Jamal Adams
(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The New York Jets took home the MetLife Bowl, using offensive heroics to earn their second win of the season against the New York Giants.

Geoff Magliocchetti

  • New York Jets 34 (2-7)
  • New York Giants 27 (2-8)
  • NFL, Final, Box Score
  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Sam Darnold scored two total touchdowns while Jamal Adams had the second of his career, and the New York Jets earned their second win of the season via a 34-27 triumph over the Giants, their MetLife Stadium co-tenants.

The New York team in green rallied for 10 fourth-quarter points to complete the comeback.

The Jets (2-7) got things off to a quick start with a 13-play, 75-yard drive punctuated by Sam Darnold perfection. He went 7-for-7 for 63 yards and finished the process with a two-yard score on a read-option behind the guard.

Set up with good field possession on the second time around, the Jets capitalized with a 50-yard drive for another six-pointer. Jamison Crowder did Darnold the honors, scoring on a 23-yard touchdown catch.


The Giants (2-7) fought back in the second quarter, though they fell just short of taking the lead. Darius Slayton was the primary contributor, scoring on two touchdown tosses from Daniel Jones.

On back-to-back drives, Slayton scored from five and 39 yards out, but they failed to tie the game when they botched the extra point.

Going into the locker room with a slim 14-13 lead, the Jets immediately extended it when Jamal Adams took back a Jones fumble 25 yards for the early score. It was one of five sacks on Daniel Jones throughout the course of the afternoon.

The Giants weren’t out of the game just yet, as they struck back with two more touchdowns from another receiver. Golden Tate was the lucky Jones recipient, scoring from 61 and 15 yards out on back-to-back drives.

But the Jets would once again come back with a special grouping of scores. Two Sam Ficken field goals sandwiched a one-yard Le’Veon Bell scoring rush, mostly set up via a defensive pass interference call.

Green defensive efforts handled the rest, as they stopped two final Giants drives to secure the win.

The Jets will hit the road next weekend, finishing off their interconference slate against the Washington Redskins (1:00 p.m. ET, FOX). Meanwhile, the Giants will go through their yearly bye before facing the Chicago Bears on the road on Nov. 24.

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