It looked like Monday might be one of those nights for the Jets when Sam Darnold‘s first pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown.
As it turned out, it was one of those nights for the Lions. The Jets scored 48 of the next 58 points and routed the Lions 48-17 to move to 1-0 on the season.
Darnold’s initial miscue was the only one he’d make on the night. He finished 16-of-21 for 198 yards and two touchdowns, including a 21-yarder to Quincy Enunwa that broke a 17-17 tie in the third quarter. The Jets would add 14 more points in under three minutes as Darron Lee scored on an interception shortly before Andre Roberts took a punt 78 yards for six more points.
That all but ended the competitive portion of the evening. The Jets’ 48 points are the most in a road game in franchise history and only four less than they scored in three September games last season. They got the ball to the lip of the end zone late in the fourth quarter, but opted to go with the victory formation rather than rubbing more salt in Detroit’s wounds.
Those points came in all phases of the game, but Darnold will be the story of the day. Neither…