Sat. Oct 24th, 2020

New York Jets Sam Darnold’s 92-yard touchdown to…

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New York Jets Sam Darnold's 92-yard touchdown to...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Energized by the return of quarterback Sam Darnold, the New York Jets struck for one of the longest touchdown plays in team history — a 92-yard scoring pass to Robby Anderson.

After a fourth-down stop, Jets coach Adam Gase capitalized on momentum over the Dallas Cowboys by calling a deep shot from his own 8-yard line. Anderson ran a stop-and-go on cornerback Chidobe Awuzie, whom the Jets had targeted in their game plan. Anderson broke free and Darnold hit him in stride at the 50 — and he was off to the house. It was the second-longest scoring pass; in 1985, Wesley Walker caught a 96-yarder from Ken O’Brien.

Returning from a five-week layoff because of a bout with mononucleosis, Darnold dazzled in the first half, throwing two touchdown passes and completing passes to seven different receivers.

The Jets lead the Cowboys, 21-6, at halftime.

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