The New York Jets made it three wins in a row, as they steamrolled past the Oakland Raiders, 34-3. Adam Gase's team totally outclassed Oakland, making them look like they did not belong on the same field. The Jets reached the 400 yard mark of total offense for the second week in a row, while the defense limited Oakland to only 208 yards and 10 first downs. QB Sam Darnold had yet another impressive performance, completing 20 of 29, 315 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT. He also ran for a score in the second quarter.
QB Luke Falk, who started the last two game for the Jets, has been waived earlier today. It's quite a surprise, considering that the Gang Green only have QB David Fales to back up Sam Darnold against the Cowboys tomorrow. Falk completed 47 of 73 passes for 416 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in his two starts. He was sacked 16 times, including nine by the Eagles last week.
Sam Darnold was the Jets' prized pick in last year's draft and the early reviews are that they made the right choice. Darnold improved as the season wore on despite an offensive line that was more porous than stalwart. Finding a top-tier quarterback is the primary objective of any franchise and the Jets seem to have done their jobs. But one man does not a team make and if New York is going to move from the basement to the penthouse of the AFC East then getting Darnold the protection he needs should be paramount.