It has taken just two weeks for things to go from bad to worse for the New York Jets, and the worst may be yet to come Sunday when third-string quarterback Luke Falk is likely to make his first NFL start against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
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Team: Jets vs Patriots
When: Sunday, Sept. 22
Time: 1 p.m. ET
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Improving on last season’s 4-12 mark was considering Sam Darnold would continue to progress in his second season as quarterback and marquee free agent running back Le’Veon Bell signed with the team. The plan, though, started going awry in Week 1 when New York squandered a 16-point lead to lose its season opener to Buffalo.
Darnold was then diagnosed with mononucleosis. Which will keep him out of this game and perhaps one or two more following the Jets’ Week 4 bye. And Trevor Siemian, who started Monday night. Was knocked out in the second quarter and suffered torn ligaments in his ankle when it buckled on a hit by Browns defensive lineman Myles Garrett, ending his season. Jets vs Patriots.
That makes Falk the starter against the reigning 10-time AFC East champion Patriots.Falk completed 20 of 25 passes for 198 yards against what could be best described as a passive Browns defense, and the Jets did not get into positive passing yards until midway through the third quarter, when Falk hooked up with Robby Anderson on a 36-yard completion.
Everyone contributed, as Brady finished with 264 yards and a pair of scores through the air. While Sony Michel contributed 85 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The defense got into the scoring act in the fourth quarter as Stephon Gilmore. And Jamie Collins returned interceptions for touchdowns four plays and 1:48 apart.