Darnold recovers from 1st-play pick-6, helps Jets rout Lions. It might've been his only mistake all night. Darnold made a stellar debut after throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL snap, and the New York Jets intercepted five passes and also scored on special teams in a rout over the Detroit Lions on Monday night. The year-old Darnold became the youngest quarterback to start a season opener since the AFL-NFL merger, and looked his age on the first play. He also outplayed year-old Matthew Stafford.
Stafford threw four interceptions - one shy of his career high - and left the game briefly in the third quarter after being hit from the front and back by the swarming, hard-hitting Jets. Stafford was 27 of 46 for yards and a TD pass to Golden Tate early in the third quarter to tie it at He was mercifully taken out midway through the fourth quarter and replaced by Matt Cassel with Detroit down They scored 31 straight in the third quarter to pull away, sending Detroit's fans for the exits and setting off a jolly green party in the Motor City.
It was the highest-scoring third quarter in team history and trailed only the point second quarter the Brett Favre-led team scored in against Arizona.
New York scored on the ground and through the air, on defense and on a punt return by former Lion Andre Roberts. The defending champion is almost always among the early favorites. These moves are closely evaluated by professional bettors and the World Series odds could shift depending on how significant the changes are. Therefore, the movement of a certain player or two can be very important. Because of the long tradition and history of Major League Baseball, certain teams will draw more interest than others, based on their fan base.
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