Sam Darnold was literally perfect on the New York Jets’ opening Sunday drive, capping it off with his second career rushing touchdown.
Facing their MetLife Stadium brethren, Darnold helped the Jets secure early bragging rights by engineering a 13-play, 75-yard drive that gave the Jets a 7-0 lead against the New York Giants.
Darnold himself capped off the mastery with a two-yard run on a read-option behind the guard for the early lead. It’s the second rushing touchdown of Darnold’s NFL career.
Sam Darnold on the QB keeper. #TakeFlight
— NFL (@NFL) November 10, 2019
He also forced a fumble that the Giants recovered, but the lower case NY-branded team was forced into a punt.
On the team’s next drive, Darnold found Jamison Crowder for a score.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 10, 2019
The Jets currently lead 14-7 with a little over nine minutes remaining in the second quarter.