BILAL POWELL FAN CLUB
N.Y. Jets 34
D.C. Hogs 17
Don't look now, but the Jets are winners of two in a row.
However before you go pitching a tent along the canyon of heroes, let's first give this game some context. The Jets defeated Washington. As badly as both teams have played this season, this particular victory was expected from the Jets. Then again, the same was expected against the Dolphins as well.
That being said Sam Darnold needed to get some naysayers off his back, and did just that with his finest performance of the season. Sam I am was 19/30 (63%) for 293 yards with four TD's and one INT. He connected with his tight end Ryan Griffin five times for 109 yards and a touchdown.
The much beleaguered offensive line only yielded two sacks and finally created appreciable daylight. As such the backfield rushed for upwards of 100 yards for the first time this season. Le'Veon Bell gained 59 yards on 18 rushes, and Bilal Powell rushed seven times for 42 yards. The two joined forces for 101 yards on 25 rushes. The Jets are still nowhere near maximizing Le'Veon Bell's abilities (kind of feel sorry for the guy). Powell has now rushed 20 times for 84 yards over the last four games. In fact, Adam Gase called for 33 rushes and 30 pass attempts. Finally ... a local head coach whom exhibited some balance!
Leonard Williams who? The defense sacked Dwayne Haskins six times and hit him another ten times. Angry Jamal Adams accounted for three sacks and four other QB hits. Meanwhile the Jets front limited Adrian Peterson to just 25 yards on nine rushes.
All that being said outside of yet another kicking snafu, the Jets played an effective well rounded