The Jets thought things would be different with a fully healthy offense. After back-to-back games with at least 27 points without Sam Darnold, the Jets got their QB back with a full arsenal of weapons on offense and defense.
But instead of a triumphant first win, the Jets looked every bit as pitiful as they did every other game this season. Darnold didn’t look improved, the defense gave up 345 yards of offense and New York lost its 11th consecutive game.
The Dolphins beat the Jets 20-3.
Dolphins QB RyanFitzpatrick was 24 of 39 for 257 yards with TD throws to tight ends Mike Gesicki and Adam Shaheen, helping the Dolphins bounce back after having a five-game winning streak end last week.
Jets QB Sam Darnold played after missing the last two games with a shoulder injury. But the offense was unable to get much going. Darnold was intercepted by Nik Needham and Xavien Howard, and the Jets twice couldn’t take advantage of takeaways by the defense.
“I’ve got to be better,” Darnold said. “I didn’t play well enough to win a ballgame today.”