For the New York Jets fans here are some notes after the team’s loss to the Green Bay Packers
S Jamal Adams:
S Jamal Adams led the team in tackles with 10, pushing his season total to 104, which ranks fourth among safeties in the NFL. Adams now ranks in the top five among safeties in tackles (104), sacks (3.5), forced fumbles (3), passes defensed (12), tackles for loss (9) and quarterback hits (8).
DL Henry Anderson:
DL Henry Anderson brought down QB Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter on third down to force a Green Bay punt, establishing a new single-season career high in sacks (7.0), the most in a season by a Jets defensive lineman since 2016, when DL Leonard Williams tallied the same. Anderson finished the game with four tackles, a sack, two quarterback hits, one tackle for loss and a pass defensed.
WR Robby Anderson:
In the second quarter, WR Robby Anderson extended the Jets lead to 14-0 with a 33-yard touchdown catch, notching his sixth touchdown of the season and third-consecutive game with a score. Anderson finished the game with a season-high 140 yards on a single-game career best nine receptions, notching his second 100-yard receiving game of the season and the 12th of his career. Anderson now has an average of 15.5 yards per catch, a mark that ranks in the top 15 of the league among qualified receivers.
QB Sam Darnold:
QB Sam Darnold started the contest throwing for a season-high 111 yards in the first quarter on 8-of-10 passing. Darnold ended the quarter leading the offense down the field 83 yards, punctuated by a touchdown run from RB Elijah McGuire, the fourth touchdown drive of 80+ yards he has led this season, before finishing the half completing 12-of-17 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown, notching a passer rating of 124.6, his best first-half passer rating since he posted a rating of 126.7 vs. DEN (10/7).
Darnold finished the game completing 24-of-35 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns with a season-high passer rating of 128.4. His 341 yards are a season-high and mark his second game this season of 300+ yards, making him the first Jets rookie since the merger to record two games of 300+ passing yards.
TE Chris Herndon:
In the third quarter, TE Chris Herndon hauled in a five-yard reception for a touchdown, extending the Jets lead to 28-20. Herndon now has four touchdowns as a rookie, establishing a new franchise mark for rookie tight ends and tying for the most among rookie tight ends in the league this season. Herndon’s average of 13.0 yards per reception this season ranks eighth among qualified tight ends. Herndon finished the game with six catches for 82 yards.
LB Neville Hewitt:
LB Neville Hewitt finished the contest with nine tackles according to press box stats, one shy of his single-game career high. Hewitt also added his first full sack of the season in the fourth quarter, bringing down Aaron Rodgers for a loss of nine yards. Hewitt added one tackle for loss and three quarterback hits in the contest.
LB Frankie Luvu:
Late in the second quarter, LB Frankie Luvu brought down QB Aaron Rodgers, notching his third sack of the season. Luvu’s 3.0 sacks rank him in the top 10 among rookie linebackers in the NFL. Luvu added two tackles for loss in the game.
RB Elijah McGuire:
RB Elijah McGuire found the endzone on a four-yard run, recording his third touchdown of the season. McGuire has now recorded a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games, the first time a Jet has accomplished the feat since 2016, when RB Matt Forte rushed for scores in Weeks Seven through Nine.
In the third quarter, McGuire hauled in a 20-yard reception for a touchdown for his second touchdown on the day, becoming the first Jet to record a rushing and a receiving touchdown in a game since Matt Forte accomplished the feat in 2016 vs. BLT (10/23/16).
McGuire finished the contest with a season-high 85 scrimmage yards, tallying 35 yards and a touchdown rushing and 50 yards and a touchdown on three receptions.
K Jason Myers:
With the Jets trailing 38-35 with 0:21 second remaining in the fourth quarter, Jason Myers connected on a 33-yard field goal to force overtime. The kick was the first game-tying field in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter since 2016 when Nick Folk made a 50-yard kick with 0:46 seconds remaining at SF (12/11/16).
WR/KR Andre Roberts:
WR/KR Andre Roberts extended the Jets second-quarter lead to 21-7 when he returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, the first Jets kickoff return touchdown since Joe McKnight took one back 100 yards in 2012. With his kickoff return touchdown today and his punt return touchdown at DET (9/10), Roberts is now only the second player in franchise history to record a kickoff return touchdown and a punt return touchdown in the same season (Leon Johnson, 1997). Roberts is also the only player in franchise history and only the 16th player since the merger to record a receiving touchdown, kickoff return touchdown and punt return touchdown in the same season. Roberts now joins Leon Johnson and JoJo Townsell as the only players in franchise history with a touchdown on a reception, kickoff return and punt return in their career.
Trailing 38-35 with 1:12 remaining in the game, Roberts returned a kickoff 51 yards to the GB 38 to help set up a 33-yard game-tying field goal six plays later. Roberts finished the game with a career-high 203 kickoff return yards on four returns (50.4 average).
- LB Anthony Wint, an undrafted rookie who had spent the first 14 weeks on the practice squad made his NFL debut and recorded a tackle and a forced fumble on special teams.
- OL Ben Braden made his NFL debut on special teams.
- The Jets currently lead the series 8-5 (Series @ NYJ: 4-2).
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