Sam Darnold scores a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders.
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The New York Jets were kept out of the end zone on their first drive, but Sam Darnold’s rushing score gave them the Sunday lead.

Sam Darnold’s streak of touchdowns on the opening possession came to an end on Sunday. But welcome November trends carried on the New York Jets‘ second go at it.

Darnold took matters into his own hands on the final part of a 12-play, 96-yard trek, running it in from four yards out to give the Jets their first lead of the afternoon against the Oakland Raiders.

The ensuing extra point made it 10-3 in the early stages of the second quarter.


The Jets’ quarterback has now tallied a score on the ground in two of his last three games. Overall, Darnold has been responsible for 10 touchdowns over the past five games, dating back to October 27’s visit to Jacksonville.

New York continues to lead the Raiders 10-3 in the latter stages of the second quarter.

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