What’s worse? Recovering from mononucleosis, or facing the New England Patriots defense?
Well, Sam Darnold is putting the question to the test Monday night.
Darnold missed the teams’ first matchup back in Week 4, when the Pats trounced all over the Jets in Foxboro. Heading into Week 7’s primetime matchup, there was much hype surrounding a revitalized Jets team that was coming off a dominant win over the Dallas Cowboys.
The hype did not last very long.
New England jumped all over the Jets early and often, taking a 24-0 lead into the half. Darnold was 6-for-13 in the half for 34 yards with two interceptions, including one to Devin McCourty.
ESPN mics caught the quarterback saying he’s “seeing ghosts” on the sideline. Twitter took the reins from there.
— PFF (@PFF) October 22, 2019
— Dr. LeShane (@brakeformoose) October 22, 2019
— Ryan Menzel (@MenzelRyan) October 22, 2019
Sam Darnold… pic.twitter.com/ttlaGGzNmZ
— Tim Staskiewicz (@timstask) October 22, 2019
— Jim Murray (@bigjimmurray) October 22, 2019
— Nick P. (@colonelpsu) October 22, 2019
Daniel Jones doesn’t see or feel blindside pressure.
Sam Darnold, “sees ghosts.”
Welcome to the current state of NY Football. #Jets #giants
— Tom Tsotas (@TJTGIANTS) October 22, 2019