New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold addresses how the team still has a shot at the postseason after defeating the Giants.
On Sunday, the New York Jets won just their second game of the season. Ironically, both victories are against NFC East teams. After defeating the Dallas Cowboys 24-22 in Week 6, the Jets ousted the New York Giants 34-27. Gang Green is now 2-7 on the year, still sitting in last place in the AFC East.
However, they aren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs just yet. The Jets still have seven games left to play, as crazier things have happened in the NFL than a 2-7 team making the playoffs.
The team, including their second-year quarterback Sam Darnold, isn’t overlooking that possibility.
"We still have a chance at the playoffs" – Sam Darnold pic.twitter.com/IGrfLVvILt
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) November 10, 2019
“We need every win from now on. We still got a chance,” Darnold said. “If we get on a roll here and we win-out, we got a chance at the playoffs. Guys in this locker room know this…we’re just really excited to get back to work.”
Hold your horses, Jets fans. Darnold isn’t guaranteeing a 2019 playoff berth for this organization. Since they’re not mathematically eliminated, there’s still technically a chance for them. That’s the same for every team that isn’t mathematically eliminated at this point.
In the win over Big Blue, Darnold completed 19 of his 30 throws for 230 yards and one touchdown. He additionally carried the ball three times for 25 yards and one score. His lone rushing touchdown began the scoring and gave the Jets a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
His one touchdown through the air, also in the first quarter, was caught by veteran wideout Jamison Crowder to give the Jets a 14-0 lead.
Gang Green will take on the Washington Redskins on the road this Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. ET.