The GIST: While the Jets are still winless, the Giants are miraculously sitting in first place in the NFC East after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals yesterday. Stranger things.
Sad, beautiful, tragic: After missing the last two games with a shoulder injury, Jets QB Sam Darnold returned to the field yesterday and looked...just so-so. Although the Jets’ three top receivers started together with Darnold for the first time this season, he completed only 16 of 27 passes, failed to throw a ball into the end zone and threw two interceptions in the 20–3 loss.
- The Jets are 0-11, Darnold hasn’t thrown a touchdown since September, and fans are desperately asking what will fix it. Many think a new head coach is needed, and others are asking: Trevor, is that you?
Top of the heap: It wasn’t pretty, but the Giants beat the Bengals 19–17 yesterday, securing their third straight win in the process. Even though it was great to watch the G-men force turnovers and make crucial field goals, it came at a cost with QB Daniel Jones leaving in the third quarter with a “pretty bad” hamstring injury. Jones will be undergoing tests today to determine the extent of the damage. Sad.