 minutes and 36 seconds of game time. It was also the Jets’ offense’s first score in the opening half all season.
Despite the drive ending via a score on the ground, Darnold was certainly active in his first action since Week 1. The 14-play, 83-yard trek saw Darnold go a perfect 6-for-6 for 43 yards, 24 of which came on a crucial third-down conversion, as Darnold found Jamison Crowder at the Dallas 31.
The drive nearly ended in a field goal, but Darnold’s rush toward the end zone on third and goal led to a horsecollar tackle from Maliek Collins. One play and one more Dallas penalty later, Bell scored to send the Jets crowd into hysterics.
New York leads Dallas 7-3 in the middle stages of the second quarter.