Jets beat Giants for NY supremacy
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP):
Le’Veon Bell scored a go-ahead one-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter after a 33-yard pass interference penalty on DeAndre Baker, and the New York Jets rallied and then held on to beat the Giants 34-27 yesterday for Big Apple bragging rights.
Sam Darnold threw a touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder and ran for another score, and Jamal Adams scored on a 25-yard fumble return on a strip-sack as the Jets (2-7) bounced back from an embarrassing 28-16 loss last week at previously winless Miami.
Daniel Jones threw a career-high four touchdown passes, two each to Darius Slayton and Golden Tate, but couldn’t prevent the Giants (2-8) from losing their sixth straight game. It’s their first six-game skid since 2014.
It was the third straight game Jones had a fumble returned for a touchdown.
On third-and-nine from the Giants 39, Jones threw a screen to Tate for a 61-yard touchdown.
The Giants went for the two-point conversion, but Tate was called for offensive pass interference. Shurmur opted to go for the extra point, but Aldrick Rosas was wide right – and the Jets still led, 21-19.
The Giants’ left tackle Nate Solder left in the second quarter with a concussion. He was replaced by Eric Smith, who made his NFL debut. Cornerback Janoris Jenkins was evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter.
The Jets’ right guard Brian Winters injured a shoulder in the third quarter and didn’t return. Tom Compton replaced him.
The Giants have a bye-week break before travelling to Chicago to face the Bears on November 24, while the Jets hit the road to take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday.